Guerlain’s Sur Mes Levres collection for Spring 2011 includes Kiss Kiss Gloss in Rosy Plum ($30.50 #867), which for me was the standout lip color of the collection. Although Guerlain released a series of four lovely colors in the Rouge G formula in black Series Noir packaging, I did not find that any of the colors were “must haves” for me. They are pretty, especially the Rose Desire 71 (reviewed at this link by The Beauty Look Book), but I found that I probably had enough similar colors already that I passed these lovelies by.
Instead, I went with this very unusual and dramatic gloss Rosy Plum.
Kiss Kiss in Rosy Plum looks quite dark and dramatic in the tube, and it is strewn with metallic fuchsia sparkles. Let’s say that for someone with a pale complexion, this blue based berry red has “attention grabber” written all over it.
This Kiss Kiss Gloss has a small brush applicator inside, which so far behaves itself well without splaying:
I found that Kiss Kiss Rosy Plum has a very different character, depending on how you apply it. When first applied, this gloss is true to its deep, plum-blueberry color that shows in the tube. After a few minutes, as the gloss settles in, the fuchsia-pink tones become most predominant. On the left, you can see a smudged, lighter fuchsia swatch compared with a full intensity dollop. I’ve also included Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait in Fatale and Emoi, which look quite a bit more red (almost warm!) by comparison. This comparison shows very cool (and how much blue) Rosy Plum really has.
Kiss Kiss Rosy Plum applied very similarly on Liz and I (although I have more color in my lips). Rosy Plum is a highly pigmented, high shine gloss.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss Rosy Plum has a slight candy scent, and about a medium level of stickiness for a gloss–comparable to a Chanel Glossimer, but not as sticky as a Bobbi Brown gloss. You can see tiny little microshimmers in the formula when applied, which add a bit of light and depth to the gloss. Overall, this cool pink shade is gorgeous for Spring, will certainly look lovely with everything from jeans to dresses, and delivers a gorgeous, deeply beautiful color.