Friday, May 1st, 2009

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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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Guerlain Summer Splash Color Collection for Summer 2009

Beneath the summer sun emerges a siren or, perhaps, an angel… She is beautiful; in fact she is mesmerising! Resting in the shade of a parasol or protected by the slow rhythm of a fan to dr y the shir t which clings to her moistened skin. Did she dive into the lagoon fully clothed to gather shells with which to make a necklace?

LE2 Waterproof Mascara ($35.00)

  • Bleu Cruise (Limited Edition)
  • Noir Cruise
  • Brun Cruise

Meteorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder ($65.00)

  • Nacre des Mers

Terracotta Pearly Shell Illuminating Sun Powder ($65.00)

Ombre Eclat Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00)

  • Perles des Mers

Ombre Eclat Mono Eyeshadow ($34.00)

  • Sable Blanc
  • Sable Blond

Terracotta Loose Powder Khol ($34.00)

  • Lagon Bleu

KissKiss Stick Gloss Extreme Shine ($30.00)

  • Rose des Sables
  • Grenade des Iles
  • Corail des Mers

Availability: May 2009 at select Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.

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