6.05.2011

Two.

Unlike P10P in which I completely failed, I've been doing really well with Gloss-Out 2011 so far :) It's now the beginning of June and I've only just purchased my second lipgloss out of my allotted five.

Lipgloss #2 is...
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss in #800 Crystal Pearl

Photographing Crystal Pearl actually made me angry because it's a million times more gorgeous in real life! No matter how hard I tried, I just could not capture it in all of it's glory. It has a pink-purple-opal iridescence that is incredibly unique and unlike anything I've ever seen before. It looks white in the photo above but I can assure you, in real life, you can't miss its magnificent iridescence if you tried.

My attempt (but failure) to capture the iridescence.

The gloss itself has a clear base, but it doesn't actually apply 100% clear on your lips. It has so much tiny, tiny shimmer and iridescence that it actually provides some color - mainly a sheer, baby pink. You can see all of the rainbow shimmers in the gloss in the photo above, but notice how the gloss itself appears to be light pink in color. GORGEOUS.

Swatch-a-roos:
Bare lips



The gorgeous abundance of rainbow shimmer throughout the gloss is very reminiscent of Chanel Glossimers and unlike most lipglosses on the more affordable end of the spectrum that generally have much simpler, one or two-colored shimmer. I also find that the glossiness and multi-dimensionality created by the shimmer make your lips look really full and plump. Score!

While it's by no means affordable at a hefty $30.50, the gloss has beautiful packaging, is just barely sticky so that it actually has really good lasting power for a lipgloss (I'm talking if MAC Lipglasses were a 10 on the 'Sticky Lipgloss' scale, Guerlain KissKiss Glosses would come in around a 1-2), and smells really nice, although I can't really figure out what the scent is since I'm terrible at describing scents. I can say, though, that it smells just like an old Bourjois lipgloss I used to own, back when the brand was still available at Sephora.

 I purchased this particular shade because I figured it'd be extremely versatile as it would look amazing over just about any lipstick shade, but I was pleasantly surprised at how lovely it is on it's own as well since it does pack a bit of pinky color. Overall, I'm extremely happy with this purchase not only because it's even more beautiful than I had anticipated, but because it's incredibly unique and is more than deserving of being one of five glosses I purchase in 2011.

To everyone else who is doing Gloss-Out 2011, how are you all doing so far?


38 comments:

  1. Phwoarrrrr.. that is SO PRETTY! I don't think it'd look half as pretty on pigmented lip people like me but wow - first time I've thought a high end lipgloss is worth buying! :)

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  2. It has to be amazing hrom what u'r saying! =) 

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  3. i thought u did an AMAZING job at capturing how it looks!!! the hand swatch shows some amazing purple iridescence and the lip swatch is perfect!!! glad to know the price was justified!!! seems worth of the $ if u choose a shade that is flexible like the one you purchased!!! 

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  4. This gloss is gorgeous!!! Definitely picking one up soon...or after my 10pan challenge...which I think I just might fail on purpose to get this gloss! LOL =) 

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  5. The gloss is very pretty! I can see the shimmer on your lips.
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  6. such a pretty color!!

    katharinedianne.blogspot.com

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  7. It looks pretty:)

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  8. Wow what a stunning color!

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  9. WOW!! That is one gorgeous color!!! Lovethe shimmer on your lips and on the swatch!

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  10. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    Don't be fooled by the crappy lighting in my bare lips photo - I too suffer from pigmented lips! It still looks gorgeous!

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  11. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    I think it is :)

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  12. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    I agree! The price made me want to shed a tear or two but the gorgeousness makes it worth it to me :)

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  13. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    LOL! How far along are you in your P10P?

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  14. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Thanks!

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  15. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM

    Thank you! I agree :)

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  16. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Thank you :)

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  17. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    I know, right? I can't wait to see what your fourth lipgloss purchase was!

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  18. WillWorkForMakeupJune 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Thank you - I love it too!

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  19. Bailey_AlltheWordsJune 5, 2011 at 5:10 PM

    So pretty! I really, really don't need more gloss, but I could be swayed to pick this one up.

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  20. I've seen a bunch of ladies on twitter always talking about your blog, and I don't know why I've never landed on your page before. Oh my gosh, LOVEEE. I've been on your blog for over half an hour, love your posts and your style of writing!

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  21. Wow this is so gorgeous, I have nothing from Guerlain *tear* this may as well be my first purchase from them :D I don't even own too many lipglosses at all, so there is my justification whoohoo! ;)

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  22. Omg! That is so pretty!!  I want it!  I wish I wasn't doing P10P now..  Lol.

    -Dinahdgsbeauty.com

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  23. Well I think it looks gorgeous here, so I can't imagine how beautiful it looks in person! I may just do a Gloss Out after my birthday in July. 

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  24. The colour is very pretty :-)

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  25. Gorgeous gloss, but for me a packaging FAIL! Look at the fingerprint in your first photo! I can't stand packaging that shows fingerprints...

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  26. $30 is INSANE for a lipgloss but the thing is if you're only buying 5 for the entire year then it's more understandable to splurge :) I wonder if you would have been able to find a comparable one by MAC for half the price? It seems like they have EVERYTHING. I haven't read through the comments so I'm sorry if I'm repeating someone else..

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  27. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    Who *does* need more gloss, though? ;) I have too many already but I couldn't resist! 

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  28. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Aww, thank you SO much! That really means a lot :)

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  29. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Sounds totally justified to me! ;D This is my first Guerlain purchase!

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  30. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:10 PM

    Stay strong - you can do it!

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  31. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    You HAVE to get this before you start Gloss-Out then! It *is* even more gorgeous in person!

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  32. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:11 PM

    Thank you :)

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  33. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM

    Yup, it definitely shows fingerprints...luckily, it doesn't bother me that much :)

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  34. WillWorkForMakeupJune 6, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Yes, I agree that it's SUPER expensive o_0 Honestly, I haven't checked but I really don't think MAC has an equivalent but if they did have something close, it'd probably be a lustreglass. I have a few lustreglasses and they have really pretty shimmer, but none of them have quite the same level of unique shimmer and/or iridescence that the luxury brand glosses (ie Chanel and Guerlain) have, in my opinion :)

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  35. oh my gosh i dont think ive seen a prettier lip gloss colour than this =)

    Rebecca xo

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  36. Ooo that is gorgeous. I've been wondering what it looked like since you've mentioned it on twitter! That color reminds me of an old Hard Candy gloss I used to have, waaay back in the day..and I've not been able to find anything remotely similar since! I'm going to give this a good look next time I go to Sephora :)

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  37. Ah, so pretty! A combo of my favorite colors, great shine, and not sticky--which is a dealbreaker for me! lol Thanks for sharing : )

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