It’s really interesting (to me, at least!) that this whole ‘3D’ beauty is a trend for next year. First we have Chanel’s darling flower blush (HERE) and now Autograph at Marks & Spencer are showing a raised highlighter and blush for next year. It doesn’t have the finesse or delicacy of the Chanel offering but it’s still very, very pretty. It’s not a new-new technology – Laura Mercier (Rose Rendevous Highlighter) used it last year with a recessed powder, but it’s obviously doing the beauty rounds so there may well be other examples ahead.
Anything to do with beauty tooling and components is fascinating to me – I did a feature a while back for HowToSpendIt.com on the Givenchy leather clad lipsticks – let me tell you, they weren’t easy to produce (the feature is HERE if you want to read) needing part machine and part hand-finishing. In theory, you can do just about anything now with make-up – a lot of the technology is in China.
If I ever get to China, unfollow me unless you want to read a lot of posts about beauty moulds!
The Autograph version looks a lot like the Guerlain flower symbol – I think it will do really well because already it plays with your memory as something ‘recognisable’ even though it’s brand new. M&S have given it a nice point of difference twist (and the blush) by using a marbling effect. But, it won’t cost nearly the same as Chanel! In fact, it’s a bit of a snip at £12.50 and hits stores in January.
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Ooh its so pretty! Good one M&S!
It’s pretty but I think Guerlain must have sold them the mould as it is a petal by petal copy of the Guerlain http://www.temptalia.com/guerlain-cruel-gardenia-meteorites-review-photos-swatches (I did some petal counting!)
it’s a carbon copy of a guerlain cruel gardenia highlighter – beautiful, but still a copy :/
This is much more in my price range! I definitely cannot afford Chanel!
That’s so pretty!
This is a rip off of the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia highlighter. 🙁 I will check it out, but I have a feeling that it doesn’t even come close to the quality of the Guerlain one.
Yes, the whole time I was blogging it I was thinking of the Guerlain lids – don’t have my hands on it yet but I will blog it properly when I do.x