Guerlain – Spring 2008 – The Guerlain Woman

You’ll find THE GUERLAIN WOMAN everywhere you least expect her. Playful, she doesn’t hesitate to mix classical with contemporary styles. Cultured, she never misses the latest art exhibit, concert and new novel. Gourmet and passionate, she’s a real connoisseur of fine food and drinks. She is totally alive, in every way. She works. She plays. She travels. She has brunch at the Bosco Cafe in Moscow, strolls along the Via Montenapoleone in Milan, shops on Avenue Montaigne in Paris, relaxes at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, dines in London’s Mayfair district and yet, when she finds herself at the Whitney Museum in Manhattan, she’s still dazzled.

Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eyeshadow($57.00)

  • 400 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
  • 440 Corail Ambre
  • 460 Rose Boise
  • 461 Violette du Soir
  • 480 Perle d’Argent
  • 481 Bronze Dore
  • 490 Cendrillon Cendre

KissKiss Stick Gloss ($28.00)

  • 964 Fleur de Feu (Limited Edition)
  • 960 Candy Pink
  • 961 Cherry Pink
  • 962 Grape Juice
  • 963 Berry Pink
  • 940 Vanilla Beige
  • 941 Brown Toffee
  • 942 Mango Fizz
  • 920 Jelly Red

Available: February 2008 at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Sephora.

For photos and the rest of the background on Guerlain’s Spring 2008 collection…

Immersed in the marvellous retrospective universe of the Summer of Love, she discovers the 1970s and the fabulous psychedelic wave, Pop Art’s creative rage, the wild fashions in Swinging London and the no less vibrant Paris, the riot of colours, the striking shapes, completely reinvented objects and liberating music. Neither retro nor nostalgic, this collection integrates all the best aspects of this truly Golden Age, reinterpreted just for her, by Guerlain, fully in step with her contemporary world.

She catches a glimpse of herself reflected in a glass display case. Her eyes, like a painting of light and shadow, artfully play on nuances of ash grey and bright pink. Her brilliantly shining lips, perfectly shaped and outlined, make an amazing work of art in hot pinks.

“I have always loved the seventies, the wild riot of colours and totally stunning optical effects, it’s an artistic explosion that mixes together ultimate classics with groundbreaking new extremes. At the Whitney Museum exhibit in New York, I rediscovered the creativity of an era that continues to live on. I wanted to reference this phenomenon through our fresh spring collection, a wonderful “revival” after a long winter!” — Olivier Echaudemaison

Mixing and matching different fashion periods to heighten and glorify her beauty. That’s the “style” of today’s Guerlain woman.

For a subtly shaded look, opt for the soft duos, arranged horizontally: Highlighter and Velvet in the upper par t of the palette, or Design and Contour in the lower part. For a bolder look, choose from the two contrasting tones, arranged vertically: Highlighter and Design on the left,Velvet and Contour on the right.

For extreme sophistication, apply all four shades:
1 – Apply shimmering Highlighter to brighten the whole eyelid.
2 – Blend Velvet powder up and outwards towards the top of the eyelid.
3 – Create shape and depth by applying Design powder along the crease of the eyelid.
4 – Add a final touch of radiance by emphasizing the base of the upper and lower lashes with pearly Contour.