Guerlain 263 A LA PARISIENNE Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review – Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom Collection

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You might remember when I showed you one of the nail polishes from the Spring 2014 Guerlain Météorites Blossom Collection, a little limited edition beauty called Star Dust.  While I was purchasing my favorite items from this particular Guerlain collection another nail polish also caught my eye… the vibrant A La Parisienne.  I didn’t purchase that day because I thought I had something similar.  But I couldn’t get it out of my head and a few days later I ended up placing an order.

Guerlain 263 A LA PARISIENNE Nail Lacquer ReviewWhat Nordstrom says about Guerlain Nail Lacquer:

Guerlain’s newest nail lacquers are indispensable allies for accomplished femininity. The ultra-vibrant shades incorporate adhesive resins to offer a perfectly even sheen that lasts for days. Using each shade’s extra-flat and widened brush, the easy-to-use formula imparts a shiny, daring and immaculate finish.

Guerlain A La Parisienne Nail Polish SwatchesA La Parisienne is a pinked hue I like to call rock lobster red.  The formula is fantastic – very easy to paint on and control.  The shade is a little on the sheer side.  I’m happy with two coats, but there is some visible nail line.  In the swatch above I used three coats.

Guerlain A La Parisienne Nail Lacquer retails for $25.00 and is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Sephora.

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Guerlain 862 STAR DUST Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review – Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom Collection

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I’ve been so curious about Guerlain Nail Lacquer.  I’ve heard amazing things but was hesitant to get involved with another pricey nail polish line.  With the release of the Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom Collection I found I couldn’t pass up Star Dust (limited edition).

Guerlain Star Dust Nail LacquerWhat Nordstrom says about Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer:

Guerlain Star Dust nail lacquer adds another level to your manicure by coating them in long-lasting, diamond-shine color.

  • 0.33 oz.

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer flash(Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer – outside, with flash)

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer no flash(Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer – outside, no flash)

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer no flash 2(Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer – outside, no flash)

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer macroStar Dust has a very sheer pearl colored base but is loaded with white iridescent shimmer that flashes blue.  This would provide a decent to good amount of coverage in three coats, four would be better but wouldn’t last.  Personally I like this better as a layering polish.

In case you think I’m imagining it ;) the very subtle blue shimmer of this polish (seen best in the blurred photo below)….

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer blurred….and it’s so perfect for layering.  I put it over Chanel Charivari (below).

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer over Chanel CharivariGuerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer macro layeredI loved the tapered brush and the easy way this polish painted on.  I definitely see more Guerlain polishes in my future!

Guerlain Star Dust Nail Lacquer retails for $25.00 and is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Sephora.

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Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Swatches, Review & EOTD – Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom Collection

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There isn’t a whole lot that has thrilled me from Guerlain in the past couple of collections.  I’ve picked up a few items here and there, but certainly wasn’t wowed.  That all changed with the Spring 2014 Météorites Blossom Collection.  My favorite part of this collection is the Les Tendres Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette, featured in this post.

Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow PaletteWhat Nordstrom says about the Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette:

The essence of color: one palette, four shades. Create, have fun and dare to wear color as an accessory. These palettes were specifically designed to be used together and can be mixed, matched and blended with no fear of mistakes. Application is extremely simple, intuitive, fun and risk-free! Choose your range: each palette offers iridescent, matte, satin and metallic shadows.

Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 1 Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 2 Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette 3 Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette review Guerlain 503 Les Tendres Swatches Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette(swatched dry over no primer)

Les Tendres is a quartet of shades you may be used to seeing more-so in the Fall and Winter months rather than spring, but the demureness of the shades makes them a perfect look for spring.  The pale iridescent pink and frosty mint green aren’t too saturated, making them easily wearable when used with caution.  The satin taupe and cranberry shades are just pigmented enough to achieve the perfect wash of color over the eye lid.

All four shades were lovely and easy to work with.  The mint shade is perhaps the least showy in terms of the color and also the most frosty.  It was perfect for the inner corners of the eye.  The swatch above shows the color much better than it would show up when used lightly on the eye.

Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette FOTDGuerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Face LookBelow I used the mint green shade at the inner corners & at the arch, the taupe on the lid, the cranberry in the crease and the pink shade to blend out the crease and to highlight.  The liner is MAC Past Twilight Fluidline and the mascara is Too Faced Better Than Sex & Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant layered:

Guerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Eye LookGuerlain 503 LES TENDRES Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette EOTDThe Guerlain Écrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette retails for $63.00 and is available now at Nordstrom.

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Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush Swatches & Review – Voilette de Madame

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Guerlain always has the most beautiful and intricate cheek products, and the Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush from the Fall 2013 Voilette de Madame Collection is no exception.

Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours BlushWhat Nordstrom says about Guerlain Madame Rougit Blush:

Guerlain introduces Madame Rougit, a quartet of luminous blushes that work together to illuminate your skin, giving you a radiant, velvet finish. The blush comes in a lacquered black box with magnetic closure tucked nicely into a faux-suede pouch with coral topstitching for on-the-go ease.  0.28 oz.

Shades include:
- Raspberry
- Pale pink
- Beige
- Coral

IMG_3524IMG_3515 IMG_3522IMG_3510IMG_3502IMG_5364At first Madame Rougit appealed to my eyes, but what really made me fall in love was the natural pink, luminous glow it gives the face as well as the pleasent fragrance that reminds me of something from my childhood.  I can’t put my finger on what, exactly…. but it makes me smile and relax every time I wear it.

It contains tones of corals and pinks, dotted with little pearls.  The white on the dots is just an over-spray, so that will disappear the minute you use it.  I don’t particularly like to use the included brush, but it’s nice to see it there in case you need to reapply during the day.  The formula is easy to blend and supremely soft, making Madame Rougit irresistible.

You can layer to make this shade a bit deeper, below I wore it with two passes of my blush brush.  It never seems to get overly dark, though.  IMO that’s a good thing, but if you have a darker skin tone it may not be deep enough for you.  For evening, I love to wear this amped up with a bronzer or contour shade.

IMG_5406The Guerlain Madame Rougit 4-Colours Blush retails for $67.00 and is available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Sephora and Saks Fifth Ave.

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Guerlain PRALINE BLOP 401 Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

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Guerlain’s new gloss formula, Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer Lip Gloss, promises to deliver radiance, shimmer and volume (read: plump) to your lips.

20 shades are available (yes, they’re permanent) so I picked up Praline Blop, since it’s a shade I’ll wear frequently.

IMG_4218What Nordstrom says about Guerlain Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer Lip Gloss:

Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer guarantees lips a shimmering, radiant and plumping finish. Maxi Shine’s oil composition creates a moisturizing barrier to ensure an intense softness. Additionally, each shade presents varying degrees of coverage and pigment intensity. The perfect partner for a desirable, appealing smile, Maxi Shine offers tailor-made effects for beautifully enhanced lips.

IMG_4221 IMG_4227 IMG_4403 IMG_4407Praline Blop is a sheer peachy nude.  Certainly not the most pigmented, only offering a hint of color on the lips, but the shine is tremendous and does give my lips the appearance of being fuller.

The gloss lays comfortably on with no stick or tackiness.  For such a sheer (though lovely) gloss the price tag is definitely high.  Personally, I chose this shade because I knew I’d use it a lot and for the money I want to get my use.

Guerlain Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer Lip Gloss retails for $30.00 and is available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s and Saks Fifth Ave.

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