Guerlain's Holiday 2012 Color Collection, which celebrates Guerlain’s classic 1929 fragrance: Liu, inspired by the heroine of Puccini’s great opera, "Turandot,"
Jacques Guerlain composed Liu to embody the power of
devotion. In the story, Liu is a young slave who chooses to commit
suicide rather than reveal the name of her master, the man with whom she
is in love. Guerlain Creative Director Olivier Echaudemaison has captured
Liu’s passion with a limited-edition makeup collection, paying tribute
to the Asian heroine’s enchanting femininity and sense of detail. Golden
hues, deep red lips, and tapered eyes capture the opulence of the
Orient, allowing every woman to become a heroine this holiday season.
The Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette ($79.00) is shown at the top
of this feature. This collector’s palette draws inspiration from the art
of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. With two dramatic shades for
the lips, combined with three iridescent eye shadows, the ingeniously
designed palette provides our makeup essentials in one place. A matte
black powder liner is also included and can be used wet or dry to create
an unforgettable gaze. The extra-flat, black Chinese lacquer-style case
features a large panoramic mirror and two brushes that deliver
high-precision application - just like calligraphy instruments. The
first has a double-foam tip for the eyes, one rounded for eyeshadow and
the other pointed for liner. The second is a lip brush with silky
The eye shades, shown directly above and below, were swatched from top to bottom in the palette. The top three shades, shimmering ivory, shimmering copper, and the most gorgeous shimmering greige I've seen lately, are shown at the top of my arm. The charcoal liner (or smoky matte eye shade) is shown at the bottom.
I purchased my Guerlain Holiday pieces at Neiman Marcus Tysons Galleria. They have not yet arrived at Mazza. I'm sure they will be at all Guerlain counters next week.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty