Wednesday night I was invited to a very intimate blogger event at Neiman Marcus in Orlando, Florida. Neiman Marcus wanted to show us the new Guerlain Fall 2012 lineup. Last time I was at Neiman’s for a blogger event, it was wonderful but very much a whirlwind with so many representatives from different brands and people. This time, it was very nice because of the single focus on Guerlain and the chatting about the brand with my fellow beauty bloggers and the knowledgeable brand representatives, the products, and the colors.
In a little over a week, Guerlain will introduce a new lipstick range called L’Extrait. It’s a highly pigmented, liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish and is long wearing.
To start out, the lovely ladies at Neiman’s offered us champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and Guerlain’s very own color quiz. Guerlain loves the duality of women so he created two color palettes this fall:
- The Femme Fatale – sultry reds, a sexy siren
- The Femme d’Amour – softer pinks, a romantic lady
I lean towards bright lips, so I was drawn to the Femme Fatale.
The lipsticks are named after the Seven Deadly Sins in French.
M06 Avarice – beige for greed
M25 Colère – red for wrath
M27 Luxure – brown for lust
M41 Envie – orange for envy
M65 Paresse – pink for sloth
M69 Orgueil – plum for pride
M71 Gourmandise – raspberry for gluttony
The lovely MUAs swatched some of the shades for us, before letting us play with them.
Judy, me and Kimberly from Libby’s Pink Vanity. I believe I was wearing Gourmandise and I think Kimberly was wearing Colère.
These new lipsticks are a part of the permanent range. I believe the glosses are LE. There is a new brown lip pencil and it is permanent.There are new blushes as well.
The lipsticks are long wearing, but they’re not a stain. They feel sort of like a gel on your lips and they dry down to a demi-matte finish. You do need to blog them after they dry down or you will end up with lipstick on your teeth. We couldn’t really test them properly for wear at the event, but they did seem to stick around even after a sip or two of champagne. I do think that a tiny bit of wear was evident after one of the chocolate-covered strawberries.
I really like matte and demi-matte finishes, so I liked how these looked when worn. I also am a fan of pigmented lip products, and these were packed with pigment. They didn’t dry down to the point that my lips felt tight and uncomfortable, like a lot of long wearing lip products can do. They felt still sort of moist, probably because of the gel-like feel.
Neiman Marcus will be having an event in August when this collection launches. From August 6 to August 11, you will be able to make an appointment and get facials and makeovers done, as well as other treatments. If you make a purchase of $350 or more during this week, you will get a brush set and case worth $250. The brushes are made of natural hair. For any other purchase made with an appointment at the store, you will receive a mini bottle of Shalimar perfume.
This is the cute little box they gave all the bloggers with samples inside. I just love the colored in lips and the hearts.
Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait retail for $48 each and will be available in August, along with the rest of the Fall 2012 collection.
What do you think of liquid lipsticks? Do you like a demi-matte finish?