Review: Guerlain Blanc de Perle, Glowing Skin with P.E.A.R.L. Complex

Guerlain explored into pearl secrets to restore skin fairness and radiance, this is where the range Blanc de Perle has been created. P.E.A.R.L Complex (Pearl Extract Activity on Skin Regulation and Luminosity) is a concentrated active ingredient using the power of the pearl to whiten and reduce melanin production. This ingredient also helps to repair skin structure and eradicate melanin. There are four of the products from Guerlain Blanc de Perle range that I have tried and have been using it for a month.

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Lotion

Guerlain Blanc de Perle Lotion

“Supremely fresh, the Lotion tones and moisturises the skin while effectively treating dark spots. Enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients*, it prevents damage caused by free radicals and protects the skin’s youthfulness. It leaves the skin feeling silky soft, even and luminous. Apply the lotion morning and evening, dabbing lightly, then dry the skin gently with a cloth. * In-vitro test.” – Guerlain

This is basically a toner and it’s quite a huge bottle that I have no idea when I will be finishing this. It weighs 200ml or 6.7 fl. oz and comes with a secure lock pump. The designation of this bottle is quite tall and doesn’t seem to fit on standing position in my drawer. It has that very sweet floral scent, refreshing and doesn’t have that alcohol scent to it. I use one and a half pump on facial cotton every morning and night before bed. It does leave my skin looking dewy, hydrated and slightly sticky after each use.

Retail Price: MYR 195.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Peral Drop Whitening Essence

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Pearl Drop Whitening Essence

“Concentrated with the P.E.A.R.L. complex, the Essence releases an exceptional whitening power and effectively reduces the size and intensity of dark spots. It is also enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients* to prevent damage caused by free radicals and protect the skin’s youthfulness. Its extremely fine texture is absorbed instantly for full and efficient diffusion. The complexion is silky smooth, luminous and visibly more translucent. Apply morning and evening an amount equivalent to two pearl-sized drops. * In-vitro test.” – Guerlain

The design of this bottle is superbly cute and it’s a dropper bottle which is one of the types of bottles that I love besides pump bottles. Purely because it’s hygienic and minimize the chances of oxidization. It weighs 30ml or 1 fl.oz, equivalent to many serum or essences sizes. The texture is slightly thicker than water, translucent and once massaged onto the skin, it absorbs pretty fast. Three to four drops is sufficient for my each use and use it morning and night before bed. This also has a very refreshing sweet floral scent to it. I apply this essence after applying toner and it does leave the skin feeling soft and hydrated.

Retail Price: MYR 410.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Hydrating Mattifying Emulsion

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Matifying Hydrating Emulsion

‘This subtly fresh and fine emulsion is instantly absorbed deep into the skin and delivers long-lasting hydration, day after day, combined with a gossamer matifying veil. Pigmentation marks are reduced, the skin lights up and regains its softness and suppleness.’ – Guerlain

The word ‘mattifying’ or ‘matte’ always give some sense of excitement to me especially when I have combination skin and I would like to have some skin care to take care of my oily T-zone. This emulsion comes in a pump tube, weighs at 50ml or 1.6 fl.oz. The texture is like a very light lotion and also has the same refreshing sweet floral scent. I use only one pump of this emulsion after the essence and it absorbs into my skin, it leaves my skin smooth and dewy. However, I didn’t see any mattifying effect throughout my usage which was a little disappointing.

Retail Price: MYR 234.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl Smoothing UV Base Brightening Peral Perfection

Guerlain Blanc De Perle Smoothing UV Base

‘This high-protection UV shield combats pigmentation imperfections. With its outstanding lightness and translucence, it is also enriched with active anti-ageing detoxifying ingredients* to prevent damage caused by free radicals and protect the skin’s youthfulness. The complexion remains light and luminous under all circumstances. Apply every morning to the face and neck. * In-vitro test.’ – Guerlain

I’m really particular on my face sun block especially those that has typical sun block scent, too rich and oily. This UV base is basically a sun block with SPF30 PA+++, weighs at 30ml, 1 fl.oz and comes in a squeeze tube. The texture is quite light and easily spread around my face. It also has that refreshing sweet floral scent with mild typical sun block scent. This is too rich for my skin and doesn’t have oil controlling properties because my skin started to get oily within the second or third hour from application.

