Fragrances -Guerlain -Eau De Fleurs De Cedrat

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Guerlain is my favorite perfume house. I have collected at least a dozen of their milder scents. that being said, I strongly dislike Shalimar and any of their efforts that are even in that direction with musky strong smells. Being a perfume fanatic is a little hard when you hate the smell of musk.

This one and Locctaine Verbana are my two very top favorites for summertime. I do wish this were not a cologne and lasted a lot longer. I will continue to buy this even with weak longevity and projection. Those two factors are usually VERY important to me but not this time. It is too beautiful to pass up. I would rather put it on hourly than not have this at all. It is truly a masterpiece in my opinion.

That being said, does anyone know of any other perfume that smells anything like this that is actually an edp or a strong edt?

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde

on 6/14/2018 7:40:00 AM

On my skin this is 95% fig, 5% lime. The name should have been fig verde. It's nice and very natural smelling, but I have 2 fig perfumes by Roger et Gallet (which are great btw and excellent value for money) so I don't need another one.


Fragrances -Guerlain -Ambre Eternel

on 6/13/2018 12:28:00 PM

I put 'yes' I would buy this again but it is gonna be a bit more difficult as Ambre Eternel is being discontinued. What a shame .

The scent is my favorite for the 3 of this middle eastern type scent series. A new musk is taking its place.

Ambre Eternel 'pulls' from Guerlain heritage ..there are whiffs of Shalimar eau de parfum and then ghostly whiffs of some peach which I guess is from Mitsouko .I also got a little of that ' crayon' type of smell at the opening which i associate with some white florals.
Ambre Eternel starts strong and in the end mellows into a slightly spicy amber.

I will say that Ambre Eternel is not a terribly distinctive scent but still, it's a solid and reliable fragrance for both sexes. Dusky Oriental to the core. If you like clean scents, this is not for you.

The packaging : at first glance it looks quite impressive .Looking closer, I'm sorry it looks a tad cheap and tacky.
I am disappointed this is being discontinued.

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Highlighters -Guerlain -Les Meteorites balls powder

on 6/13/2018 8:07:00 AM

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I managed to nab the Meteorites Birthday Candles collection during a sale on the Hermo website, and I'm loving these little balls a lot! I have super oily, acne prone skin often exacerbated by the humid weather in South East Asia and prefer to use light makeup/bb cream on a daily basis. This works as a finishing powder which I dust lightly at the end of my morning routine.

The effect feels subtle upon application, which made me skeptical at first use. And yet in certain types of lighting, you can really see what a lovely finish it gives--it's almost as if my huge pores are blurred with this. Some people have noticed the glow and passed compliments too, so it must be doing something great in its subtle manner.

In terms of oil control, it helps to delay the shine, but by the end of the day my t zone will need some blotting. That's OK though, i read some of the reviews pointing this out and did not put high expectations for oil control. Also a big plus that it doesn't break me out.

CONS
-it has a strong scent, which may be irritating for sensitive skin, so one lippie off for this
-It's pretty pricey, but then it will probably last for ages so I guess it's alright.

A word of advice though, don't be swishing your brush in the tin in a hurry over the sink, one of the balls flew right out and into the sink hole, which made my heart cry a little.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Mon Guerlain

