December 20, 2007

Guerlain Forever Gold FOTD with Review

I cautiously cracked open one of my bottles of Forever Gold this morning (I know I’m such a daredevil rebel aren’t I?)! You wanna be just like me when you grow up don’t you!?

Who’d have thought I’d actually try to use this stuff! It is the Holy Grail after all and when I purchased two bottles I was thinking that I’d take them out of my beauty vault on special occasions, stroke them lovingly, tell them how pretty they are, make empty promises to them about possibly using them in the near future and then tuck them safely back into my vault.

But today….

Surprise Surprise! I used a bottle. My god it felt absolutely decadent spraying my face and bosom with $78 Gold Shimmer! I take it this is how Paris Hilton feels (I picture her bathing in liquid gold for some reason or another as she just looks the type ya know?).

As I sat there trying to very gently depress the pump I suddenly got overwhelmingly daring and instead of just doing one tiny squirt I was doing about 4 or 5! It was madness I tell you! Absolute bloody madness! This is Guerlain Forever Gold for god’s sake what was I thinking!? I was being awful brave this morning!

Well….I dunno what possessed me but damn I sure felt like 2 million bucks afterwards!

This stuff is magical (or crack I haven’t decided which yet). Seriously it is. As well it should be for the insane price tag!

If I wanna be fair to myself I will say I expected crummy results when spraying this on my face. I didn’t think it would spray evenly and I thought I’d have one half of my face dusted in gold and the other half looking strangely vacant. But, Guerlain somehow worked it’s magic and one quick squirt of this distributes an even and beautiful layer of pure gold shimmer right across my entire face! I just went nuts and did a few pumps on my face and my neck and my chest and…well you get the idea (I was tempted to just hose my entire body down with this stuff but I fought the good fight and I decided against using an entire bottle for that purpose! But don’t think I wasn’t tempted to do just that because I surely was!).

In all seriousness this stuff rocks in the way of application! It’s such a snap to use! Squeeze once for an ultra sheer layer of shimmer on your face, shoulders, anywhere you want a bit of gold! And as I said earlier it distributes quite easily as long as you hold it a nice distance away from your face or where ever it is you’re applying!

The shimmer is a very fine milled powder and it’s not clumpy or gritty. It just simply is. Once you apply it’s as if your skin is shining with gold from within. It doesn’t lay on the skin in a way you can see where it begins so to speak. It becomes one with your look!

I refuse to give this a bad review but I do need to mention that it appears that it sort of blew off or just came off in the process of the day! I’m chalking it up to bitter cold windy New York weather and it’s no fault of the product! 12 Hours in and it seems to somewhat diminished from my face but hey what powder, shimmer or shadow do you know that lasts 12 hours straight anyway!?

Have I mentioned how in lust I am with this stuff? I think I’m going to make room for it in my bed and snuggle next to it tonight!

This is seriously well worth the cash I shelled out for it. Well done Guerlain a very happy fan girl here!

If you haven’t picked this up yet I have bad news as I believe it’s virtually sold out everywhere but do try to locate a bottle of your very own from your local Sephora, Saks, or maybe E-bay or MUA.

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What I Used:

MAC Technakohl in Black
Beaute de Kose Mascara Fantasist
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Pigment in Quick Frost
MAC Pigment in White Gold
MAC Glitter in Reflects Gold
MAC Eyeshadow in Magic Dust
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Maui Wowie

MAC Blush in Fab
MAC Beauty Powder in Natural Flare

Sony CP Gloss in Clear
Tarte 24/7 Lipbalm in Tuesday

12 Hours Later, 15 Blocks in the Wind, A bit of Rain, and A little King of Mods working overtime to tame my horrible head of frizz and this is what you have:

I’m too sexy for my own blog. Not. Jesus my hair looks like it’s been flushed around a few times! Sorry folks can’t have slick locks all the time! I look everyone of my 30 years in these pictures! Phew cold weather sure ages a girl!


And for your enjoyment me working my “Ghetto Fabulous” jacket! I picked this little gem up on 34th Street last weekend. My mate Jen calls my taste in clothes “the fashion weird” but hey I’m loving this jacket! I can’t help myself! I love tack *happy sigh*!

Dontcha love the hood? I’m strange. Just deal with it.


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Angelique

    ….yep, I knew this would happen: after reading this review I really do wish I had bought the damn stuff when I had the chance, even if gold looks positively bullshit on me.

    More than anything, I wanted it for the bottle. I’m a total bottle whore, always have been. I’m very seriously considering buying a whole slew of perfumes just for the bottles seeings how my search for empty perfume bottles has come up with jack shit. I don’t even LIKE perfume! The only ones so far I seriously like are Island and Bright Crystal. The rest just make me want to die.

