Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Guerlain Spring 2012: The Pinks and the Blacks Collection

Guerlain tells the story of spring by pairing bursts of pink along side the intensity of black. Sophisticated and elegant, this color collection defines femininity while also revealing one’s inner seductress.

Meteorites Cruel Gardenia ($67.00) (Limited Edi8tion)

Packaged within the legendary rosette of the Météorites Perles, a stunning pink flower is found. Named after one of the Exclusive Fragrances from the House of Guerlain, Météorites Cruel Gardenia will light up the skin with a subtly iridescent veil. Create a radiant complexion by applying all over the face or in a specific area such as the cheekbones to structure the face.

Rouge G ($48.00) (Limited Edition)

As an ode to the color pink, four new glamorous shades have been created this spring in its honor. With a dash of ruby powder, hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump, a hint of filling Gugul resin, plumping Tiger Grass, and wild mango butter for perfect hydration, your lips will be left radiant and as soft as a flower petal.

  • 72 Rose Innocent
  • 73 Rose Ensoleillé
  • 74 Rose Piquant
  • 75 Rose Barbare

Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00)

  • 66 Boulevard du Montparnasse Within one case lays 6 eyeshadow colors. The central luminous pink shade is surrounded by pearl mauve, tea rose, soft violet and soft pink, while a liner traces the eyes in an intense plum. Whether you create a tone-on-tone, couture or smoky eye look, the result is captivating. Moonstone, the key ingredient, adorns the eyes with its silvery reflection and lamellar structure to keep the eyeshadow in place longer for a fresher look. (Permanent)

Ecrin 4 Couleurs Long-Lasting Eyeshadows ($59.00)

  • 12 Les Aquas For a sophisticated and stunning gaze, this palette mixes an iridescent blue, a matte navy, a velvety turquoise and a glacier metallic blue (Permanent)
  • 11 Les Roses Consisting of an iridescent pink with pearl particles, a matte pink, a metallic violet, and a raspberry shade with a velvety finish, this palette allows you to create a fresh yet seductive look (Permanent)

Kiss Kiss Gloss ($32.00) (Permanent)

  • 869 Rose in Bloom Pure pink.
  • 870 Cherry Pink Gourmand pastel.
  • 871 Frosted Rose Off-white with delicate, subtle pink mother-of-pearl particles.
  • 872 Flush Pink Intense fuchsia.

availability: Guerlain’s Spring Color collection is available beginning January 2012 at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.

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49 thoughts on “Guerlain Spring 2012: The Pinks and the Blacks Collection

  1. Ali

    Ok I CANNOT wait to see swatches!!!

  2. Lisa S.

    Oooooo, the 6 couleur eyeshadow palette is CALLING ME! The glosses and lipsticks are gorgeous too. I’ve never spent that much on palette, but I think this looks so worth it.

  3. Gugul resin? Seriously? What on earth is that 😀
    Oh wait, is that what made them call these lipsticks G? 😛

    • Jillian

      Ohhh my lorrrd…I work for herbal/supplement companies, and guggul (pronounced just like “google”) is traditionally used for maintaining/achieving healthy cholesterol levels…this is cracking me up :)

  4. Lucie

    The meteorites palette looks like a total ripoff of Laura Mercier’s rose rendezvous illuminator…just sayin’. 😀 But I’ll probably pick it up none the less.

    • Keep in mind that brands usually work 1-2 years in advance on their products :) Hard to say who had it first in an industry with a lot of espionage and long, long production times.

    • Ari

      I vaguely remember an article about just that likeness! If I remember right, the research indicated that Guerlain were the first to produce the design, that Laura Mercier were the first to start selling the design, and that the official word from Guerlain is that there’s no hard feelings between the companies, nor any cries of infringement.

  5. Mariella

    Love the look of the Meteorites Cruel Gardenia but I think I’ll stick with my MAC By Candlelight. One of the lipsticks looks really appealing but I have issues with the prices and the fact that they’re not refillable.

  6. Nicole

    The Meteorites Cruel Gardenia is so beautiful! I think I need it! 😀

  7. Chelle

    Spring collections and I haven’t even started buying Christmas presents yet…


  8. virginiaisforluvrs

    Ahh!! New Rouge Gs!! Happy dance!

