Saturday, January 17th, 2009

Guerlain’s Exotic Paradise Collection saw the release of four new shades of KissKiss Lipstick and four new shades of Kiss Kiss Maxi Shine Lipstick. All of the lipsticks retail for $30 a pop, which makes them pretty pricey for most of us. To be honest, I liked all of the new shades, but I wouldn’t say any of them are absolute must-haves.

I think the Maxi Shines are the perfect answer to anyone hunting for a subtly pigmented, sheer lipstick that goes on smoothly and gives a nice sheen. Grenadine Shine was particularly lovely for me, just because it is a subtle coral, making it an easy, everyday shade for me to wear. I was thinking Forever Beige would be a nice way to do a more neutral lip that wasn’t nude, but I wasn’t lovin’ how it turned out in my lips, so I’ll probably have to take that one back. On the other hand, Flushy Beige is a really lovely shade of rosy beige, which is incredibly natural-looking when applied but it amps up my natural lip color quite a bit. It makes my lips look slightly puckered, flushed, and subtly pink.

Right now, I’m leaning towards giong back and picking up Corial Passion and Baby Shine. I have some cool pink lipsticks, but they tend to be too cool to wear easily, so Baby Shine might give me a less intense cool pink to wear more often. Corail Passion is coral, and well, I love coral lipsticks–do I need to justify it anymore? 😉

See swatches & lip swatches!

Row 2: Pomme du Desir, Orange Interdit, Cerise Tentation; Rose Impudique, Corail Passion;

Pomme du Desir, Orange Interdit, Cerise Tentation; Rose Impudique, Corail Passion;
Forever Beige, Flushy Beige, Candy Shine, Honey Shine, Baby Shine
Grenadine Shine

Flushy Beige, Forever Beige, Grenadine Shine

Grenadine Shine

Forever Beige

Flushy Beige

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12 thoughts on “Guerlain Exotic Paradise KissKiss Lipsticks Swatches, Photos, Review

  1. Oh, I really like them!

  2. aradhana

    you’re right! flushy beige and grenadine shine look really good on you!

  3. Anitacska

    I mainly like Rose Impudique, might have a look at that next week at the Guerlain counter when I go back to get the green lipgloss. 😉

  4. Victoria

    Christine, what did you purchase from Guerlain spring collection, what did you like most of all?

    • I got the quad, all three glosses, three lipsticks (Flushy Beige, Forever Beige, Grenadine Shine), three shadows (purple, green, and the beige-peach), and the eyeliner duo.

      The quad is my fave, but I also love the glosses and Grenadine Shine! :)

  5. Miss QQ

    Hi! I like Pomme du Desir and Baby Shine. I like the eye quad too but the colours are similar to last summer’s Chanel eye quad in Oasis. Can you do a comparison of the two quads? The model is the same too, Natalia Vodianova!

  6. maddie

    i love rose impudique!!! i actually bought another 2 recently seeing that if i usu love it, it gets discontinued!!! lol