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Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eyes & Blush Palette

Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eye & 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.

Ors et Merveilles #1 is a medium-dark brown with a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that wore well for eight hours. bareMinerals Regal (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Tisse d'Automne #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). MAC Quiet Type (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Havana (P, $20.00) is darker (95% similar). NARS Tan Lines (LE, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Mercier Burnished Rose (LE, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Gingerbread Mansion (LE)(95% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Eyeshadow #5 (LE, $19.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Copper (P) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #3 (P) is darker (90% similar). Chanel RĂŞve d'Orient #1 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #422 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Seductive Beauty (Smoke) (LE) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Dior Contraste Horizon #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). theBalm #8 (P, $6.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Dreamlight (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Enigma #6 (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Puppy Love (P) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D652 Celestial Earth (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 12 (LE) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #2 is a deep taupe brown with warm undertones but a cooler overtone and subtle violet shimmer (that was a little surprise!). The texture was really smooth and buttery, so it applied easily and had intense color payoff. This shade wore for eight and a half hours before fading. Tom Ford Beauty Ripe Plum (Right) (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Patine (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Better Together (LE, $16.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Sephora Don't Get Me Wrong (P, $10.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Granite (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Fate (P) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Audacious (P, $19.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Soul Serenade (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Jaq (LE) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Steampunk (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Constructivist (P, $18.50) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME614 Graphite Brown (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Obsessed (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Illamasqua Acute (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Quadrille #4 (LE) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is lighter (85% similar). YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #3 is a soft, light-medium gold with warm, yellow-orange tones and a frosted sheen. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was a little dusty. It wore for eight hours on me. Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #1 (P) is warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sand in the Glass (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Fortune (LE) is brighter (95% similar). Clarins The Essentials #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Sand (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Let Me Explain (P, $5.00) is lighter (95% similar). theBalm #41 (P, $6.50) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop High Tide (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever ME512 Golden Beige (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Chanel Pearl River #2 (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Alexandre Trois (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Taurella (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Minx (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Gingerdoodle (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Filigree (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Golden Flower #2 (LE) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Seasonal Spirit (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Rosy Glow #2 (P) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Blazing Gold #3 (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #4 is a light-medium yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, sparkly finish. It had so-so color payoff, and the texture was dry, which resulted in sheerer coverage and some fall out during application. It wore for seven and a half hours with some fall out. Chanel Blazing Gold (LE, $29.50) is darker, less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Ceska (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sunset Blvd. (LE) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Desert Mist (LE) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Intuition #2 (P) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Dearest (P) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Pearl River #3 (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME406 Golden (P, $21.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Surreal (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Night Thrill (LE, $22.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). MAC Goldmine (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #5 is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque coverage (it’s a bit better than it appears in the swatch, as it is quite close to my skin tone, I think it looks almost misleadingly sheer in the photo) with a slightly firmer texture. It lasted for eight hours. Colour Pop Party Girl (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 5 (LE) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Frisco (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Tartetini (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Ballet (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Flamingo (57V) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Totally Nude (P) is darker (90% similar). MAC Pink Sands (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Inglot #341 (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #6 is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty, thin consistency that was hard to get out of the pan. It wore for seven and a half hours. Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Kat Von D Delilah (Light) (P) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Spell Bound (P, $9.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Effect (LE, $35.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Overexposed (-) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Unleashed (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blind Date (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Sakura (87) (LE, $45.00) is brighter (90% similar). Sephora Shame On You (01) (P, $14.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Petunia (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Innocence (160) (P, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Main Squeeze (P, $10.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #7 is a subtly bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer coverage that was more difficult to blend out, as the texture was quite firm in the pan and thin on the skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours. NYX Amber (P, $6.50) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Bashful (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Every Time You Go (LE, $21.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Flirt It Up (06) (P, $14.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Dior My Lady (003) (LE, $60.00) is more muted (90% similar). Tarte Live (LE, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Angelique (190) (P, $45.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sideshow You (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is cooler (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). KIKO 108 Orange Coral (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Crave (LE, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Spring Flock (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? (P, $26.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Pampered (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #8 is a medium pink with warm undertones and lighter pink shimmer. It had sheer color payoff with a dusty, thin texture that tended to sheer out so it was hard to build-up the color during application. The color faded after seven hours of wear. Becca Flowerchild (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). YSL Passionnee (6) (P, $47.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Me Up (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Smashing (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Star Wonder (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #2 (LE) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Blasphemy (LE, $30.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Tarte Fetching (LE, $28.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Ors et Merveilles #9 is a pop of medium, orange-coral with gold sparkle and shimmer. The texture was noticeably dry to the point where the powder didn’t feel like it was binding together, so it sheered out and looked a little textured on the skin (the shimmers/sparkles separate from the base). On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Peach Pop (02) (P, $21.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (P, $8.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Sensuous Rose (P, $34.00) is lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Soulshine (Together) (LE, $30.00) is more pigmented, brighter, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Score (P, $26.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is brighter, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Eyes & Blush Palette Ors et Merveilles
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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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
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Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites
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 Mythic (P, $59.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is more pigmented, darker (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more pigmented, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles de Legende (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Dore (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Meteorites is a cult-favorite, and I fully expect this one to fly off the shelves–despite its wallet-crushing price tag–because it’s one of the better ones released in the last few years. It’s packaged well with a plastic, snowglobe-like container that has a flattened bottom, so it will sit without rolling, but the top of the lid has a lightly frosted, translucent covering that shows the metallic gold design through it. It’s not cheap cardboard like a more recent release, and the amount of product you get is more in line with the Meteorites of years past. That being said, Meteorites are one of those products that some can’t live without and others apply and can’t figure out why anyone likes them at all. They’re best described as a finishing powder; if you think of them as an overt cheek highlighter, you’ll likely be disappointed. This year’s holiday edition has fine shimmer that creates a luminous glow when dusted all-over the face, but it can be built-up slightly for a more targeted highlight (it’s still not over-the-top). As you might expected, the effect on the skin is not substantially different between versions of the Meteorites except slightly in tone (often only visible on some skin tones). The powder adds enough luminosity to breathe life back into very matte foundations while blurring the skin slightly. The pearls give off product without having to jab at them, and they do just fine with even softer brushes and don’t kick up a lot of excess product. When I applied more heavily on my cheek bones (easier to see how it degrades over time that way), it lasted well for eight hours.

Guerlain Holiday 2015 Meteorites Perles des Neiges
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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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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