To celebrate the holiday season, Guerlain has launched their 2020 Holiday Collection and the limited edition launches are beyond gorgeous. The holiday launches include Golden Bee Palette, Terracotta Golden Bee, Meteorites Golden Bee, and All in one Rouge G lipstick in a prestigious edition. I am going to review and swatch the Golden Bee Eyeshadow palette, Meteorites Golden Bee from the holiday collection and some new launches from the house that I have been totally enjoying.
Golden Bee Palette is a limited-edition eyeshadow palette that has 10 matte to iridescent shades which are perfect to create an everyday eye look as well as a special glam look for this time of the year. First of all, I am totally impressed by how sleek and luxe the case of the palette is. The elegant golden packaging is beyond gorgeous.
It includes a double-tipped applicator which comes in very handy during travel or for regular touchups and use. The palette gives the flexibility to work with smooth sheer iridescent shades which give a hint of glow while the matte shades give the opportunity to play with the pigment and its intensity. The formula is very creamy, smooth, applies and blends very well. The mattes work nicely to use for day to day makeup look, the satiny shades and the iridescent shades nicely work for a sophisticated, festive look.
Meteorites Golden Bee is the reinvention of the iconic meteorites in a limited edition colour harmony and packaging. Meteorites revisit its iconic sparkling golden case and are decked out in an embossed lid that celebrates the Bee, a symbol very dear to Guerlain. The new colour harmony is meant to add warmth and a delicate glow to the complexion. This new harmony is inspired by the emblematic shades of the best selling 02 harmony and includes a new golden pearl.
There are 6 iridescent and matte pearl powders for a luminous matte result, in tones of luminous gold to reveal glow, white and champagne gold to reflect the light, mauve to catch the light and green for a corrective halo effect. There is the signature delicate violet fragrance that I have always adored.
I have loved Meteorites for many years and have collected many over time. As always, I am so in love with this new limited edition version. I love how radiant and beautiful they make the complexion look. The powder is very soft and finely milled, a little dip in the product is all I need for the application. This limited edition version is suitable for all skin types and on my medium skin tone with golden undertones, it gives the most beautiful and subtle hint of radiance that is noticeable and yet very put together, perfect for everyday wear.
Now, coming to the new launches from Guerlain which I have been enjoying a lot. The sheer shine lipsticks in new cases are a new accessory I am keeping it on my desk, in my bag, and everywhere – there is one to suit your mood and place. There are two parts to the customizable lipstick I am talking about – one is the shade that you can choose based on your preference and the other is the double mirror lipstick case that comes in a variety of colours and finishes to choose from. I have two new double mirror cases in my collection including the new Ruby Passion and Quartz Illusion – both from the new Guerlain Stunning Gems Collection, inspired by the art of fine jewelry making. This collection is composed of 7 natural sheer shine colours with a gem-like facetted bullet and 8 exceptional jewel cases.
The formula of the Sheer Shine lipstick is so hydrating, creamy, comfortable and glides like a dream on the lips. The sheer luminous finish looks very elegant. I have Sheer Shine Lipstick in shade No 699 which is a beautiful magenta shade. I have Rouge G in No 000 Balm & Primer which is a lovely balm and lip primer combo in one. It is comfortable on the lips, not too thick but good enough to stay and prep the lips while keeping the lips nourished.
“The sweet, enveloping scent of a vanilla “floriental” leaves its incomparable mark on Rouge G de Guerlain. Top notes sparkle with a lemon, orange and bergamot accord. The rose and iris heart exudes sweetness. The vanilla and tonka bean dry-down gives Rouge G de Guerlain all of its intensity.”
And another newest launch from Guerlain is a new addition to my favourite Abeille Royale range – it is the new Abeille Royale Repairing & Youth Hand Balm that is launched at the perfect time when we are washing our hands more than usual and winter is almost here. The Repair and Youth Hand Balm nourishes dry hands with its rich, silky smooth texture that absorbs quickly without feeling sticky or leaving any residue. I have to agree that every product in the Abeille Royale range has suited me so well in the past few years and still continues to do so. My hands have been more soft, smooth, and nourished than usual since I started using this hand balm.
Overall, I am loving the holiday launches as well as the newest launches from the brand – they make a perfect gift for yourself or for the loved ones. There is an option for gift packaging the Guerlain products in a custom Guerlain box decorated with assortments which I am totally impressed with. Guerlain Beauty Products and Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.*Press samples