The Guerlain makeup artist who did my makeup was a bit tentative as she asked me to try KissKiss Gloss in 820 Cherry Fizz. She said she's understand if I thought this color was too much and many people shy away from Cherry Fizz's brightness. I gave her the go-ahead. Why not? If it doesn't work we could always wipe it away and try something else. The rest of my makeup was understated nudes, mostly Guerlain Les Perles 08 quad and a low key blush, so a perky but sheer lip gloss was the way to go.
It was love at first sight. Yes, Guerlain KissKiss Gloss 820 Cherry Fizz is a bright fuchsia in the tube, and it has some golden sparkles to make it even shinier. Cherry Fizz is a gloss, but has enough color intensity to make it hold its own without a lipstick underneath. Since my lips have a very dark rosy color that shows through any lip gloss, including this one, the effect is much tamer and not as bright. The result is a wearable deep reddish pink that brings life to the face without trying too much.
Guerlain KissKiss glosses last nicely on the lips, are moisturizing, comfortable and don't feel sticky. They do have some "weight"- almost like a liquid lipstick. KissKiss glosses are scented, like all Guerlain products, with their violet-makeup perfume that I personally adore.
Bottom Line: like other Guerlain glosses, this will be one I repurchase multiple times.
Guerlain KissKiss Gloss ($30.50) is available at the counters and from Sephora.