Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eyes & Blush Palette

Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & Blush Palette ($90.00 for 0.40 oz.) includes five eyeshadows housed in the top tier and then four blushes hidden beneath it in the lower tier. I’m not a fan of the blush formula they use in these tiered palettes, and I’m even less of a fan of the fact that the pans are tiny (even the “large” ones)–an eye brush just comfortably fits in the smallest pans, so you can imagine what a pain it is to dip a blush brush just into one shade (better to think of them as duos or even a single shade, perhaps). The blush formula is on the drier, dustier side and has lesser color payoff, though it is somewhat buildable. I like the eyeshadow formula a lot more, but the colors are dupable, typical for holiday (not really a bad thing, but it’s less tempting for some), and even more, more similar than not to last year’s holiday palette as well. That being said, the eyeshadows weren’t good enough to make up for the subpar blush performance this year.

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Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Eyes & Blush Palette Ors et Merveilles
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5 Faves: Glossy Lipsticks for Fall 2015

My favorite kind of finish on lipstick is something that’s luminous with slight pearl–a glossier finish one but one that doesn’t wear away in a nanosecond. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light pink
  2. Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose — a subdued pink
  3. Too Faced Melted Villain — a glossy purple
  4. Too Faced Pink Chocolate — a glossy pink-plum
  5. Guerlain Garconne — a glossy red

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5 Faves: Pearl Lipsticks for Fall 2015

If you prefer your lip color with a little shimmer, this top five might be right up your alley! 🙂 Today’s picks feature my favorites for fall with a pearly twist.

  1. Estee Lauder Heavenly — a gold-shimmered coral
  2. Chanel Antoinette — a gold-shimmered copper-brown
  3. Guerlain Gracia — a pearly plum
  4. Guerlain Air Kiss — a sparkly muted plum
  5. Too Faced Metallic Jelly — a pearly berry-purple

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites ($80.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “frosted light, radiance, and iridescence.” It’s a translucent, gold-shimmered beige with a luminous sheen. Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Teint Dore (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Legende (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Holiday 2015 Meteorites Perles des Neiges

Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015

Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015
Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015

Imagine a quiet winter evening. Snow lending its brightness to the steel grey sky from which it falls. Snowflakes glistening as they float through the air and fall on the still ground beneath. These are the inspirations behind Guerlain’s much anticipated, limited edition Winter Fairy Tale Holiday 2015 Collection. The festive assortment captivates, dazzles and entices with its a stunning array of makeup and powders. Encased in whimsical, elegant packaging, this entire collection takes skin from dull and dry to radiant and glowing regardless of the cool winter weather.

Meteorites Perles des Neiges ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

For the first time, Météorites pearls transform into perfectly-sculpted white snowflakes to reflect the facets of a prism of light. When married together, the Météorites snowflakes and colored pearls give way to a wintry, wonderland finish of frosted light, radiance and iridescence on the face, neck and décolleté. The gorgeous packaging is hard to resist with its delicate white lacquering and subtle gold pattern.

Meteorites Voyage Enchante ($179.00) (Limited Edition)

This impossible-to-resist powder compact is sure to be a collector’s item. The lightweight, angelic white formulation softens the appearance of fine lines and imperfections leaving a more natural, radiant complexion. Sure to be the season’s must-have beauty essential, the Météorites Voyage Enchanté comes in a universal shade for all skin types and can be applied over foundation or worn alone.

Eye & Blush Palette ($90.00) (Limited Edition)

This exceptional gold palette has a little secret — two layers of stunning, must-have colors. The top compartment reveals an array of five iridescent eyeshadows to illuminate and sculpt, while the lower portion houses 2 matte blushes in rosewood and coral shades, and 2 pearlescent blushes in pink and iridescent red.

Rouge G Collector ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

As precious as a jewel, this Rouge G mirrored collector’s lipstick is decorated for the holidays and adorned in silver and white. A design composed of multiple snowflakes on the outside reveals an intense and sophisticated shade on the inside. The unparalleled creamy texture smoothes, moisturizes and plumps the lips.

  • 867 Merveilleux Rose

Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer & Maxi Velvet ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

This duo is destined for lifelong camaraderie. Introducing two new collectors’ shades for achieving sophisticated, sexy lips. Perfect when worn solo or partnered for greater impact. 2 limited-edition shades:

  • 902 Reflets ÉtoilĂ©s Glittering, glossy, transparent
  • M72 Fleur de Givre Sensual berry matte

La Laque Couleur ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

Festive all the way down to the fingertips, this nail lacquer offers perfectly even, long-lasting color and shine.

  • 903 Nuit Merveilleuse Electrifying and magnetic purple

AVAILABILITY | October 2015 at retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks

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