Guerlain Bloom of Rose
Guerlain Bloom of Roses

Believe it or not, these pictures were taken outside – there is just no light, so I will have to ask you to imagine a little more vibrance to Guerlain Bloom of Roses, so called for its use of rose oil in the formulations. So the big launch for Guerlain is KissKiss RoseLip (£26.50) – a balmy textured, sheer colour lip product. Jojoba oil, rose extract, rose petal oil and hyaluronic acid.

Guerlain Bloom of Roses

The two shades I have are Morning Rose (clear pink) and Chic Pink (a beige toned, warm pink). The textures are beautiful – softening, smoothing and highly comfortable in the wear. I don’t think I’ve especially noticed a visual smoothing, but if you’re in the market for a luxury balm, this certainly feels top end. There are six shades in the new range. You’ll also notice in the picture, a new nail base – promising to give stronger nails (£19). I’ve used Guerlain nail base on and off for a long time now and always like it – this one is rich in fatty acids and a molecule called DMU (Dimethyl Urea – creates cross links in Keratine but unlike Formaldehyde won’t cause irritation).

Guerlain Rose Aux Joues
Guerlain Rose Aux Joues

Also joining the Autumn launch are six new blushers – Guerlain Rose Aux Joues (£33.50). These are interesting because they contain pink booster pigments, meaning that they hold natural red light and make cheeks look like they have a more pink tone to them. The texture is feather light – I’m not a fan of powder blush but I think these are the exception. I have Peach Party here, but there are five other shades ranging from the palest pink through to a plum tone.

Guerlain Bloom Of Rose
Guerlain Bloom Of Roses

As you can see (from my goosebumpy arms – outside is cold!) it’s all focussed on sheer. First is Morning Rose, then Chic Pink and finally the blush. The Guerlain Bloom of Roses collection launches on 3rd August.

It’s a strange thing that Guerlain makes the most lovely make up for older women – products that have really been thought about to suit the needs and skins (inclusion of hyaluronic for example and smoothing actions) of the beauty+ generation, and yet they always use a young model. Mixed message! I don’t know why they aren’t more proud to celebrate us, because I have a feeling that we probably make up a large proportion of their customer base.



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