curious to see what Guerlain and Nars have in store for us for the holiday season? Read on:
Guerlain A Night At The Opera
A night at the Opera is a night of celebration. Guerlain’s 2014 holiday collection rejoices in the radiance and beauty of this magical experience while paying homage to its classic Coque d’Or perfume. First launched in 1937, Jacques Guerlain created Coque d’Or as a tribute to the opera as well as to his friend Diaghilev, the founder of the Russian Ballet.
Coque d’Or’s sensual breathtaking bottle was comprised of dark blue Baccarat crystal and finished with a thin golden layer. It drew its shape from the bow, worn by men on gala evenings and in the ballerinas’ hair. According to the legend, this ribbon offers the secret of grace and eternal seduction to those who possess it.
PETROUCHKA PALETTE FOR EYES & CHEEK ($90.00)
It features eye and blush applicators and five shades of sheer iridescent eye shadows—from champagne to coppery brown—for brightening up the eyes. The four matte and iridescent blushes may be worn alone or layered together: the fresh pink and coral shades revive the cheeks, while the rosewood and brown shades perfectly sculpt the cheeks.
ECRIN 2 COULEURS EYESHADOW ($44.00)
10 Cygne Noir: shimmering silver black with a deeply pigmented plum
11 Cygne Blanc: silvery ballerina pink with frosted white
METEORITES PERLES D’ETOILES ILLUMINATING PEARLS ($60.00)
The subtle pearly finish of the 6 Meteorites shades, ranging from matte beige to iridescent pink, veil the complexion in a luminous radiance. The holiday edition reimagines this cult-classic product in an all gold design, featuring the famous Coque d’Or red bow and a matching red powder puff.
ROUGE G DE GUERLAIN ($54.00)
820 Rouge Parade: luminous red
GLOSS D’ENFER MAXI SHINE LIPGLOSS ($30.00)
901 L’Oiseau de Feu: sheer top coat with golden pearl
920 Rouge Paradie: deep black cherry
COQUE D’OR PERFUMED SHIMMER POWDER ($95.00)
This powder is infused with golden shimmers and the scent of Coque d’Or, a chypre composition based on bergamot, rose, jasmine, and patchouli.
LE VERNIS NAIL LACQUER ($25.00)
400 Coque d’Or: metallic shimmering gold
901 L’Oiseau de Feu: decorative gold leaf effect
The collection is already available at Nordstrom.
Nars Laced With Edge Color Collection
Cutting-edge color—anything but straightlaced. For Holiday 2014, François Nars projects a bold new design for the future femme. Decoding the thrill of seduction, this captivating collection exposes a full range of colors and textures with dramatic dimension.
The custom packaging adapts architectural designer Chris Kabatsi’s digitally-rendered Nebula print into a dynamic yet delicate depiction. The intricate web of black gloss grips the signature soft-touch packaging in a modern take on lace.
HARDWIRED EYESHADOW ($25.00)
Canberra: shimmering lavender
Opal Coast: iridescent white
Gabon: bronzed green
Almeria: tan rose
HARDWIRED LIPSTICK ($26.00)
Adriatic: glistening soft cream
Deadly Catch: crimson
Femme Fleur: shimmering brick red with gold pearl
Soleil d’Orient: shimmering pink champagne
Burning Love: bright ruby with subtle shimmer
Corsica: shimmering pink raspberry
NAIL POLISH ($20.00)
Barents Sea: sparkling deep blue
Algonquiun: sparkling lilac
Sherwood: shimmering violet rose
The collection is already available at narscosmetics.com and will reach counters on November 1.
Nars Laced With Edge Gifting Collection
Technology meets femininity in the Laced With Edge, the new gifting holiday collection from Nars. The pink, peach, and bronze shades are housed translucent packaging featuring digital lace designs.
Here’s what’s the collection includes:
LASER CUT PALETTE ($59.00)
The palette includes products for eyes, cheeks, and lips:
Eyeshadow I: neutral vanilla
Eyeshadow II: shimmering café au lait
Eyeshadow III: matte army green
Day Dream Blush: sheer peach
Laguna Bronzer: diffused brown powder with golden shimmer
Dolce Vita Lipgloss
MODERN FUTURE GIFT SET ($49.00)
Roman Holiday Blush: pastel with the most delicate hint of pink
Roman Holiday Lipstick: pastel with the most delicate hint of pink
Roman Holiday Nail Polish: shimmery begonia pink
ALGORITHM BRONZER PALETTE ($89.00)
If you love bronzer, you’ll love this palette. It features a huge-sized Laguna bronzer.
VIRTUAL DOMINATION BLUSH AND BRONZER PALETTE ($65.00)
The set includes:
Laguna Bronzer: diffused Brown Powder with Golden Shimmer
Miss Liberty Blush: soft shimmering peach
Deep Throat Blush: sheer peach
Sexy Fantasy Blush: pale lavender pink
Final Cut Blush: peach coral
TECH FASHION LARGER THAN LIFE LIPGLOSS SET ($49.00)
It features four mini glosses:
Lipgloss I: shimmering peach sorbet
Lipgloss II: shimmering sheer fig
Lipgloss III: shimmering sheer raspberry
Lipgloss IV: sheer ruby
DIGITAL WORLD ($49.00)
This set features 5 lip pencils:
Cruella: passionate scarlet red
Ibertico: intense coral
Yu: shocking pink
Descanso: tea rose
Torres Del Paine: peach coral
KABUKI BRUSH SET ($149.00)
The set includes:
Mie Kabuki Brush: ideal for soft, all-over face application of loose and pressed powders. The double-dome design deposits product evenly.
Mitzubake Kabuki Brush: contour and sculpt blush and bronzer
Kabuki Eye Brush: blends and diffuses eyeshadows for a soft-focus, seamless effect
The collection will be available from November 1 at Sephora.
What are your favourite pieces from these collections?