Guerlain new launches, be it limited edition or additions to the permanent range, are something I always look forward to. The brand has a special place in my heart and in my vanity too, it is one of those brands which does not just have an exceptional and unique product but the legacy of the house goes way back when it stirred the society by having a decorated lipstick case which women could carry around with hesitation and without keeping it in the deep pockets of their bags. I am sharing few new launches from Guerlain, not particularly covering all products from new Mad Eyes Collection or Terracotta launches but two new Meteorites launches along with the new Mascara from Mad Eyes Collection all of which I have been using and loving since last few days including Guerlain Meteorites Pearl Dust Palette, Guerlain Meteorites Liquid Pearls, Guerlain Mad Eyes Mascara, and Mini Terracotta Bronzing Powder.
Guerlain Meteorites Pearl Dust Palette is a multi-faceted highlighting palette enriched with pearl extract and pearlescent pigments. There are three illuminating shades in the palette that can be used alone on their own or can be mixed and matched based on your need. The formula uses an infusion of Japanese marine pearls to create a luminous complexion. There are endless ideas to use the three shades included in the palette. They work great as an eyeshadow or as an eyeshadow topper to intensify the effect of base shadow, or used as a blush especially the pinkish shade, or can be used as a highlighter not just on the high points of the face but also on the body like the centre of the collar bone or top of shoulders.
On the eyes, they brighten the whole look while as a blush it gives a light tint to colour to the cheeks. For my medium skin tone with warm undertones, Once applied, the shades look very natural and adjust a little with the skin tone and type. They blend nicely without looking as a separate layer of product on the skin. I prefer using a finger to apply it and with the heat of the skin, it melts beautifully on the skin. But it can be used with a brush too.
The three shades pink, gold, and amber work in harmony if used together and when used separately, they give a customized look, fresh or warmth. The texture of the powder is so smooth and creamy. It does not dry or irritates my problem skin or the problem areas. Also, there is a very subtle delicate violet scent which I love so much already, it dissipates quickly once the product is applied. Overall the palette has impressed me very much, it revives the complexion while giving a beautiful natural luminous complexion, skin looks healthy, smooth, and supple without emphasizing any problem areas.
Guerlain Meteorites Liquid Pearls is a first illuminator pen from the brand and is very innovative in terms of the technology behind it plus the packaging along with the applicator. The fresh gel texture is very unique and melts into the skin to brighten the facial contours with an iridescent veil. The formula is infused with Japanese Pearl extract deliver a two-step action – same for the Meteorites Pearl Dust Palette, which delivers a subtle instant glow on application and skincare benefits with each application.
I really like the applicator along with the formula, it is very refreshing while applying and the applicator dispenses just right amount on the tip in one go. Blending it is easy to and looks very natural once blended. Overall, the skin looks bright and fresh. It is available in three shades but I have swatched only one shade, I will update this post with swatches of rest of the shades soon. There is the same meteorites scent in this illuminator, a delicate violet scent. It does not dry or irritates my problem skin. It is hydrating, illuminating, and makes the complexion look smooth, luminous, and healthy at the same time. I use it directly on the high points of my face including the tops of cheeks, brow bone, cupid’s bow and then blend with fingertips.
Guerlain Mad Eyes Collection launched recently and is a fantastic collection of products for eyes, with pigmented formulas which are long-wear, sensorial textures enriched with active ingredients with conditioning effects. The whole Mad Eyes collection looks so stunning, I will share in a new post if I get to try more products from the collection but for now, sharing about the Mad Eyes Mascara which I am totally in love with. First of all, the packaging of the mascara is so beautiful and the wand looks really good. The formula is very pigmented and easily buildable. The fibre-brush is very soft and keeps the application very comfortable. With skincare benefits, the formula also conditions the lashes while it is on, is clump-free, and is creamy. A single layer of mascara gives me a pretty nice volume with long and thick lashes. A few more layers, for me personally, it gives me an effect of fake yet beautiful looking lashes. The mascara is resistant to tears and humidity. I did not experience any fall off during the time I had it own – which was basically the whole day. A single layer makes my lashes look so natural and beautiful, perfect for my everyday zoom or ms teams meetings.
I have shared about the Terracotta Bronzing Powder many times in the past but I have a new reason to mention it again, my favourite bronzing powder is now available in mini size. That means I can carry the mini version in my bag and if you have not tried the Terracotta bronzer yet, now you can try the mini version before getting the full size or like me, you can have the mini cute version in your bag.
Terracotta bronzing powder instantly gives a natural-looking warmth and glow to the skin which amazing longevity and without drying out the skin. It has the same scent as the original version, I can never stop saying that but the scent just takes the whole application process to the next levels, as an invitation to escape. The mini version is available in 3 shades, I have swatched 03 Natural Brunettes.
