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Bee products are some of the world’s most effective natural repairing and healing substances. Guerlain Research has been working continuously with honey and royal jelly to create Abeille Royale: a skincare programme that scientifically proves their exceptional capacity to minimize the visible signs of ageing on the skin. As amazing is the cause that Guerlain is supporting and a part of, I would really like to explain a little about the history and cause before I shift my focus to the two new moisturizers I have started included in my skincare routine.

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Honey is the key ingredient – for its healing power and revitalizing properties – not just for ingestion but also for application on the skin. There are two kinds of honey that are exclusive to Guerlain:

Ouesssant Honey – The quest for the most powerful bee products led Guerlain to Ouessant, one of the world’s purest ecosystems. Designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO, this island off the coast of France is home to the Black Bee, a native species of the island. These bees produce a honey of unrivalled purity and truly exceptional properties: a “Grand Cru” honey. Rich in amino acids, trace elements and high in fructose-content, this honey offers the essential ingredients that are vital in the repair process of skin tissue.

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Guerlain Exclusive Royal Jelly –
Royal Jelly is the most precious substance to be produced by bees. It is reserved exclusively for feeding queen bees and offers regal nourishment for the skin as well. Guerlain developed its own Exclusive Royal Jelly in order to guarantee its quality and purity. Guerlain has chosen to host the 200 hives, exclusively dedicated to the ABEILLE ROYALE skincare range, in La Ferté Saint-Aubin in Sologne, a region renowned for its wild fauna. This Royal Jelly is rich in exceptional nutrients and is a natural source of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and vitamins. It is produced in a protected environment to ensure that the Royal Jelly is of optimal quality and to guarantee complete traceability.

There is beautiful video (linked here) which I have watched a few times already which gives a visual treat to the eyes and to depict the story behind the Black Bee of Ouessant, whose royal jelly grants us the most healing benefits.

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Being Bee Eco-responsible, Guerlain believes that transparency and sustainability are the keys to preserve, develop, and pass our unique beauty heritage onto future generations. Therefore, Guerlain decided to entirely remake Abeille Royale’s jars for a design that’s more in step with nature. These jars are lighter, more compacts and offer up all the same capacity, just using 90% recycled glass.

‘In the name of beauty,

Guerlain is committed to

a more sustainable world.’

Guerlain was kind enough to send me the Guerlain eco-hive which is a sustainable and recyclable miniature hive containing the Abeille Royale moisturizers. The hive can be repurposed as a storage chest or for a beautiful display on the vanity. There are also two frames which hold the moisturizers in the hive and can be repurposed as photo frames.

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

‘The skin acts as a sensory interface with the outside world. Environmental factors and stress have a negative impact on the skin’s youthfulness, disrupting skin cell function, including cutaneous nerve cells. This is known as cutaneous “neuro-ageing” and it causes the signs of ageing to appear more quickly. 

Inspired by the latest discoveries in neuroscience, BlackBee Repair technology expands the skin’s self-regeneration capacity for more comprehensive efficacy on the visible signs of ageing. It is incorporated for the first time into the Abeille Royale range of creams for smoother, firmer and more radiant skin. BlackBee Repair Technology is enriched with a derivative of vitamin C with revitalizing properties to help visibly enhance the radiance of the complexion.’

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream combines BlackBee Repair technology and a vitamin C derivative to firm the skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and visibly enhance the radiance of the complexion. The cream’s silky, exceptionally fine texture offers optimal comfort without leaving a greasy film.

Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream combines BlackBee Repair technology and a vitamin E derivative to help combat slackening. It firms the skin and smoothes wrinkles and fine lines. The cream’s balm-like texture melts gently on the skin, without leaving a greasy film.

Review of the New Guerlain Abeille Royale Night Cream and Guerlain Abeille Royale Day Cream

Both the Night and Day creams are suitable for all skin types, even the sensitive ones. To extend my ritual from Youth Watery Oil (reviewed here) and Double R Serum (reviewed here), these day and night creams complete my Guerlain Abeille Royale Skincare routine -my skin looks fresh, supple, and youthful.

Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain BoutiquesHudson’s BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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Inspired by gold, the symbol of beauty and eternity, Guerlain creates Parure Gold. With their sensorial textures and luminous finish, the products of the Parure Gold face range enhance women and reveal a radiant and more youthful-looking complexion. With 5 products that complete the ‘Golden Ritual’ , they all are a must-have – they work amazingly when used alone and work in perfect harmony with each other to give a youthful flawless complexion.

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation review swatches, Parure Gold Mist, L'Or Primer, KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude, KissKiss LipLift

Guerlain L’Or Primer is one of my favourite primers, I reviewed it in details in the past here. It is one of those primers which is a hybrid of makeup and skincare, makes my skin soft and supple while keeping it nourished. The gel-like formula blends into the skin seamlessly and the makeup stays on very well after using this primer. The primer is a 24-karat-gold-infused, cooling gel that sinks into the skin for a long-lasting hydrated, and radiant complexion. ‘L’Or has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with a powdery base of balsamic, benzoin and white musk. ‘

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation review swatches, Parure Gold Mist, L'Or Primer, KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude, KissKiss LipLift

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation which offers hydration, radiant rejuvenating effect while delivering an impressive wear time. The complexion looks flawless, even, and radiant while covering the problem areas. It has dual-faceted golden pigments that contribute to an intensely radiant complexion, a combination of mother-of-pearl and a hint of 24-karat gold. The foundation is available in 12 shades.

