If a collection is sold to you as the gateway to chic a la some seriously covetable Parisian beauties, you’d totally buy it, right? Well clever Guerlain are giving us exactly what we want for next year (note: cue intense pre-season excitement).
The new collection is all about Paris in Spring – fresh, dazzling, and – as ever – super feminine. The old favourites have been re-launched in different colour-ways – think Kiss Kiss Gloss in a vibrant flush (Cherry Pink) and a cheeky tangerine (Fizzy Mango); Plus Rouge Automatique in four fabulously flirty shades from Romance to Rendez-vouz, each £24.50.
Even good old Meteorites Perles du Paradis, £43, has had a pink-and-silver make-over, specially imagined to revitalise and awaken our complexions – so long, dull winter skin.
As with so many Guerlain collections, though, the pièce de résistance is all about eyes. Introducing the all-new Cils d’Enfer (aka Maxi Lash, for the non bi-lingual amongst us), £22. It’s super simple to use, based on all the latest mascara know-how, straight from Paris. Meaning? You can build exactly how much volume you want. Bit by bit. Without clumps. Revolutionary.
Aside from the actual product’s unique three layer formula (thickening, softening, and coating), the results are apparently all thanks to the brand spanking new wand design. The brush is round (so far, so ordinary), but the fibres are hollow, which means they deliver just the right amount of black per stroke (don’t ask me how). Plus, they’re in a criss-cross pattern, which helps to separate lashes, hence the anti-clump part. Phew.
The collection will be available next Spring from Guerlain counters nationwide (Harrods, Selfridges, you know the drill…) just watch this space.
– Olivia Cox (Beauty Editor)