Guerlain’s Holiday 2012 Collection details arrives today. This beautiful Holiday launch celebrates Guerlain’s 1929 classic fragrance, Liu.
Inspired by the heroine of Puccini’s great opera, Turandot, Jacques Guerlain composed this captivating fragrance that embodies the power of devotion. In the story, Liu is a young slave who chooses to commit suicide rather than reveal the name of her master with whom she is in love. Guerlain Creative Director, Olivier Echaudemaison, captures Liu’s passion with a limited edition make-up collection, paying tribute to the Asian heroine’s enchanting femininity and sense of detail. Golden hues, deep red lips, and tapered eyes capture the opulence of the Orient, allowing every woman to become a heroine this holiday season.
Take a look!
Guerlain Liu Shimmer Powder Face, Body, & Hair (LE) ($88)
The star of this collection reveals a light-as-air loose powder that enhances the face, body and hair with an iridescent golden veil. A mere press of the bulb releases the powder, leaving Liu’s mesmerizing aromas in its wake: a composition of aldehydes, sensual roses, vanilla, iris and woody notes. Many will recognize Liu’s original bottle with its elegant black glass case and golden letters reminiscent of a Chinese tea caddy. A black woven bulb has been added transforming this legendary fragrance into a desirable and feminine makeup accessory.
Guerlain Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette (LE) ($79)
This collector’s palette draws inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. With two shades for the lips combined with three eyeshadows.
Guerlain Meteorites Perles du Dragon (LE) ($58)
Meteorites Perles du Dragon is named for this Year of the Dragon, and pays tribute to this mythical animal, a symbol of the emperor of China, whose primary source of power lay in a pearl, synonymous with happiness, wisdom and abundance. The harmony of six shades of pearls in an intense, iridescent monochrome palette is perfectly tailored to the holiday season. Like nighttime jewels, it cloaks the face in incredible radiance: pale pink and beige even out the complexion, white and gold illuminate, while plum and rosewood brighten areas of shadow and erase fatigue as the night goes on.
Guerlain Meteorites Wulong (LE) ($170)
The name of this travel pressed powder means “Black Dragon” and it combines six shades to ensure a pure, flawless and luminous complexion regardless of skin tone. Matte shades are paired with two white and gold illuminating shades that add subtle radiance. The delicate black metal powder compact is sculpted with a gold mother-of-pearl rosette and tucked inside a black suedette pouch bordered with red stitching.
Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow ($59)
Les Ombres Turandot Two matte and two iridescent textures are combined to perfection. Refined down to the slightest detail, the elegant golden case travels in a black suedette pouch with red topstitching.
Guerlain Shine Automatique Lipstick ($35)
Gold adorned with tone-on-tone sparkle worn on bare lips to illuminate with a sophisticated nude veil or as a top coat.
Enchanting plum set off with a golden sparkle.
Guerlain Nail Polish (LE) ($23)
Guerlain’s incredible Holiday 2012 Collection launches on counter this October at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks, Neimans, and other fine retailers.
Anything you love?
I’m absolutely adoring the palette!