Experience the extreme decadence of the season with the Guerlain Liu Christmas Makeup collection, a range that draws its inspiration from the sophisticated Guerlain fragrance Liu. Created in the roaring twenties by Jacques Guerlain, Liu combines the legendary intrigue of Shanghai with the bewitching essence of a seductress.
The Liu make-up collection takes this oriental inspiration and translates it into a range of metallic accents and black lacquer. The emphasis is upon a heroine whose beauty is enhanced with tapered eyeliner, metallic lips, a luminous complexion and golden powders. A perfect look for Christmas…
The Guerlain Liu Perfumed Shimmer Powder is the star product of the Liu collection. The loose powder can be sprayed onto the face, the body and the hair for a radiant, glistening effect that is perfect for the festive season. As well as the super fine powder and iridescent shimmer, one puff of the special atomiser also releases a breath of the delicious Liu scent of aldehydes, roses, vanilla and iris.
If the Liu Shimmer Powder is the formidable grand dame of this Christmas makeup collection, then the beautiful Guerlain Liu Calligraphy Palette is the ingénue. The sleek black compact is extra flat and wide, and is designed with traditional Chinese lacquer cases in mind. Also included in the compact is a panoramic mirror and two high precision applicators, the first has a rounded applicator and a pointed applicator for colouring and lining the eyes, and the second is a super silky lip brush.
The colours themselves are glorious. The couture eyeshadows are perfect for this time of year, marrying three iridescent powders in shades of golden bronze, copper and glistening white, with a matte carbon black eyeliner that can be used wet or dry. For lips, there are ultra pigmented, watercolour-like shades of red: carmine pink-red and blue-toned red. A hybrid between a stain and a cream lip colour, they really go the distance.
For eyes, there is the Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 500 Les Ombres Turandot, a glistening sunset of hues for mesmerising eyes. From the left there is Dore Clair, an iridescent gold; Rose Satine, a matt rosewood; Prune Aubergine, a deep browned plum; and finally Beige Mordore, a delicious iridescent chocolate shade. The beautiful golden compact is an everyday luxury, while the different textures of the colours allows you to create an elegant smokey eye with an oriental ambiance.
Create an dramatic pout with new shades of the Guerlain Shine Automatique Lipstick in 700 Altoum and 760 Lou-Ling, a pair of decadent, on-trend colours. The two-tone golden sparkle of Altoum looks beautiful on bare lips, or can be layered on top of another shade to add a glow. 760 Lou-Ling is a perfect plum red shot through with golden sparkle.
To match the sweet sophistication of the Shine Automatique lip colours, Guerlain present two new shades of their Nail Lacquer. 03 Altoum is a gleaming gold with tonal golden shimmer, while 04 Lou-Ling is the perfect deep, sensual plum shade for spellbinding tips.