on 6/11/2018 9:07:00 PM

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After multiple samplings of Mon Guerlain when it was launched in spring of '17 I did buy a full bottle the following fall, and I have been enjoying it a lot, so much so that it's close to being empty! Yes, I also wasn't a fan of the ad campaign but my main reason for holding off on buying was that initially I simply wasn't sure whether this fragrance was unique enough to add it to my already pretty large collection. I do see some faint similarities with La Vie est Belle from Lancome and a few more with Mon Exclusif from Guerlain, neither of which I own. The latter is not so surprising as Mon Exclusif was created by the same famous Guerlain nose, Thierry Wasser. For reference, Guerlains that I do own are Shalimar, Terracotta, Spiritueuse Double Vanille and Cuir Beluga. After using it regularly for close to a year, I definitely think that Mon Guerlain is a very well made gourmand. Although it is this hugely successful best seller and crowd pleaser, I feel that Thierry Wasser has created a quality perfume which exudes elegance and style. It has good staying power on my skin and is never overwhelming. I have worn Mon Guerlain in all seasons and to many different occasions and it worked well in all of them. The opening features a fresh, herbal quality, due to lavender, which I find dry and very enjoyable. A few minutes later, the floral elements, I detect mainly Jasmin Sambac, come into play and the famous vanilla Guerlinade is definitely present also. Mon Guerlain is soft and sweet but neither boring nor too sweet in my opinion, I would recommend that fans of gourmand fragrances give it a try. I also much appreciate the design of the bottle. I find it classic and tasteful yet modern and the pinkish hue of the perfume is simply beautiful. I have already repurchased and I plan to keep this in my rotation.

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Primer/ Corrector -Guerlain -Perfecting Meteorites Primer

on 6/10/2018 7:29:00 AM

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I bought this because I was really attracted by the design and the pink color of the pearls. I loved to see it every day on the shelf in my room. It's definitely a luxury product. But in terms of how it felt on my skin... I thought it was kind of dry and I did not necessarily observe a change in the luminosity of my face. But for sure I would be tempted to buy it again.


Liquid -Guerlain -Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20

on 6/6/2018 1:25:00 AM

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I thought I have found my HG foundation when I got my YSL youth liberating serum foundation but this one topped it off by another mile. The texture is very watery but the coverage is very good. I used it when I just finished my cautering treatment that left burn marks on my face and I almost don't need concealer (except for the big marks). The finish is dewy, the kind that makes you look like you have a healthy glow. Very easy to work with and good staying lower, even without primer. I wore this for 5 hours and barely notice its fading - but then again I haven't tested it for longer wear as I hardly wear makeup that much. But this is not an everyday foundation for me as it is very visible, glowy, made up look. Definitely great for special occasions.

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Powder -Guerlain -Lingerie de Peau Nude Powder Foundation - Moisture Retention

on 5/30/2018 8:01:00 AM

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I love this foundation! The best foundation I have ever used was Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Natural Perfection, but sadly there wasn't a shade pale enough for me in the UK, and I am not the palest shade in most ranges, usually the 2nd (yellow/neutral). Having read good reviews of this powder foundation I thought I'd give it a go. I have the 01 pale beige. Having open pores on my nose and cheeks with an oil break through on my nose, I wasn't sure the powder wouldn't settle into the pores. It doesn't. It's light and gorgeous. I don't use it on the under eye area, I use the Guerlain Precious Light 01. This foundation wears well. Inevitably I did get a shiny nose after some hours, but I always do, even with primer, but it wasn't obvious and still looked glowy and nice. I think the bad review re break out and patching was because the reviewer used it over a liquid foundation. No need as this is a foundation. Overall very pleased.

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Cleansers -Guerlain -creme de Beaute Cleansing Cream

on 5/29/2018 4:28:00 AM

This is a completely amazing cleansing cream especially for those who have dry, combo, mature skin like me. I tried it on a whim as I was looking for a creamy cleanser that could be removed with water so I stumbled on to this. It’s near the very high mark for a cleanser but well worth it imo. It goes on like silk then wet your hands and it becomes even silkier and cleans even the thickest makeup. Afterward my skin is very clean and very soft. I don’t use it as a primary to remove eye makeup, for that I use Charlotte Tilbury Take it All Off and these two go great together. Some people say don’t spend a lot on a cleanser as most of it goes down the drain, in this case I disagree. It starts my night skincare regime and prepares my skin for my serums and night moisturisers. It comes in quite a large jar and a little goes a long way, I will definitely purchase this again.

