Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick: Rouge Kiss & Sexy Coral

August 1, 2014

This Fall, Guerlain has me feeling very nostalgic. My very first encounter with the brand was in the form of a red Kiss Kiss lipstick… my very first red lipstick. That was more than 5 years ago, and it marked a new chapter in my life, one that comprises of high-end design, dreamily smooth formula, vibrant colors, etc. There was no looking back after you’ve been kissed.

A celebration of French seduction

A homage to eternal femininity

The elegance of a timeless essential

The whisper of a passionate kiss

For Fall 2014, Guerlain has relaunched a whole new generation of Kiss Kiss Lipsticks. Dressed in new sexy black glossy casing with golden accents, these lipsticks are bound to be like the LBD for the lips! The new formula is enriched with mango butter to give a fine, even and rich cream texture. Hyaluronic acid spheres plumps up the lips to their original fullness and softness for a kissable pout. There are 25 shades ranging from easy nudes to bold vibrant to suit every style and occasion.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss

Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick 325 Rouge Kiss is a gorgeous true red lipstick that I knew I had to have the moment I laid eyes on it. What better way to welcome Kiss Kiss back into my life than with the shade that started it all?! It is a neutral red, neither too warm nor with too much blue undertone to it, and is suitable for many skin tones. This is the lipstick worn by Natalia Vodianova in the campaign poster, which ups the desirability factor considerably. It has a shiny finish which makes it quite different from the usual matte or satin reds, and is the ideal red lipstick to wear in the day.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 325 Rouge Kiss swatch

Upon initial application, I found Rouge Kiss to be sheerer than I had expected given the opacity and pigmentation of the campaign image. However, it is buildable to a certain extent, though the slippery nature of the lipstick makes it prone to sheering out. It also has a tendency to stray out of the corners of my lips. To build opacity and to prevent the lipstick from moving, I found it useful to apply a coat of lip primer first. My favorite is Guerlain’s LipLift which is perfectly comfortable to wear, and helps extend the longevity of my lip products.

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Coral

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Coral is a muted coral that has a creamy color and is not your usual bright poppy orange. It is probably the creamiest lipstick (in terms of texture) I have ever worn. EVER. And it has a glossy finish that is simply perfect, no additional gloss needed!

Guerlain Kiss Kiss 344 Sexy Coral swatch

I can’t rave about this enough, I’m deeply, madly in love with Sexy Coral. It has a brightening effect on my overall look, and goes well with pretty much any palette that I’ve been wielding lately. You can see it in action here where I wore it topped with Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato CR02. Sexy Coral was less prone to straying and lasted longer on me (about 4-5 hours versus 3-4 hours for Rouge Kiss), or perhaps it is simply the nature of red shades to show up more distinctly and be less forgiving.


Guerlain has managed to outdo itself once again. The new reformulated Kiss Kiss Lipsticks are divinely creamy, and come in a thoughtful range of colors to suit every whim and fancy. I love the moisturizing feel on my lips, and the luscious finish. The sexy black casing doesn’t hurt either… these have found a permanent place in my handbag since I received them.


12 responses to “Guerlain Kiss Kiss Lipstick: Rouge Kiss & Sexy Coral”

  1. Icaria says:

    Oh I need to get me one of those! The’ve hit the counter here so I think it’ll be sooner rahter than later. Although the colors you got are stunning I’ll probably be looking at their more tame shades. 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      LOL, i’m sure they’re all lovely… i’m just more attracted by brighter shades. Can’t wait to see what you pick out!

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I think Sexy Coral has captured my heart. What a gorgeous shade Linda. I have a deep love for Guerlian lipsticks, I must check these out.

  3. Lisa says:

    I get exactly what you mean about the surprising sheerness of Rouge Kiss. And you’re not the only one to have been lured into Guerlain’s products by Natalia in the promo ad! I remember back when they had their beautiful 6-pan eyeshadow collection, that sultry promo image of Natalia wearing a stunning dark berry red lipstick was seared into my mind. But when I asked the SA about the lipstick, they pointed me to a Rouge G which looked nothing like it. I should try to dupe the lip colour sometime, it was so stunning!

    Both lipsticks look great on you! Especially Sexy Coral. Maybe I should’ve gone for something sheerer too. I’ve just picked up Red Passion today, can’t wait to wear it! 🙂

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Lisa, I find the sheerness plus shine quite a nice combo for day wear! And yes, promo Picts are always so deceptive aren’t they?! The color of Rouge Kiss on the banner is still true in real life, which is more than I can ever say of Chanel promo picts! Anyway, I’m curious about Red passion! Show & tell!!

  4. Rocaille says:

    Wow, I haven’t expected these to be so glossy, and with a sheerer pigmentation – now I want to get one even more! Beautiful photos 🙂

  5. Noodles says:

    Both look lovely on your beautiful lips! I’ve been eying these since their launch in TW, and now I might just have to check these two out properly. That lip primer sounds great too!

  6. Sunny says:

    Ahhh so jealous! No idea when these will be available here yet! I can’t wait to check these out in real life. Not so sure about the straying out of lip lines aspect, but I do have a transparent liner I can try. Fingers crossed it’ll work!

    • silverkis says:

      Hey Sunny, a liner should do the trick! They’re really so nice and comfortable to wear, you should definitely check them out as soon as you can!

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