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Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balms

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip
Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is new for fall, and it is designed to be a tinted lip balm that is supposed to hydrate, comfort, and protect the skin with a “subt[le] tint.” It’s available in six shades, and I have three of the six. While Morning Rose is said to be colorless, there is some color, but it was certainly the sheerest of the three I tried. The other two had more noticeable color–translucent, semi-sheer coverage. The formula is comfortable to wear with a very light tackiness and is moderately hydrating. It had a perfume-y scent but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “delicious red.” It’s a brightened, candy apple red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Swatched, it appears much more muted, but I think that is due to how the formula softens against the heat of the lips while the consistency adheres more to the lips than my skin. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a noticeable layer of translucency where the natural lip came through. The color lasted for four hours, and it was moderately hydrating–less than the best lip balm but more than your typical lipstick. Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). MAC Flaming Lips (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Envious (P, $32.00) is more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Morning Rose KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “colorless balm.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is quite sheer, but it doesn’t seem totally colorless to me; on, it adds warmth and “darkens” my natural lips a bit. It lasted for three hours before it seemed to be mostly gone. The formula felt moderately moisturizing when worn. MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.00) is more pigmented, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Just Kissed (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peachykeen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Pink Me Up KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “very fresh pink.” It’s a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and light shine. It had sheer color coverage–I think this one represented the idea of a subtle tint best of the three–that goes on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. The consistency is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and moderately hydrating. It lasted for three and a half hours on me. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented, brighter (85% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Crazy Bouquet
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Morning Rose
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balm Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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Top 5: Plum Lipsticks for Fall 2015

Here are five of my current favorite plum-hued lipsticks to get you thinking about fall! 🙂 What are your must-haves?

  1. Urban Decay Sheer Beso — a soft, pink-plum
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rosy plum
  3. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a softened, medium rose plum
  4. Urban Decay Rapture — a brightened, pinky-plum
  5. Guerlain Air Kiss — a plummy brown with a luminous sheen

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Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with very fine gold pearl. MAC Hipness (LE, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Madame Rougit (LE, $67.00) is cooler, darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wicked (P, $60.00) is cooler, more pigmented, darker (85% similar). NARS Day Dream (LE, $30.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For fall, Guerlain has revamped their powder blush formula, and the new formula is supposed to create a “veil of ultralight texture that’s buildable and easy to apply for a subtle wash of color.” There are six shades available, and this is other of two shades that I received to test (I reviewed Morning Rose yesterday). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, so it seemed true-to-description with some buildable coverage, but it was a “wash of color” in one layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little dusty, but it sat well on the skin and didn’t look dry. It’s not overtly shimmery, and I’m unable to detect any particles of shimmer, just a delicate sheen. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably around the edges. The only thing to keep in mind is that this is designed to be sheerer and buildable, so if you prefer one-pass opacity, this may not be the right formula for your preferences.

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
Pink Me Up
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour

Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour
Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour

Guerlain Orange Fizz KissKiss Lip Colour ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, medium-dark orange-red with warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Lobster (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Fierce (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Lady Ruba (P, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Peche (P, $24.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cristiano (P, $35.00) is less glossy, brighter (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Jungle Queen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Out of Control (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Strange Journey (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Blood Orange (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Lady Danger (P, $17.00) is brighter (85% similar). NARS Lana (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #103 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The KissKiss formula is supposed to have “covetable color” with a “satiny, vibrant finish” and an “ultra-comfortable texture” that is also hydrating. For fall, the brand released two new shades, this one and Lady Pink (which I don’t have). The consistency was lightweight with moderate creaminess so it glided onto lips without dragging but still covered evenly, as it didn’t slide around easily. It yielded mostly opaque color payoff that lasted for five hours on me. The formula was comfortable to wear with a moderate hydration over time. It is violet-scented but has no discernible taste.

Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick Orange Fizz
Orange Fizz
Orange Fizz
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Guerlain Nahema Smack Maxi Shine Lip Gloss

Guerlain Nahema Smack Maxi Shine Lip Gloss
Guerlain Nahema Smack Maxi Shine Lip Gloss

Guerlain Nahema Smack Maxi Shine Lip Gloss ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a brightened, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a smattering of gold and pink sparkle. Gucci Beauty Crushed Coral (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Nude Alert (08) (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Deco (16) (P, $48.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Candy Stripe (P, $30.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus 2 (LE, $15.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Watermelon/Opal (P, $24.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Viva (LE, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Ever Dior (643) (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Revlon Papaya (P, $7.49) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon Kiss Me Coral (P, $7.99) is brighter (90% similar). Burberry Brick Red (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Bright Pink Bouquet (LE, $28.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 205P Pearly Rose (P, $19.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Fresh Mango (26) (P, $12.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Giorgio Armani #501 Uptown (P, $38.00) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Tickle-Me-Peach (P, $19.00) is brighter (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamant (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Milani Coral Crush (10) (P, $5.49) is lighter (85% similar). Dior Cosmic (656) (P, $30.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Dior Rose Tricheuse (669) (LE, $35.00) is cooler, brighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Maxi Shine formula is supposed to give lips a “shimmering, radiant, and plumping finish” while hydrating with “varying degrees of coverage and pigment intensity.” Nahema Smack is one of two new shades (the other is Candy Hop, which I don’t have) for fall. It has semi-sheer to semi-opaque coverage with a glossy shine. The texture is lightweight, comfortable to wear, mostly non-tacky, and lasted for four hours on me while keeping my lips feeling moisturized during and after wear. If you like your gloss more opaque, this might not be one for you, but if you prefer semi-sheer coverage, then it might be worth checking out.

Guerlain Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shine Nahema Smack
Nahema Smack
Nahema Smack
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Morning Rose Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a softened, light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Happy Glow (LE, $54.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Easy Manner (LE, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 109 Candy Rose (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #6 (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is warmer, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC What I Fancy (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Smile (Right) (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Fervor (Left) (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Intemporalle (LE, $65.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Smashbox Carnation (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Myth (LE, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, brighter, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For fall, Guerlain has revamped their powder blush formula, and the new formula is supposed to create a “veil of ultralight texture that’s buildable and easy to apply for a subtle wash of color.” There are six shades available, and this is one of two shades that I received to test. This particular shade will be better suited for those fairer than I (I’m about medium for warm, yellow undertones at the moment, a little darker than usual), as it doesn’t show up well on my skin tone, but I suspect it’ll be a very wearable hue on most fair skin tones. It had semi-sheer color payoff that was somewhat buildable, but the best I could get was semi-opaque, which was a bit of a stretch. The texture was soft, a little dusty, but blendable on the skin without emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. The color started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear.

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (2015) Morning Rose
Morning Rose
Morning Rose
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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