Is that not the chicest palette you have ever seen? As of late, I am a little over the top with palettes, and am appreciating the idea that someone else (namely the cosmetic companies), will make my mind up for me. You'll see what I'm getting at in upcoming posts...but it's my new take on trying new things. Some of the shades that you find in palettes are ones that you would have never set out in search of on your own--only to find that you love them with time!
My attraction to the Guerlain Slavic Beauty look, came with the name and packaging. Their campaign music was also a big push (can you hear the marketing bells going off?), and I loved the fact that they used Natalia Vodianova as their face. Quickly, Tsarina became one of the most used items in my collection, and I tell you--the compliments have been a bit overwhelming! I honestly wasn't sure that plums and purples (mind you, a burnt orange), would be my cup of tea--they have a tendency to cause my eyes to look bloodshot. After a little playing around though, I realized I was wrong. And the blendability--oh, the blendability. I promise to buy more. Quality is not the issue here. The packaging is heavy, and makes you feel as though you have a little jewel on your counter. I think that is how makeup ought to be...special.
Another piece from the collection that caught my eye, was the Russian Doll Liquid Blush. It comes in a very hygienic (beautifully adorned) pump bottle, and is a sheer yet illuminating coral shade. It's perfect for olive skintones, but I can imagine it would flatter any shade. A very small amount goes a long way, so it will have a longer life than the size would otherwise imply.
Are you a fan of Guerlain? In my opinion they've come a long way from their recognition as the "meteorite" makeup line.