We'll be pretty in every shade of pink this spring. Faced with these four choices, how was I going to select just one or two? KissKiss Gloss melts into my lips for a comfortable, long-lasting shine - starting now (why wait for spring?). There are four new permanent shades, which means that I'll be able to buy seconds when my glosses get to the half-way point. That makes me as cheerful as spring blooms!
Here are the four shades from The Pinks and the Blacks Collection for Spring 2012 - all different, and all lovely. This is the order in which they are shown in my photos.
- #869 Rose in Bloom: pure, pastel pink
- #870 Cherry Pink: described by Guerlain as a gourmand pastel, I'd call it a vibrant fuchsia pink
- #871 Frosted Rose: an off-white with delicate, subtle pink mother-of-pearl particles
- #872 Flush Pink: described by Guerlain as an intense fuchsia, but I would call it a perfect, saturated baby pink with a touch of warmth
I took my photos in full sun, so the magnificent shine that KissKiss Glosses provide is fully illuminated in the swatch photos. These glosses are, in my humble opinion, must-haves. Rose in Bloom (#869) at the top of my arm is extremely light, yet has enough color to make its tea rose color visible. It makes me want to zoom right over to my favorite floral designer to buy a whole arrangement of these roses.
Cherry Pink (#870) is scrumptious - as appetizing as a bowl of cherries. Who can eat just one? It's the darkest of the shades. Frosted Rose (#871) is the pale face in the bouquet. The icy-white pink will add an iridescent glow to any lipstick it tops. Flush Pink (#872) at the bottom in the swatch photos is simply gorgeous. How do I describe a slightly warm pink that lights up my face and makes me look alive? No lipstick is needed under Flush Pink. I suspect I'll be hoarding it.
KissKiss Glosses come with a brush applicator. They are not weightless. If they were, the color and shine would likely be gone in a heartbeat. They aren't heavy either. I think they straddle the line between weightless and heavy, guaranteeing their glossy glaze for a very reasonable amount of wear time. They have no overt fragrance or taste.
The containers are perfect, showing their beautiful color so that I have no doubt what gloss I'm pulling out of my makeup bag. These will travel with me. Characteristic of Guerlain beauties, they look expensive.
Guerlain's Spring 2012 Colour Collection will be available this month at select locations at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale's, and at Bergdorf Goodman. My Neiman Marcus has received the collection.
I have not purchased any of beautiful pink Rouge G shades because no testers arrived. I saw all four pinks. I wanted to buy one or two, but I had no way to decide which ones. I didn't want to guess, so I wait. I really wish the testers had arrived.
The spring makeup trends are coming up pink and peach - colors that work for all of us. It's going to be a gorgeous season - if we can wait that long to wear out newest treasures. I can't.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty