Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer review and photos.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

It is my personal belief, eyeliner is the one cosmetic product that can take any look from drab to fab almost instantly.  Granted, mascara is essential in any makeup look, but eyeliner is the pivotal frame that truly extenuates the eyes.  Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer ($38.50 USD/ 5ml) is the newest obsession to have hit IMCT.  This rich navy blue cream color is not only incredibly flattering on everyone, but the ease of removal at night has completely converted my former “waterproof-or-nothing” mentality.  I hope you enjoy.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

The Pros of Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer:

  1. Beautiful rich deep navy blue cream color.
  2. Satin finish is flattering and classic.
  3. The blue tone has a brightening effect on the eyes.
  4. Thick gorgeous frosted glass bottle is sanitary and safeguards the formula from drying out.
  5. Long handle and fine brush were specially designed to mimic the comfort and easy of a calligraphy pen.
  6. Formula has a medium consistency.
  7. Can be applied sheer or opaque depending on the amount of product on the brush.
  8. Layers well after each coat has had a chance to dry.
  9. Depending on the eye shape, color stays true throughout the day without any fading, smearing or flaking.
  10. Thin brush can be used to draw a thin or thick line.
  11. Less harsh than a black liner.
  12. Easily removable if a mistake is made.
  13. Formulated without  Sulfates, Phthalates, GMOs, Triclosan or Parabens.
  14. Comes in three shades: 01 Noir Ebène, 02 Bleu Outemer, 05 Brun Cendré.
  15. Made in France.

The Cons of Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer:

  1. For those seeking a waterproof liner, look elsewhere..this formula is NOT WATERPROOF!
  2. Not recommended for those with hooded or oily lids (see below).
  3. Due to the delicate brush tip, makeup novices will find application difficult.
  4. Product collects on the wand and can smudge on the lashes during application.
  5. Must be shaken in order for the formula to incorporate properly.
  6. Very expensive, but the amount given is substantial; more so than any other brand.  I can’t see myself consuming this entire bottle any time soon.
Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer brush tip.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer brush tip.

The ultra fine brush tip is incredibly precise and delicate.  Compared to other felt tipped pen liners on the market, makeup novices will most likely perceive this brush head as time-consuming and awkward.  Even those who are accustomed to working with liquid liners, may find liner application challenging at first, but ultimately adapting to the feel.  Working in short strokes seems to help create a clean crisp line.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer against strong window lighting.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer in normal indoor lighting conditions.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Full face wearing Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

As the above photos illustrate, 02 Bleu Outremer applied smoothly and evenly.  Taking a sizable amount of product (I do not like to wipe off the brush), I prefer to start at the mid-way point of the eye, draw the end portion of the liner, and then go back to draw the front portion of my line. This liner is completely goof-proof; mistakes are easily removed without any tugging of the delicate skin around the eye area.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with a bronze eyeshadow (very sunny day).

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Solo 5 Vulcano (rainy gloomy day).

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer worn with a golden eyeshadow (overcast day).

For the above photos, 02 Bleu Outremer paired beautifully with a variety of eyeshadow colors.  The deep navy liner held its own against some pretty intense shades.  From afar, the blue tone is not incredibly noticeable, however, from a reasonable distance, the blue pigment does in fact show and adds a certain amount of freshness and brightness to all of the eye looks.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer swatched heavily.

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer

Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer after being under warm running water for 8 seconds.

The final set of photos illustrates how easily 02 Blue Outremer is removed with just running water.  As stated earlier, this formula is not waterproof, therefore individuals with hooded eyes and/or oily lids would most likely encounter color transfer and/or fading throughout the day.  In fact, I would not recommend the use of this formula for weddings (especially if you cry easily), during workouts, or in hot humid weather. On my deep-set eyes, Blue Outremer does not fade or transfer for 12 + hours–Magnifique Oui?

Ingredient List for Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Blue Outremer:

All shades include:
Water, Shellac, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Acrylates/Octyl-Acrylamide Copolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Tromethamine, Peg/PPG-14/4 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate/VP Copo Lymer, Isopropyl Isostearate, Poly Butene, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Peg-20, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Ceteth 20, [+/- MICA, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Car-mine), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77163 (Bisbuth Oxychloride), CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet).

**Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer can be found at Nordstrom, Saks, and guerlain.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner 02 Bleu Outremer is one of my favorite liquid liners.  The pigmented navy color, seamless formula, gorgeous packaging, substantial amount and hassle-free removal was exactly what I was looking for in a liquid liner.  Some may not find this formula to their liking or suitable for their lifestyle, but given my recent hectic holiday schedule, the last thing I feel like doing at night is battling with makeup removal.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation review and swatches.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Lately, I have been experimenting with several foundation formulations.  My journey down the yellow brick road led me to Diorskin Forever Flawless, passed Dior Star Fluid Foundation, fast approaching YSL Fusion Ink and ultimately ended with three clicks of my red heels straight to Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation ($66 USD/ 10g).  This unassuming foundation has exceeded all of my expectations and then some.  The buttery smooth texture and flawless results have me wondering how I ever bypassed this marvel in favor of liquid formulations?  Ladies, this is a true game changer for me; I have a feeling, I’m not in Kansas anymore 🙂

According to Guerlain:

Guerlain has created its first compact powder foundation so light that it blends seamlessly, like a second skin.
The Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, a combination of stretch fibres and textile proteins of natural origin fuse with the epidermis for an optimal distribution of pigments.

Composed of hyaluronic acid, Lingerie de Peau compact powder foundation protects the skin’s moisture in order to maintain its suppleness and softness from morning to-night.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation sleek compact.

The Pros to Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation:

  1. Amazingly smooth texture results in a beautiful matte/satin finish.
  2. Finely milled powder looks natural and can be built-up for flawless results.  Pores…what pores?  I was naturally born this way 🙂
  3. A primer was not needed for my dry skin.
  4. Lasted perfectly for eight hours.
  5. No additional powder needed to mattify the skin.
  6. Surprisingly moisturizing for dry skins; skin does not feel tight throughout the day.
  7. Can be applied with the sponge provided or any kabuki brush for heavier coverage (I use a small Kabuki brush from my Dior Bronzer).
  8. Can be used as a flesh tone eyeshadow for a simple and refined look.
  9. Photographs beautifully due to the lack of SPF.
  10. Refillable pans provided, however from what I can gather, available only through House of FraserHarrods and www.feelunique.com.
  11. Beautiful sturdy magnetic compact is high quality.  The thin packaging fits perfectly in any handbag. The large distortion-free mirror is ideal for travel to apply a full face of makeup.
  12. The compact flattens out completely for easy product accessibility or easily props up for personal use.
  13. Comes with a velvet pouch to protect the compact.
  14. Pleasant light fragrance is imperceptible after a couple of minutes.
  15. Formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.
  16. Made in France.

The Cons to Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation:

  1. Limited shade range (especially at Sephora).  I had to purchase two shades to match my olive skin tone. (03 and 04).  I would advise a visit to the Guerlain counter to see all the available shades (16 in all on Guerlain.com) and to get properly matched.
  2. Slight oxidation/darkening by the sixth hour.  This will vary depending on skin type, I like the effect some may not.
  3. Can look overdone/caky if too much product is applied.
  4. Compact is a fingerprint magnet.  In this case, I really do utilize the velvet pouch.
  5. Formulated with silicones.
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation:
03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation L-R: 03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation:
03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

This is the type of powder that becomes creamier the more it is buffed into the skin.  I prefer to use a kabuki brush and buff a light layer all over the face and then reapply as I see fit.  The sponge provided does work beautifully if you have the need for more precise application.  The corner of the sponge works perfectly to reach the under eye area.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation 03 Beige Naturel.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation 03 Beige Naturel with Dior Mini Kabuki brush.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Powder Foundation also eliminates the need for a primer and finishing powder.  I find prepping my skin with my moisturizer 15 minutes prior to foundation application suffices for all day wear.  Call me crazy, but since utilizing this powder, my recent acne outbreak has completely cleared-up.  I suspect the hyaluronic acid may have had something to do with my facial recovery.  The lack of additional products on my skin (primer and finishing powder) may also have benefited my congested complexion.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation L-R: 03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation colors at Sephora.

Ingredient list.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation ingredient list.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation

Wearing Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation
03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation

This is au naturel (wink, wink).
Wearing Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation
03 Beige Naturel and 04 Beige Moyen.

Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks, and Guerlain.com/us.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Nude Powder Foundation is the best powder foundation I have ever come across.  Just imagine, if the Wicked Witch of the West would have found this product–she wouldn’t have been so cranky, winged monkeys would have never been conjured up and her green coloring would have been magically concealed.  Who says makeup can’t solve problems and bring happiness?  Hop, skip or jump down to your local Guerlain counter and see for yourself.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

"I'll get you my pretty." Image courtesy of www.screeninsults.com.

“I’ll get you my pretty.”  Wicked Witch of the West could have used a little Guerlain in her life.
Image courtesy of www.screeninsults.com.

-Maria
Sephora.com, Inc.

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Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur review and photos.

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur.

Every time I seek out a new nail color to purchase, I’m somehow always swayed by the allure and seductive nature of plum/red shades.  I feel like Michael Corleone in Godfather 3, “Just when I think [I’m done with darker shades], they seem to pull me back in.”  These types of colors scream fall/winter and Guerlain 168 L’Hueure Bleue La Lacque Couleur ($25 USD/.33 fl. oz.) had me at first-sight.  This latest temptation demonstrates, pretty shiny things can also be exceptional in quality and performance.  Well…that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙂

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur photographed with indoor lighting.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur photographed with indoor lighting.

Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur in full sunlight.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur in full sunlight.

The Pros to Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur:

  1. Gorgeous berry red color with silver micro-shimmers.
  2. Beautiful hefty packaging–this is one nail polish bottle I would proudly display.
  3. Opacity is obtained using two coats.
  4. Applies smoothly and settles evenly on the nails.
  5. “Long-lasting” shine lasts for a good three days.
  6. Wide brush splays out perfectly to accommodate a variety of nail widths and lengths.
  7. Dries faster than the average drugstore nail polish.
  8. Decorative top is easily removable for application.
  9. Lasted beautifully for five days with minor chipping by the sixth day.
  10. Although not advertised as 3-free (formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate (DBP), I could not find these chemicals within the ingredients.
  11. Made in France.

The Cons to Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur:

  1. Similar to Chanel polishes, the beautiful micro-shimmers do not show upon application.
  2. Color changes depending on lighting conditions.
  3. Gueralin has 11 colors in their polish line-up; IMHO not enough of a bold color selection.
Guerlain 168 L'Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur brush head.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur brush head.

Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Saks and amazon.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Guerlain 168 L’Heure Bleue La Laque Couleur is a magnificent polish.  I mean, it’s Guerlain for goodness sake, I need not delve into further flattering rhetoric.  More directly, just get this beauty, you will not regret it 🙂  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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