The Guerlain holiday 2015 Neiges et Merveilles makeup collection – rolling out as of October – should win a prize for making winter seem magical during the hottest days of the summer (hey, it's summer for two more weeks). Have you seen the insanely gorgeous Enchanted Snowflakes Meteorites? Of course you have now; that's them right up there. *swoon* and also #grabbyhands. Or #gimmethat. Let's have a look at the rest, because we're clever enough that we can enjoy the still-warm temps while we look at ridiculously pretty snowflake packaging.
Oh hai, Guerlain Ors et Merveilles Eyes and Blush palette ($95 at sephora.ca and $90 at sephora.com). You're a bit plummier than the gold-and-bronze palettes we've come to expect from Guerlain at this time of year. Pretty, you are! Still neutral with those shimmering gold, champagne and deep brown shades, and sweet + sexy with that pale matte pink and shimmering deep plum. (And hot for green eyes, blue eyes and brown eyes too.)
We see you too back there, Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Enchante Skin-Perfecting Illuminating Matte Powder ($214 at sephora.ca and $179 at sephora.com), resplendent in your weighty, shining silver re-fillable compact – hey, mind if we call you Enchanted Voyage Meteorites? You're part of a translucent matte white soft-focus pressed-powder movement, like the YSL Universal Radiance Matte & Blur we saw for this Fall.
And oh my, you're just the prettiest, Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Colour Lipstick in 867 Merveilleux Rose ($56 at sephora.ca and $55 at sephora.com). Such a pretty pink – see it on model Anastassia, a couple of photos below.
Oooh, look at those pretty blush shades tucked beneath the five shadows in the Guerlain Palette Ors et Merveilles Eyes and Blush Palette!
Now what's this? Sparkly sheer iridescent white Guerlain Gloss d'Enfer ($34 CAN), you bring out my inner six-year-old. I have a grown-up lady crush on your friend there, though, that frosted-tube of Guerlain Maxi Velvet matte lip colour ($34 CAN) that I'm told is similar to Rouge G L'extrait M65 Paress. Can't wait to see you swatched (soon!).
Winter-wonderland white! So pleased to see you, Terracotta Bronzing Powder 03 Brunettes ($64 CAN) in one of those limited-edition sleeves that were so immensely popular this past summer. Your hint-of-iridescence glimmer is perfecto for this coming winter – like new snow sparkling in sunlight (or glowing under the street lamps at night, which is just as lovely).
I know exactly what our ManiGeek will say when she sees you, La Laque Couleur 903 Nuit Merveilleuse ($29 CAN): "Give that to me." Truth.
And here's pretty Anastassia, wearing the makeup collection, including the special edition Rouge G Exceptional Complete Lip Colour Lipstick in 867 Merveilleux Rose, all applied by Guerlain global artist and Man of a Thousand Makeup Tips, Maxime Poulin. Let's listen to him speak:
We at Beautygeeks adore Maxime. He really understands women's faces and the concerns we have regarding makeup appropriate for our ages and skin. No YouTube contour-crazy theatrical makeup looks, thank you. Have a look at some of our early how-to videos with him, such as how to give your face a lift with subtle contouring and highlighting; how to shape and lift eyes with eyeshadow; how to create an eye-lift with eyeliner; how and where to apply blush; and how to create smoky eyes for winter. (Um... my camera work has improved since some of these tutorials. Maybe just listen to the first one or two, for Maxime's tips? Eek.)
The Guerlain holiday 2015 Neiges et Merveilles collection launches officially on November 1st at Guerlain boutiques, department stores and Sephora. But some pieces, including the stunning Meteorites, will be available via sephora online at the beginning of October.
Here's a link if you want to compare against the Guerlain holiday 2014 A Night at the Opera collection.
What do you think, lovelies? Can you handle snowflakes in hot, sunny September? Well, snowflakes by Guerlain, anyway?