Friday, January 16th, 2009

Guerlain’s Exotic Paradise Collection featured three stunning shades of KissKiss Gloss ($28.00).  I was just so drawn to the glosses, because they looked stunning (and Guerlain packaging is tops)–most especially together. I have to admit that these colors do remind me more of summery months than they do spring, but whatever, I’ll take pretty colors any day of the year, seasonally appropriate or not!

Pomme du Desir is a springy golden-toned green gloss that goes on pretty sheer, but the green glitter flecks are noticeable.  I find the gloss kind of cools down my lip color when worn alone.  It is similar to MAC’s Springbean lipglass (or was it lustreglass?).

Orange Interdit is actually fairly stunning.  It just has so much multi-colored glitter in the sheer formula.  It reminds me of dazzleglass in that sense.  The photo of the gloss on my lips doesn’t do this gloss justice at all when it comes to just how dazzling the glitter looks.  It’s very fun and OTT in a way, because it is quite glittery.

Cerise Tentation was my least favorite of the three, because it’s a sheer wash of coral-red (which pretty much just adds a little more red tone to my natural lip color) and not quite as much sparkle as the other two.

KissKiss Gloss is scented with Guerlain’s strawberry-rose scent (I think it’s something like this…).  I don’t know, I just remember their Meteorites reminded me of Mr. Bubble (not in a bad way, but it was an interesting connection for me).  The glitter in the gloss does feel a bit gritty once all of the gloss fades (about three hours later for me), but MAC Dazzleglass does the same for me (but doesn’t last as long), so it’s probably not a deterrent for most of you.  I gotta say that pulling out a green gloss can be quite fun, especially when people’s eyes bug out and they go, “GREEN?!”

See swatches and lip swatches!

Second Row: Pomme du Desir, Orange Interdite, Cerise Tentation (first three are the glosses)


Pomme du Desir


Orange Interdit


Cerise Tentation

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33 thoughts on “Guerlain Exotic Paradise Collection – KissKiss Gloss Reviews & Swatches

  1. Shefali

    OOohhh…further evidence for me that my investment in a spring collection has to go here!!

    BTW, Spring Bean is a lustreglass :) I just checked mine :)

    • :) LOVE the glosses and the quad. I’d say the lipsticks are just so-so (nothing stood out to me really–nothing bad, but nothing like, OMG GET ME NOW!!). Between the quad and the glosses, that’s plenty of money blown anyway so I’m better off with the lipsticks not being super fantastic.

      And thanks for checking! I don’t own it, and I was too lazy to look it up ;P

  2. Anitacska

    I bought the cerise one with the quad last weekend because it seemed to be the most wearable one, but might just go back for that green one. And maybe the orange one too. :) They look absolutely amazing. I also like the lipstick swatches, but I’ll try not to give in. ;)

  3. Wow they are VERY sheer, wasn’t expecting that for some reason!
    Thank-you! =] xx

  4. Brianne

    Well the glosses are not nearly as pretty as I would have thought. They look so gorgeous in the tube, but when they are on – they just look like clear gloss with colored glitter!

  5. Katherine

    I saw these at the Guerlain counter and was so disappointed. Wish they had the pigmentation they have by looking at the tube.

  6. cloudburst

    The glosses are really sheer, I think the green is the prettiest.

  7. Avatar of Yolanda LocaLoli

    These are so pretty. When I saw Pomme du Desir I immediately remembered your experiment in black and blue look. I love how you tied the whole look together by layering comet blue over brew. I’m wondering if you do like a nice green smokey eye could you do the same with Pomme du Desir? Would it look as good? Hmmm

  8. Alla

    I like the green one :) want it)

  9. Those glosses look fab! They remind me of YSL Golden Gloss.

  10. Jess

    Those lip glosses have no pigment! just sparkle!

  11. Suzanne

    Oh, must-have!

  12. Min

    Thanks so much for the review Christine! I ordered the e/s palette. What is the last 2 lippie swatches on the right? They look like lipstick. I’ve been wanting to pick up corail passion and rose miami but haven’t been able to see it in person.

  13. Vivian

    Wow, I’m so glad you swatched this. You saved my money! :)

    um, even the MAC collection red palette has more pigment than this… sparkles is not apprecitaed on my sensitive chapped lips.. and I could easily dupe the looks by buying something from drugstore for MUCH less.

  14. Sarah

    *sharp intake of breath*
    i’ saving my pennies for a mega shopping trip in early may in PARIS!!! where i’ll be splashing out on guerlain, chanel, nars, givenchy and other chic french stuff! but omg… will this collection still be ut in may? those glosses are calling out my name alongside – ‘buy me NOW!’
    oh what quandary… i’m going to lose sleep over this i’m sure!