Guerlain Air Kiss (304) & Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Launching this August at Bergdorf Goodman/Neiman Marcus and later on in September at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks, Dillards, and Bloomingdale’s, Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) introduces twenty-five shades in its reformulation. The updated formula is supposed to have a “lip-shaping and plumping effect” from hyaluronic acid spheres and “incredibl[e] hydration” with a “fine, even, and rich creamy texture … with impeccable hold.” So far, my experience with these is that they’re a lightweight, very creamy and fairly emollient/slippery formula that’s lightly hydrating and gives lips a smoother appearance. I find that they have more color and less slip compared to Shine Automatiques but more slip and shine than Rouge Automatiques. They’re lighter-weight, more emollient, and less hydrating than Rouge Gs. They wear longer than Shine Automatiques but shorter than Rouge Automatiques and Rouge Gs. If you like the shine and shimmer of the Shine Automatique range but want more color coverage, then this might be the right formula for you. If you prefer the wear and hold of Rouge Gs, this formula is noticeably different. The lipsticks are violet-scented but have no discernible taste.

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softened, medium-dark plum with subtle warm undertones and pink and gold shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage that felt and looked lightweight and had a glossy shine. I can feel the shimmer slightly when I apply the lipstick, but the color goes on evenly and smoothly. I don’t notice the shimmer in it once on until after three hours of wear. It lasts for four hours on me when I tested it. Estee Lauder Decadent (150) (P, $30.00) is darker, less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Bittersweet (03) (LE, $49.00) is slightly warmer. Bobbi Brown Plum Shimmer (3) (P, $25.00) is similar. Chanel Scenario (P, $34.00) is warmer. MAC One of a Kind (LE, $16.00) is sheerer. Giorgio Armani #526 (P, $32.00) is pinker, lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is is a light-medium, rosy pink with neutral-to-cool undertones. Against my warmer skin tone, it tends to pull neutral-to-warm, but in the tube and swatched, it has a very subtle cool-ish cast to me. It had mostly opaque color coverage that went on evenly for the most part. The consistency was nicely creamy but not too slippery, so it stayed in place well. It wore well for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Estee Lauder Dynamic (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer. YSL Corail Jalouse (32) (P, $34.00) is lighter. Givenchy Rose d’Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is darker. Urban Decay Naked (P, $22.00) is similar. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is slightly warmer. MAC Flamingo (P, $16.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Air Kiss (304) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) KissKiss Lipstick

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Maestro Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
  • Tarte Rainforest After Dark Highlighter/Contour

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Gina Avatar

Goodness, I adore your dupe comparison. That you so much for that. I have the sample size of Dolly that I’ve been loving and wondering which full size I should go for but now I think I want Rosy Boop instead.

Wednesday Avatar

Both of these look ‘nice’ and you look great in everything anyway, but I’m not ‘wow’ed..I think the formula runs a little thin for my tastes. I gravitate to higher coverage lipsticks overall. I think the texture is really lovely especially for a lighter looking lipstick and it doesn’t look too sheer, but I don’t think this would be a favourite formula for me. Might give it a go if a particular shade really calls my name.

meganlisa Avatar

Great detail in describing the formula as it compares to others! These are pretty…but they seem like a good execution of a quality product but not exciting. Am I right? How do we get exciting these days, with so many choices?

Michelle Avatar

I LOVE the first one – I’m so drawn to warm plum colors for Fall and I love the shimmer. Will have to give this a try for sure. I don’t own any Guerlain lipsticks – yet.

Andrea Avatar

Oh no! Another one of those shades that I have tons of but can’t help getting… Gotta have that Air Kiss! Have to say that looks stunning on you.

Kate Avatar

Hmmmm… The colours are really pretty, but I kind of feel like there’s no reason for these within the current Guerlain lipstick assortment. I know that companies always want something new, but as a customer, I want to know what makes it distinct from everything else. Your descriptions are great for helping me determine the differences, but unless it’s a lot cheaper, I just don’t see the need for a formula that stands between the Rouge Automatique and the Rouge Automatique Shine lipsticks. I’ll wait and see if there’s a colour that seems really unique and appealing to me.

joyce Avatar

I really appreciate you comparing the formula to the Rouge and Shine Automatiques. The latter is one of my favorite formulas, so I’m now considering buying one of these when I wasn’t that interested before! Both colors look very pretty on you.

Elizabeth Avatar

Both of these are gorgeous, but I can’t stop giggling at the name of Rosy Boop. IT’S SO CUTE AND SILLY. It seems like Guerlain is normally a pretty high-class brand, but sometimes things like this and the Meteorites Bubble blush pass through and you wonder who the cutie pie employee is that comes up with this stuff.

Also, now I want one of these, to go with the heavenly KissKiss lip gloss I found at TJ Maxx for $20! Maybe I’ll wait and see if the lipsticks hit the discount stores too.

Veronica Avatar

Rosy Boop looks quite pretty on you, though if it’s a reboot of the shade I’m thinking, it’ll probably lean warm on cooler complexions. I’m hoping the new line has some cooler shades in it, as I found the original Kiss Kiss line to be entirely too warm for me with the exception of some of the reds.

Sylirael Avatar

These are both so beautiful! πŸ˜€ Rosy Boop especially looks just wonderful on you – so fresh and cute! πŸ˜€ It’s a bit of a shame they’re not the most hydrating though, although as you’ve discussed elsewhere in the comments, Guerlain seems to have such nice lipsticks in general it’s hard to be all OMG! when they come out with another decent one, LOL!

Helene Avatar

I like the look of both of them on you, Christine. I’d like Air, I think it might be a bit cooler on me, and I love the shimmer. I really do like shimmery lips πŸ™‚
However I think they lack the wow-factor. They are very nice. pretty everyday colours, and I’m sure they can be very popular.
Considering how expensive they are I wan’t the love feeling, like isn’t enough.

Lesley Avatar

How do these compare to TF lipsticks and also Estee Lauder’s pure envy lipsticks? I’m just starting to get into lipsticks (esp. bolder colors) and am trying to find a formulation that I like. TF is of course wonderful, but also a big price tag.

Christine Avatar

It’s a totallyyyy different formula – just the way it feels, looks, etc. These are a lot glossier, thinner, not as full coverage or as “creamy” in the sense that because these have a thinner, more emollient texture, they just feel differently going on (not in a bad way, just different).

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