I am often so busy during the day that I forget to touch up my make up, so products that are made to last are invaluable to me. With this in mind, I was particularly interested in Guerlains Kisskiss liplift lipstick base, which they claim prepares the lips for lasting lipstick hold whist smoothing and adding shape. I trialled this product with my normal lipsticks that I wear every day without a base and kept my fingers crossed this was the miracle worker I have been waiting for!
The first thing I noticed is that the packaging is really nice. It is metallic gold and very classy, although it is surprisingly light weight and not as sturdy as it looks. Inside the product is a nude coloured, waxy stick. It is slightly greasy when applied so it is easy to blend with the finger, but in order for it to smooth the lips, you need to exfoliate beforehand as this product clings to every patch of dryness on the lips which isn’t good news for lipstick! Once Liplift is applied and blended lipstick goes on really smoothly and if using liner, this product makes it easier to ‘over line’ as Liplift can be blended over the lip line and act as a very light weight concealer on the lips.
When it comes to uniforming or shaping of the lips, I have to say that I did not notice any real difference when this product was applied, nor did lipstick last a noticeable amount of time longer so at £25.00 this is a little pricey as I can get similar results using a regular concealer. On the positive side, it is really well presented and smells absolutely divine and having an extra product on the lips to add dimension to lipstick is comforting and luxurious, however, it is not something I will be replacing in my collection.