[unpaid/sample] It’s been so long – and I mean so long – since I did a complete eye look but just felt compelled by the colours in the Summer Jean Palette.
So, is this not the most lovely palette you’ve seen in ever? The attention to detail with the little gold bees amongst the flowers – I’d frame it quite frankly. With Violette at the creative helm, Guerlain is exploring new horizons but always keeps the symbolic bee at the forefront. Violette collaborated with the painter Laura Gulshani who creates floral frescos to combine artistry, embroidery, make up and denim.
The Summer Jean palette features an electric blue, a vibrant matte violet shade, a glowing gold and a matte taupe. The only shade I couldn’t shoe-horn onto my lid was the taupe.
It’s hard to pick up the gold shimmer on camera but be assured it’s very much gleaming. I used the violet on the inner corners to the middle of the lid, the gold from the middle out and the blue as a liner above and below.
As you can see, I tried it with a bright lipstick but quickly took it off – way out of my comfort zone with a full face. On it’s own it would be okay I think but not with the eye. I used a Chanel foundation and MAC blush and then dusted on a little bit of the gold from the eye palette on my cheek bones. I mean, I look ready for the Oscars somewhat oddly against the background of a kettle! I think I’m going to use the violet shade often because I’ve really fallen for it.
Here are the colours close up. It’s really a long time as I say since I’ve used powder shadows but I did much better with a flat eye brush than with a shaped one. The blue shade needs to go on full power – as soon as you blend too much or go a bit shy with it, it loses that beautiful shimmer effect. Otherwise, they performed well.
There are two Rouge G lipstick case options – each one as lovely as the other. There is a new lip shade but it wasn’t sent. However, the joy of the cases is that they’ll fit any Rouge G lipstick you already have or any new colour you fancy from the selection. I just used a very light milky pink from Charlotte Tilbury after the shock of that very bright pink from Revlon. The cases are £32 and the lip refills are £32 HERE. NB: All those curly greys are new hairs making themselves apparent – I know they’re untidy but I’m very pleased to see them (if you followed my hair loss posts).
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