Friday, September 25, 2009

Guerlain Slavic Beauty

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.


Unknown said...

They look so pretty, can see why they are your fav.
The pack is amazing :)

Tali said...

Great shots of the products! You managed to capture all the detail of the packaging.

I finally got my hands on the blush at duty free and i do like it. But at first i used too much and looked a bit i figured one small pump does BOTH cheeks!
And your so right..v.hygenic packaging. Means it will last years!!

fantastic said...

@gabriela: yes, i really love the packaging!

@tali: thank you :) i don't want to run out of that's so easy to apply, and almost no-fail! although..i know that i'll try to use it up for the sake of it not going bad on me. there's such a fine line between preserving and actually utilizing..sometimes i don't know where to stand! xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, so pretty and such beautiful and unique colours. Love Guerlain's LE collections.

Tina A. said...

That packaging is simply stunning, I think they did an amazing job this time!!!
Now I 'm really feeling bad for skipping the summer palette... :(


fantastic said...

@su-pah: do you have this one? i wouldn't be surprised if you did...palette queen! xx

@tina_mbc: we only recently got our guerlain counter back in town, with the opening of a new Neiman's. I pretty much went from meteorites to internet, to full-on obsession! xxx

Lipglossiping said...

So, so pretty! I'm surprised to hear the blush described as corally, I had my eye on it after reading it described as a sheer pink. Anything coral mixed with my skintone is a big no no (shame, 'cos I love coral colours). Loving the look of the nude lip from that collection too. Lovely post, now I wish it weren't a Sunday evening so I could go explore my local counter!

Anonymous said...

Tsarina is the best quad of the year. I bought a backup. If I could only have one quad this year or next or last it would be this one. Still considering the Russion Doll Blush. Broke down and ordered the Lip Pallet. When I see pictures of this or use this I litterally get happy.

fantastic said...

@anonymous: i'm the same way! this is the prettiest palette...BUT have you seen the upcoming holiday ones? the packaging is gorgeous as well :)

Anonymous said...

Fantastic, I honestly don't have any Guerlain palettes. Dear oh dear... My reputation is now at stake!

Faye said...

Wow, how beautiful! I wouldnt want to use it incase I ruined it!

Resham said...

The packaging is soo stunning...but its a bit expensive brand for me...tch..tch

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