|Guerlain Spring Meteorites Cruel Gardenia|
|Laura Mercier Rose Rendevous|
|Givenchy Prism for Spring 2012|
|Dior Nails for Spring 2012|
The Laura Mercier Palette and the Guerlain Palette are so similar in style that it looks as though that the same design was sold to both brands. I have to strongly doubt that deliberate espionage was at play.. I don’t think they’ve got the time or inclination to do all that. But, nonetheless, there is talk of secrets being spilled. It’s quite easy to see how one brand gets hold of another’s information. Looks and designs are planned about a year ahead, so this time last year, prototypes would have been available. Some brands get staff to trial the products (but don’t see packaging) before they go into production, but the general rule is that they cannot use them in public or share information about them. Then of course, there is the factory floor where the make-up is packed. And, also the component manufacturer factory floor.. there are many stages where product secrets could potentially be leaked. It would be quite wrong to imply that these are where leaks occur.. I genuinely have no idea, but it’s really to illustrate that it is hard to keep a beauty secret! Guerlain have had the good grace to come back with a statement about their flower symbol and confirm that yes, the similarity with Laura Mercier is nothing more than unfortunate co-incidence.
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