Guerlain’s Summer Splash Collection Review, Photos, Swatches

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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Nacre des Mers (Pressed) Meteorites ($65.00) is sheer, lightly shimmery warm-toned white-beige. It’s extremely sheer, but it does show up as a soft powder on me. Meteorites always amuse me, if only because their scent reminds me of Mr. Bubble (the bubble bath)–which isn’t a bad thing–but it brings back interesting memories. If you’re looking for a Meteorite with more color, this isn’t your best bet. For me, this is definitely a highlighter, though a glorious one at that. This is sophisticated shimmer at its best, because it ends up looking a lot like a gentle glowy sheen than anything else.

Terracotta Pearly Shell Illuminating Sun Powder ($65.00) is a slightly warm, almost neutral dirty brown-orange bronzing color. It actually goes on my skin (NC20/NC25) really well. I thought it would be too dark, but applied with a light hand, it gives my cheeks just the faintest bronzed look. The shimmer seems like mostly an overlay with very little shimmer in the actual powder.

Lagon Bleu Terracotta Loose Powder Khol ($34.00) is a blue-green with yellow-green sheen powder khol. It’s an interesting product, and I’m curious to see how I end up using it. The color isn’t quite as blue as I was thinking it would be, but I like the shade nonetheless. Bleu Cruise LE2 Waterproof Mascara ($35.00) I haven’t tried on lashes yet (I keep forgetting!) but I did swatch it, at least, and it is a nice shade of subdued blue with just a faint green tone.

Corail des mers KissKiss Stick Gloss Extreme Shine ($30.00) is an absolutely STUNNING shade of summery coral-pink. I can see myself wearing this alone for everyday wear, when I want some color on my lips. It goes on fairly pigmented; it isn’t sheer, but it feels sheer. It has that glossy finish and light texture. Really quite lovely, so I hope I can check out the other two shades available soon (Rose des Sables and Grenade des Iles).


Sun Powder


Sun Powder


Nacre des Mers


Nacre des Mers


Corail des Mers


Lagun Bleu


Shell Illuminating Sun Powder, Nacre des Mers


Nacre des Mers; Blue Cerise (mascara), Lagun Bleu kohl, Corail des Mers
Perles des Mers Quad


Perles des Mers Quad


Nacre des Mers; Blue Cerise (mascara), Lagun Bleu kohl, Corail des Mers


Corail des Mers