Guerlain Mini Haul & Review……………A Secret Healthy Glow, 2015.
I’m so in love with Guerlain this Spring, all the time in fact! They just give us beautiful products time and time again.
I managed to buy a new single eyeshadow and the healthy glow powder, and having used them now for over a couple of weeks, it’s time to review them.
Guerlain Écrin 1 Coleur Long Lasting Eyeshadow Silky Powder.
I managed to swatch every single eyeshadow when i was in Debenhams. The darker shades come up slightly more matte and very intense in pigment. There are sparkling shades such as; Copperfield, (Absolutely beautiful and on my hit list) and Gold N’ Eyes, a true sparkling gold shade. Then there are the lighter more highlighting shades with a smooth satin finish. All are silky soft, incredibly lovely milled powders with great pigmentation. I believe, the best Guerlain have produced so far.
01 Taupe Secret.
The one i bought was Taupe Secret. A lovely pale silvery taupe brown shade. It is on the lighter side of taupe shades but no less beautiful than others i own. It glides on easily and blends with very little effort to a smooth satin finish. Great as a lid colour rather than a transition one.
I have worn this one for the past couple of weeks on hot days as well as cooler ones and haven’t noticed any difference in wear. The colour stayed true all day on my eyes with no creasing. I did wear an eye primer to.
Pictured right are swatches of the eyeshadow, dry and wet. The eyeshadow takes on a more silvered/metallic effect.
I will be buying more of these as they are fantastic quality. I use high end eyeshadows all the time and yet; Guerlain have just lifted the bar.
Terracotta Joli Teint Natural Healthy Glow Powder Duo, 00 Light Blondes.
When i saw this, i had to have it. Every Terracotta product i own from Guerlain is perfection. What Guerlain doesn’t know about bronzing powders, isn’t worth knowing, they just get their powders so right.
Anyway, i bought 00 Blondes Clair. It is a little on the pale side for my skin tone but it does still warm up my skin with the help of the pink blush crescent, which is part of the duo. I would probably go for Blondes Natural next, a much warmer tone.
This gives a smooth finish to the skin and feels very silky to touch once on the skin. I really like it; however, Chanel Les Beiges does have the edge in blurring fine lines. That’s my personal opinion anyway.
There is also an addition of perfume to this powder, which is beautiful and not the normal scent associated with Guerlain products.
I really like the packaging as it’s light in weight and smaller in size; ideal for the handbag. There is still 10g of product too.There are four shades available, Light Blondes for fair skin with a pink undertone, Light Brunettes with a peachy tone, Natural blondes and Brunettes for mid toned skin.
Picture above left without powder and middle is with the Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo. Picture right is swatch on back of my hand.
The new single eyeshadows are excellent in quality. Buttery and silky and so easy to blend. They can be worn both dry and wet for a more intense metallic finish.
I can honestly say, they are the best powder eyeshadows i have tried out to date and i don’t care to know how many i have tried.
Guerlain do finely milled, high quality powders to a fine art. You’ll find at least one eyeshadow that you’re going to fall in love with. I can put that out there with confidence. I plan to buy Copperfield because this is truly a beautiful shade.
The Terracotta Joli Teint Powder Duo is very nice and makes for a lovely silky finishing powder. Not a ‘must have’ but i am still happy i bought it. I would opt for the darker shade next time. As you can see in the photo’s above, it has only made a slight difference to my skin. It does give the healthy glow though. Pictured right is the finished look using both products.
Take care and i will see you all soon. 😉