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).
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.
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.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
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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