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Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo
Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a single pan split in half with a darker and lighter shade with both shades running on the warm side with soft shimmer. Despite sharing a physican pan, the darker shade seemed to have a significantly better, smoother texture, while the lighter shade was drier and harder to work with.

Smile (Left) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and subtle gold shimmer. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply, while the color payoff was semi-opaque and buildable. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smile (Right) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It was much more powdery and drier in the pan, which made it harder to apply to the skin. I felt like I had to really pack it on to get noticeable color, and it required some extra patience to get even application of the color. I noticed fading after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Sugar or Syrup (LE, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush III (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). By Terry Savannah Love #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). NYX Hamptons (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Smile
Smile
Smile
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
80%
Total
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Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow

Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow
Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow

Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, buttery yellow with a satin finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Nectar (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing and adhere well to the skin. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, but dusty, consistency that adhered decently to bare skin but needs a primer to actually wear well. The dustiness of the texture made it harder to apply smoothly. On its own, I was only able to get six and a half hours of wear before it started to fade.

Guerlain Ecrin 1 Couleur Eyeshadow Enjoy
Enjoy
Enjoy
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
9
Application
79%
Total

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Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection

Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection
Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection

In 1987, Guerlain, the architect of light, launched Meteorites: the first loose illuminating and color-correcting powder that came in the form of multi-colored pearls. One stroke of the brush and these pearls released a perfecting halo to bathe the skin with light and glow with ideal radiance.

There is no mistaking the enviable radiance of a woman’s skin when she looks well rested, healthy and vibrant. She has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Today, Guerlain reveals the secret to her ethereal glow with a joyful, luminous and colorful 2016 Spring Collection.

January 2016

The Details

Meteorites Primer, $74.00

An essential skin-perfecting primer and ultimate radiance booster, Meteorites Primer reveals correcting and perfecting pearls of light in a fresh gel formula. Mattified and unified, the complexion is beautifully enhanced, even before makeup application.

Meteorites Voyage Powder Compact, $179.00

Guerlain’s most precious powder features a universal shadec omprised of 5 different micro-pearl colors to correct and illuminate all skintones. With a delicate sweep of the brush, these light, sheerp owders bathe the skin in an intangible veil of light. The result: even purer radiance and instant translucent luminosity. Hand-selected and weighed, the pearls are compressed to create a powder that perfectly fuses with the skin. Its ultimate color corrective shimmer, enriched with pink and white pearls, refreshes the shadow areas of face and directs light to the face’s most pronounced zones (cheekbones, nose, and forehead). The Météorites signature Stardust technology transforms the invisible UV light into visible and soft-focus perfecting light to fade imperfections and illuminate the face. And who can resist this stunningnewjewel-like silvercase adorned with such detail and artistry.

Le Crayon Yeux Water Resistant Long-Lasting Khol Liner, $31.00

Guerlain redefines the typical eye pencil and introduces its first-ever all-in-one liner and khol pencil with a water-resistant and long-lasting formula.

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Purple
  • Navy Blue
  • Khaki

Rose aux Joues Smile Blush Duo, $62.00 (Limited Edition)

Accessorize your makeup bag with this perfect pairing of blush shades housed in a super chic metallic red compact and beautifully engraved with “SMILE”.

Ecrin 1 Couleur Enjoy Long-Lasting Eyeshadow, $34.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Enjoy Buttercup yellow

KissKiss Lipstick, $37.00

  • Darling Baby Light and luminous pink
  • All About Pink Light and lustrous fuchsia

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Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet
Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet

Guerlain Fleur de Givre Maxi Velvet ($30.00 for 0.25 fl. oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Chanel La Secrete (61) (LE, $37.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Infamous (228) (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bounce (P, $20.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Papaya (P, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $35.00) is glossier (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Vintage (105) (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Rhubarb (P, $26.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS London Clinic (LE, $27.00) is cooler (85% similar). Givenchy Rose d'Exception (206) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Maybelline Almond Rose (P, $7.99) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #4 (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Indian Rose (P, $50.00) is cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Sex Machine (P, $27.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). NARS Intriguing (P, $27.00) is more muted, warmer (80% similar). Urban Decay Naked (P, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Secret Salma (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be a liquid lipstick that has a matte finish with “long-lasting intense color” that “keeps [lips] moisturized.” It is, in many ways, similar to the liquid lipsticks that we have seen often in the last year, but the formula on this shade doesn’t fully dry down and has more of a “soft matte” finish than a really flat matte finish that most liquid lipsticks have. When I pressed my lips together, they stuck slightly, but the color didn’t lift away in patches. It wore for eight hours and was comfortable to wear–I hardly noticed I was wearing a lip color–and it doesn’t emphasize lip lines like some liquid matte lipsticks can. The formula has a sweet floral scent to it but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Maxi Velvet Fleur de Givre
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
94%
Total

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Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder
Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder ($179.00 for 0.28 oz.) is supposed to mattify the skin while “instantly blur[ring] the appearance of small imperfections.” Guerlain says to apply it “over foundation to set it.” The powder has the brand’s signature violet scent, though I found it very subtle (which was a surprise, given Guerlain has tended to heavily scent their powders recently).

It’s incredibly soft and thin with a smooth texture with lightweight coverage that does mattify the skin without making it appear dry or powdery. I thought it would look chalkier against my complexion, but it didn’t, though it makes my skin appear lighter than it is, which I don’t think works out for me at all. I would disagree with Guerlain’s premise that it is a universal shade. The powder softens the appearance of pores, and the mattifying effect lasted for nine hours on me (my skin type is normal presently). I think that the pressed Les Voilettes ends up working very, very similarly to this, and I actually prefer the softer texture of Les Voilettes over the thinness of the powder in the holiday compact. The majority of the price tag is going towards the compact, which is hefty to hold. The product itself is good, but I don’t think it will work for every skin tone, and the packaging has to pull you in, otherwise there are plenty of alternatives (including ones by Guerlain). There is a small, pin-sized hole on the back, but I wasn’t able to successfully push the pan of product out, so refilling it may require some more creativity.

Guerlain Illuminating Matte Powder Meteorites Voyage Enchante
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
10
Application
93%
Total

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Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Le Vernis

Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Vernis
Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Vernis

Guerlain Nuit Merveilleuse (903) Vernis ($26.00 for 0.34 fl. oz.) is a medium-dark, violet purple with fine, multi-colored shimmer (mostly pink and lighter purple). Rescue Beauty Lounge Pause (LE, $20.00) is more pigmented (95% similar). Anna Sui Minnie Mouse Midnight Purple (200) (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Poke (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Zoya Suri (P, $9.00) is darker, more pigmented, better quality (85% similar). Zoya Belinda (P, $9.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain’s nail lacquer formula is supposed to have “long-lasting color and shine” and is designed to be applied with two coats. I’m a big fan of the formula, but I had an issue with the formula on this particular shade bubbling slightly (three bubbles in total) that was just barely noticeable–initially I didn’t notice, but when I tested it for wear, I did. With a base coat, I didn’t have any issues with bubbling. The consistency is slightly thin but doesn’t pool along the sides of the nail easily. It had good coverage after two coats, and the color applied smoothly and evenly. On me, the color lasted for nine days without chipping, just minor tip wear.

Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer Nuit Merveilleuse (903)
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
10
Longevity
8
Application
89%
Total

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