    (although–and I hate to admit this because I hate everything this goddamn brand stands for–I got a sample of Juicy Couture recently and god help me, I actually like it. beat the girly preppy richbitch streak out of me, I beg you! good god, I need to watch some more “Deep Space Nine” and hope I forget all about Juicy Couture.)

    So if you ever by some insane miracle empty one of your Forever Gold bottles, hurl it at me! I’ll love it!

    I’ll go brain myself in the head with my lightbox now and try to stop being such a friggin’ spaz.

    Have a good evening m’dear!


  • the Muse

    Hi there 😉

    It’s great stuff. I really rather like it! I’ve been searching around to see where it’s still available as I’m dead curious!

    I love fancy bottles too and this is just gorgeous!

    Check ebay for vintage perfume bottles and you’ll find tons. Art deco, victorian, etc! I collect art deco and victorian powder jars, perfume bottles, etc and e-bay has some lovely deals! I love checking boot sales in the UK when I am there too as you can find tons of awesome stuff!

    You should see my article on Bpal. It’s perfume oil and you might like ’em. Be warned they are addicting!

    LOL I have to say I really like Juicy Couture in general 🙂

    lol 🙂

    Will do! Have a good day!

    LOL!!!! thanks 🙂 You’re a doll!

  • MandyPandy

    I like the hoodie outfit, but it’s lacking something: a Burberry cap, hoops from Argos and a bottle of hard cider, innit? Oh yes, and attitude. Chav attitude!

    For some reason, it reminds me of the ‘Chavehemian Rhapsody’. 😀

  • the Muse

    LMAO Mandy you totally understand me!

    chavalicious baby chavalicious 😉


  • the Muse


    I was gonna say chav but I didn’t think anyone would get the reference lol!

    So I had to stick with Ghetto Fab 😉


  • Sealed

    ummmmm stop making me spend $$$!!!!!

    ughhhhh so beautiful- gold in a pump bottle. can’t handle it.

    btw, you do NOT look 30 AT ALL EVER. you literally look 16. and i’m not some 50 yo saying that, I’m 22.

  • the Muse

    LOL! I just take it right out of your wallet don’t I?!


    Aw thanks love! Greatly appreciate it 🙂

    The fine lines are creeping up!!!!!

    I wanna be 22 again! 😉


  • the Muse

    lord knows no one in the states knows what a chav is 😉

    Oh god that’s b/c you aren’t noticing the lines that are forming under my eyes and freaking me out! I’m now applying eye cream day and night! I’m scared hold me.


    LOL! FAB SITE! That’s brill! Awesome something to procrastinate to at work! lol!

    I have to send that to my mate Debs she’ll have a proper giggle!

    Thanks Mandy 😉

    LOL Madonna can work the Chav Tracksuit look 😉

  • Taryn

    Muse, I should put on my purple camo Bathing Ape hoodie and we can go out on the town. My husband can’t believe the ugly gaudiness of it. I only wear it in the house when I’m cold because it’s a men’s size and huge on me to make it all the more ugly. When I go out, I stick to plain, classic basics. But in the house I wear weird stuff.

    I do like your chav hoodie – it’s so unique!

  • the Muse

    LOL Taryn! Perfect! We’ll be quite a couple! You in your purple hoodie me in my chav-y blue and gold hoodie…yup pure perfection! The height of fashion DON’T!

    Hell I have no shame! I go out of the house in weird stuff all the time lol!

    Keeps me young 😉

    LOL thanks for loving my chavalicious hoodie 😉

  • Kara

    That’s amazing how your makeup stayed like that after so many hours! By that time with my my makeup would have been nearly completely melted off!

    LOOOVE the shimmer oooooh

  • the Muse

    hi kara

    i’m totally lazy for touch ups so lucky enough my makeup lasts all day aside from gloss and lipstick 😉

    Thankfully my foundation keeps it safe and sound and on my face 😉

    Thanks for the comment *mwah*

  • Leila Shan

    Could lay my hands on it last saturday when I also picked up the Eclat Imperial…
    2 years back and still precincted and to be sold… lonely in the drawer… I guess the girl at the counter didn’t know what was it, or maybe it was reserved for someone else… but the end of the tale is that 2007 Forever Gold and 2009 Eclat Imperial are my guests at home, hahahahahaaa….

    Pity is the 2008 was nowhere to be seen…
    Have you made a review on Christmases at Guerlain???

    • the Muse

      hi leila they are lovely pieces to own 🙂

      Once they are gone they are sadly gone 🙂 Very LE items. Yes I did reviews of the products just look under the Guerlain category for all my reviews including xmas 2008!

      Hope this helps!