Guerlain: Rubis Rose KissKiss Gloss
Guerlain Rubis Rose KissKiss Gloss ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a lovely semi-sheer shade of plummy brown with gold and plum shimmer throughout from Guerlain’s Holiday Collection. KissKiss Gloss is one of my favorite gloss formulas, so I’m always excited to see what new, limited edition shades are launched by Guerlain. It’s a non-sticky, moisturizing gloss that runs sheerer rather than ultra pigmented, but some shades are ultra sheer while others are semi-sheer and provide decent color to lips. Rubis Rose is one of the latter types — it’s dark without being too dark, so you can wear it alone or over another color to add more depth.
It has a rose-floral scent, a slightly perfume-y scent, which I know some people really dislike, but I like it (I don’t love it, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t bother me). What I like about the KissKiss Gloss is that it lasts a good amount of time for a lipgloss when its worn on its own — I get about four to five hours of wear before it starts to fade/disappear. I’ve always loved the sparkle factor, too, which is noticeable and bright and fun.
Price-wise, these aren’t the best bang for your buck, and by their nature, they’re not something everyone is going to rush out to buy. To each their own, I say! Price analysis tells us that Guerlain’s KissKiss Glosses are some of the pricier high-end lipglosses, being more expensive than many of its direct competitors like Dior and YSL, but still less expensive than Stila and Smashbox, by the ounce.
Bottom Line: The packaging is pretty and elegant, the formula is stellar, and the color itself is perfect for the fall/winter seasons. The only downside is the price, and I think Guerlain fans won’t find the price to be much of an obstacle.
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- Product: 29/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 5/5
Recommendation: If you love the KissKiss formula and are looking for a nice plummy shade, check out the new Rubis Rose!
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