Guerlain Red Strass, Red Hot, Very Pink KissKiss Lipsticks Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Here are the last three shades of the new Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) range. You can check out all the shades reviewed here. To recap: the KissKiss formula falls somewhere between Rouge Automatiques and Shine Automatiques; it has more of the slip and feel of the Shine (and also a glossier finish), but the color payoff is more in line with the Rouge. I don’t think they are comparable to Rouge Gs; they have a thinner, more emollient consistency and wear shorter (on average). They have a violet scent but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, orange-toned red with gold shimmer. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but there was a light translucency where the natural lip color came through and kept the color from looking “heavy” on. The shimmer is fine, and I didn’t notice the texture of the shimmer until the very last hour of wear. It lasted for five hours on me and left a light stain behind, and it was lightly hydrating. Kat Von D Adora (P, $21.00) is more matte. MAC Head in the Clouds (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Estee Lauder Envious (P, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, brighter. Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is less shimmery. Chanel Enigmatique (135) (P, $34.00) is more matte. Chanel Dialogue (P, $34.00) is redder. Guerlain Coque d’Or (P, $35.00) is sheerer, more muted. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with neutral-to-warm undertones and a luminous finish. This one didn’t have any shimmer. The consistency had a bit more slip than other shades, so the color had a glossier look, and it didn’t apply as evenly as other shades I’ve tested. It is moderately hydrating, which was a plus, and the glossier finish makes lips appear smoother. On me, the color wore well for five hours. NARS Audrey (P, $32.00) is darker. Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is slightly brighter, warmer. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery. NARS Hyde Park (P, $25.00) is more matte. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a brightened, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a luminous finish. It had mostly opaque color coverage, but like Red Hot, the consistency had a bit more slip to it, so it didn’t apply as evenly as other shades do in the range (but it is not too noticeable). The color wore well for four and a half hours and was nicely hydrating. Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Red Balloon (LE, $16.00) is pinker, lighter. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $51.00) is darker. MAC Quite the Thing! (LE, $17.00) is more muted. MAC Feeling Amorous? (LE, $20.00) is sheerer. Revlon Whimsical (115) (P, $8.99) is sheerer. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Strass (327) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Red Hot (328) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick
Guerlain Very Pink (360) KissKiss Lipstick

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  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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That Red Strass and Red Hot are so beautiful! There are so many gorgeous lipsticks coming out in prestige that I’m overwhelmed with temptation!

I prefer the slip of Guerlain’s, personally, but they’re both nice lipsticks – it will come down to personal preference for color, texture, feel.

Funny, I just picked up Red Strass and took quite a while deciding between that one and Very Pink. Both look great on you, so I think I may have to go back for VP.

What a pretty set of shades! Red Strass reminds me of a more opaque, less orange-y version of Coque d’Or from the Automatique line. (I like the warmth in that shade because it keeps it from pulling fuschia on me as most sheer reds are wont to do.) I suspect Red Hot will pull a little more neutral-cool on us English rose types, which makes it very flattering across the spectrum. If I wind up grabbing anything from the Kiss Kiss line, it may very well be one of these shades. I’m really digging the new packaging – the gold was always just a tad overdone for me, but this new black cases are so nice and chic!

Yes, I agree – kind of like Coque d’Or. I loved when they did glossy black on the Rouge Gs, so it’s nice to see it done here!

Beautiful colors and beautiful on you! That first one is very, very tempting. We’ll see if I bite (buy).
But you say Adora is more matte. And Adora, in my mind, isn’t so very matte at all….so it’s (obviously, I suppose) more shimmery than Adora? But it’s still very pretty on?
Thanks!

Adora is like a frosted matte, so it has shimmer, but the finish is still very flat/matte and lacking in shine. This is glossier πŸ™‚

I like the sparkle in Red Strass! πŸ˜€ Heh, the minute I saw the lip swatch of Very Pink, I immediately thought ‘hmm, Revlon!’. I was wondering about a lip butter, but I see Whimsical on your list! πŸ˜€

God help my wallet, but the Rouge Automatiques are just wonderful on my lips T_T. It’s not often that a product leaves your lips feeling better after it has worn off than before it was applied! I wonder how I’d fare with these…

I like them all especially Very Pink but I think if I’m going to splash out of Guerlain I’d probably go for the Rouge G.

This formula intrigues me because I feel like it might be more wearable for me than some others due to its slight sheerness. I have a couple of Rouge Gs, and while I don’t dispute that they are top notch lippies, I find them a bit too opaque on my thin-lipped, small mouth, which I think makes me look severe. What other brands do a formula somewhat in line with this one, Christine?

harder to not buy this knowing how much I love the feel and wear of Guerlain’s lip products. I will have to add Red Strass to my Someday Wishlist.

So pretty. I’m loving the Red Strass. I haven’t tried Guerlain, since they are kind of spendy. Or at least the stuff I want it is. πŸ™‚ All their stuff always looks so pretty, though.

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