Imperiale Collection by Guerlain for Holiday 2009: Information and Photos


A tribute to the femme-enfant, so wonderfully interpreted by Romy Schneider in Sissi: The Young Empress. A tribute also to history: Guerlain fondly remembers being distinguished as the very official and exclusive “Her Majesty Empress Eugenia’s patented Perfumer” in 1853. Seems like only yesterday!

In the 21st century, inspiration from the past and from all things exotic is the fuel of creation. We continue to like opulence, but in a more balanced way. Splendour is underlined with humour: while jewels bedazzle with their brilliance, the cascading rivers of diamonds may not come from Place Vendôme!

KissKiss Gloss ,$29

This Holiday, Kiss Kiss Gloss shows extravagance by multiplying glitter effects with three new shades: 807 Perle de Lune, 808 Ambre Precieuse and 809 Rubis Rose. This clever gloss may be used on bare lips, or as a topcoat to boost the effects of Rouge G. The chic mini bottles are also decorated with a black lace design.

1. 807 Perle de Lune(light)

2. 809 Rubis Rose

3. 808 Ambre Précieuse(dark)


Sublime Radiant Powder Face & Body ,$85

Silky and ultra-light in texture, this sparkling powder graces the skin with a sheer veil of ‘diamond’ reflections to subtly illuminate shoulders, arms, back, décolleté and hair. Finely decorated with screenprinted lace, the white-gold lacquered bottle boasts a long black-tasseled atomizer—an ultrafeminine look reminiscent of beauty objects found on imperial vanity tables.

Guerlain 'Sublime Radiant' Powder

Météorites Perles Impériales ,$53

These famous pearls with a purpose come in three formats—mini, medium and maxi—in order to optimize their evening-out and corrective action. They are also reinvented in three new shades for a fresh, sublime complexion. Mauve and white illuminators, with pink for freshness and gold for light, brighten and smooth the skin to a sleek satin perfection. Inspired by the nobility and magnificence of imperial powder compacts, this holiday design is enclosed in a limited-edition black shimmering Meteorites case embossed with rhinestones.

You can check out photos here

Guerlain 'Meteorites' Illuminating Pearls

Météorites Voyage Impérial ,$170

Meteorites Voyage boasts a fine-tuned formula with a single goal: to create a flawless complexion. Its new softer and ultra-light formula features smaller ‘flecks’ of color to make blending colors easier for customized results. The new pebble-shaped case made of white-gold metal is covered with genuine black Swarovski crystals for true imperial decadence.

Guerlain 'Meteorites Voyage' Compact

Ombre Eclat 4 Shades Eye Shadow in 407 Bal de nuit, $58

Guerlain’s Bal de Nuit Eyeshadow Palette creates a combination of intensity and softness, thanks to a luscious and iridescent formula in a blend of smoky, luminous and pearlescent shades. With two taupe tones, a lingerie pink and a slightly gold-tinged white, eyes will take on a dazzling depth. The metallic case comes in a boudoir-style pouch, with a delicate lace print over the inside mirror. This limited-edition eyeshadow palette embodies the spirit of perfect luxury in a very personal beauty accessory.

Guerlain 'Bal de Nuit' Eyeshadow Palette

Le 2 Mascara in 12 Reine de Nuit, $35

This legendary mascara features two brushes in a special evening color. The main brush is ultra-black to intensify the beauty of your eyes, and the smaller brush is used for topcoat applications, offering touches of gold glitter on the tips of your eyelashes. The elegant design, featured in a white-gold tone, is finely decorated with a swirl of black lace wound around the sculptural wand.

Guerlain 'Le 2 de Guerlain' Mascara

Rouge G Lipstick ,$45

A precious ruby powder interacts with daylight to reveal spectacular radiance unachieved to date. Lips are immediately defined, smoothed, plumped and hydrated. Nestled in its original case designed by the jeweller Lorenz Baumer, Rouge G has become a classic in refinement and modernity. Elegant and unique, this holiday’s limited edition is enhanced with a black jewel clasp.

1. 11 Grace

2. 12 Gems

Check out the shades at here. The collection is availableat Nordsorm(check out the link)

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