Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Guerlain Spring 2011 Collection: Sur Mes Levres
I think this year's spring collections from the luxury Western marques were largely designed to hit my wallet - so many of them focused on pink! It's a good thing I passed on my usual Dior-addiction... made space in my stash (and heart) for other brands! As soon as I saw the promo pictures for Guerlain's Sur Mes Levres collection I pretty much wanted all of it - the hot fuschia background was a REALLY good seller.
Fortunately, while I did drop a fair chunk of change on this collection I didn't actually buy everything :P
I love everything I bought but this is my favourite. I've wanted an Écrin 6 Couleurs palette since they came out (a case in which packaging was 80% of my motivation) but hadn't loved any of the colour combinations... of course I would buy this one! Without the lovely fuschia shade it's a nice lilac tone-on-tone palette, and with the fuschia the palette makes me swoon! I adore pink (obviously). I wore this the day after I got it (as seen above) and I wish Guerlain held events like Chanel does... maybe I just need to ingratiate myself at a counter ;)
Actually I'll probably never do that as Guerlain is readily available at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique and Murale and they have FANTASTIC points programs. I actually got bonus points + 10% off which made the 90$ CAD price tag a bit more bearable.
But barring a jewel-toned palette, this is probably my first and last Écrin palette... I'm glad I bought it!
I love the Rouge G lipsticks (which are also a rare indulgence due to price) but there hasn't been a really bright clean pink so of course I was happy to see this lipstick in the collection! The black packaging is beautiful and as weighted as the original silver metal casing... the finish on this lipstick is actually a bit more jelly-like than the normal Rouge G line (at least to me) but I still love it - a bright pink on my lips :)
I said I wasn't going to buy this blush several times, and I finally gave in after some gentle prodding from my dear Sheila (and going to re-swatch it in a better frame of mind). It's gorgeous. A peachy-pink blush with gold shimmer, I'm still playing around with how intense I want the blush to look and the best eye and lip look to wear it with... but ... it's lovely. I love the hot pink details in the included brush and in the case lining.
The above FOTD only uses the Écrin 6 Rue de Rivoli Palette, but here's a breakdown anyway:
Face Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation 55, MUFE HD Powder, Guerlain Meteorites
Cheeks MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder, Rock & Republic Contrived Powder Blush in Tease
Eyes Écrin 6 Rue de Rivoli, K-Palette Liner, L'Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes, Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel, UD 24/7 Zero
Lips Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Ming
This was the only other marque I purchased multiple things from so the rest of my spring purchases are quite random. Do let me know if you still want to see them!