Friday, December 18th, 2009

Winter-into-Spring Blossoms with Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles

Happy Friday, everyone! :) This is a look using the two new, limited edition products from Guerlain’s Cherry Blossom Collection: Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad and Cherry Blossom Blush.

Surprisingly, the eyeshadow quad and blush don’t go together quite as much as I thought they would–the blush is warmer than the quad, which is why they require more work to wear simultaneously.  I think I managed to get them to work together for the most part, but they didn’t go together as easily as I anticipated.

You will need the following…


For eyes, start by applying MAC Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid with the 249. Using the 239, apply Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (pink) on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (medium purple) on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (dark purple) with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Next, define the crease by applying Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (dark purple) with the 226. Lightly tap and brush Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (pink) directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (white) as a highlighter on the brow bone.  Bring everything together by applying Urban Decay 1999 Liner on the lower lash line, and gently tap Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad (pink) on the lower lash line with the 219.   Finish by applying Lancome Plum Tease Artliner on upper lash line with the 208, and then sweeping lashes with Chanel Exceptionnel mascara (black).

For cheeks, apply Guerlain Cherry Blossom Blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 129.

For lips, apply MAC Prive Lipstick first, and then layer MAC Preciousness Lipgloss for a glossy sheen.

Check out more photos!

Guerlain Jeu d’Ombrelles Eyeshadow Quad: white, dark purple, pink, medium purple

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68 thoughts on “Spring Makeup: Light Pinks & Purples

  1. Sarah M

    stunning. this is such a pretty, girly look. i really love it christine! :-)

  2. Roxanne

    Wow, you really good in purples! The dark purple e/s is gorgeous. I think the blush and the lipstick go very well with it (and so does your shirt!). You kind of look like you’ve just had your hair cut too :)

    • Hair cut, bah! What’s that? I haven’t had one since OMG LAST DECEMBER. HOLY BEAUTY GOODNESS. Talk about a wake up call… Yeah, maybe after the New Year, I’ll get right on that, lol!

      Thank you!! :)

  3. Kate M.

    oooh i really like it…it’s like an ice princess look!  the purples really make your eyes pop!  i need to practice the way you do your crease…i’d really like mine to look more defined and deep set =)

  4. I love the look and the eyeshadow color. Purple makeup is one of my favorites, after pink :)

  5. Emm

    You look pretty! I love the look :)

  6. unbelievably gorgeous! thx for recommending the mac dupes-very helpful for me!

  7. I really liked this palette in the pictures, but in swatches, it looks so meh. I guess I can cross this off my wishlist =S

  8. rashmi

    wowww i wish u would have posted this earlier hahhahaa am a greedy girl

    u know what … i had worn one light lavender outfit on some marr. function
    and my friend said apply purple e/s on ur intire lid
    and me such a fool did that and applied l’oral hip purple eyeliner
    with light pink lipstick
    i wish i had mixed the colours like u did
    may be next time
    but i must appreciate this look so sutle and simple still
    so different and refreshing

  9. I love spring and this look is brilliant!

  10. Anitacska

    Aaw, so pretty. Really makes me want to try them out now, although I still have the fear of ruining them, lol. :)

  11. KatoAto

    I love the look but I also love your top!

    Who makes it?

  12. This is so pretty! The purples look amazing, and the blending is incredible! I love how everything is well matched, too. BTW, awesome shirt! Or dress?

  13. Great combo! I think I’ll go grab a few more of the MAC subs I don’t have yet and try this out this weekend. I like your top too. :) I hope the H&M near me has one like it.

  14. Celeste

    i think you went a bit overboard with the highlighter above the shadow but other than that this is a great look

  15. Cherie

    LOVE IT!!! This is so my Saturday night look now :)

  16. kate

    i love it– you look beautiful! and who makes that shirt?!?! i love it

  17. montygrl4131

    I wasn’t too impressed with the swatches from the “review,” but after seeing this absolutely gorgeous look, I am going to have to pick these up. You are so dangerous to my wallet Christine!!

  18. Rae

    Gorgeous!! I don’t know about the lips, but the eyes look FANTASTIC. I’m always so envious of your skills! 😛

  19. Luisafer

    that’s very cute, looks so sweet, like you look!!! but only white girls can pull it :-(

  20. Pam

    Very nice look! matches your top :) where did you get your top from BTW?


  21. amy

    This is pretty and soft. I talked myself out of getting Prive but now I want it!

    • I don’t think it’s a very special pink, you know? MAC makes lots of great permanent pinks (Angel, Plink!, Sweetie), so I think you can still pass!

  22. u introduced me to the goodness that is prive Christine…i love it!

  23. Lorna

    that’s a very beautiful spring look. btw, i like your shirt too. it’s very cute.

  24. Andrea

    wow gorgeous! i might consider picking up the quad afterall.

  25. abbyL

    you know i love all your looks christine, but i have no qualms whatsoever saying this is by far my very favorite! its gorgeous, everything about it! i’m in love with this guerlain collection too. just staring at these pics makes me happy!

  26. This is so sweet and pretty!

  27. Fie

    This is gorgeous, and I’m a sucker for purple. I hope the palette won’t cost me a bomb here. :/

  28. KC

    One of my favourites on the whole site! I love pinks and purples. For you darker skinned gals, all u have to do is swap out the icy pink lip colour for MAC’s Odyssey lipstick.

  29. Wow , amazing look and great colors.
    Might be in my list for spring 2010 collection.

  30. Shadowy Lady

    you look beautiful, as always. :)
    how beautiful your eyes looks in purple..
    (sorry for my english.)

  31. love this look! i love purple e/s 😀

    christine, what dupe would u suggest for “prive” l/s?

  32. Vness_12

    Wow….this is REALLY nice Christine. I’m all-over this look right here. Great job. :)

  33. Rosie

    I love pinks and purples for the spring. I am so inspired! Your shirt looks cute.