Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in 369 Rosy Boop

Guerlain's Fall (or Autumn, as we know it in Europe) collection gives us a few new shades of the existing KissKiss lipstick, including this rather gorgeous neutral rose.  In true Guerlain style, the name doesn't mean a lot to me - Rosy Boop is still a cute and unusual name, very French somehow.

The packaging is heavy and expensive, and has a slightly retro feel to it, thanks to the almost bamboo-styled articulation.  Unlike some lipsticks I've tossed into my handbag, this one seems to be somewhat more sturdy - a few weeks into owning it, it remains smooth and glossy, and hasn't scuffed at all.

The shade is a pretty perfect nude rose on me - it's neutral toned, so should work well with both cool and warm skintones.  The texture is emollient and slippy, gliding onto the lips easily, and it remains moist on the lip - wear time isn't spectacular as a result, lasting around 3 hours before it's gone on my lips.  It fades evenly, though, and goes beautifully with stronger or more colourful eye looks.

Since I put it into my handbag a few weeks ago, I've found myself reaching for it often, particularly when I'm looking for comfortable, easy to wear colour which isn't high maintenance.  At £26, it's not cheap, but it is luxurious, both in quality, packaging and general luxe-ness (technical term, that), and I've been thoroughly enjoying wearing it.

Disclosure: PR sample

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