Guerlain Summer 2010

Guerlain, summer, 2010, displayI was thrilled to find Guerlain’s summer display at my counter this weekend, and even more excited once I got to swatching.

First order of business: the eyeshadow quad (409 Ombres Perlees, $59) — just as gorgeous as its preview picture. The quad contains a matte, just-barely-pink white; a matte light purple/dove grey (like ash, or smoke); a dusty, muted ceramic rose; and a gently shimmery purple-grey taupe almost the exact color of Guerlain’s Oriental Metal loose kohl. And THEN! The summer collection also introduces four new eyeshadow singles ($35 each), which will be permanent additions to the line.

162 L’Instant D’un Baiser is a frosty, very white peach (an ice peach). 183 L’Instant D’Un Caresse is an incredibly delicate, shimmery, slightly purpled silver. 184 L’Instant D’Un Reve is a purpled, cool brown, shimmery taupe. It’s where Satin Taupe meets Moth Brown, but finer (not as brash or frosty). 185 L’Instant D’un Emotion is an amazing, high-shimmer, green-grey charcoal. Incredibly dark, but still green. I was so impressed with all of these — and they swatched beautifully. Even the Chanel associates were peering over my shoulder.
Guerlain, summer, 2010, swatches, 409, Ombres Perlees, 162, L'Instant D'un Baiser, 183, L'Instant D'un Caresse, 184, L'Instant D'un Reve, 185, L'Instant D'un Emotion
The “real” lip products of the collection are the two new, limited edition Kiss Kiss Baby lipsticks ($31). These are moisturizing, very sheer, spf 10 lipsticks. They have a heavy-balm, almost gummy feeling (the closest experience would probably be Chantecaille’s Lip Chics, but I think Kiss Kiss Baby may be just a little thicker).

The collection also repromotes four Kiss Kiss lipsticks ($31) and three Kiss Kiss Glosses ($30).
Guerlain, summer, 2010, swatches, KissKiss, Kiss Kiss, 559, Corail Passion, 579 Rose Miami, 560, Pushy Pink, 557, Flushy Beige, Kiss Kiss Baby, 242, Coral Sunset, 262, Cherry Summer, Kiss Kiss Gloss, 800, Crystal Pearl, 866, Figue Plaisir, 867, Pink Pearl
Of course, the star of the collection ought to be the three new Meteorites — but how do I swatch these? Click here to read about the new shades. My understanding is that these new shades/new formulas will be replacing Guerlain’s current Meteorites (01 Mythic, 02 Pink Fresh, 03 Beige Chic).

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7 Responses to “Guerlain Summer 2010”

  • aksaiyo says:

    OMG that L’Instant D’un Reve is beautiful!

  • Kate M. says:

    Dear God my heart stopped at the AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS singles.  I actually love the first two the most…they’re 
    such nuanced colors…and you’re right Karla they look so smooth and silky.

  • Estelle says:

    Thank you thank you thank you for swatching these!! I’ve been wanting these for months now and they look absolutely sensational! Love ya, Karla!

  • Jade says:

    Gosh this collection is gorgeous *sigh* love the eyeshadows and pushy pink and cherry summer make my heart *budupbudup* <3

  • Tiffany says:

    Love this collection. Good thing the singles are permanent, because it’ll probably be a while before I can talk myself into spending that kind of money. It will happen, though. Guerlain is a weakness of mine. Thanks for the swatches!

  • Emily says:

    Hi! Could you tell me if and how the new quad compares to the Bal de Minuit Guerlain quad from a few years back? Are they similar at all?

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