Guerlain Goes Pink, Peach and Glitter To Commune With the New Crazy Paris Holiday Collection

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Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection

Wearing the new Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection’s Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls and Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer

Normally, I’d worry about this much glitter, peach and pink turning completely loco (together, in quantities this large, they could easily go the children’s playtime makeup territory route, ya know?!), but with Guerlain, I feel like I’m in good hands.

The elegant way they handle the finishes and textures of their face and body products always just werks, and this year, with their new limited edition Crazy Paris holiday collection, they even manage to make body glitter luxurious (yup, body glitter).


Buckle up, babe, ’cause we’re headed to Crazy Paris… 🙂

Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls ($58)

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

These colorful, shimmery highlighting powdered pearls look like little candies (note: but they’re not). To use ’em, just take your brush (I usually use a skunk or blush brush), poke it in the jar, and swirl (like highlighter jambalaya), picking up a mixture of the colors.

Guerlain usually releases a different limited edition version of these pearls with their seasonal collections, tweaking them slightly to suite each release.

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls

This time around the pearls come in a combination of beige, purplish white, gold, light pink and hot pink that when mixed together create a pinkish golden sheen with flecks of silver glitter.

Pretty! The color plays well with the lip and eye colors in the Crazy Paris collection.

Guerlain Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls Swatch

You may love these if you like highlighters that don’t shout from the rooftops, because the overall effect is very sheer. I’d say it’s more like a subtle brightening effect — one that casual passers by may not even notice — than a five-alarm fire.

A makeup artist/enthusiast pal, however, would surely catch the flecks of glitter shining on the high points of your cheeks, and how the soft sheen looks like powder puff lighting.

It’s a gentle, luminous effect that should look absolutely lovely on light and medium skin tones.

Might get a little lost on darker divas, though…


Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer ($69)

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer packaging

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer

See that 68 emblazoned on this Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer? It’s a shout-out to Guerlain’s flagship store at 68 Champs-Élysées in Paris (recently reopened).

This was THE product I was most looking forward to trying from this holiday collection because — HELLO! — it looked so gorgeous in the pan, and it’s also Guerlain’s first-ever Terracotta released as part of a holiday collection.

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer


When I opened the compact, I could have done one of those old-fashioned swoons! — if I’d had a fainting couch nearby. I would have draped myself over it dramatically while Tabs fanned me back to consciousness… 🙂

A powder bronzer with a golden brown, light tan, hot pink, rosy pink and peach in a single pan, it’s a breeze to use. Just swirl a bronzing or blush brush in the pan to mix the colors, and you get a natural sheen with a golden peachy pink tan — just enough for winter.

Guerlain Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer swatch

It kind of reminds me of a slightly more serious Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer. Similar peachy pink vibe, but Guerlain’s version has a sheen, as opposed to Pink Leopard’s wilder shimmer.

Like, if Pink Leopard were a naive So Cal party girl (complete with ponytail) who went to live in Paris for a year and came back dressed in black from head-to-toe, wearing pearls and quoting Jean Paul Sartre…that would be like Crazy 68 Terracotta.

Because of Crazy’s pink and peach tones, I probably won’t be wearing it as a contouring shade. Light and medium-toned gals may love it as an all-over powder, while darker damsels might love it as a blush.

Oh, and how do you feel about scented face products? I get a kick out of ’em when they smell good, like I think this one does. It’s like roses, with a hint of lily, ahhh….


La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder ($89)

La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder

La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder

Now, this bad boy is just plain fun! It’s a playfully perfumed (official notes are black cherry, almond, Bulgarian rose and black tea) loose pink and purple spray powder loaded with silver micro glitter.

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire So Crazy! Perfumed Shimmer Powder Swatch


Spray it on your arms, legs, decollete — basically anywhere you want to shimmer — but it’s fancy glitter, not club glitter, if you know what I mean.


Guerlain Crazy Paris

I’m crazy for Paris! Crazy 68 Terracotta Bronzer on my cheeks and Crazy Champs Élysées Météorites Pearls on my upper cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose

Guerlain Crazy Paris Collection

Eight of the pieces from the 10-piece Crazy Paris Holiday collection

You can find the Crazy Paris collection now at Guerlain counters in Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marucs stores (coming soon online). 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Aimee says:

    Hey Karen! Would you use the terra cotta bronzer for bronzer or blush? It looks scary pink for a bronzer!

  2. karen says:

    OH Karen!!! I am dying to get my hands on the shimmer petite noir, bronzer and meteorites!!!

    Gotta get to the mall-ASAP!

    Karen =)

  3. Natalie says:

    Hi Karen,

    This post is too funny!! I loved it! The fainting couch is something every woman needs near beautiful makeup. It would be a serious help strategically placed around Nordstrom or Sephora.
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  4. Charisma says:

    I’ve been waiting and wanting this collection for quite sometime, since June! Ha. I’ll definitely have the meteorites (I don’t know if this will show on my NC 45 skin) and the bronzer.

  5. Charisma says:

    Karen, will you recommend the meteorites for an NC 45 skin like moi?
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  6. hanna says:

    I love those pearls, but I hate the poof of smoke they make.
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  7. Natalye says:

    the pearls look really nice but it’s really sheer
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  8. Gowthami says:

    Perfumed shimmer powder!! I’m dead.. Awesome 😛
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  9. Danielle says:

    That bronzer is beautiful! This whole collection is insanely nice.
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  10. Agata says:

    That bronzer is to die for!

  11. Kim says:

    That perfumed shimmer powder is so cool looking. Such a neat idea!

  12. Ritu R says:

    perfumed shimmer powder is a deadly product! and that bronzer looks oh so lovely! <3
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  13. Jen Ribbit says:

    I just bought the crazy bronzer last week…so amazing!!!! Love it! Now I’m contemplating the pearls. They’re sitting in my shopping cart lol.
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