Guerlain’s Spring 2011 “Sur Mes Levres” includes a limited edition blush, Guerlain Blush G Serie Noir–Secret to a Healthy Glow ($67). This is a highly saturated blush infused with gold shimmers that melt into a highlight glow on on your cheeks. This gasp-worthy palette is a stunning combination of finely milled powder, a versatile choice of colors, and the ability to blend colors that allows you to customize your look.
The colors are arranged in horizontal stripes:
- The top stripe is a rich coral;
- The second stripe is a deep pink fuchsia, which coordinates nicely with the fuchsia tone in the Rue de Rivoli Ecrin 6 eyeshadow palette;
- The third is a soft, glowing peach; and
- The bottom is a very light golden pink with a hint of peach.
This year, Guerlain’s limited edition blush seems designed to give a tropical glow. When mixing all the colors, it gives a color that reminds me of a fruit punch color–deep pink, with touch of coral and peach with a visible glowing highlight. It’s absolutely beautiful. As Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book observed, Guerlain’s Blush G does have pigmentation. I experimented with several brushes, and had good luck with my Shu 18R was soft enough to give me a light application. However, I preferred to use my MAC 165, which has a very small head, with a light touch so that I could better control my choice of colors from the various choices in Blush G.
Consistent with this seasons black shiny packaging for the Rouge G lipsticks, this Series Noir Blush comes in this lacquered-themed case.
Blush G’s case appears to be made of the same material as the Ecrin 6 palettes; it has the look and cool feel of metal but the palette is not as heavy as a true metal palette might be. You’ll notice that the Blush G case has a secret compartment on the bottom, which adds slightly to the bulk:
Inside, you can see a little coordinating fuchsia-bristled colored brush. Using this brush gives very light application, as the bristles have a lot of give:
The top layer holds .28 ounces of the blush and a full mirror. By the way, I was unable to detect any fragrance from the product:
This blush is very creative, and a nice use of the label limited edition. This is a star product of a line that is brought out as an impressive tour de force of design and beauty. It’s a true luxury product, a pleasure to use because of its thoughtful and rather dramatic design. Blush G is well-pigmented, gives a golden sheen in addition to color, and comes in a sturdy, yet elegant package. As Sabrina at The Beauty Look Book observed, it may take a few tries to master the application for your skintone. I like the results so far, it gives a beautiful candy flush that is both believable and very flattering.