Guerlain Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo-Red Hot #06, $50 (Sephora or Neiman Marcus)
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I’m a little in love with this gloss from Guerlain’s Spring Collection. Ok a lot in love just look at it!
This is a really sparkly pink gloss that looks great on. I wish it had a doe foot applicator but other than that its perfect. The applicator is a short bristle brush. I hate brush applicators, I feel like I’m painting a wall. The shimmer is tiny though and you can’t feel it which is huge to me. I don’t think it’s too sticky a gloss and it’s really comfortable to wear. The price is $30.50 so I’m gonna wear it out.
It’s an overcast day so here are a few pics, sorry that I wasn’t able to catch this color on a sunnier day!
I love this, it’s my first Kiss Kiss Gloss gloss from Guerlain. I couldn’t be more pleased with it!
One of the most exciting things to come out this Spring is Guerlain’s Illuminating Iridescent Powder Cruel Gardenia. I was actually going to skip this but I became so interested in getting it after seeing the pearl-like finish. I love highlighters, lately its become my new addiction. I have purchased quite a few pretty highlighters lately. Each one more unique to my collection than the last. Take a look at my best efforts to capture Cruel Gardenia.
It’s hard to capture how pretty this is in pictures and just as hard to describe it. I really think this is different from anything in my collection because its more of a pink pearl finish than anything that I have. I thought at first that would be a harsh look on my skin but actually it warms me up like a good pink should. One of the most interesting things to me is that this feels creamier to the touch than all the highlighters that I have. It’s more like the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in that respect. I love this because I get much better staying power out of both.
I thought it might be useful to show you Cruel Gardenia, the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator, and Estee Lauder’s Topaz Chameleon. Since all of them have come out recently some of you might want to see them all. Maybe to determine which one is right for you or if you should skip them all according to what you have now. It’s all a matter of preference right?
In all of the following pictures the swatch order is: Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon, Guerlain’s Cruel Gardenia, and then the Face Illuminator by Laura Mercier.
Interesting aren’t they? All so different and so beautiful! Please take a look at my individual posts on Laura Mercier’s Face Illuminator or Estee Lauder’s Topaz Chameleon if you’d like to know a little more.
I know someone is going to ask which is my favorite. That is a hard question to answer. If I had to pick one of these three I’d go with Laura Merciers Face Illuminator. In the simplest terms I think of Topaz Chameleon as gold, Cruel Gardenia as pink, and the Face Illuminator as champagne. I love the look of a champagne highlight on myself best of all!
I’ll be doing reviews on these new goodies soon from Neiman’s but here’s a preview of what I grabbed!
If you are interested in Cruel Gardenia and Topaz Chameleon get busy because they are going to sell OUT!
The Le Metier de Beaute Lash Serum isn’t new but I’ve always wanted to try it to grow my lashes so I’m excited. I have some Bobbi Brown and Burberry lip gloss on the way so I’ll show them to you when they come in. Oh and more Le Metier de Beaute spring too! I can’t keep it all straight in my head….I have Spring madness!
I’m just starting to get into being a bronzing and highlighting maniac. I saw a bronzer I wanted to try on the Micheleista Beauty Blog: The Beauty Hunter. Besides being gorgeous Michelle has great taste!
If you’d like to see the Guerlain Bronzer #08 (.35 oz./$49) on Michelle please click here. It’s subtle and beautiful! There are eight shades available for a variety of skin tones. Now I have to get the Hourglass Primer she used….this is how my addictions and makeup psychosis starts. I blame other people/blogs for my issues. Here are the details on it from Sephora.com.
What it is:
A long-lasting, moisturizing bronzing powder.
What it does:
Whether dark or fair, blonde or brunette, Terracotta powder perfectly creates a natural-looking tan, whatever your complexion. Its unique texture has always been Guerlain’s best-kept secret. It leaves no lines or marks, only a natural, radiant luminous tan. Its formula enriched with moisturizing ingredients doesn’t dry out the skin and ensures long-lasting comfort.
I’ve been using this for two weeks and I love it!
I love a little vampy lipstick for the holidays. Guerlain’s Rouge Automatique line of lipsticks are really pretty. I’ve tried them and they are really long-lasting on my lips. I reviewed Champs Elysees back in August, check out that pretty hot pink color here. When I saw this deep burgundy color I was excited. It looks really dark and mysterious but there is a cool subtle shimmer buried deep in there that looks fantastic on the lips. This color is going to be in my holiday rotation…its just what I needed!
