Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte – Review

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte – Review

Guerlain is the leader when it comes to elevating lipstick to the absolute symbol of femininity and seduction – not just in today’s world but since the time when lipstick first came into the public limelight – before that, lipstick was considered as an object to be applied in secrecy and was always kept in covers. Fast-forward to January 2021, Guerlain has launched their first makeup product of this year and it is a lipstick. Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte is the new luminous matte lipstick which is said (by the brand) to be as tender as a kiss.

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte review swatches

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte is a very lightweight lipstick but very pigmented. The lipstick has impressive longevity. I was curious about why ‘tender’ – the reason is the tender formula which offers a very lightweight, bare-lipped and moisture with comfort sensation without drying the lips. There are three active ingredients in the formula hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and rose petal extract that not only keep the lips comfortable and moisturized but also provides treatment to the lips while imparting a very nice pigment.

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte review swatches

“The light, delicate scent of a vanilla “floriental” leaves its incomparable mark on KissKiss. Top notes sparkle with a lemon, orange and bergamot accord. The rose and iris heart exudes sweetness. The vanilla and tonka bean dry-down gives KissKiss all of its intensity.”


Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte review swatches
Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte (l to r) – 219, 775, 940

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte is available in 15 tender matte shades that range from nude to rosewood, pink to coral and red. An interesting thing about the numbering of the Tender Matte lipsticks is that each of the 15 tender shades boasts its own lucky number.

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte review swatches
Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte (l to r) – 219, 775, 940

I have swatched 3 shades of this newest lipstick:

219 Tender Rose – a tender rosewood shade that symbolizes eternal love

775 Kiss Rouge – a delicate poppy red that states an unequivocal ‘kiss me’

940 My Rouge – a deep red that translates to ‘i love you’

Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte review swatches

I have to say both the formula and the pigment is stunning. The formula is comfortable to wear and is worth having in your collection if you love good luminous matte lips. Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte and Guerlain Beauty Products including Fragrances are available at Guerlain BoutiquesHudson’s BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

*Press samples