Remember in my previous post where I have shared the tips and techniques of using Guerlain Abeille Royale? In this post, I will be sharing in creating Guerlain’s Christmas 2014 Look guided by Jose Luis Yuve using Un Soir A L’Opera which is Guerlain Christmas 2014 Makeup Collection. I have remained my eye makeup when I attended the workshop, pardon my brows, eyeliners and mascara.
Image Courtesy of Guerlain
‘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.’
Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra++
‘At the heart of Guerlain’s Super Aqua-Serum, a bestseller for the last 25 years, lies Aquacomplex, which purifies cellular water* to improve its circulation, restore a youthful appearance and provide skin with powerful age-defying hydration.
The first BB Cream infused with Super Aqua-Serum, this true Beauty Balm delivers, in a single step, instant and long-lasting hydration (12 hours)**, smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines, and evens out the complexion. This subtly-tinted, feather-light texture protects the skin from both UV rays and dehydration while perfecting the complexion for a naturally radiant glow. Comes in two shades: “”Light”” for pale to medium complexions and “”medium”” for medium to dark complexions.
*In-vitro tests ** Instrumental test – results 12 hours after application.’
After all the nourishing skincare, it’s time for some coverage to create flawless canvas. Jose reminded our foundation acts as our second skin, therefore it should not be thick but adequately to brighten up that complexion. Start with the Guerlain Super Aqua-Serum BB Hydra++, squeeze an adequate amount, warm up between the fingers to melt the product, dab all over the face and blend evenly. I definitely love this BB cream for it’s light texture and with just a small amount, it gives a very good coverage and blends easily.
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Compact Foundation
‘Guerlain invents the most perfect second skin with an all-in-one product. Lingerie de Peau Compact combines the powdery melt-away feel of foundation with the creaminess of a concealer to create a perfect complexion with a spectacular natural finish. Its secret: hyaluronic acid, encapsulated in the Bio-Fusion micro-mesh, continuously captures and maintains water on the skin’s surface.
The “little nothing” becomes everything… The face regains its luminous freshness and full plumpness. Hold and comfort are irreproachable all day long.
The six shades of the range leave a glowing, long-wearing tone that leaves the skin looking natural. The concealer, in a tone lighter than the shade, fuses perfectly with the skin’s natural tone. SPF 20 – PA+++’
Dust lightly over the skin with this foundation to set it for a longer lasting flawless canvas. Again, the foundation shouldn’t be thick and the powder should be applied lightly over the BB cream.
Brows defines our eyes and without brows, it will definitely make us look pale. Jose shared the basic techniques to identify selective points to identify the brow shape. Use something thin and straight such as pencil or brush handle as your pointer.
First point would be the start of the brows. Use your pointer, lean at the sides of your nose, across your tear-duct and over the brows, that would be the start of the brows. Second point would be the arch of the brows. Use your pointer again, lean at the sides of the nose, across the outer of your iris and brows, that would be your arch. Lastly, the end of the brows. Use your pointer again, lean at the sides of the nose, across the outer corner of your eyes and brows, that is the end of your brows.
Draw accordingly following your pointers light-handed as you want to create soft natural brows. Ensure to blend the brows with a brush to soften those drawings.
Guerlain Petrouchka Palette
“The refinement of an exceptional palette to slip into your evening bag.
The case is adorned with a precious red fabric bow which can easily be transformed into a delightful bracelet or a hair tie.
The must-haves for a sophisticated beauty look: five finely iridescent eyeshadow shades and four matte or pearlescent blushes.”
On the first glance of the palette, it looks like an ordinary palette and later did I know, the palette is actually magnetically secured with another blusher quads underneath of it where I will have a photo of it for blush application.
Let’s get into the eye makeup and I do have my eye brows, eyeliner and mascara done before I come to this workshop. The name of the eye shadows are following as labelled in the previous photo.
- Apply on the crease with Deep Gold with circular motion bringing forward to the inner eye lid and ends with circular motion. Repeat the steps until you get the your desired saturation.
- Apply Gold on the middle of your eye lid and gently blend in with Deep Gold that was applied on the crease.
- To create that deep set eyes, use Black Gold to apply at the outer corner of the eye lid. Blend in circular motion and bring forward to the middle of the eyelid.
- Select Light/Yellow Gold, highlight at underneath the brows and inner corner of the eyes.
