more Spring colours…

2012 March 6, Tuesday

Guerlain is coming up roses with les Roses et le Noir (The Pinks and the Blacks in English) with a collection of mostly pink shades for the eyes (like the 2 new palettes of Écrin 4 Couleurs) and lips and a brand new mascara to the G de Guerlain family.

Remember Rouge G de Guerlain?  The über luxe lipstick that has it’s own mirror open up when you slide out the lipstick.  An exceptional mascara with a similar mechanism has arrived!  It’s refillable too!  So you just need to get the refill when your mascara runs out.

There’s also a pretty pretty illuminating powder in the shape of a gardenia and 4 shades of Rouge G.  Both of which are limited editions.

And it’s more flowers in bloom over at Laneige.  A limited edition collection designed by celebrated illustrator Sanna Annuka.

Love in Bloom is a fun and happy collection from the packaging to the colours it presents.  A very versatile palette of 9 eye shades that will take you from day to evening, garden weddings to disco glam, a two-tone cheek palette that contours, adds glow and highlight, and 5 potted lip glosses that’ll make your lips pop!  I think it’s gonna be a tough choice to make between them 5!


Sun or (fake it with)Terracotta?

2011 June 7, Tuesday

Launched in 1984, Guerlain‘s  legendary Terracotta powder was created and has become a favourite of many over the years till now.  And in 2009, it was reported that one was sold every 25 seconds worldwide.  So this year, for the benefit of women (and men!) of different skin tones, Guerlain has re-introduced a full spectrum of 8 shades of the Terracotta Powder.  And to add to the excitement of achieving healthy bronzed skin, 3 products are added to the extensive line.

Terracotta Skin, a super fine and lightweight fluid powder foundation that corrects and evens out skin tone and letting your complexion glow with warmth.  The spherical soft-focus elastic powders diffuses light in all directions blurring out imperfections like fine lines & pores.  Waxes enhance the texture and application.

Terracotta Serum, a tan enhancing serum 30 times more concentrated than other tan boosting products that can be worn alone, before sunscreen or mixed with your skin care products (including body products too!) which can stimulates melanin production to optimise or prolong your tan.  The serum’s soothing properties moisturises and softens skin heated by the sun to ensure skin is well hydrated and detered from peeling.

Jambes de Gazelle.  Fake it beautifully and fake it smart!  And make your legs slim and taut looking like a gazelle’s.  This instant tan in a luxurious bottle can be easily washed off with soap and water.  And it’s not a makeup product.  It also cares for your skin and boosts your tan at the same time.

FYI, Terracotta Serum and Jambes de Gazelle are limited items so grab yours before they sell out.  😉

Cherry Blossom. Guerlain Spring 2010

2010 February 19, Friday

Innocent yet sexy looking Natalia Vodianova, again, fronts Guerlain‘s campaign, Cherry Blossom.  A collection that is originated from the west but draws inspiration from the east.

Eyes are kept in focus with shades of deep violet, plum and shimmering shades of pink and white from the Ombre Éclat 4 Couleurs.  And cheeks highlighted with the multi-shaded Blush Éclat with shades or peach and pink which would go well with most, if not all, skin tones.

In case you don’t already know of this product, the Météorites is a multi-coloured powder put together to give you radiance and glow with the correcting and light enhancing colours.  And fans of the it who like the colour pink will be happy to see the pink “petals” on the compact case of the Météorites Voyage this time.  Resembling sakura during “mankai” (cherry blossoms in full bloom).

Insolence, one of the house’s best selling fragrance also comes in a limited edition bottle to celebrate spring.  Decorated with Japanese-style flowers and somehow reminds me of the umbrellas a Geisha would carry when strolling the streets of Kyoto.  The scent is made up of violet, berries and iris notes.

La vie en sakura!