Guerlain Spring 2013 Collection Swatches and Review

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Happy New Year Everyone! 2012 ended with a slew of spring 2013 collection releases in late December. Spring focuses on soft girly shades such as pink, peach, and violets.  Guerlain's collection has all of those elements.  The items are now available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Ave and online.

Every season, Guerlain releases a limited edition Meteorite. For Spring, we see Meteorites Perles du Paradis ($70USD). This contains pearly white, violet, lilac, pink, peach, and silver balls.  The overall effect is a soft, shimmery setting powder/highlighter. Unless you are a collector of these meteorites, I personally don't think you need more than one. The effect is so subtle that you can't really tell the difference between the different meteorites (the packaging is gorgeous though!).

Attrape Coeur is one of the eyeshadow quads released in the collection ($59USD).

The shades include a frosty pearly white, light lilac, soft lavender, and medium violet.  This quad has great pigmentation and texture. 

Coup de Foudre is also released in this collection.  The quad has a very interesting mix of colors.

The shades include a mint green, olive green, medium coral, and graphite. These are much bolder colors compared to Attrape Couer with outstanding texture and pigmentation. 

Four lipstick shades in the collection are Rendez-vous (medium blue base rose), Flirt (medium fuchsia), Romance (light rose), and Ballade (peachy coral).

Kiss Kiss Gloss shades in Frizzy Mango and Cherry Pink:

Frizzy Mango is a re-promote from Guerlain's Spring 2011 Collection. You can see better swatches here. Cherry Pink is a hot pink with silver shimmers.

Overall, Guerlain Spring 2013 Collection has an offering of soft, beautiful shades.  The quality of the products are outstanding so for the first time, I can say there are no "duds" in the entire collection. None of the items are must-haves for me since the colors are not particularly unique. However, if you are new to Guerlain, this is definitely a great collection to check out.

What are your top picks from this collection?


Spinka said...

Rendez-vous and Flirt are really nice.

Replica said...

Great swatches, really helpful. I am tempted by Coup de Foudre, though not sure how I would wear the Coral :)

Polarbelle said...

wow!!! It's great to see swatches of the whole collection. wow. Hmmm, I might need that coral and green quad, maybe a couple lipsticks. Did you purchase anything? I'm eyeballing the fuchsia and coral lipsticks. This is a great post for those of us who don't have a counter nearby.

Kristie said...

Hi Polarbelle - I didn't pick up anything from this collection but I am tempted to go back for Flirt!

Steph said...

Im really lusting over some meteorites but theres never anyone at the counter to serve me. so gay!

Lucy said...

I love the look of Coup de Foudre... but I'm surprised there is no nail polish with this release, I was looking forward to it.

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Are we really in Spring already? Time flies. Boy the eye palette are gorgeous!

Jacqueline said...

Kristie, I am very attracted to the coup de foundre palette too, the pigmentation looks simply divine.

Rola said...

The Coup de Foundre palette is pretty!! The sparkling Meteorites is interesting too!

Resham said...

Lipglosses look delicious!!

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