Guerlain’s Summer Splash Collection is the latest offering from the ultra luxe brand. It features several products from waterproof mascara to eyeshadows to a quad to loose powder kohl. I wasn’t able to try everything out, but I did get to try several items, and likely the more “hot ticket” items, so hopefully it’ll help you when you’re trying to make your hauling decisions!
Perles des Mers Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00) is the item that caught my attention the most when I first learned about the collection. It’s not quite as head-turning in person (it’s just not quite as bright), but it’s still a good interpretation of what it is. I’d say the only color that wasn’t quite as bright as I expected was the teal shade. The lightest shade is a soft white with a pink undertone. The second lightest color is a frosty, white-peach shade. The third lightest color is a dirty bronzy-gold shade, kind of like a light antique gold. The final shade is the teal color, which is a teal-blue with green sheen/overlay. It’s an interesting mix of teal and noticeable green. I think these shades work well together, and I like that there are some lighter shades to mix with the teal. I’m not 100% sold on the quad yet, but I think it’s definitely worth taking a peek at.
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Paradise Sand, Jungle Dust
Guerlain’s Terracotta Collection was an early summer sleeper collection. It consisted of products from bronzing powders to lip balms to mineral eyeshadows. Here’s a review of several of the products from the collection!
Paradise Sand and Jungle Dust Mineral Eyeshadows ($35.00 each) are loose, mineral eyeshadows kept in a convenient package. You twist the top off, and when you pull it out, there’s a wand attached to it, and it is the wand that picks up the color. This packaging makes it so I don’t get a big puff of mineral makeup all over my sink counter, for which I am quite happy!
I absolutely LOVED the Gloss Cashmere Velvet Matte Glosses ($28.00 each). They came in Rose Pondichery, Beige Bengali, and Rouge Sultan. These are really the stand out products from the launch. Rose Pondichery is a rosey-beige; Beige Bengali is a deeper brownish-beige shade; and Rouge Sultan is an unforgivably scarlet red.
I did also try High Shine Soothing Lip Balm ($30.00 each) in Coeur Caramel and Cocoa Love. Both shades are extremely sheer, but they are emollient and hydrating on lips. I can’t say that they’re worth $30 a pop, but they’re nice if you’ve got the money to spend. I’d much rather put my budget towards the glosses from this launch!
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Guerlain Summer Splash Color Collection for Summer 2009
Beneath the summer sun emerges a siren or, perhaps, an angel… She is beautiful; in fact she is mesmerising! Resting in the shade of a parasol or protected by the slow rhythm of a fan to dr y the shir t which clings to her moistened skin. Did she dive into the lagoon fully clothed to gather shells with which to make a necklace?
LE2 Waterproof Mascara ($35.00)
- Bleu Cruise (Limited Edition)
- Noir Cruise
- Brun Cruise
Meteorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder ($65.00)
Terracotta Pearly Shell Illuminating Sun Powder ($65.00)
Ombre Eclat Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00)
Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow ($34.00)
Terracotta Loose Powder Khol ($34.00)
KissKiss Stick Gloss Extreme Shine ($30.00)
- Rose des Sables
- Grenade des Iles
- Corail des Mers
Availability: May 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.
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Guerlain Le Rouge G
Le Rouge G ($45.00)
You can purchase your ultra luxe Guerlain Le Rouge G Lipsticks at Neiman Marcus.
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Guerlain Terracotta Collection | March 2009
Terracotta Mineral Flawless Bronzing Powder $65.00
Inspired by the colours in the warm glow of the earth, this groundbreaking bronzing powder harnesses the unifying power of minerals to offer an incredibly natural-looking tan and a flawless finish. Without a trace of coverage, skin will radiate with a natural glow all day as the super-fine powder glides and melts into the skin instantly and invisibly.
- Available in 3 shades: 01 Light, 02 Medium, 03 Dark.
Terracotta Eau sous le Vent Soothing Moisturizing Mist $55.00
A delicious mist that improves hydration in the skin and amplifies the tan while enchanting the senses with a sun-soaked scent. Its refreshing texture is enriched with a vegetable protein to bathe the skin in softness and protect against the dryness and heat of summer. Moisture levels in the skin are increased up to 35% as the Tan Booster complex simultaneously works to enhance and prolong your tan day after day.
Terracotta Huile du Voyageur Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 8 $59.00
Sensuous and nourishing this silky-light, dry oil leaves the skin with a divinely smooth and luscious finish. The lightly perfumed scent of the Tiare flower immediately takes you to an exotic, faraway paradise while the oil’s Tan Booster Technology and Roucou, a reddish-brown vegetable pigment, intensify the golden colour of your skin. The soft, satin finish is radiantly accented with an iridescent veil made of golden mother-of-pearl particles.
Terracotta Baume au Coeur High-Shine Soothing Lip Balm $30.00
Three natural ingredients, wild mango butter, marula oil and luffa oil, combine to create a highly moisturizing and protective formula. The luxurious texture is enriched with micro-sponges that glide onto the lips and plump them with moisture. Three shades were specially created to enhance the lips’ natural colour, making delicious accents for a glowing tan all summer.
- Available in 3 shades: 01 Rose Venus, 02 Coeur Caramel, 03 Cocoa Love
Kabuki Brush $52.00
Elegant and delicate, with a handle in lacquered wood, the Guerlain Kabuki brush is incredibly dense with high-quality goat hair. As a result, it can pick up more bronzing pigment than any other brush, which it “crushes” and smoothes generously onto skin for optimal, uniform results.
Fard Indien Mineral Eyeshadow (LIMITED EDITION) $35.00
A loose mineral powder for the eyes with intense colours that melt onto the skin for a shimmering, radiant finish. The eyes appear illuminated, glowing and exotic.
- Available in 3 shades: 01 Paradise Sand, 02 Holy Smoke, 03 Jungle Dust.
Kajal Mineral Khol (LIMITED EDITION) $35.00
This rich, ultra-smooth stick glides colour onto the inner rim of the lower eyelid with a high concentration of pigments that emphasizes the eyes with a new intensity. Available in: 01 Black Fakhir
Gloss Cashmere Velvet Matte Gloss (LIMITED EDITION) $28.00
Combining the lightness of a gloss and the velvety matte finish of a lipstick, it envelops the lips like a second skin that is comfortable, velvety and non-sticky. As soft as cashemere, it covers the smile with colour that is matte and intense.
- Available in 3 shades: 01 Rose Pondichery, 02 Beige Bengali, 03 Rouge Sultan
Availability: Terracotta collection is available beginning March 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.
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Guerlain Terracotta Collection | Summer 2009
Cashmere Matte Gloss ($28.00)
- Beige Bengali
- Rouge Sultan
Mineral Eye Shadow ($35.00)
- Holy Smoke
- Jungle Dust
- Paradise Sand
Terracotta Lip Balm ($30.00)
- Rose Venus
- Couer Caramel
- Cocoa Love
Terracotta Mineral Loose Powder ($65.00)
Kajal Mineral Khol ($35.00)
Kabuki Brush ($52.00)
Nourishing Dry Oil SPF 8 ($59.00)
Soothing Moisturizing Mist ($55.00)
Now available at Nordstrom.com.
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