Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sneak Peek: Guerlain Fall 2012 Swatches

THIS JUST IN. Swatches of Guerlain Fall 2012: Femme D'Amour & Femme Fatale Collection (full preview here).


There are six new Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($50) shades released for fall. Excerpted from the press release:
One dominant shade adds a pop of color to the cheekbones, while its smaller counterpart can be mixed or used as a striking juxtaposition or contour shade.


Peach Boy is an almost-orange peach and a peach shimmer, Chic Pink is a shimmer "NARS Orgasm" shade and a matte beige pink, Over Rose is a warm rose and a light pink, Pink Punk is an apricot pink and plum brown shimmer, Golden High is a golden orange shimmer and matte light peach, while Red Hot is a red brown shimmer and less shimmery red. 

Of the six, Pink Punk and Red Hot have the best pigmentation, while Chic Pink and Over Rose were disappointing. I had to layer Chic Pink four times to obtain the above swatch, and even after four layers, Over Rose refused to show. The texture of the blush varies from shade to shade – the first three are more dry to the touch whilst the latter felt more buttery. These impressions are based on finger swatching.

One new L'Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 14 Les Fauves ($59) will join the permanent shade range. *As a reader pointed out, Les Roses is from the Spring collection.


And finally, the Rouge G L'Extraits ($48), each named after the seven original sins. Another excerpt from the press release:
Liquid, creamy, consistent, ultra-pigmented and velvety, this exceptional lip color is the perfect combination of a lipstick and a gloss and will ensure an incredibly sophisticated look. The liquid texture glides gently over the lip and within a few moments, the silky color becomes matte. This non-sticky, non-drying and non-feathering texture leaves your lips looking flawless for hours.

L-R: M06 Avarice, M25 Colere, M27 Luxure, M41 Envie, M65 Paresse, M69 Orguel, M71 Gourmandise


I tried on Avarice and proceeded to do a little dance in the store. It's less thick compared to Chanel Rouge Allure Laques and slides on like smooth butter. It takes a few seconds to dry down to the matte result you see above, and as I write this I've been wearing it for four hours with no visible wear. It seems like it continues to stain through time, so beware when wearing scarves and such. The best part is these babies are not drying at all, and if you're a regular reader you'll know that's all I ask for from matte formulas.

I would love to thank my friends at Neiman Marcus who allowed me to photograph this, so if you're thinking of placing a pre-order (since the testers just arrived at the store, I'm assuming they'll be available in a week or two), please contact Shawn Kelly/Traci Dastou of Neiman Marcus Boston at 617.536.3660 x2111.

31 comments:

  1. Can't wait for this collection to come out! I especially love the Rouge G L'Extraits, as a lipstick junkie I need this! So glad to hear that they are great on the lips :)

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  2. OMGAH, WANDZ. I even want a blush. Golden High looks interesting! I like that orange shade. And Les Fauves, omg. And THE LIPSTICKS. I have no idea how I will choose.

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  3. Oh wow! I am in trouble! SO many pretties!

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  4. I know, I am SO obsessed with Les Fauves as well. CANNOT wait to get my hands on that palette. And I knew the blush duos were gonna be stunners...now i just need to pick one!

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  5. I guess I'm the only one looking at Les Roses! That plum! So pretty!
    And those lipstick! I want them all too! Saving my money for this collection for sure!

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  6. Pink Punk! And all the M69 Orguel! MROWW.

    Thanks for all the swatches. :) You are awesome!

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  7. Peach Boy is calling my name, but I'm somewhat meh on the rest of the items. Well.. maybe M41 in the lippies. I guess I'll have to see it all in store to make sure.

    Thank you for taking these photos! :)

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  8. Are you sure about that Les Roses palette? That was part of Spring, i have it. Must be a repromote then. Maybe they didnt sell out?
    Love Les Fauves. Will be getting that this fall, along with some new Burberry quads. Lots of pretty palettes.

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  9. Anonymous- Thanks for pointing that out! My MUA gave it to me to swatch - I did think it was odd since it wasn't in the press release.

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  10. Amazing! Thank you so much for the swatches! I was waiting for this collection. Do you think you'll get any of the blushes? :)

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  11. AFJLDSJFDLSJF, the Rouge G L'Extraits! *thud*

    *gets back up*

    Though on the subject of the blushes, I find myself to be less excited about them now. I was hoping that both shades would be pigmented. =/

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  12. Be still my beating heart! Those Rouge G L'Extraits...I want them all.

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  13. what a helpful first impression! in my enthusiasm i wanted to get all of the blushes initially but now i'm sane again and it might be only Peach Boy and Pink Punk. Les Fauves looks amazeballs, too. and the lip stuff!!! gosh, i want all.of.them.

    thanks so much for you effort!

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  14. THANK you for a fantastic first glimpse of the Fall collection I have been most eagerly awaiting:)
    Yay to Les Fauves but so sad about the pigmentation of the Chic Pink & Over Rose blushes.

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  15. O.M.G. everything looks delicious! especially the liquid lipsticks and (surprisingly) the e/s palette :O I want (I think) three blushers D:. I thought the e/s palette would be rather 'normal' (see: boring, lol) but I really like it! so many pretties to check out!!

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  16. the rosy and plum colours ae gorgeous. Are Guerlain blushes soft and buildable?? Duo shades are just awesome for layering colours!

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  17. Wow, all of those colors are so beautiful! I love the shimmery blushes especially xx

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  18. I like the mental image I got of you doing a little Guerlain jig :)

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  19. That first pic... I just want to dive in it and paint myself with blush from head to toe. YES!

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  20. Ahhh the blushes look stunnning!!! I don't think I'd be able to resist!!!

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  21. Pink Punk is calling to me, but it's a bit bright...I hope I can pull it off! Also, Paresse and maybe Orguel are intriguing me. I really was hoping for Over Rose but the pigementation looks so lame. :(

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  22. I literally want every Rouge G L'Extraits .... righ.meow.

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  23. I want the Pink Punk blush!!!

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  24. is this similar to shiseido lacques?

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  25. Anne- no. These produce a matte finish while the Shiseido one produces the finish of a regular lipstick.

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