If you love a matte lip, there are treats ahead! Billed as a plumping and hydrating matte, the new Guerlain KissKiss Mattes are quite exceptional in their texture thanks to hyaluronic acid. They feel like air on the lip and although I didn’t find them plumping exactly, the usual instant drying effect just doesn’t happen with these. My lips are super sensitive to anything drying – the usual course of events with matte coverage is that I swipe it on and lo and behold my lips look instantly crinkly and dehydrated. I will never be a matte fan but I would highly recommend the KissKiss Matte for anyone who hasn’t yet found their ideal matte.
Shades I have to show you (from a line up of 9) from bottom to top are: Hot Coral (my favourite), Wild Plum, Spicy Burgundy and Caliente Beige. In their chunky gold cases, which are also matte, these really do feel like such a treat and I found the last to be very good. They’re HERE at Escentual for £24.75 each.
Next up, the Liquid Mattes. So, it turns out that if you also throw a little hyaluronic acid into a liquid matte formula, you get a far more comfortable wear. The Guerlain Liquid Mattes have that silky slip feel on the lip with no hint of dryness. I think in a blind test I wouldn’t know these were a matte finish by the feel on my lips, that even over time, doesn’t start to feel dry. Honestly, they’re so impressive.
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I have two shades to show you (above) from the line up of seven but frustratingly their names aren’t on the labels. These are £22.50 each HERE.
And yet more lip action with the KissKiss From Paris Palettes! When Maybelline produced a lip contour palette, I just didn’t like the level of effort involved – it’s a far cry from the swipe of gloss laden doe’s foot – but Guerlain is presenting much the same thing and it actually looks quite enticing in a more luxurious setting. I’m still certain I won’t be ‘contouring’ exactly with these, but I can see myself using them as travel palettes.
There are two colourways – the top picture is Romantic Kiss and the bottom is Passionate Kiss. They’re £39.50 each HERE. I haven’t had a chance to swatch these up yet but they launch today as do all the products shown.
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