Retail Price: MYR 190.00

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl - 4 weeks

Here’s my journey of using this range for a month and my skin looks dewy all the way. The whitening effect is not greatly evident but I can tell that my acne scars on my forehead fades every week. My skin is much more even toned and my nasobial line is much less visible. In between week 2 and 3, I was out for a vacation and got a bit tanner on one day because I was mount hiking. I kept continuing with this skin care and my skin doesn’t look like it got any tanner at all.

Guerlain Blanc De Pearl - Before & After

Here is a before and after using the skin care.  On my after, my skin looks more lively, acne scars faded on the right side of my forehead and healthy glowing. Also the acne scar on the right side of my nose bridge faded too.

Verdict?

I was really worried that this skin care range will be too rich for me. In fact, I quite like the essence and emulsion though they don’t provide mattifying effect but they are light in texture and non-oily. It has improved my skin gradually and faded my acne scars without me noticing. The only backlash is the Smoothing UV Base, it just didn’t work out so well on me. In the nutshell, these whitening skin cares did work but we can’t expect miracle that it gives drastic result. It did deliver some result for my skin and I’m quite happy with it. You can find Guerlain skin care and make-ups at several location in Malaysia.

  • Parkson Pavilion
  • Parkson KLCC
  • Isetan KLCC
  • Isetan Gardens
  • Sogo

 

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This skincare has been provided by Guerlain for review purposes, kindly refer disclaimer.

Review: Irresistible Little Black Dress, Exquisite & Seductive, Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire

Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire can make one to reminiscence their sweet romance or maybe the warmth and cozy girly moments. It also reminds me the moments of having a drink in a café taking a breather. This Eau De Toilette fragrance can make you feel seductive, sophisticated and chic.

“Like the cut of a dress, my fragrance is shaped with all of Guerlains’ finesse. Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose. Black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea reveal more of me and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade. Fresh, enigmatic and exhilarating… Mischievous and captivating… I am the warm spark beneath the sweetness.” – Guerlain

The spade-shaped bottle lid is one of the most attractive feature and it somehow reminds me of  luxury X.O hard liqueurs fancy bottles. Wrapped around by its rim is Guerlain’s ribbon, giving the entire bottle designation looking soft and dainty. I almost thought that the lid is made of glass since the body of the bottle is but it’s made of plastic which is not a bad thing because I believe the lid is prone to drop easily.

The body of the bottle is simply exquisite and classic, the curves at the top, label on the front and black dress on the back. Guerlain believes that every girl should have their very own little black dress hence this fragrance.

Ingredients list for those who concern.

Verdict?

I fell in love with the first sight of the bottle designation and as I mentioned its exquisite yet carries a vintage vibe to it. When I first sprayed it on my wrist, it does smell musky. The strongest and most alluring scent that stands out is the black cherry which it the top note of this fragrance and that is what makes it seductive. It also has a sweet light vanilla scent which is the base note of this fragrance that creates the warmth. There’s a tinge of light citrus scent, very refreshing and I believe its from bergamot, This fragrance is lovely and I basically love anything with vanilla scent. Because this is Eau De Toilette, it last for 3-4 hours on me. It could be slightly pricey but considering its a luxury brand, it isn’t too bad.

Retail Price: MYR181.00 (S), MYR248.00 (M), MYR366.00(L)

Weight: 30ml (S), 50ml (M), 100ml (L)

Collection Status: Permanent

Availability: Guerlain counters over the major departmental stores throughout Malaysia

My rating: 4.8/5

 

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This fragrance was provided by Guerlain, kindly refer disclaimer.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Guerlain 2012 Christmas Collection

One of the biggest festive season of the year is not too far away and Guerlain is in the mood for Christmas. This luxury brand is sharing with us Guerlain 2012 Christmas Collection of fragrances and makeup ideal for filling up the Christmas stocking for your loved ones.

