I wasn't able to take photos of any of them yesterday, but this morning, there were some breaks in the clouds that I used to my advantage. Now, of course, it's bright and sunny outside, so I may go out and get photographs of the other three. I selected four pink and rose shades to show you today. With luck, tomorrow I'll show you the other three, which include that gorgeous Peach Fizz I featured in my preview.
The iconic KissKiss is a proof of a perfect osmosis between the worlds of beauty and art. Crafted by designer Hervé Van der Straeten, its understated case shows off the elegant curves of three sleek cubes. In 2014, KissKiss is changing its dress code, encasing itself in sleek black for an eternally chic look. The original gold shines through on top, demanding attention. For the first time, KissKiss will show its iconic name through a stamp on the color itself - a symbolic pause between an application and a promise.
Interestingly, the new KissKiss shades come in a variety of finishes, from satin to subtly sparkling. They are not as sheer as the old KissKiss lipsticks were. Some will love that; others may not. I would call them pigmented, but not intensely so.
An ultra-smooth texture, KissKiss’ unique formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid spheres, which gives KissKiss an incredible lip-shaping and plumping effect. Commiphora myrrha oil and mango butter ensure that lips are smooth and hydrated. KissKiss’ fine, even, and rich creamy texture provides a vibrant finish with impeccable hold.
I took my swatch photos in "sort-of" full sun, in numeric order, starting at the top of my arm with the stupendous Fabulous Rose (#353) and ending at the bottom with Rosy Boop (#369). They are all in the same "Pinks" family, which is listed at the bottom of this feature. The other families are the Reds, the Beiges, and the Oranges. There are 25 shades in all.
I'm thrilled to have my first introduction to the new KissKiss Collection. Why do I call it my first introduction? I'm sure that once the displays appear at my local Neiman Marcus stores, I'll be forced to select at least one more - left behind simply because I hadn't had the opportunity to see it.
Photo at top courtesy of Johnathan at Guerlain; Fabulous Rose photo courtesy of Guerlain; other photos by Best Things in Beauty