I am trying really hard to avoid picking up beauty products that won´t be used more than a couple of times, though there will always be some exceptions to a rule like that. Untouchables, with embossing that is too perfect for words, and Guerlain´s bottles of fairy dust that they sometimes launch with their holiday collections.
And on that note, here are my picks from this years´collection.
I´m not going to go into detail about the background of the collection, but it was created in collaboration with Natalia Vodianova, face of the brand and of Shalimar. Shalimar turned 90 last year, so this is the collection I would´ve launched a year ago, but better late than never, right?
I love bronzer, and this one was a no-brainer. I´ll admit, it is kind of an untouchable, but from what little I swatched it is a golden, translucent bronze, less red than some of the summer LEs that they´ve released previously. I imagine it might work as a highlighter for some with medium to dark skin. Sorry, but that´s all you´re getting on this one for now.
I love lipsticks, and in particular red lipsticks. Unfortunately the shade doesn´t go to well with my work uniform, but a creamy, bright red like this, with the tiniest touch of pink is such a grand pick-me-up, that it makes me happy just to look at. Bonus for the little blue button detail.
If I needed any more convincing, I was pleased to see that the shade was quite similar to another favourite of mine, Urban Decay´s 69. The broad swipe is Rouge Saphir, and L-R is Guerlain Rouge Parade, UD 69 and Guerlain Greta.
I actually forgot to take a pic of the Météorites Perles de Legende, but it is a gorgeous tin filled with skin brightening pearls in gold, pink and green that corrects and leaves a slight golden sheen. These are more noticeable in my opinion than the regular Météorites, so a lot of people aren´t going to love this nearly as much as I do. That said, I might wear this as a highlighter on top of the regular perles for daytime.
Also, didn´t take a pic of the fairy dust. They say it is a scented powder, but I´m not buying it. I am convinced that once in a while Tinkerbell and all her friends get together and sell some of their fairy dust to Guerlain. Got to finance those outfits somehow.
I am still contemplating getting the eyeshadow duo and the gold eyeliner, though at the moment they are on the wishlist.
Santa, Honey, you know what to do.