Habit Rouge Travel Edition

Habit Rouge for him has embodied the equestrian world and the spirit of horsemanship since 1965. After setting off at a furious gallop, the citrus top notes give way to a ore languid, warm vanilla-laden heart. A spicy, leathery trail adds to its charisma. For the Travel Edition, the celebrated, clean-lined glass bottle is sheathed in a topstitched travelling coat reminiscent of a saddlecloth, elegantly set off with a leather label. A sophisticated case that Habit Rouge devotees can easily transfer to subsequent bottles before taking to the road. – Guerlain

Price: MYR271.00

Shalimar Ode A La Vanille

The lure of travel, a passion for vanilla, daring excess…
In 2012, Guerlain perfumer Thierry Wasser is paying tribute to the iconic fragrance. “There’s no doubt that Venus would be vanilla”, he enthuses. An explorer of scents always in search of exceptional raw materials, he joyfully invites us to discover the most exquisite vanilla pods. In pursuit of the “Great Queen of the Orient”, he brings back the finest pods carefully protected in his luggage. He then majestically weaves their bewitching scent into an enhanced concentration that takes Shalimar to new heights.This first stage of the journey pays homage to Sambava vanilla from Madagascar. It takes up to 18 months’ preparation to bring out the full delicacy of the aromas contained within the fruit of the Sambava vanilla orchid. This “black gold” is born out of the encounter between the sun-drenched land and time-honoured know-how that brings out its sweet, woody scent. The Sambava vanilla is skilfully made into a tincture using an exclusive Guerlain technique – an essential element of the House signature – whereby it is infused for a month until it acquires all its deep, mysterious facets. The new version of Shalimar is like a vanilla overdose while the leather notes are toned down. The exceptionally high concentration of raw materials makes it more ambery, gourmand, intense and sensual than ever.
For the occasion, the legendary bottle with its sapphire stopper and sensual curves is enveloped in a case decorated with mysterious interlacing arabesques. Everything, from the fragrance to the fluted bottle, evokes an oriental theme… – Guerlain

Price: MYR330.00

La Petite Robe Noire Extrait

La Petite Robe Noire Extract comes in a bottle made famous by its distinguished older sisters, from L’Heure Bleue to Mitsouko. A silhouette of the little black dress, designed by Serge Mansau, is glimpsed through the crystalline transparency of the bottle with its curved shoulders and inverted heart stopper. Guerlain Extracts are the product of celebrated, time-honoured know-how. The nimblefingered Dames de Table skilfully tie the powder pink silk tassel involving more than 20 different knots before slipping on the silver double G pendant. The folding box is also illustrated with the velvet little black dress, the ultimate exquisite feminine detail. – Guerlain

Price: MYR390.00

LIU, Perfume Shimmer Powder Face, Body and Hair

A lingering scent and radiance! The conductor of this collection, the magical light-as-air loose powder swathes the skin and hair in a silky halo with iridescent golden glints. The sensual universal shade softly illuminates the face, hair and exposed parts of the body from the curve of the shoulder to the top of the décolleté. A mere press of the bulb releases the powder, leaving Liu’s fascinating aromas in its wake, at a sensuous, subtle and voluptuous tempo. A scintillating breath exudes luminous aldehydes, a sensual armful of roses and a caressing base of vanilla, iris and woody notes. Fragrance and light pulse in harmony to captivate all of the senses. They glow in unison with a mysterious, festive and refined air. – Guerlain

Price: MYR260.00

Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette

Another icon, the collector’s palette draws its inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. This ingeniously designed palette combines sophisticated make-up essentials to set off the expression of the lips and eyes to perfection. Two fatal shades for the lips, carmine and blue-toned red, and three eyeshadows with an iridescent powder texture that plays on every tone of gold – bronze, copper and white. A matte black powder liner that can be used wet or dry is the ultimate accessory for an unforgettable gaze. – Guerlain

Price: MYR239.00

Meteorites Perles Du Dragon, Illuminating Powder – Pure Radiance

…expresses a harmony of six shades of beads in an intense, iridescent monochrome palette that is perfectly tailored to the holiday season. Like nighttime jewels, it cloaks the face in incredible radiance: pale pink and beige to even out the complexion, white and gold to illuminate, plum and rosewood to brighten areas of shadow and erase fatigue as the night goes on. Its famous metal case, also embossed in black, is stamped with a golden rosette on its lid and bears the Guerlain signature. – Guerlain

Price:MYR181.00

Guerlain Meteorites Wulong

…travel pressed powder also combines six shades to ensure a pure, flawless and luminous complexion irrespective of skin tone. Matte shades – three light, medium and
golden beiges to even out the complexion, and a pink to refresh and revive – are paired with two white and gold illuminating shades that enter the scene to add subtle radiance.

