In comparison with most of its competitors, Guerlain is undoubtedly one of the most creative cosmetics brand for beautiful and innovative packaging. This spring is no exception with Guerlain's beautiful limited edition collection all wrapped in glossy black. Guerlain moved away from the usual silver color into a mysterious black, which I assume stands for "secrets". The Spring Collection is named Sur Mes Levres which means "on my lips". There is also a french movie with the same name. One of the star items in Sur Mes Levres is the Blush G Serie Noire, Secret de Bonne Mine, "Secrets to a healthy glow". This retails for $67USD at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Like most compacts, Guerlain Blush G comes in a black Velvet pouch with bright fuchsia inner lining. The compact is a dark glossy black that is slightly bulky. The name of the blush is also printed at the bottom so you can easily find it.
Blush G was produced in Italy, not France as indicated below.
Inside the chic packaging is a breathtaking array of colors ranging from coral-pink, bright fuchsia, peachy-pink, and light pink all infused with a gorgeous golden sheen.
I couldn't help but gasp when I saw this beauty sitting in a glass case at Saks Fifth Avenue during my Christmas vacation. It is truly stunning in person.
Guerlain could have left it with 4 stripes of color but the extra G symbol gives an extra touch to the design. I definitely think it's tres chic! In the close up of Blush G, you can see the gold shimmer infused throughout all 4 colors. I love that each stripe is big enough to use alone by itself. I know the top 2 darker colors are ultra bright but a stippling brush and soft hand can definitely create some beautiful looks.
In daylight, the colors come out soft and very wearable on all skin tones. It's like getting 4 blushes in one.
When I swiped all the colors from top to bottom, the combination color is a peachy pink with gold shimmer. It is a lighter and pinker version of NARS Orgasm.
In dark lighting, the colors are much more intense with the coral being orange, and the 2nd stripe counting from the bottom looking similar to NARS Deepthroat.
The beauty of this blush is its versatility just like MAC's Ripe Peach. You can use each of the colors individually (the lightest as a highlighter) and the rest as blushes, or mix and match different combination of the 4 to create new shades. The possibilities are limitless with Blush G and the best thing is that it's flattering for all skin tones.
With that being said, $67USD is not a small amount of cash to spend on a blush. If you already have similar individual blushes with the shades above, I would recommend using those instead. I can certainly imagine this being sold out very quickly once it officially gets released, but if you are on a budget, look for more affordable options from NARS, MAC, or Rimmel. Those who can afford this or do not have similar colors, I would say it's a definite collector's item.
Another shining star I saw from the collection is the Ecrin 6 Couleurs Precious Eyeshadow Palette called Rue de Volie. It was unfortunate they didn't have the tester available so I can't share any swatches with you. However, the SA was very nice and allowed me to take pictures of it.
I can assure you, the palette is super stunning in person and these pictures do them no justice. Here's another image taken with flash:
I cannot speak for the texture and pigmentation of the colors but looking at the pan alone made me drool. What stopped me from picking this up is the extremely high price of $84USD. If you actually do the calculation, it comes out to be $14USD per shadow, which is really not all that bad. I have not been impressed with Guerlain's eyeshadows before as they're often chalky and sheer. However, if the swatches come out as beautiful as how it looks in the pan, I might just have to cave.
What are your thoughts on Blush G Serie Noire? Yay or nay?