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Fragrances -Guerlain -Chypre Fatal [DISCONTINUED]

on 5/26/2018 4:25:00 AM

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Wow....just wow! This is a beautifully stunning fragrance that probably doesn't work for everyone. I hate anything too sweet, but this perfection in a bottle!! Subtly sweet and velvety smooth. Feminine and fierce all at the same time. A little definitely goes a long way. One spray is plenty. My guess is that everyone smelling peach mistook this fine fragrance for some cheap toilet water you bathe in. Forget those naysayers and give it a try. I am super picky about fragrance and this is top shelf! Also not discontinued....

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Mascara -Guerlain -Guerlain Cils d'Enfer Maxi Lash Mascara

on 5/24/2018 9:55:00 AM

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I have oily and hooded eyelid combined with sensitive watery eyes. I hope the full version is a scandal of goodness like the sample I won (non waterproof). Best eye mascara I've ever worn!

The size of the brush is ideal for those with small eyes, little eyelid space (plump eyelid) and short lashes. It is super black. It elongated and volumized my eyelashes, while drying fast after application so it didn't stick when I blinked.

It did not get clump, does not contain parabens/talc so it did not give me allergy, and even resisted the summer heat of the city I live in Brazil.

I combine it with the Blacquer pencil from MarcJacobs and it's 10h without retouching, without disappearing, without flakes falling into the eyes.

It is expensive even for the USA standard. Now imagine in Brazil, where it cots three times the USA price. I am waiting the full version to arrive and I will report back if it is as good.


Lip Treatments -Guerlain -Abeille Royale Honey Smile Lift Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment

on 5/24/2018 12:05:00 AM

This is so hard to give an honest rating to! It works like nobody's business - plumps the lips, defines them, makes them rosy (for a while) no stinging whatsoever.

It tastes unimaginably bad. Just horrid. I then (after purchasing) read the description more closely and product literature states:"has a gourmand fragrance with delicate honey flower facets done by Thierry Wasser." Who could possibly think adding fragrance to a lip product is a good idea or necessary? Even Dior lip products that taste perfumy are not nearly as extreme as this is.

I hated like everything returning it, because, like I said, it works! But, I could not take the taste. And even if I was willing to put up with it, I can't imagine kissing anyone wearing it.

Such a shame. Wonderful results negated by terrible taste. 10 stars (or lippies) for effectiveness. and 5 lippies for the amount of product, because even though it is pricey, the tube is a good size... and minus all stars/lippies it earned due to the taste.

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Liquid -Guerlain -Lingerie De Peau Natural Perfection Foundation SPF 20

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I'm absolutely obsessed with this foundation. Is the "perfect daily foundation" search finally over? Quite possibly!

I first tested this new/2016 version around this time last year (Spring 2017), and in hindsight, didn't give it a fair shot. I had recently started using Differin gel for occasional breakouts, so was suffering from clogs coming to the surface, smooth skin one day followed by flaky the next, and a moisturizer that was irritating my skin, - so on. I thought it was breaking me out and ditched it.

Jump forward to November 2017. My skin was pretty well adjusted to Differin, and I'd long ditched the moisturizer that was causing me problems. I decided to give this another try after seeing a MUA friend post a (gorgeous!) FOTD wearing it.
I don't try to make MAC foundations work for me anymore (breakouts), but the last time I did, NC15 and N1 were ok matches IIRC. I don't think I ever go darker than NC20, and at my palest I was probably NC10ish. I also like Shiseido's Urban Environment Tinted Moisturizer, and use Shade 1 (this is sheer coverage and forgiving). I wore Bare Minerals for some time and could use "Fair" as well as "Fairly Light" in the summer. Also, Lucy Minerals in Cream (for shade reference). I'm rambling about my coloring... Basically, I'm fair and neutral. Dark hair and eyes.