Like a jewel from the roaring twenties, the delicate black metal powder compact is sculpted with a gold mother-of-pearl rosette. A black suedette pouch bordered with red stitching allows it to be slipped into a pocket or bag. – Guerlain

Price: MYR489.00

Ecrin 4 Coulers in Les Ombres Turandot

This precious quartet, 500 Les Ombres Turandot, showcases a subtle monochrome palette for vibrant and refined eye make-up. The interplay of textures and colours allows you to effortlessly adapt the make-up result, from a radiant morning to enigmatic nights. Two matte – Rose Satiné and Prune Aubergine – and two iridescent – Doré Clair and Beige Mordoré – textures are combined to perfection. They swathe the eyes in soft, provocative veils of universally flattering colour. Refined down to the slightest detail, the elegant golden case travels in a black suedette pouch with red topstitching, a homage to Liu’s extreme oriental ambience. – Guerlain

Price: MYR193.00

Shine Automatique

In a dramatic flick of a single hand, the golden case reveals its vibrant and luminous colour. The two exclusive shades sing with brio of a confident and assured femininity. Seduction comes to life in every tone. 700 Altoum, a gold adorned with beautiful tone-on-tone sparkle that is worn on bare lips to illuminate them with a sophisticated nude veil, as a top coat over another shade to add a precious glow, or dabbed on the centre of the mouth for daring plump lips. 760 Lou-Ling, an enchanting plum set off with a golden sparkle for an even more fiery effect. – Guerlain

Price: MYR118.00

Vernis á Ongles

Dare to display ultimate sophistication down to your fingertips with limited-edition nail polishes in the same jewel tones 03 Altoum, a gleaming gold for a precious glow, 04 Lou-Ling, a stunning plum for spellbinding nails. – Guerlain

Price: MYR77.00

 

Collection Status: Seasonal

Availability: Guerlain counters over the major departmental stores throughout Malaysia

 

Which will you be interested to have it as a gift for the people around you?


 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 03 Les Verts & Swatches

‘Create, have fun and dear to ware colour as an accessory. Specially designed to be used together, GUERLAIN colours can be mixed, matched and blended with no fear of mistakes. Each colour is unique. To fully embellish it, GUERLAIN created each tone individually to give it just the right texture that reveals it without detracting from its beauty. Actually, each harmony of Ecrin 4 Couleurs is composed of an interplay of different ans specially selected textures: – IRIDESCENT: tiny pearly particles that release luminous colour with an iridiscent finish. – MATTE: an extra-matt, ultra-soft finish for ultimate comfort. – VELVET SATIN: perfect glide for a velvety result that feels soft and delicate. – ALCANTAR’EYES: a metallic finish with unbelievable softness.’ – Guerlain

I received this as a gift along with Automatique Hydrating Lip Shine at the Guerlain Bloggers Get Together with Maxime Poulin. I have Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 03 Les Verts which has green eye shadows. It comes in a very exclusive reflective gold casing embedded with Guerlain’s name on in, dual ended sponge applicator and full sized mirror. What’s also unique about this palette is doesn’t have a tab to ‘click’ to close the casing but magnetic clasp.

In French, Ecrin means jewel and Couleurs means colors which the name of this palette also means as Jewel 4 Colors. This is a closer look of the shades where you could four different shades of highlight, colors and contouring shade.

Here is the swatch of this quad palette. The eye shadows are very pigmented.

  1. Highlight – Medium beige with fine gold shimmer, satin finish
  2. Color 1 – Light forest green with fine gold shimmer, shimmery finish
  3. Color 2 – Moss green with fine gold shimmer, satin finish
  4. Contour – Dark brown with matte finish

This palette also comes with a black Guerlain velvet pouch protecting the beautiful luxury case. This palette weigh 7.2g/0.25oz and made in France. I have searched around how much this could possibly be at approximately MYR180.00 – MYR190.00, available at Guerlain counters throughout Malaysia.

 

xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh