I’ve just seen some images from Guerlain’s summer collection (expected on counters in May), and it looks heavenly. The theme is radiance — one of those irresistible words in the makeup lexicon.
First of all, we’ll see three new Meteorites Perles (Guerlain’s famous balls). They’ve been reformulated, and the colors deliciously calibrated for the specific needs of different skintones. Each one is meant to even skintone and add a healthy glow.
For rosy/pink skintones (which might tend a bit red), there’s Harmony 01: Teint Rose. Teint Rose contains mauve and champagne for brightening, green to diminish redness, pink to even out the complexion, and white and gold for radiance.
For beige complexions (which might look grey or ashy when you’re tired), there’s Harmony 02: Teint Beige. Teinte Beige includes mauve and pink to brighten, beige and apricot-beige for a warm glow, and white and white-gold for luminance.
For golden complexions which might tend a bit yellow or dull when you’re tired, there’s Harmony 03: Teinte Dore. Teinte Dore uses mauve and blue to reduce yellowness. Beige and chocolate beige enhance the complexion, while white-gold and pearly apricot brighten and illuminate.
The Meteorites brush has also been redesigned. The Meteorites Perles are $56 each; the brush is $36.
There’s also a limited edition eyeshadow quad, #409 Ombres Perlees ($59), gorgeously neutral with a “subtle touch of iridescence.” The shades are soft beige, satin pink, taupe (taupe!), and smoky brown. If that rose pattern looks familiar, that’s because it is the Meteorites emblem.
There are two new, limited edition shades of Guerlain’s moisturizing, sheer, “skinny” lipstick, Kiss Kiss Baby ($31). All I have to go on are the names, but I love the sound of both 242 Coral Sunset and 262 Cherry Summer. Kiss Kiss Baby contains SPF 10, and mango butter and Luffa oil for moisture.
For the fragrance lovers, there is a new cologne by Thierry Wasser (successor to Jean-Paul Guerlain in the fragrance house). Cologne du Parfumeur is a unisex fragrance with notes of orange blossom, lemon, bergamot, and green, musky notes. The 100 ml bottle is $96; the 250 ml is $205; the 500 ml is $300.