In Guerlain LDP I chose 02N. If I could ever get my hands on samples of 00N and 02C, I'd like to try them, just based off swatches I've seen online.
02N is an OK match. It's a little olive on me, but forgiving. It's a light coverage, natural foundation. It is buildable. Adding a second layer is easy peasy, and flakes/dry patches showing through aren't a concern. (This is huge. I'm the QUEEN of dry patches and flakies. I live in the NE where in the winter, we have nights that drop down to 10 below 0 F. It's hell on my skin). Speaking of - my skin is combo, prone to breakouts, SD, dehydration, and extremely sensitive (redness, hives).
I apply with a beauty blender (or similar, L'Oreal) sponge. It's possible that packing it on with a brush or fingertips would provide more coverage, I just haven't played around with those techniques. I adore the finish from the sponge.

The alcohol and fragrance (which is strong BTW) concerned me originally, but I've been wearing it daily since November 2017 and it hasn't given me any irritation issues.
It doesn't break me out (cyclops free, yay!), turn me into an orange oil slick by the end of the day, leave me looking flaky/peely, or require me to use powder to set. It doesn't need touched up mid day. It's quick and easy for me to apply in a hurry (important to me as a busy mom that's not a morning person).

The downsides... first, the price of course. But this isn't a huge shocker for me - it's Guerlain after all. The price ($63 for 1oz - ouch) is what I'd expect from this brand, so I can look past it since my skin loves it.
But the packaging.... ugh. It's lovely to look at, but I have absolutely no idea how much I have left. I've used a pump daily since November, I've got to be running low, right? IDK... It's a heavy duty glass bottle - shaking it shows me nothing. I thought to myself, "I'll just screw off the pump and look inside to see how much is left." No. That didn't work. Then I wondered, maybe I'm weak? I'll grab the hubby's pliers and screw it off that way. No. Now my pump just jiggles and annoys me. It does not come off or open in any way humanly possible.
I was reading reviews here for one of Guerlain's primers the other day and the gal said something like, "I'll just break the pump off when I get to the end of the bottle to get every last drop out". Good luck with that girlfriend! I've been trying... So aside from busting it off the sidewalk and smearing my face on the ground when it quits pumping, how I'll get every last drop out of my $63 bottle of foundation is beyond me.
On the other hand, I guess I respect that it's tamper proof. I don't have to worry that someone poured out my Lingerie De Peau and refilled it with Covergirl or something crazy. I think I'll Google this and see if anyone has come up with a solution and report back!

Aside from my rant about the packaging lol, (TL;DR) I do love this for my combo, sensitive skin, and do plan to repurchase.

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Highlighters -Guerlain -Les Meteorites balls powder

on 5/14/2018 6:30:00 AM

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I think the people negatively reviewing these were expecting too much. What would you expect, it's a pretty smelling powder in the form of colored spheres in pretty packaging, not a miracle that will turn you into Brigitte Bardot. But it's just a POWDER. How much can a powder do? Is it frivolous? Yes! But so what? Pretty much all makeup is frivolous. I like feeling glamorous when I'm doing my makeup and these are PERFECT for that.
Personally I love them, they perform great and look lovely on bare skin and the psychological "I'm so fancy, you already knooow" effect is very real. I like using them to take the edge off my "dewy skin" looks and keep it from looking greasy but still light reflective and luminous. I used just concealer for under my eyes, Nuxe Or oil on my face and the Meteorites and I'm telling you, my skin has NEVER looked prettier! Even if it's not a setting powder, I love using this under my eyes on top of my concealer, now that I'm 26 I am starting to have some very fine lines there and normal powder ( I have the La Prairie one) doesn't look all that great but this is so light and fine that it doesn't emphasize any lines and dryness at all. The scent reminds me of Kenzo Flower. I will repurchase until I die or as long as I can afford them (knock on wood).

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Masks -Guerlain -Super acqua-mask

on 5/9/2018 12:00:00 PM

First, the mask is very expensive. So i have high expectation on it.
Second, with such a price tag, the material of the mask is a cheap cloth type.
Third, when i put the mask on my face, in few seconds, my face feels like burning.
With all the reasons above combine, this is a huge waste of money.


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