These eyeshadow palettes from Guerlain are killing me. As god is my witness this is the last one I’m getting! There are ten palettes in all and they are all so good. Here is the most recently released holiday one Les Ombres De Nuit.
I really love these colors. You can really create a nice yet dramatic look with these. The blue and green are so amazing. I never thought I’d like the green frosty shade but it’s just beautiful. The matte black eye color is good also. It’s such a deep matte color. Even though I have Mac, Urban Decay, and Lorac matte black colors that I use regularly…this is my favorite.
This is a beautiful combo of colors. I really like anything black (lol) and when you add gray and silver to the mix that’s really special. This is one of the nine palettes that Guerlain recently came out with. At $59 each they aren’t cheap but the quality is really very good as you should expect for that price!
I am not thrilled with the lightest shade, it’s a little to frosty for me but boy does it make me look more awake if I put it in the inner corner of my eye. I like to call it the J.Lo effect…my inner eye glows! As you can see from the swatches these colors are really pigmented and they apply really softly and blend well. I usually use two or three colors from the palette at once. I haven’t used the whole thing on my eye. I’m just not one of those girls that can use more than three shades on my eye at a time.
There are some great options among the nine palettes that Guerlain offers. There are so many different color palettes and something to match almost any shoppers taste. This is the best pick out of them all if you are into intense dark eye looks like me. Swatch this on your next visit to the Guerlain counter.
This was such a fun palette for me to test out. I love pink and I discovered not that long ago that the right shade of pink can be great on the eyes. I used to always shy away from pink eyeshadow and anything pink or red near my eyes but that tendency is gone now. I got two words for you…pink and gray. That makes a great smoky eye guys. Especially if your one of those people who wants a softer smoky eye.
There are four pretty shades in this palette and they work really well together. I am not in love with the lightest shade. As you can see from the swatches above its a kind of frosty pink shade that I just put in the inner corner of my eye with a very light touch. The rest of the colors are smooth and easy to blend together for a really pretty eye look. The darkest color is just beautiful. I’ve used that alone also. Just gorgeous.
I’m new to Guerlain shadows and this is such a great addition to my stash. I really like it. These retail for $59 each and there are nine palettes in total. The only drawback here is the price. I know that they are a high-end brand but this palette should really be less expensive. The quality of the shadows is fantastic but if you come out with nine of them like Guerlain has they should have made them cheaper. These are collectible. If you’d like to take a look at Les Violets, click here. That’s my favorite because it’s purple!
This is just as good as I knew it would be. Corinthian Eye Shadow ($30) from Le Metier De Beaute is kind of legendary. It’s such a beautiful color as soon as I saw it on my first visit to the counter I fell in love. I stuck my finger right in the tester which is unusual for me because testers sort of freak me out. I always wonder who sneezed on the display, my mind goes into overdrive. Sorry I have issues. Anyway the only problem is that everyone loves this color and it’s never in stock! I didn’t special order it or anything which I could have but I just waited. It finally was in stock last week and boy was it worth it! Such a pretty color that goes with everything. I am going to get a lot of mileage out of this! It’s a great neutral type color.
Disclosure: I purchased this item myself!
I saw this on a blog and thought easy purple smoky eye! This is a Plum Caviar Eye Stick from Laura Mercier. It retails for $24 and initially I wanted a few of these. They have some pretty shades available and it would be easy to go nuts over these. But I was a good girl and just got one in my favorite color. It’s so easy to line your eye or do a quick smoky eye. It’s a great tool, I love when something is easy to use but makes you look like you really know what you’re doing. It’s so creamy and just glides on, I love this thing. If purple isn’t your thing it comes in blue and green too. If you have a Laura Mercier counter near you swatch these!
Disclosure: I purchased this item myself!
Guerlain is a new brand that I’m just starting to get into. I was really put off by them last year when they came out with $85 eye palettes. I really figured then that I’d never make a purchase at that price point. Holy hell! Well this is better-kind of. I mean I still wish these palettes were cheaper than $59 each but I gotta tell you I love this thing. It’s palette #01 Les Violets. I have used this palette with the Plum Laura Mercier Eye Stick reviewed above and they go really well together. The four purple shades in the palette are swatched above on the right and the Plum Eye Stick is swatched above them. See how pretty that all is? I am such a purple freak I could use this combo every day. Love it.
Disclosure: I purchased this item myself!