  9. I miraculously managed to grab 3 items from this collection on eBay, including the Cruel Gardenia highlighter which I love so much! ♥ Can’t wait to get the rest of the collection, as usual I want everything!

  10. Dominique

    As a French woman I love fragrances from Guerlain with the typical ” Guerlinade “, they’re really great ! Make-up from Guerlain is less attractive ( I prefer Chanel, Nars or M.A.C generally speaking ), and spring collection 2012 is not so fine. Dior or Lancôme are much more promising in fact.

  11. Celine

    I NEED the meteorites powder!

  12. Joanna

    Cute packaging. Can’t wait to see the swatches :)

  13. Ana G.

    Lovely..but way too soon to be “feeling” this collection! I just bought my Dior Versailles today so, still in a winter mood :-)

  14. Mercedes Polo Martín

    OMG!!! It´s the most amazing packaging I´ve ever seen for a palette!
    Absolutely incredible!!

  15. That highlighter is to die for. I’ll have to see about the shadows and the lipsticks. Part of me thinks that I have no need for another pink lipstick, but Guerlain has a way of convincing me to buy things I don’t think I need…

  16. lilly

    That blush is hands down the most beautiful makeup item I have ever seen.

  17. Why must you temp me Rouge G!!!! Seriously the last three shades are calling to me but the $148.05CAN price tag for all three makes me want to die a little.

  18. Monica

    OMG!!!! that gardenia thing looks amazing!

  19. elma

    The blue palette :O

  20. Hilary♥

    Everything is amazing! Guerlain has such a touch for detailing, their products leave me breathless every time. Too bad these will be too expesive and out of budget for me – but still, I’ll enjoy having a look at the swatches.

  21. Tina

    so darn expensive!!

  22. Jana

    And where exactly are the blacks?…none of the products seems dark to me and I was hoping to see some edgy vampy colours.

  23. Jill

    I’ve never actually tried Guerlain cosmetics, but I really want to! Their packaging is so beautiful and their colors and always really nice.

  24. Katherine

    So pretty! I know for sure I will be picking up the illuminator, and I want the pink eyeshadow palette.

  25. MORENA

    Wow, how much re they gonna keep charging for makeup??? Is there any makeup item out there that sells for $100 yet? I mean jeez…..

  26. Ruth

    I will have to have the 4 new Rouge G lippies, they’re my fave ever !

  27. wow, that Gardenia powder looks super similar to Laura Mercier’s Rose Rendesvous powder- even the flower impressions looks almost identical- of course, Laura’s compact has multiple flowers, but still! If I had to guess by looking, it looks like this one is a bit fairer, but I’ll be curious to compare- so odd that they look so similar!

  28. Marian

    Holy Cow! These are georgeous! I’ve never been more tempted!

  29. I skipped out on the flowered highlighter from Lauara Mercier…but I just might have to get my hands on this one! So pretty!

  30. Sara

    thank you jesus for a january birthday :) I KNOW WHAT I’M ASKING FOR THIS YEAR.

  31. alison

    Rouge Gs are pretty opaque, right? I’ve been looking for a pink like the first picture (guessing that’s innocente ) for years, but not one id have to layer for it to mute my naturally pigmented lips. Can’t wait to see swatches on it. Out of my price range, really, but if it does what I want, id be willing to scrape and save for it!

  32. WOW!! What a beautiful collection!!!!! WANT WANT!


  34. Makeup fan

    Oh so pretty!! I’ve never owned anything from Guerlain before and I’m SO tempted to buy something from this collection!!

    • Iris

      I recommend either rouge G or meteorite. There are no dupes out there for them and They. Are. Gorgeous.

      I own my Garconne at full price and I adore it!

  35. Maggie

    The powder looks just like Laura Mercier’s that’s out right now.

  36. Rabia

    OMG the Meteorites cruel Gardenia looks exactly like Laura Merciers luminizer from the holiday collection!!!! iven the color imo!!

  37. Teresa

    I want the Meteorites Cruel Gardenia.

  38. Dana

    This collection is gorgeous! And wearable! I just wish it wasn’t so expensive

  39. Hend

    and Meteorites Cruel Gardenia is added to my list :I

  40. lita

    It’s a really luxury collection!
    My favourite is Cruel Gardenia.