Sunday, August 15, 2010

Guerlain Winter 2010 Collection

I like how the bee on the powder looks like a Fleur de Lis in the mirror.
(Image from British Beauty Blogger)
What!? The winter collection in August! I had the same reaction, but I figured I'd show you the pictures and let you see the stunning packaging and shades anyways. Especially because they don't look particularly winter-themed.
The first picture features the new Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Velours D'Or with a black liner, a shimmery gold shadow, and a lighter and darker two purple eye shadow shades. The top of the compact is embossed in an arabesque design in addition to the beautiful print on the powders inside for 37 british pounds. Beside, the quad is a double ended mascara called: Le 2 De Guerlain Volume High Shine Mascara Volume 13 Or 2 Nuit for 25.50 British pounds. The unique thing about this mascara is that in addition to the black side, there is a copper-gold as well, which I think would be a neat look every once in a while.
All three of these lipstick shades look lovely!
(Image from British Beauty Blogger)
The entire collection is inspired by gold and the Guerlain Bee, which I think is a nice touch (it certainly looks very high end, in my opinion!)
Another meteorites (with bee on top this time) and a purple tinted pressed powder with bees.
The famous ballz in this collection is officially named Meteorites Perles D'Or Illuminating Powder, with pink, lavender and beige/gold balls inside for 35 British pounds. The other in the image; Meteorites Poudre D'Or Exceptional Pressed Powder; is a stunning mix of beige/gold illuminating powder accented with lavender, pink and white bees, all in a white gold compact. Unfortunately, this costs a wallet destroying 107 British pounds (OUCH!). Though, at least the compact is refillable (if it's made of gold it darn well better be refillable!).

I particularly like the distressed parchment look in the background of the photos. 

Lastly, but certainly not least, is the spray Or Imperial Sublime Radiant Powder Face and Body, which can be sprayed over face and neck to delicately create a shimmer on the skin; and Midnight Star Collect D'Or which is the long cylinder that contains little one use tubes of a cream illuminator. The Midnight Star D'Or costs 39 British pounds, and the stunningly packaged Imperial Powder (in the neat old fashioned perfume spray bottle! *squee* costs a whopping 48 British pounds *sad face*.

All in all I think the jewel purples and rich gold is a lovely colour theme and that the collection is beautifully done. However, as with all Guerlain products, the price packs a punch (and thus they will forever be cemented in the High End category).

What do you think? Which items catch your attention?

(Note: Images and collection information from British Beauty Blogger site, because Guerlain does not rate me even worth notice for collection information :P)

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