Did you know that Guerlain was one of the first in the world to create a lip balm in 1830? The Baume de la Ferté is lightly tinted with wine tannins and is still being sold today. And building on that legacy, Guerlain has now introduced a lovely new collection of tinted lip balms – Guerlain KissKiss Roselip!
I was surprised to see lip balms being introduced for Fall, and even more so when they come in an all white KissKiss case… both I generally associate with Summer collections. But since these are here to stay, and there’s no greater need for lip balms then when the weather starts turning cold, I think Guerlain has gotten it just right. And especially when these KissKiss Roselips are all so gorgeous, I really cannot get enough!
The new Guerlain KissKiss Roselip is formulated with a cocktail of fine oils including jojoba oil and rose petal oil to erase wrinkles and fine lines on the lips, and protect the skin’s barrier to ensure petal soft lips. It also contains hyaluronic acid to plump up the lips and leave them hydrated.
There are 5 tinted lip balms that give a sheer wash of color on their own, or could be worn in combination with either another KissKiss lipstick or Gloss d’Enfer to create ombre lips. There is also 1 “colourless” balm that is meant to be worn at night, or underneath another lip colour without affecting the final colour payoff. The latter is certainly true, I don’t find it interfering with my choice of lipstick much, however, even being “colourless”, Morning Rose still manages to leave a visible tinge of pink on my lips.
Here are swatches of the 5 tinted Roselips:
Morning Rose, which is intended to be “colourless”, reminds me of Dior’s popular Dior Addict Lip Glow. Both are balms in a lipstick tube, and both leave a sheer tint of colour on the lips. I swatched them side by side to give you an idea of how they look on the skin.
When swatched side by side, Guerlain KissKiss Roselip R371 Morning Rose seems sheerer than Dior Addict Lip Glow so it is less likely to affect the colour of any other lipstick you apply over it. At the same time, I found the KissKiss Roselip to be smoother on the lips and less creamy than the Dior Addict Lip Glow. I personally prefer the easier glide of the Roselip, in fact I’ve always found the Lip Glow to tug too much during application, and that it left my lips feeling too thickly-coated and slightly sticky for any other lipsticks afterwards.
Of course, the resultant look of these Roselips will differ depending on how pigmented your actual lips are. Here are lip swatches of Morning Rose and Pink Me Up on me just to give you an idea of how well they show up.
You’ve already seen me wear Pink Me Up in a full look here, but I’m reproducing it here for your convenience.
I’m loving the glossy, non-sticky finish of these Guerlain KissKiss Roselips! They also last a good 4-5 hours on me even with continuous sips of water. What is even more interesting is that each of the Guerlain KissKiss Roselips have a matching shade in the new Rose Aux Joues blush! I’m going to have to leave you hanging a bit, and return with the review for that tomorrow… so stay tuned!
This post featured products that were sent to me for consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.