Friday, January 18th, 2013

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

More Appetizing than a Frizzy Mango

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a warm coral with gold sparkle. It seemed to have a good balance of pink and orange to create the coral coloring, but if pressed, I would say it leaned orange (more so in the tube than on, given the natural pink tone in most natural lip colors). Bobbi Brown Citrus is a bit darker and has more sparkle. Dior Pink Veil is pinker with silver shimmer. Chanel Coral Reef is comparable, perhaps a bit lighter.

It’s being repromoted with Guerlain’s spring collection, though it has been out prviously, but I’ve only just purchased it myself. Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Gloss is supposed to have a non-sticky, water-resistant texture along while being moisturizing while worn. It comes with a brush-type applicator. From what I’ve been able to gather, these glosses are meant to accent Guerlain’s lipstick range and add lots and lots of shine and radiance (which is just a fancy way to say these aren’t full coverage–if you are looking for more opaque gloss, Guerlain’s KissKiss Essence de Gloss would be a better fit).

Frizzy Mango has semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage; it delivers a healthy dose of gold sparkle and shimmer, and the base color is visible but still somewhat translucent such that it enables your natural lip color to come through. I would expect this to look a bit redder and more vibrant against those with a naturally redder lip color. Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss Gloss formula is very cushion-y; not quite gel-like, but it has a thicker consistency, though it doesn’t feel heavy or sticky. It has a sweet, fruity scent (Guerlain describes it as “subtle vanilla, violet, and red fruit.” It lasted four hours on my lips, and it was very, very hydrating both during and post wear. I could feel a very slight bit of the sparkle after it wore for four hours, but I didn’t notice any sparkle had traveled.

It’s pretty little sparkling coral number, sure to be flattering on a range of skin tones and certainly spring-appropriate. Coral is a very popular shade, so while I don’t have any specific dupes (Revlon Rosegold is more subdued, more brown-based, which was the only one that came to mind), I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some very budget-friendly options available. Guerlain doesn’t often add shades to the Kiss Kiss Gloss range, so I don’t wear them as regularly as some other formulas, but I’m always impressed by just how comfortable and hydrating the formula is when I test a new shade.  If you like formulas such as Dior’s Ultra Gloss and Hourglass’ Extreme Sheen, you’ll like this one.

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Guerlain doesn't often add shades to the Kiss Kiss Gloss range, so I don't wear them as regularly as some other formulas, but I'm always impressed by just how comfortable and hydrating the formula is when I test a new shade. If you like formulas such as Dior's Ultra Gloss and Hourglass' Extreme Sheen, you'll like this one.

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Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss
Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $32.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Bobbi Brown Citrus is a bit darker and has more sparkle. Dior Pink Veil is pinker with silver shimmer. Chanel Coral Reef is comparable, perhaps a bit lighter.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara. On cheeks: Estee Lauder Tease Illuminating Gelee Blush (left), Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush (right). On lips: Guerlain Frizzy Mango Kiss Kiss Gloss.

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27 thoughts on “Guerlain Frizzy Mango (849) Kiss Kiss Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. What a gorgeous color. It looks like a brighter version of Revlon Coral Reef (plus shimmer)

  2. That lip gloss really compliments you! I’m warm toned myself so I might look into this :)

  3. Isn’t this supposed to be called Fizzy Mango? I have it from 2-3 years ago and I’m sure that’s what it was called then.

    • No, it’s called “Frizzy Mango.” That’s the name printed on the box! Nordstrom also lists it as Frizzy Mango, as does the Guerlain press release.

  4. Eileen

    Frizzy Mango is such a quintessential summer color. I can see why it is being repromoted. It’s an easy way to wear tangerine for those of us who are uncomfortable wearing a vibrant opaque color. I find the Kiss Kiss Gloss to be one of the more hydrating and comfortable ones to wear be it alone or over another lipstick.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Love the color and finish. Not so sure about the shimmer, though.

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of rebecca blueraccoon

    This is really pretty, but I have Citrus which I love, so I don’t really *need* another version of it…right?

  7. guerlainaddict

    Your skin looks absolutely FLAWLESS here. What foundation are you wearing?
    Can you always include your foundation in your “What makeup are you wearing?” portion? I imagine a lot of people will be asking the same question.

    • I don’t keep track of the foundation on a day-to-day basis, sorry! :( I usually just grab whatever is nearest and throw it on for photos like this, because what you see here… I remove entirely after I finish taking these photos and actually put on what I’m testing for the day!

  8. Love this!! I’ve been dying to try one of Guerlain’s Kiss Kiss glosses (large in part because the packaging is just so gorgeous!), and I think I just found the perfect color! I will never get tired of buying peachy-pink or coral-pink glosses! :D

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Teresa Teresa

    How would this compare to kiss kiss fraise a croquer?

  10. WOW. THIS color. It’s gorgeous.

  11. Michelle Kim

    Wow! So pretty. I love this shade and added it to my must buy list! It looks so glowy and pretty on you :)

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Veronica Veronica

    I saw this with the rest of the collection when I purchased Mythic, and it’s good to see it’s as pretty on as in the tube. I’ll probably pass since I don’t wear gloss enough to justify the price, but it is very flattering on you!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jade Jade

    I sort of wish I could see more photos of your skin without foundation so I don’t develop a complex :P (heehee tease tease). You look lovely. GREAT colour! I’ve moved away from oranges and corals but this is so so pretty.

  14. Mietta

    OOOooo Christine ever since my Metorites purchase I am now LOVING Guerlain. I really like this and will save for it but I just wish it wasn’t called ‘Frizzy’ mango…shouldn’t it be ‘Fizzy’? Frizzy reminds me of Fuzzy Navel the drink!! Makes me cringe >_<

  15. Lark

    Don’t mangoes have hair? Or is that kiwi? I love the name though, it won’t be forgotten. I’ll be swatching this in person.

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    it’s sparkly in a pretty way :D like a princess’s shade

  17. I wish I could afford this – it looks amazing. I didn’t like coral lips until I tried Illamasqua’s Mistress intense lipgloss, which is one of my absolute favourites!