Sunday, January 24th, 2010


Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick
Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

The Spring Season: Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion (#559) KissKiss Lipstick ($30.00) is a soft orange-based coral with a slight frost sheen. It applies easily, goes on semi-opaque, and has a glossy sheen in its finish. It’s not quite shimmery yet it definitely has a frost edge to it (but I don’t think it’s too frosty, like frosts sometimes are). It’s not my perfect coral (Guerlain’s Gems is the closest so far!), but I like the way it’s distinctly coral but not too bright–many truer corals also tend to be bolder, brighter.

I’m not often a fan of orange-based shades on me, whether they’re red or coral or what-have-you, but this is soft enough of an orange hue that it doesn’t bother me as it usually does! The texture is soft and smooth, very easy to work with, and I get about four to five hours of wear from KissKiss lipsticks. They are heavily scented, so if you prefer soft scents, scent-free, or more vanilla-esque scents, you may want to take a sniff before you buy a Guerlain lipstick.

Is this the perfect glossy shade for you? Would you wear it?

The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

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24 thoughts on “The Spring Season: Guerlain Corail Passion Lipstick

  1. amy

    The colour is so peachy keen pretty and I love the luxe packaging.

  2. Jess

    i would wear this it’s a beautiful color and i love the packaging<33

  3. Nice color 😀 And the packaging is to die for…

  4. Diane


    Is there ANY lipstick that looks bad on you?!

    You are so lucky to have those perfectly shaped lips!!!!
    you should be a professional lip model…. Like you have time for a third job!

    Loving this spring lip series…. Keep ’em coming!

  5. I so love the look of this… I feel like I’ve been looking for a pretty coral for ages now!

  6. Val

    Wow, this shade is so pretty! Plus, the packaging is so nice n fancy. I have yet to add a coral-y lipstick to my collection. I need to check it out next time I’m at Nordstom : )

  7. tehreem

    Nice shade!

    but is there a cheaper dupe?

  8. Diana Lau

    very pretty! but how come this is priced a little lower than the $45 guerlain lipsticks? is there a big difference in the formulas?

    • Not all Guerlain lipsticks are $45 — only the Rouge G line is — the rest are $30ish :) Rouge Gs are a little smoother, can often be richer in color/more opaque, and not quite as heavily scented — plus they come in very luxe packaging (IMO, you pay more for the packaging than the formula differences).

  9. Meg

    wowwww that color is gorgeous

  10. Luisafer

    can totally see me wearing it in spring time|! pretty…

  11. Ruth

    Would I wear it ? It’s only my favorite KissKiss lipstick color ever !!!!!!!!

  12. Now THAT’S pretty. It seems like the perfect color for you. I wonder how it would look on me.

  13. idakz

    packaging is so cute!

  14. ak

    But orange-based shades look the best on you Christine because your skin is very warm in tone. At least the orangey-pinks look good on you.

  15. Perri

    Meh, orange-based coral-type shades are definitely not for me. I’m too pale and pinky for these to look nice on me. I wish I could pull them off though!

  16. Nedsie

    There’s also a lipgloss version of this, right?
    I wonder what it’s like. Have you tried it?
    I think it’s called “GUERLAIN KISSKISS Stick Lip Gloss #902 Corail Des Mers”.

  17. lazeny

    I have this, and the color is amazing, it compliments my medium skin w/ very deep yellow undertone. I’m a sucker for bright coral lippies and almost always lean towards oranges, peach, very pale nude and an occasional red. And this is one of my favorite Guerlain lippies.

  18. jaspreet

    beautiful coral i love this colour

  19. jaspreet

    packaging is to die for

  20. jaspreet

    I love the luxe packaging.