Guerlain has a special place in my heart, being the legacy of this brand or the products, everything it does is luxurious. Luxurious not just in the sense of the formula, packaging, products but also when it comes to giving to the environment. I attended the beauty back to school session with Guerlain Canada team and I am more than a fan of this brand after knowing what they do behind the scenes. It was my first time that I met Maxime Poulin, International Makeup Artist for Guerlain and Guerlain team, it was such a nice experience for a person who being a nerd all life and now after knowing the importance and impact of self-care in the means of makeup or skincare, it did widen my horizons about this whole concept. I received the products in the beauty class and I have used them few times before writing this post. Guerlain Fall 2017 Collection is all about lips, Kisskiss Matte and Liquid Velvet.
Guerlain Kisskiss Matte (CAD $44) is the french kisskiss in a matte version. It is a hydrating and plumping matte lipstick, which is intense like a lipstick and comfortable like a balm. The Imperceptible spice extract in the formula gives the illusion of voluminous lips. The precious oils provide nourishment and hydrate the lips. The new generation of hyaluronic acid provides volume and curve to the lips. The Iconic packaging of the kisskiss is adorned with a golden matte veil which looks very stunning. It is available in 9 captivating shades for all occasions.
Guerlain Intense Liquid Matte (CAD $40) is a creamy velvet lip color. The formula is created with hyaluronic acid and tiger grass which ensures a soft and enjoyable sensation on the lips. Gloss d’Enfer iconic packaging is reinvented in its most glamorous and elegant black tie and dye version. I have used both these lip products and both are very comfortable to wear. They are hydrating and the staying power is good. The formula is very pigmented. I was sent Kisskiss Matte in Shade M330 Spicy Burgundy and Intense Liquid Matte in M71 Exciting Pink, both are swatched at the end of this post. It is available in 7 hypnotic shades for every mood.
Apart from the above new launches for the fall collection, sharing few other new favorites from Guerlain. Guerlain Kisskiss Liplift Smoothing Lipstick Primer (CAD $44) is a smoothing base in a stick which helps define lip contour, smoothes and prepares the lips for long lasting makeup. The texture is very creamy, rich and supple which does stay on without any slippery feeling, that is why the lipstick will stay on for a long time. It is available in one neutral translucent shade which helps preserve and enhance the color of lipstick. I did not notice any feathering of the lipstick while using this as the base. The fragrance of this primer is subtle vanilla-violet with the sparkling scent of berries.
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Touch (CAD $48) is described as a luminizer stick with meteorites mix of colors that allow creating an easy strobing. The shade “Golden Glow” is something that will work perfectly to enhance the complexion without looking unnatural. It does give that natural effect which is an enhanced version of your own self with revived complexion. It has a delicate violet fragrance. The formula is created with Stardust technology which has diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres to create soft focus perfecting halo, like an ideal mix of correcting and illuminating colors. I apply it on the top of my cheekbones, bridge of the nose, cupids bow, angles of my eyebrows and it gives the perfect natural radiance. I blend it by tapping my finger on it.
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Trio (CAD $63) is described as the first Guerlain Bronzer and contouring powder that combines three shades in one palette, to tan, contour, and light the complexion. The finish is ultra-natural matte. The fragrance is the signature terracotta scent which I am a fan, the best part of applying makeup when I am using my Guerlain Terracotta bronzer. There are three ways described to use this powder. For easy and sunny contouring, the bottom bronzing shade is applied by tracing 3 on each side of the face and then shaded areas are created by the top right darker shade under the cheekbones to the sides of the forehead and along the sides of the nose. The light shade is applied to the temples and under the outer corner of the eyes and the t-zone. For a natural glow, all the shades and blended together and applied as per the need. The natural shade does work very well to provide an all over glow to the face for my medium tan skin tone with yellow undertones.
Guerlain Blurring Active Base (CAD $52) is multi purpose product which is a makeup base as well as provides skin care benefits. It blurs the appearance of pores and provides a shine-free complexion. The texture is non-greasy and feels very fresh on the skin. It contains UrbanProtect Complex which has antioxidant properties similar to Vitamin E and helps fight pollution and protects the skin by targeting free radicals. It works very well as a makeup base and keeps the makeup last longer, and also as a skincare product which can be used as such over the skincare products as the last step. It is available in one universal white rosy shade which is invisible upon application.
Being a Guerlain products consumer since last few years, the products are per expectations and I am satisfied with the results. What is your favorite from this collection? Which Guerlain Product is on your wishlist?