I know you’re not supposed to stare at the sun, but in the case of Guerlain’s new summer 2014 collection, it can’t be helped.
The sun symbol on the new Celebration Powder Compact and the bottle of Terracotta Le Parfum is so mesmerizing that I keep losing myself in its golden glow…
While daydreaming about the many eco-adventures I could have while wearing the bronzer and blush compact on my face (I’ve been flirting with the idea of a trip to Costa Rica or Belize), Tabs hopped in my lap! It gave me such a start that I accidentally dug my nails into the pan.
Oh, well. Whatcha gonna do, right? #makeuploverproblems #bronzeraddictissues
This succinct six-piece limited edition collection basks in bronzy, sunny, summery shades of brown, orange and coral for lips and cheeks…and there’s also a gorgeous bottle of perfume.
Not much going on in terms of eye makeup this year — just a single waterproof mascara in Guerlain’s fabulous Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash formula, which, no joke, makes my lashes look like Zac Efron’s.
I like what I see, but it would’ve been nice to also get some cool metallics or eye kolhs this year.
A few thoughts on the new collection, which is available now at Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman stores and online…
Guerlain Terracotta Sun Celebration Powder Compact ($76): Two shades of matte bronzer to sculpt, and matte pink and coral blushes to brighten cheeks and skin. There’s also a touch of gold (it’s an overspray) for shimmer.
The bronzers apply sheer when I swatch them with my finger, but deposit more color on my skin when I apply them with a brush. Same goes for the blushes. The powders appear effortless and natural on the skin, and blend sans drama.
Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum ($73): My new favorite “summer in a bottle” scent, it has notes of bergamot, tiare flower, ylang ylang and vanilla.
This soft, summery fragrance is like a forbidden kiss on a tropical beach at sunset… I like to reapply after about 5-6 hours to keep the scent going.
Guerlain Gloss D’Enfer Maxi Shine in 940 Nahema Stack ($30): Non-sticky and smooth, this sheer bright orange gloss feels delightful on my lips, where it lasts about two hours. It tastes and smells a little like rose-flavored candy, too.
Guerlain Le Vernis Nail Lacquer in 602 Tonka Imperiale ($25): This bronzy brown polish applies smoothly and shines almost like a mirror.
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in 602 Tonka Imperiale ($35): This bronzy brown looks great with a tan, and it matches the nail polish perfectly! Moisturizing and smooth, Tonka sticks around for 2-3 hours.
Guerlain Cils D’Enfer Maxi Lash Waterproof Mascara in 01 Noir ($30): My lashes look like falsies when I wear this mascara! So much great length and curl hold, and it lasts all day long.
For me, this collection is like a three-day weekend in early June that gives you a taste of summer but makes you crave more. The cheeks and lips are on point for the season, and the new scent makes me want to book a trip to someplace warm RIGHT NOW!
I definitely would’ve liked to see more eye makeup, though (pardon the pun).
Speaking of summer trips…
I still don’t have anything planned, but I’m tempted to go back to Kauai to visit my Kauai kitties…
I also started doing some research/fantasy daydreaming last night into Costa Rica and Belize.
Both look super cool! If you’ve ever been or know anything about them, please share. I’m intrigued by the ideas of being able to see Mayan ruins or wild animals.
Do you have any trips lined up for the summer?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,