Guerlain The Eye Pencil
“A demanding expert, Madame wants it all! An all-in-one pencil capable of transforming her eyes’ expression in an instant, bending to her every whim at any time… The perfect eye contour pencil thanks to its clever combination of silky smooth waxes, luminous polymers and intense pigments, the Eye Pencil pairs high-impact colour with a vinyl shine.
Like a kohl pencil with the softness of a gel, it frames the inner eye with an intense, stay-true line. Long-lasting, no-transfer and water-resistant, it unfailingly withstands heat and tears of emotion.
Carefully considered down to the smallest detail, it is even retractable to deliver its fine pencil as needed, until it is finished.”
Redefine eyes with lining on the upper lash line, finish off with high wing out to create that cat eye look. This eye liner is creamy with dark pigmentation, not as easy to glide on as I would imagine plus with the pencil sharpness, it was challenging to create that cat eyes liner.
Guerlain Cils D’enfer Maxi Lash Mascara
‘A charming trump card and an irresistible weapon of seduction… Maxi Lash dresses up, intensifies and enhances the eyes.
Its extraordinary formula ensures breathtaking volume, curl and hold. Its secret? The combined action of three polymers: the first is coating, the second is softening and the third is setting. From the very first stroke, they act together for a simultaneous result in order to plump up and curl the fringe of lashes in a lasting and even way.’
Pump up those lashes with more volume and curl to finish off the eye makeup. I applied this mascara over my lashes (which already applied with my lashes) in zigzag motion with no worries in clumping them. No matter how many times I have layered it over my lashes, it does not clump at all. It darkens my lashes and bring them even higher whereby you could how high my lashes are lifted as though I’m wearing falsies.
Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder
‘Crafted entirely in golden metal, it features the famous bow inspired by Coque d’Or sculpted on the lid.
The legendary pearls are available in blend of six light and radiant tones has been specially designed to enhance the complexion after nightfall under the lights of evening.’
Bring the glow and radiance of the skin with Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder. This powder will not give you a disco ball shine but sufficient to bring more light to your skin.
The Guerlain way of applying Guerlain Perles D’etoile Light Revealing Pearls of Powder. This technique is simply easy where you start at the forehead towards the temples, over the cheekbones, to the bridge of the nose, bringing down towards the nose crossing the cupids bow, lips and lastly end on the chin. Repeat the same on the other half of the face mirroring the same shape. Notice that the shape its actually a ‘G’? It is the Guerlain’s signature G where Jose is using.
This are the quads of blusher in Guerlain Petrouchka Palette where is consist of 2 shimmery and 2 matte blushers. Their shades are light pink, rosy and plum shades. Using the same technique as Jose, swirl the brush over all of the blushers and gentle apply over the cheeks.
Guerlain Rouge Parade
‘Ready to go out, the exceptional lip colour is adorned in red lacquer, set off with a golden charm and mechanism. As precious as a jewel, the aptly named 820 Rouge Parade delivers a luminous red bullet. It is the shade worn by Natalia Vodianova in the campaign visual, attracting every eye from her balcony.’
Red lipsticks is a must for the Parisian nights. Jose also shared a little tips which shades of lipsticks to wear according to the color of your clothing.
- Dark colored clothes – Red lipsticks
- Light colored clothes – Orange tone lipsticks
- Low profile clothes – light lipstick
Lipstick plays an important role to match the overall makeup. If wrong shade is selected, you may end up overly done or pale.
Jose also shared how lip shapes would determine the character. Rounder shapes would give a sexy look and sharper edge gives an elegant look.
Guerlain Coque D’or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair
“For the first time since its creation, Guerlain has reproduced Coque d’Or’s original bottle and reinterpreted it in gold-lacquered glass.
With a mere press of the bulb, the twirling, airy powder enfolds the hair and “décolleté” in a delicate sparkling veil. subtly scented with Coque d’Or’s legendary chypre notes, recomposed in an exclusive variation. “
Finish off with Guerlain Coque D’or Perfumed Shimmer Powder Body & Hair to add more outstanding glimmer. This can be applied over the face as well as over the body and hair. I love this as it is easy to use by pressing over the bulb where the powder sprays evenly over the surface and at the same time, giving that beautiful scent.
This is the final look for this Christmas 2014 and you could also use this for New Years. This look is beautifully elegant. As long as you ensure that you blend the colors well, your makeup will look as though it was professionally done.