Monday, December 5th, 2011

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Spring 2012: Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss ($32.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is described as a “pure pink,” and it is one of four new and permanent glosses for spring. It looks like a peachy-pink with lots of pale gold sparkle when swatched (and in the tube), but on lips, it just looks like a sheer white peach gloss with lots of sparkle. I didn’t get any color to translate at all! You can find a number of similar barely-there shades in the Sheer Lipgloss Gallery.

KissKiss Lipgloss is a non-sticky, moisturizing formula that’s supposed to be water-resistant and long-lasting. It has three finishes (though I don’t know how you’d know which was what), the Petal Effect is sheer, Pearl Effect has “pearly essence,” while Gloss Effect gives a “subtle sparkling finish.” As far as I know, this is supposed to be a sheer to semi-sheer range (with KissKiss Laque being more opaque, which I believe is discontinued).

Rose in Bloom seems to lighten my lips a bit, because the resulting effect is more of a milky look with a lot of white and pale gold sparkle and shimmer. It has an ultra glossy shine, and the texture is almost gel-like; it’s thick without being goopy or sticky. It comes with a brush-type applicator that’s flexible without being floppy. KissKiss Lipgloss is scented with a sweet, fruity concoction but no taste. Where KissKiss Lipgloss excels is in its wear; it’s comfortable, moisturizing, non-sticky, and wears for four to five hours while retailing its shine for three to four hours.

I feel like water-resistant claims are kind of funny, because yes, water will trickle past your lip and onto your shirt, rather than streaking through your lipgloss, but water-resistant doesn’t seem to mean much in the world of lipgloss. When I hear “water-resistant” with a lipstick or gloss, my mind immediately thinks about being able to drink with the product on, but it’s by no means transfer-resistant, so you’ll still file remnants of gloss on the edge of your cup if you press your lip to it.

The Glossover

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product

Rose in Bloom

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This is the only shade I've seen so far, so I don't know if the other three releasing with the launch are as sheer or more semi-sheer; this particular shade is sheer and milky, so it's something that can be more easily duped and you may even own something comparable already!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss
Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

January 2012 at Guerlain counters, $32.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Any sheer, sparkly lipgloss - Bobbi Brown High Shimmer, Chanel Glossimer, MAC Dazzleglass, etc. are similar in shine/sparkle.

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17 thoughts on “Guerlain Rose in Bloom KissKiss Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ana G.

    Might be dupable but it’s still a very nice gloss. I might give it a try.

  2. Mandy

    for that price it should be a little less sheer!

  3. I love the subtle shimmer in this. It doesn’t make it look too frosty either.

  4. Does this gloss taste or smell of anything?

  5. M.

    I had a KissKiss a few years ago and found it so thin and watery that it wore off practically immediately, but that was purchased in Singapore. I wonder if the formula is different over here. (The packaging is fab, though.)

  6. baby in a corner

    the only kiss kiss gloss i have is from last fall and it was a gorgeous super pigmented berry! personally i don’t like sheer glosses so I’ll pass on this one!

  7. Oh, this is very pretty! I absolutely love the shade!

  8. selva

    It´s beautiful!!

  9. This looks so prefect for a shimmery nude lipgloss. Too bad it’s so expensive, because there are probably a lot of dupes for this gloss. The packaging is very lovely, that is something that will make this product special.

  10. Anna

    I like it and might give it a try but I will want to check out the other shades as well before deciding. Love your eye make up by the way!

  11. Dilan

    Hi Christine!
    I really like the colour of this gloss! I have an Estee Lauder gloss which is the Pure Colour Gloss in the Sunburst tint and it’s really similar to this one !
    (Excuse my english, I’m french (; )

  12. What a pretty color! I think this shade is particularly nice because it has a pink pigment, but doesn’t end up looking frosty or milky (at least on you)! I will have to look at this the next time I am near a Guerlain counter, I have a hard time finding light pink glosses I really like.