Guerlain’s new Liu holiday collection causes what I like to call, the “Tiffany Effect.”
You know when you’re flipping through the pages of a glossy magazine and come to a Tiffany advert, and suddenly the world gets very, very quiet, except for your heart pounding in your chest, and your pupils nearly triple in size? Beads of perspiration may or may not form on your upper lip (totally guilty of this), and you may or may not unconsciously drool or dribble?
If you’ve experienced the Tiffany Effect before, proceed with caution. Similar symptoms have been reported by subjects peeping the pics below…
Be warned! — the nine limited edition pieces in Guerlain’s new Liu collection are luxurious and addictive, and the recommended treatment is expensive.
FUN FACT: The new Guerlain Liu collection has roots dating back almost 100 years. It was named after a perfume first released in 1929. That perfume, in turn, was named after a character named Liu from an opera first performed in 1926 called Turandot.
The composer was an Italian named Giacomo Puccini… Yes, the same Puccini behind La BohÃ¨me.
Cool, yeah? That was like a fun fact wrapped in a fun fact! Dude, you’re gonna be so ready for Final Jeopardy now.
Liu looks like the stuff of champagne wishes and caviar dreams, and it’s priced like it, too, with pieces ranging from $23 for a bottle of nail polish to $170 for a pressed powder compact. The delicate Perfumed Shimmer Powder bottle (you can use the powder on your face, hair and body) and weighty MÃ©tÃ©orites Wulong compact would look right at home sitting on an empty seat beside you on your private jet, surrounded by matching Louis Vuitton luggage containing several pairs of Jimmy Choos (and a big box of See’s Candies…just because).
Tabs would also be there, of course, draped in diamonds and wearing a tiara.
This is a cat lady makeup fantasy, after all.
Here’s a closer look at the nine pieces in the collection…
Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette ($79)
Ã‰crin 4 Couleurs Eye Shadow in 500 Les Ombres Turandot ($59)
MÃ©tÃ©orites Perles du Dragon ($58)
MÃ©tÃ©orites Wulong ($170)
Shine Automatique Lipsticks ($35 each)
Nail Polishes ($23 each)
Liu Perfumed Shimmer Powder Face, Body & Hair ($88)
Yeah, I’m really stoked about this one. Love all the fine details, like the weight of the compacts, the patterns on the pans… heck, even the face powder smells amazing! I’m hoping that this collection ends up being like a Burberry trench: super pricey, but you could could wear it every day, which helps make the price easier to bear.
You can find Liu now at Guerlain counters and online at nordstrom.com
Project Dining Room is a go! Hopefully, by this time on Friday, if everything goes according to plan, the walls in my dining room will be Wythe Blue.
At least that’s the plan.
I’m excited! — and nervous.
I know it’s only paint, and paint can be changed, but I just hope it turns out well the first time so I don’t feel like yelling, “Wythe! Wythe Blue!”
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,