Right, I’m gulping a little bit at this post because there is a lot to say. I’m a big, big fan of Guerlain make up – I just don’t think its okay to knock out flat, dull colours anymore when it is possible to put together creative and innovative ranges that elicit a real emotional response on first sight. While not all brands have the same Guerlain budget, it really is a case of looking and learning, because this is what beauty – to me – is really all about; that initial reaction of absolute longing! The colours of Guerlain Autumn Winter aren’t exceptional particularly – but the way they’re housed and presented is. A series of browns and greys in Ecrin 6 Couleurs cut with a bolt of bright suddenly makes me wish for autumn! Incidentally, the formulas are now boosted with moonstone; naturally lit with silver or blue reflections. Now, because it is a French range, there is the traditional flight of fancy – I quote ‘Its silvery or blue reflections, ensured by its lamellar structure, recall the clarity of the moon. Its special feature; the adularescence phenomenon’. Ur, ok. Whatever. Nonetheless, there’s something about these colours that really are quite captivating.
The packaging is a little story on its own. Chiselled metal latticework with a simply etched bee is designed by India Mahdavi; an award winning designer who has lived in the US, Germany, UK and France and whose family roots are Iranian-Egyptian in origin. When you open the palette, there is a kind of easel effect; a mirror that opens to one side of the palette. And the brush – double ended – is hair, not foam. What more can I say? To me this is just how make up should be. Elegant, exciting and completely desirable. Try not to scream ‘ouch’ when you know they are £51 (from August).
There is also a new blush, four new shades of Rouge G De Guerlain and three of KissKiss Gloss, AND a new foundation; Lingerie De Peau.
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The first two are my faves!
In fact I have to have the first.
OMG! These look stunning! I’ve seen some photos already, but not all available palettes. They’re simply amazing.
Thanks so much for the photos – it’s a beautifully presented collection. The etching on the casing is gorgeous. I think I’ll grab one of the Passy sets.
Are these going to be permanent editions or are they just for fall? Otherwise it’s going to be difficult to choose just one!
They are beautiful, I’ve just been staring at the images trying to decide which one I like best. It’s impossible though! Such lovely packaging too.
Good grief, I want them all.
They are not as interesting as I was hoping they’d be. Champ Elysees is the prettiest, but not sure I’ll get it, unless maybe I find it much cheaper on eBay. 😉
Thank you for the pictures–I love them all. Are they limited edition, or permanent?
I need Vendome. These are stunning.
It’s going to be Vendome or Champs Elysees for me. I wonder if I could swing a trip to Paris in August. It’d be a dream to purchase these at the Guerlain store on Champs Elysees – just to add to the elegant experience 🙂
These are beautiful and the packaging nearly justifies the price to me. BUT historically Guerlain shadows haven’t been the best in texture, colour payoff or durability terms. It’s been a year or so since I’ve tried them – have they improved any?
So gorgeous – all of them – can’t decide which I’m going to buy. I have hazel coloured eyes and a pale skin – any suggestions?
Absolutely gorgeous. I love Vendome and Passy, but I did baulk at the price tag somewhat!
Oh, they are awsome! I really want the darkblue one…
Hi there 🙂
Loved the first shade… Do you have any post from Guerlain Terracotta Lady Tan Magnifier?
These look absolutely beautiful, I can see I need Passy, and I may have to get Vendome and Champs Elysees too. Oh, and Sevres.
Wow, they are stunning. I’d love Vendome or Champs Elysees but at that price, it seems unlikely.
I would love Champs Elysees but purple never looks good on me. I’d have to go for Passy, they’re all gorgeous though!
I completely in love with these. Thank you for posting.
Does anyone know when these will be available in the UK?