You know it’s nearly Christmas, when exciting new collections are being released by all the big make up brands. Guerlain have drawn on the mystery and enchantment of journeys through the heart of Asia, to bring their new Limited Edition festive collection, “Collection Maquillage Noel 2012” that features their glamboyant brand ambassador Natalia Vodianova as the face of the campaign.
Inspired by the beauty of the orient, the collection draws on deep red shades and golden mists to capture the spirit of nightfall during the holiday season. Inspired by a trip through Shangai, transported to the beginning of the 20th century, the perfumer saw a woman, Liu, seductive, desirable and incredibly beautiful. In her beauty, all the elements of festivity were highlighted – golden glows, childlike red pout and wide, intense eyes.
In 1929, the original Liu fragrance was composed as a tribute to femininity and true love. A modern adaption serves as a recognition of modern Asian heroines, femininity and respect for detail and tradition.
The Liu Perfumed Shimmer Power (RRP $133), is a soft, luminescent powder that dispenses the heady floral fragrance wherever you apply. The shade is universal, designed to be applied to your face, body and hair to attract a soft, radiant glow. The powder helps to maintain an air of mystery as you walk, the fragrance will surely follow. Notes of seductive roses and vanilla capture the heart of the temptress.
The Liu Eye and Lip Calligraphy Palette (RRP $130) draws its inspiration from the ancient art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. Combining the essential products, the palette allows you to set off your eyes and lips perfectly. The palette contains two lip shades – a shocking carmine crimson, and a blue-toned red, as well as three iridescent eyeshadows in precious metal shades. The included matte blank powder liner serves as the finishing touch to that intense and seductive gaze.
Illuminating Powder Perles du Dragon (RRP $115) contains six shades of pearlescent beads to give you a radiant glow. Pale pink and beige pearls even out your complexion, while white and gold illuminate your natural radiant beauty and lilac and rose pearls brighten dark shadows and diminish any signs of fatigue as the night wears on. Applied to the skin, this product is so pretty. Not glittery or gaudy, it dispenses the perfect amount of radiant sheen that will leave people wondering what your secret is, all night long.
The Wulong Powder (RRP $280), is a travel friendly, pressed powder compact that combines six shades to make your skin flawlessly radiant. Combing matte shades to even out complexion, pink to refresh and two illuminating shades of gold and white, they blend together you give you a natural, subtle glow.
The Turandot Eyeshadow Quad (RRP $98) contains a vibrant and rich variance of shades, perfect for festive parties. The palette contains two matte shades – deeply pigmented Rose Satine, a beautiful dusky pink shade and Prune Aubergine, a deep and sultry purple. These are played against two iridescent shades – Dore Clair and Beige Mordore – stunning shimmery gold and brown shades. When applied together, the textures blend perfectly and create an intensive, seductive and universally flattering look.
The Shine Automatique lipstick (RRP $55) helps you to channel your inner heroine. The packaging itself it stunning, as Guerlain discard of the former wind up tubes of lipstick, for a glossy flip top container. The formula is soft and smooth to apply and available in 2 shades. Altoum is a daring, soft gold shade, designed to be worn on bare lips or as a top coat over another shade. It’s surprisingly wearable and adds a natural, eye-catching glow to your lips. The other shade, Lou-Ling is a festive, deep plum shade with a subtle gold shimmer for a confident and alluring look.
And to complete the look the collection includes nail lacquers (RRP $38) in corresponding shades to the lipsticks, for a natural glow from top to toe.
Available now for a very limited time nationally at Myer, David Jones and selected independents.
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