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation review swatches, Parure Gold Mist, L'Or Primer, KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude, KissKiss LipLift

Guerlain KissKiss LipLift is a smoothing base for lips in the form of lipstick. It smoothes and plumps the lips while making a perfect base for the lipstick to last longer. I have reviewed it in the past here. With its creamy, rich and supple texture and neutral translucent shade, it preserves and enhances the colour of your lipstick. Its subtle vanilla-violet fragrance delicately intertwines with the sparkling scent of berries.

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation review swatches, Parure Gold Mist, L'Or Primer, KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude, KissKiss LipLift

Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude is a beautiful nude shade with a hydrating and plumping formula. The finish of the lipstick is matte and the formula is very pigmented. The formula is comfortable on the lips.

To finish the makeup look, New Guerlain Parure Gold Mist is the perfect way to end the golden ritual. The mist is weightless and hydrating at the same time. It creates a thin barrier to help protect the skin from pollution while also setting makeup in place. It gives a beautiful radiance to the skin while delivering an overall smooth fresh complexion.

‘Parure Gold has a distinctive and delicate floral scent. The first peach note blended with an accord of vegetal notes is fresh and sparkling. The rose, raspberry and jasmine heart is enriched with benzoin and white musks. ‘

New Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation review swatches, Parure Gold Mist, L'Or Primer, KissKiss Matte Lipstick Blazing Nude, KissKiss LipLift

To use: Prepare the skin with the L’Or base. Apply to the entire face and neck. Complexion feels refreshed and is ready for foundation application.
Apply two to three drops of fluid foundation to face and neck. Blend in from the center of the face outwards until an even result is achieved. After applying your make-up, close your eyes and spray the mist two or three times while holding the bottle 20 cm from your face. Spray in a “Z” pattern starting at the left side of your forehead and ending at the right side of your jaw.

Overall, I am so impressed with my golden ritual, the foundation is definitely a new favourite – the radiance, how supple and natural my skin looks and feels, the longevity – everything is excellent. I have recommended the L’Or Primer a few times in the past and still is one of my favourite primers. The new Parure Mist is definitely perfect for the radiance, supple, nourished skin which has already become a staple for me – I am ready for fall and winter. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s BayShoppers Drug Mart, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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Guerlain’s classic range of lip colours is adding new matte and satin shades to its palette and I am sharing 5 of the KISSKISS lipsticks in nude tones in this editorial just in time for fall. I have been a fan of Guerlain makeup and that does include their lip formulas, be it their KissKiss lip lift primer, Rouge G, KissKiss, Intense Liquid Matte, La Petite Robe Noire. I am so glad to be sharing the five nude shades with you here as I believe and I am sure you can relate too that finding the perfect nude for your lips and for your skin tone is not easy.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS review swatches matte lipsticks in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

Guerlain KissKiss Matte is a hydrating and plumping matte lipstick, intense like a lipstick and comfortable like a balm. The subtle spice extract it contains gives the impression of voluminous lips while the precious oils and the hyaluronic acid smooth and hydrate them. The iconic packaging of KissKiss Matte is adorned with a golden matte veil.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

Guerlain KissKiss is the iconic lipstick of Guerlain. Its black case shows off infinitely elegant and graceful curves. It is truly a lipstick transformed into a work of art, a sculptural jewel developed like three sleek cubes.  The formula is comfortable and hydrating. It is sheer at first and buildable to full coverage with creamy satin finish. The lips look and feel hydrated, nourished, and supple. It glides on nicely on the lips, feels lightweight and smooth on the lips. The longevity is really good on my lips.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches  in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

The lipsticks have a subtle vanilla-violet fragrance delicately intertwines with the sparkling scent of berries.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

I have swatched below shades:

306 Very Nude – Satin Finish

307 Nude Flirt – Satin Finish

308 Nude Lover – Satin Finish

M308 Blazing Nude – Matte Finish

309 Honey Nude – Satin Finish

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches  in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

The formula of KissKiss Matte is hydrating and nourishing to the lips, does not emphasize lines or dryness but gives an illusion of voluminous while the hyaluronic acid apart from giving supple and curves to the lips. The texture and formula feel very lightweight and smooth on the lips. The formula is very pigmentation and longevity are good. There is no dry feeling on the lips after the lipstick has worn off. The lipstick glides on beautifully on the lips and leaves a velvet matte finish.

Guerlain new matte and satin KISSKISS lipsticks review swatches in shades 306 Very nude, 307 nude flirt, 308 nude lover, m308 blazing nude, 309 honey nude

These new shades in Matte and Satin finish are definitely something that you can wear comfortably due to their formula as well there is an extensive range of shades that includes nudes just in time for fall. Guerlain Beauty Products and Home Fragrances are available at Guerlain Boutiques, Hudson’s BayShoppers Drug MartSaks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, and Holt Renfrew.

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