Overall, stunning launches from Guerlain, I am really impressed. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.*Press samples
By Terry had launched the most awaited products and a new addition to the Hyaluronic Hydra range called Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder. I love By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder (reviewed here) so much that it is a staple in a makeup routine. Inside, I always wished for a pressed version of the powder so that I can keep it in my bag for easy travel with it. When I got a sneak peek of this new launch initially, I could not contain my happiness within – finally it is here. By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder is the same favourite powder of mine in pressed version.
Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder is infused with Hyaluronic acid – means you not just setting your makeup but also applying something that is beneficial as well as soothing to the skin. It is perfect to set the makeup, mattify the complexion, blurs the imperfections – while keeping the skin comfortable and non-drying. Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder is housed in a beautiful decent weight compact and there is a complimentary puff included inside along with a decent size mirror to use on the go. The powder is weightless and has a very silky texture. Not just that, there is no scent.
The powder is colourless means once universal shade for all skin tones and skin types. It does not leave any white cast on the skin. For me personally, I use it on my problem areas (if any during the time) or on my t-zone where I get the most oil. It does not totally mattify but keep the skin looking natural matte without shine or oil. It also blurs the problem areas without irritating the area but is very soothing at the same time.
And even when I have a breakout or irritated skin, it does not dries out the area or emphasize the area but makes the skin look more even. It also keeps the makeup put for a good time, for me personally, I set my makeup once in the morning and then I do a touch-up once or twice during the day or sometimes not even once depending on my schedule – this powder is just amazing.
Along with this new By Terry Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder, I am also loving By Terry Summer Launches for this year 2020 here and here. By Terry products are available at byterry.com, Nordstrom, Holt Renfrew, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, Netaporter.*Press samples
Since this unusual situation started early this year and we are staying inside the house most of the time, one thing I have been keeping consistent is my hair care routine. I have been able to try and use some staples and some new hair care products in my routine. Today, I am sharing three hair care products from Moroccanoil which I included in my hair care routine since last few weeks and I am using them regularly. The products are Dry Scalp Treatment, Weightless Hydrating Mask, and Curl Defining Cream.
Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment is a pre-shampoo treatment, Weightless Hydrating Mask is after shampooing the hair while still in the shower, and Curl Defining Cream is after hair wash. I am happy to report that these three products have made a noticeable difference in my scalp and hair overall. Just to let you know that I have sensitive and problem scalp that gets buildup and dandruff easily while the lengths are dry and rough. My hair is medium wavy for which I use heat most of the time but I have not used heat since I started working from home. I personally feel that is also one of the reasons my hair looks and feels healthy to me. I think the products I am using work better and show results better this way.
Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment addresses the needs of a dry and flaky scalp. It revives the scalp and relieves it from itchiness, dryness, and irritation. The formula is very concentrated yet lightweight and spreads easily when applied and massaged. It is infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, lavender, and geranium essential oil which nourished and soothes the skin. The salicylic acid in the treatment gently exfoliates to reduce flakiness while improving circulation. I use it as a pre-shampoo treatment, massage gently while applying it, then keep it for 15-20 minutes, and then follow with shampoo and conditioner. since I started using it, I am really not sure why I have not tried this treatment before, despite being a long time fan of Moroccanoil products, especially their Moroccanoil Treatment Original, Perfect Defense, and the body care products (reviewed here). For my soothed and comfortable scalp, this Dry Treatment Scalp is definitely going to be a staple from now on.
Moroccanoil Weightless Hydrating Mask is a moisturizing mask for dry and lifeless hair. The mask is creamy and rich, yet lightweight and deep-conditioning for hair. It conditions and hydrates the fine hair while weighing them down or making them greasy or oily. I feel my hair is alive, they are smooth, shiny, look and feel healthy, are more manageable. I apply it after shampooing, on towel-dried hair, keep it on for 5-7 minutes and then rinse thoroughly.
Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream is an argan-oil infused cream which is one of the best sellers from the brand. This is another product which I am feeling like why I have not tried it before. With this curl defining cream, my hair is hydrated without being oily or greasy or frizzy, it does not weigh down my hair, it provides texture to hair, and last but not the least, my waves/curls look natural yet defines and healthy. I apply 1-2 pumps of this cream on towel-dried hair, distribute it throughout the hair and then let the hair dry naturally since I am not going out a lot these days except for groceries.
My hair is looking and feeling the healthiest if I compare them to how they were in the last few years. I am really enjoying Moroccanoil Dry Scalp Treatment, Weightless Hydrating Mask, and Curl Defining Cream for my hair and definitely recommend you to check them out. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these products or if you have any questions regarding these. Moroccanoil products are available at Sephora Canada and Morroccanoil official website here.*Press samples