Guerlain's Spring Collection 2009: Paradis Exotique
Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me
(lyrics to I've Never Been to Me)
The spring palette compact designed by Hervé Van der Straeten is too pretty to use. The palette is called 404 Paradis Exotique and contains 4 shades. Each shadow is etched with a bird of paradise. The green shade reminds me of my beloved and long discontinued MAC's Metamorph. It retails for $58 and is limited edition.
The stand outs in this spring collection are the KissKiss glosses. The shimmer power is very similiar to YSL's Golden Glosses. The pigment is sheer and the glitter is very fine. The green shade is the jewel. It is the one that incited oohs and ahhs from the gang.
804 Orange Interdite (sheer peach with gold and orange glitter)
805 Cerise Tentation (sheer coral with pink glitter)
806 Pomme du Desir (green shade)
The new single shadows (Ombre Eclat Mono) are very rich yet light in pigment power and texture. They are easily blendable,slightly luminous and act as a great wash for the eye.
140 L’Instant Precieux (Pearly)
141 L’Instant Charnel (Velvety)
142 L’Instant Fauve (Sparkly)
143 L’Instant Cuir (Sparkly)
160 L’Instant Coquin (Velvety)
161 L’Instant Fleuri (Pearly)
180 L’Instant Fume (Pearly)
181 L’Instant Emeraude (Sparkly)
182 L’Instant Nuit (Sparkly) (for the taupe lovers)
190 L’Instant Indigo (Sparkly)
This collection is currently at Guerlain counters at your local Saks store. Our local Dillards did not have it in stock yet. It is also available at Sephora.com
Credits: Sephora,Charlene, Blogdorf Goodman(pics) and Youtube.