Guerlain Holiday 2011: Flirt

So, I traded in the Rouge G in Bianca for a much better color (at a much better price)… the Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt:

It’s a much better color. Better formula, much better pigment… and cheaper to boot! The Rouge G Lipsticks retail for $47… the Rouge Automatique Lipsticks are $35. My wallet was very happy about this little trade. I love this color. I actually wore it for an FOTD:

FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
NARS Blush in Orgasm
EYES
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (brows)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Twilight (lids)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Taupe Grise (crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/under outer waterline)
Sumita Eyeliner in Deep Plum
Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Mascara in Night Violet
LIPS
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt

FOTD: Black n’ Red

Today, I wanted something dramatic, but wearable… not too over the top. So I went heavy on the liner and mascara, and red on the lips.

FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
By Terry Blush Terrybly in Beach Bomb
Chanel Highlighter in Rose Merveille
EYES
By Terry Eyeshadow in Pom Pom & Blackbear (brows)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Beige Lame (lashline to browbone)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (outer crease/under waterline)
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Black Print (lashline/waterline)
YSL Shocking Mascara
LIPS
YSL Rouge Pur Shine in Red Strass

FOTD: Sheer Matte

It RAINED like crazy this week, so I wanted to do something matte, but practical for the weather. I didn’t want a lot of color, but I wanted everything to stay matte:

FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
Armani Sheer Blush in #6
EYES
Tarte Eyeshadow in Werewolf (brows/lashline/under waterline)
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
MAC Eyeshadow in Stencil (lids)
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
YSL Shocking Mascara
LIPS
Kat Von D Lipstick in Prayer

Product Review: Guerlain Parure Extreme

I cannot label this product ‘covet worthy’ in good conscience; because I cannot be certain that it actually is. The truth is, I’m still trying to figure it out.

I imagine that it’s called ‘Extreme’ because of the coverage potential. But in reality, the coverage is about on par with the other two formulas. The difference with this formula is that it’s ideal for oily skin. It would be AWFUL on dry skin. Here’s why…
The formula is very thin… almost watery. It’s not creamy, or gel like in any way. If you’re not careful, it’ll run off your hand (if you’re using it to apply with a brush) or off of your fingers (if you’re applying by hand). It goes on and sinks right into the skin. It’s a bit to get used to. It’s gone so fast, that you might be tempted to layer it. Dont.
It sets almost instantly to a matte finish. It doesn’t look chalky or streaky (provided you’ve blended). Just matte. 
I like the way it wears. It feels like I’m not wearing anything (a plus for those who don’t like the feeling of wearing makeup). The formula is so thin that it’s virtually weightless. Like all Guerlain foundations, it features the distinct scent of violets.
By accident, I got #6 in this formula. I’ll be trading it in for Dore 25, which is my true shade. I like this foundation. I don’t love it (yet), but I do like the idea of not being able to feel it on my face. And the coverage (medium to full … buildable) is excellent. With some time (and a LOT of practice), Guerlain’s Aqua Extreme may just become covet worthy.