Hey everyone! Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the launch party of Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDT (and the first anniversary of La Petite Robe Noire EDP), and I got to play with the new Terracotta bronzers, Gloss d’Enfer glosses, and La Laque Couleur nail polishes. Now let’s take a sneak peek at all the prettiness you can expect to discover soon!
I know that many of you are really looking forward to the new bronzers, and let me just say they feel amazing swatched and look fabulous on!
Here from left to right you see 03 Natural Brunettes, 02 Natural Blondes, and 00 Nude.
They are swatched in the opposite order (00, 02, 03):
Too light for ya? Don’t worry. Here are 04 Medium Blondes, 05 Medium Brunettes, and 08 Ebony:
Here is how they swatch:
They can be used separately as well as mixed together depending on your needs. The most interesting thing I learnt is having words like “blondes” and “brunettes” doesn’t mean you should pick according to your hair color. I would probably grab Natural Brunettes without a second thought, but guess what the Guerlain head makeup artist picked out for me? 00 Nude!
When I asked him why he picked the lightest shade, he said the bronzers should really just add a little bit of warmth. For the moment I am too pale for anything darker to look natural on me, and 00 Nude does add just the right amount of subtle warmth to my face. I’m going to put it this way: if you don’t know me, you won’t be able to spot I’m wearing a bronzer at all. It’s a difference only yourself and people who see you often enough will notice, and for me that’s bronzer done right!
The collection (available in Belgium from March 15th) comes with other bronzing products as well as Terracotta Skin (foundation). The texture is very airy and moussy. Blending seems to be a piece of cake as well. I didn’t “swatch” them because all three shades blend pretty effortlessly into my arm. On the face however, the effect might be more obvious.
Now who’s game for some glosses? Guerlain is launching 20 Gloss d’Enfer Maxi Shines on May first!
Some of these have a creme finish, others are shimmery. When I could pick one to try, I went for 440 Coral Wizz!
My first impression is that the gloss is not sticky at all, and the shimmer stays in place. The lasting power seems to be rather decent as well (I can’t really quote a time here yet. I have to admit I might have eaten a cupcake… and then some).
Guerlain is also finally launching a permanent line of nail polishes called La Laque Couleur. There will be 10 permanent shades (263 A la Parisienne is not pictured here) as well as a base coat and a gel top coat. The interesting thing? The numbers are consistent with their lipstick namesakes. For example, here I’m wearing 143 Nahema (same with Nameha Rouge Automatique):
It’s just one coat, and already it’s completely opaque! The brush looks quite similar to Dior Vernis, which makes these extra promising!
This gel top coat means business! See how shiny the finish is? My nails also feel hard as… OK, nails (sorry for the bad pun! I’m semi-unconscious as I’m working on this post, and all the lame jokes sound really funny in my head). Apparently the gel top coat is the same with the new Dior Gel Coat. I really have to lay my hands on either one as soon as I can to see how the formula works!
Oh, and La Petite Robe Noire EDT? I definitely smell the resemblance, but it’s a much lighter scent. Great for those who love the EDP version but want something more refreshing for spring/summer!
What do you think? Are you eyeing anything here? I did get some glosses and nail polishes to test out, so stay tuned for that!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx