Guerlain Un Soir À L'Opéra Christmas 2014 Workshop With José Luis
Guerlain comes up with the most beautiful Christmas collections every year and this year is no exception. I mean have you seen the Météorites Perles d’Étoile, Limited Edition from the Guerlain Un Soir À L’Opéra (A Night At The Opera) Christmas 2014 Collection? This must be the most exciting meteorites yet. The bronze-red hues are just a stand out for me. Natalia Vodianova is the picture of glamorous opulence as the face for this collection.
Over the weekend I was invited for a workshop with Guerlain International Makeup Artist Jose Luis Yuve who basically shared tips on how to use some of the beautiful pieces from the Guerlain Un Soir À L’Opéra Christmas 2014 Collection some and I also got to try some Guerlain's latest skincare products.
Before trying on all that beautiful products from the Christmas collection, Adrian - Guerlain Malaysia's Trainer introduced the Guerlain Abeille Royale range. I have actually tried out some of the products from this range before so click here if you want to find out how it went. The Abeille Royale range is formulated with Pure Royal Jelly Concentrate that stimulates the skin's healing process which will continuously help to repair wrinkles and loss of firmness. I really liked how the Face Treatment Oil, which is a cooling treatment oil, felt on my skin, it can either be used as part of a skincare routine or over makeup to refresh the skin which I did, and not only did my skin looked less tired but my make looked fresh too. It has this light texture that feel watery at first but gets a tad oily as you warm it up without any stickiness after application. The latest addition to the Abeille Royale range however is the Repairing Honey Gel Mask which is meants to plump up and make the skin feel smooth from the first application. Continuous use will improve the skin's texture, it will feel more nourished and supple. Now this is a really thick mask, although I tried it on my hand, there was a difference when I compared it to my other hand after 5 minutes. It felt smooth and looked brighter.
After the skin was pampered, Jose, Guerlain's International Makeup Artist explained, the essence of Guerlain's style of beauty, it is to enhance the radiance of skin. Which means your skin should look fresh and natural without weighing it down with thick bases. Jose recommends using Guerlain Lingeris de Peau Beauty Booster for the illusion for a perfectly nude complexion. It hydrates, protects, corrects, evens out skin tones and enhance skin radiance. If more coverage is required, use the Parure Compact Foundation with Crystal Pearls, which is also suppose to smooth and mattify the complexion. If you have oily skin, then a compact is a must for every 3-4 hour touch ups according to Jose.
The most interesting part of the session was when Jose drew charts to explain which parts of the face and how the products should be applied. It was so helpful. He first started with the eyes using the Petrouchka Palette (Eye and Blush Palette), it comes in a gold compact adorned with a red bow. The top tier eye palette is a five shade gold palette ranging from lights, medium, red and dark golds - champagne, goldenrod, copper, bronze and brown. You apply the copper first and use either the bronze or brown on the outer corner and crease. Then use either one of the lighter shades to highlight the brow bone. To finish off the eyes, wing out the liner strrting from the top of the iris and apply two to three coats of mascara.
If you are new to Guerlain meteorites then this chart will help. Apply it in the shape of a 'g' on you face, this will give it dimension. Météorites Perles d’Étoile from this collection is a warmer on compared to previous ones. It gives a very subtle bronzy glow to the complexion. After which you apply the blush, and there are two choices in the Petrouchka Palette, a peachy-pink one or a pink-brown one which I think it beautiful. To complete the look, a bright lipstick - red or an orange one depending on which you fancy or you could try Rouge Parade as worn by Natalia Vodianova. Finish of with a few spritz of Coque d'Or - a perfumed shimmer powder for body and hair, housed in an opulent gold shaped bottle which is inspired by the original bow-shaped Baccarat Coque d'Or perfume bottle with a crimson puffer atomiser, it's just so pretty. Now all you need is the best gown you have in your wardrobe for A Night At The Opera.
Obviously wasn't going to the Opera, but you guys get the idea. The eye colour shows up really nicely on the eyes and can be intensified for a sexier look. Guerlain Un Soir À L’Opéra (A Night At The Opera) Christmas 2014 Collection is now available at Guerlain counters. Thank you so much Guerlain Malaysia for a wonderful afternoon!
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