According to Guerlain and Pucci, Riviera is Indigo

This summer, Guerlain teamed up with Emilio Pucci for their Terra Azzurra Collection. Before you blame me for showing you this so late, I have to tell you this collection is of very limited availability in Belgium, and not a single shop carries it in my town!

Are you ready to check out this beauty?

Since it is a special collection, you can see the inside of the box has the Pucci pattern and the color some pieces are based on. I would personally love to wear a dress with this print!

Besides the beautiful print on the inside, the bottle itself is also nothing short of what I would expect from a luxury brand. The cap is made of wood with the Guerlain logo etched on top. Unlike the nail polish caps of some luxury brands, this wooden one is the actual part that you hold on to when you paint your nails. I also find it interesting how the box specifies it’s for hands and feet. I’ve always thought nail polishes could be used on both in any case! I did test it out on both and love this shade both ways, just to be a good beauty blogger!

Riviera is described as a “powerful electric indigo blue with subtly metallic finish.” I would agree on the electric indigo and metallic finish part, but I am not sure it is subtly metallic! From what I can see, depending on the light at least, it could look very metallic!

Because of this metallic nature, the consistency of Riviera leans a little thick. It is still easy enough to maneuver, and the brush strokes can be evened out with two coats. However, when I paint the nails on my right hand (with my clumsy left hand), the brush strokes become ever-so-slightly visible. As you will see in the following swatch photos though, on my left hand you can’t detect brush strokes. Here is the swatch in natural daylight.

The interesting thing about indigo is that it is between blue and purple. When I look at Riviera in different lighting, sometimes it leans more blue and other times more purple. It also has a lot of tiny red and blue shimmer.

In indoor light for example, you see more of the purple coming through.

In direct sunlight, it is very blue and very metallic! If you had any doubts about going somewhere nice and sunny with this shade, this picture should say it all!

This is another color that I wasn’t sure if I could pull off but ended up really loving! I think this shade is rather universally flattering. If you like it should be able to make it work!

Did you get anything from this collection? Have you tried an indigo nail polish? Would you?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Disclosure: The product mentioned in this review is sent by the PR for my consideration. All opinions are honest and my own. I am in no way compensated for this review. I have always been, and will always be committed ONLY to my readers.

  • ~ Claire ~

    I love this shade so much, I am very glad I got it as well. <3 guerlain (that blue is really outstanding)

    • Sunny

      Yaay I’m glad to hear you like it too! I like the fact that it’s got that bit of purple in it :)

  • Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    Wow! That is such a statement color! Looks good on you :) I like the sound of the packaging too!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Joyce! I personally adore the packaging because there’s no reflective cap to make photographing difficult!

  • ValleyDoll

    It’s a lovely color, I have it as well. Very pretty and indeed indigo.

    • Sunny

      Haha seems like I’m definitely not the only fan of Riviera!

  • deijsprinses

    It’s such a stunning colour!

    • Sunny

      It really is! I was skeptical about it working for me but it really does!

  • Esmay

    Love that colour! <3

    • Sunny

      Glad to hear you like it too, Esmay!

  • Ellie

    The color is so beautiful! x

    • Sunny

      It is! You should at least swatch it to see how you feel :)

  • Teri

    Eeeeh, it’s such a stunner! I’m seriously obsessed with this shade now!

    • Sunny

      I’ve still got it on my toes and I’m very pleased with the staying power!

  • L e n a

    oh wow, that is my kind of blue for summer. gorgeous!
    it suits you so nicely, Sunny. 😉

    • Sunny

      Thanks for always being so sweet, Lena! I think this will really work for you as well!

  • Kristi C. (@lov2read68)

    What a gorgeous color! I love the added touch of the Pucci print on the inside of the box!

    • Sunny

      Me too, though I kinda wish the pattern would be somewhere on the bottle as well for example!

  • Dovey

    Wow, what a bright indigo! I agree that the metallic is not so subtle. I definitely goes with the Pucci theme going on with the collection.

    • Sunny

      I personally find it surprisingly wearable for such a loud color!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    I LOVE this shade! I got it recently too and love it a lot. It looks lovely with your skin tone!

    • Sunny

      Yay I’m glad you love it too! I honestly didn’t expect it to work for my skin tone but it does!

  • Larie

    It’s gorgeous on you, Sunny! This is definitely my kind of shade – love it!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Larie! You should swatch it if you still can!

  • peggy timmermans visagie

    The colout is very special, and perfect for the youngsters if you ask me!

    • Sunny

      Haha I hope I’m still in the youngster group Peggy :)

  • Mimi (@MUWithdrawal)

    I giggled a little bit when I got to the part about a polish being for both hands and feet! Bwahahha, can you imagine a polish that was fingers only? Like if it said KEEP AWAY FROM FEET! POISONOUS!

    • Sunny

      Haha I know, but that’s what it says on the box and I find it interesting 😉

  • Monica (@OmgMonicasHere)

    this color is absolutely gorgeous!