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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guerlain Beauty Workshop @ Chinoz KLCC

A brand that most makeup addicts would be familiar with :D Guerlain is one of the oldest French perfume houses and has upheld the reputation of superior quality and excellence for over 180 years. Guerlain's rich history includes being one of the first makers of eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and bronzer powder along with creating over 700 fragrances. I first knew about Guerlain when the meteorites were hit on the local beauty forums. At that time, I couldn't afford such a luxurious product... just look at the packaging, they look so sleek and made to fit a queen! ;w; 

Then Tammy linked me to HELLO! magazine as they're opening RSVP's for a beauty experience with Guerlain :D and I was lucky enough to score an invite!
Required us to state our profession, I guess they filter the potential customers. Perks of being a working adult ^_^V

I took the morning session but left the house a bit late :D;; Most of the peeps were already there and prepping up. Each table was assigned one assistant from Guerlain and they helped us remove our makeup and applied moisturiser. Our table had Sue as our assistant :3
Skin care products used before proceeding to the makeup session
A close up~
My table only had 2-3 girls so it was quite comfy and we get to have extra attention from Sue~~ mwhahaha. All Guerlain's products smell of rose water :D and it felt so good when Sue massaged the Intense Hydration Wrinkle Plumper onto my skin!
All the makeup for us to play on that day!!! Those Meteorites!!!!
Shades of foundations and brushes for us to play :D Also the lipsticks there are  one of the new products for the Fall 2012 collection.
Everyone listening attentively
We were first shown how to apply the primer, foundation then using the meteorites as a loose powder. Sue was going around the table assisting us in picking the right shade for our skin :D but we have to apply everything by ourselves. To my surprise, among all the beauty brands I've used, Guerlain is one product that is frikkin easy to use!!! Either that, or my face just welcomes Guerlain ever so willingly. I've been experimenting makeup since 2005 and only recently I found that Lancome agrees with my skin. Other than that, every other brand just cakes up or my skin just throws a riot by turning into an oil factory.
Meteorites Perles, Light-Difusing Perfecting Primer, one of the star products of Guerlain
This gel primer is the first makeup base with pearls of light. Of course when you pump out, it doesn't shoot pearls but rather in a watery form. The pearls are made from an exclusive color control base to camouflage blemishes and uneven skin tone. Combined with pearlescent extracts to capture and reflect light and blur the appearance of fine lines without adding shine.

Parure De Lumiere - Light-Difusing Foundation Moisture Infusion
This is one of their new products for the Fall 2012 range. The foundation not only moisturizes skin but provides a healthy glow as well. The ingredients are extremely rich in minerals which gives skin a smooth and fresh finish.
Ahh~ Who could forget Guerlain's star product, the Meteorite Pearls
Inside this chest of treasure is six multicoloured pearls that blend together to create a flawless and radiant complexion. The Meteorite Pearls are based on the technology of white light which is used in photography and film to erase imperfections and soften features. Hmm.... sounds like a must have for cosplay! XD Just swirl your brush in then apply a light layer on your face after applying foundation. 

THIS. THIS IS GOD! This is my most favorite product in the workshop!
Just to give you guys a clearer look at the packaging
Guerlain's Precious Light Illuminator is the magic want for makeup! >A< This illuminator hides imperfections and very suitable to cover dark eye bags *_*b. Just dab a little along the under eyes then slowly use your finger to blend it. Long term results include diminishment of fine lines and smoother skin. I used the illuminator to cover my eye bags and smile lines during the workshop.

Eyeshadow shade used for the day
Next we dabbled with lip and eye makeup :D Sue recommended me green eyeshadow since I was wearing a light green skirt that day and surprisingly it matched me well, probably because of the earthy shades. Next, Guerlain introduced their new range of lippies for the Fall 2012 collection.

Rouge G Le Brilliant Complete Shine Lipcolor
The original, creamy richness of Rouge G has now been combined with the lightness of color. Rouge G Le Brillant has mastered the art of blending this incredibly full-bodied texture with shimmering light colors. Deep in the heart of this precious treasure, an extraordinary formula complete with ruby powder fills the lips with moisture, making them ultra-smooth, plump and glistening. Spectacular yet refined, Rouge G Le Brillant emits a subtle shine and reveals all the beauty of an ultrafeminine ritual. The secret? A clever balance between glamour and softness unveiled by a truly unique formula.

Rouge G l'Extrait' Lip Color
Liquid, creamy, consistent, ultra-pigmented and velvety, the Rouge G l'Extrait exceptional lip color is the perfect combination of a lipstick and a gloss that ensures an incredibly sophisticated look. The liquid texture glides gently across lips and within a few moments, the silky color becomes matte. A non-sticky, nondrying and non-feathering texture leaves your lips looking flawless for hours.

Also, introducing Guerlain's Noir G Mascara, the first mascara to come in a  luxurious looking case with a mirror
New Noir G is the first mascara to combine the extravagant luxury of a jewel case with a mirror and an extraordinary formula that adds volume, lengthens and curls. Ultra-black pigments create perfectly defined eyes without any risk of smearing, smudging or clumping. A fortifying agent helps to regenerate lashes by stimulating keratin for fortification and lash growth. Like a magic wand, the ground-breaking Noir G goes one step further with a refillable applicator, making it convenient and easy to switch to a new wand as soon as you need it. Pull on the case and with a click, the hidden mirror is revealed. Add a quick twist and the brush appears, ready to create exceptional, stunning lashes.

The packaging just screams CLASS and I love how the packaging comes with a mirror so ladies won't have to fish out their compacts when touching up :D. As for the lippies, it left me with a confused look as I was looking at a moisturising lipcolor that gives a moisturising shine to the lips and also a lipstick + lipgloss combo that comes in a lipgloss form yet gives a matte finish. Confusing yes? Thank heavens Sue was around XD so she suggested I try mixing both the lipcolors so have a red-orangey color. According to her, the lipcolor can stay on your lips for up to 4 hours. The mascara is a so-so for me as I'm not a fan of mascara's. Fake eyelashes are the best! :D

After our makeup session, there was a surprise in for us! Before the session, they placed a small sheet of paper with Guerlain's logo under our chairs so whoever has it will get a prize. And I got it!!! *O* scored myself a cream eyeshadow fro Guerlain :D
Me and mah prize! :D
That flawless finish! ;A; and I love how my eyes pop out after using Guerlain's eye pencil. I've only been able to get that look from using liquid eyeliner *w*b. There were also refreshments served after the makeup session courtesy of Chinoz. What better way to test out the lippie staying power >D
Treats from Chinoz :D Turkey Quiche, Mushroom Stick and Egg Sandwiches nyam~
I have to admit, the staying power of the Le Brilliant and l'Extrait lipcolor is pretty decent but it didn't last past the second meal XD;;
Goodie bag that consist of Skincare, Makeup and Perfume samples :D
My prize: Guerlain Ombre Fusion Cream Eyeshadow
Sue mentioned how this eyeshadow still stays on your lids after swimming! LOLOL gotta try that one day :D Thank you HELLO! Malaysia for organizing this workshop and giving me the opportunity to get up, close and personal with Guerlain :D I've been totally hoodwinked by Guerlain's products! Loving almost all of the products used during the workshop. I hope I'll be able to buy the Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer and Meteorite Pearls soon >w< and not forgetting the Precious Light Illuminator too! It'll be darn useful for me for work~

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