A beautiful summer is a summer when the warm sunlight blends with the scents of the Mediterranean.
The Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Collection embodies the union of two prestigious houses in perfect synergy. This exceptional makeup collaboration draws its inspiration from summertime in the Italian Riviera, with its light-hearted and energetic dolce vita attitude that welcomes the warm, sea weather. Created by Guerlain Creative Director, Olivier Échaudemaison, and Pucci’s Image Director, Laudomia Pucci, the collection embraces summer with delightfully sunny shades and vibrant bursts of color. The common thread of this second collaboration is a motif inspired by an iconic print, “Winter Capri,” taken from the Emilio Pucci archives. Exclusively retouched for this collection, this signature print, a blue flower interlaced with swirls and flames, adds a joyful and elegant Pucci touch to the Guerlain summer products.
The Terra Azzurra Bronzing Powder & Blush ($75), shown above, is the star of the collection. This exquisite powder and blush combines two success stories: Guerlain’s legendary Terracotta powder and Emilio Pucci’s iconic prints. The world of beauty and fashion unite in a single case to beautifully enhance the complexion. Half bronzer and half blush, this hybrid powder has a lightweight formula and offers a universal harmony of four shades. The outer case pays tribute to the paneling of a Riva yacht with an ebony-colored varnished wood. The Bronzing Powder & Blush is presented in an accessory pouch with the Pucci motif - the ultimate summer accessory.
- Corrective effect: blue and pink counter the warm tones in tired complexions
- Skin-evening effect: beige and orange warm up the complexion and create an even tan.
- Illuminating effect: ivory and white gold are light reflectors without a whitening effect.
Le 2 Mascara ($36), the iconic Le 2 Mascara will embrace summer with an elegant blue shade that will open up the eyes and give the lashes bold length, curl, and definition. The color for summer? Blu 2 Pucci, #14.
Khôl Kajal ($36), the cult favorite, returns for summer in an intense indigo blue. Apply it along the waterline to enhance the eyes instantly or draw a line along the upper lashes to add a modern sophistication. Look for Blu Acqua, #02.
Terracotta Gloss ($30.50) will light up the lips with sensual shine in three, radiant, limited-edition shades named after iconic Pucci silk scarves.
- #10, Porto Fino, an incredibly shiny coral pink to set off a sun-kissed glow to perfection
- #11, Porto Ercole, a sensual brown to highlight a spice-toned complexion
- #12, Porto Azzurro, an "unruly" indigo blue, as transparent on the lips as it is vibrant in the tube
I pre-ordered my favorites from Bergdorf Goodman, where the collection should be available for the April gift card event. Additionally, it's slated to arrive beginning in May at selection locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Bloomingdale's.
Photos courtesy of Guerlain