A few weeks ago, I received an invite from Guerlain to celebrate the expansion of its iconic La Petite Robe Noire fragrance collection into a world of colour. After last year's successful launch of their KissKiss lipsticks, I was pretty curious what their new lipstick would be.

La Petite Robe Noire Shiny Lip Colour comes in 20 shades and the Shiny Nail Colour in 8. The packaging of both the lipsticks and the nail lacquers, inspired by the bottle of the perfume, is to die for. I'm sure a sucker for nice packaging. Who doesn't want to be surrounded by beautiful things?

At the event, we were given the liberty to try all the colors out and even have a makeover from their beauty stylists if we wish to.

The color selection is very parisienne! Sophisticated, chic and subtle.

The dreamy texture is so light-weight, I'm tempted to just use this over all my other lippies for daily use. Once applied, it reveals the lips’ natural radiance, leaving them supple and comfortable.

I tried on Cherry Cape, a beautiful bordeaux shade that might seem too dark but comes on sheer once applied. I topped it off with Black Magic, a black lipstick that can turn any lipstick shade more vibrant and lips shinier.

Cherry Cape and Black Magic swatches

It has buildable coverage thanks to its thin film: one layer to just enhance the natural color of the lips and smoothen its, three layers if you want to achieve a more dense and sophisticated finish.

Guerlain Brand Manager Sam Unson-Gallardo

Sam explained to us that the ultra-shiny finish and luminous colours were made possible as the formula is a cocktail of fine oils and a selection of “POP” pigments coated in a specific shine-boosting resin.

Chief Training Manager Carmel Villongco

Carmel playfully introduced us to a surprise Parisian show, where a model or shall we call her Ms. La Petite Robe Noire, showed us how Parisians incorporate color in their little black dresses.

Oh to be Parisian!

And since it's inspired by La Petite Robe Noire fragrance, the formula is deliciously perfumed and delicately flavoured for an unforgettable taste on your lips!

Guerlain KissKiss Lipsticks are now available at Guerlain counters in Rustan's Department Stores nationwide.