Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection

by Paris B on · 24 comments

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So other than the Dior Lace collection, the other collection I’d been waiting for for Spring 2010 is Guerlain Cherry Blossom. That blush!! Don’t tell me you didn’t go “Ooh!” when you saw the stock pictures.

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Yesterday, while browsing at Isetan, I decided to check if the Guerlain counter had the new collection and lo and behold! They did! Of course the ol’ heart went pit-a-pat in anticipation. But you know what? I’m underwhelmed icon sad Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection

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Guerlain Cherry Blossom Eyeshadow Palette and Blush

Don’t get me wrong. The palettes are gorgeous. The interplay of colour and textures is beautiful in both the limited edition eyeshadow and blush palettes.

The Jeu D’Ombrelles eyeshadow palette (RM186) I found very sheer. The colours look strong and iridescent in pan, but when swatched, it just went on light and sheer. On my skin, the 2 purple shades look similar. It was sad.

But I was there for the blush. I knew when I saw the pictures of the eyeshadow palette that I won’t get it because of the strong purple influence. Purple eyes don’t go well on me. So, I saved up for the Guerlain Cherry Blossom Blush. But walked away yesterday feeling a little let down – and without the blush in my hand icon sad Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection Here’s what I think of the Cherry Blossom blush.

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Guerlain Cherry Blossom Blush Spring 2010

The blush is gorgeous in pictures and in real life. The insert shows the stock image which was released in Nov 2009. By the time I got to the Guerlain counter yesterday, most of the top layer had been rubbed off which made me realize that the red tones are only overspray.

The base colour of the Guerlain Cherry Blossom Blush (RM150) is in fact, a combination of only 2 shades – pale cream and peach. At RM150 (US$45) I think its affordable by Guerlain standards.

BUT the big question is, will I get it? I was all ready to shell out good money for this up till yesterday!

My answer is I don’t know. I swatched it a few times. It goes on my skin a light pale peach with very very slight shimmer. Don’t get me wrong. Its a lovely versatile colour that very few can go wrong with. Its perfect for everyday and the smooth silky texture is awesome. But yet I balked.

I guess I was hoping that the colour would be more representative of how the stock photo looked – light peach with a hint of rose or pink. To find out that there is no rose tone in the blush at all was a major disappointment icon sad Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection

I did however, fall for the new Guerlain Kiss Kiss Strass sheer lipstick (RM105). Rouge Broderie (321) is so beautiful! Sheer red with loads of iridescent shimmer. My sis agrees so if I buy anything, she wants me to get her that one icon smile Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection

Have you seen this collection and if you have, what do you think of it? I’m still contemplating if I really want that blush anyway. Crazy I know but there you go icon razz Quick Thoughts : Guerlain Cherry Blossom Spring 2010 Collection If you own the Guerlain Cherry Blossom blush, do share if you like it. I can always be persuaded LOL…

Paris B

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Tine
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January 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I still haven’t seen it yet, but, hmm, underwhelming eh? Bugger.
I’ll go check at once! :D

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ParisB January 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Would love to hear your thoughts once you see it :)

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rinnah
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January 20, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Eh? The photo you took of the real thing doesn’t look anywhere as appealing as the stock photo. :( “Leeming” killed instantly for me.

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ParisB January 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

The picture was taken with my phone camera but in real life, its not far different. Boo! :(

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Hanny
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January 20, 2010 at 2:23 pm

OOOO… BIG disappointment weh… Why don’t you try another counter, perhaps with the many people swatching the blush, the colors might have faded…. hehehehe.

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ParisB January 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm

I think this is the best representation there is of the used blush! More people swatching means its how it’ll look after a few uses. Besides I was less disappointed about pattern than colour. I did expect brighter colours in this blush. Sigh… Oh and the collection had only been out 3 days. Hmm…

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shaynaJo January 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

wow.. they look so beautiful especially the blusher~~~
somehow for me, i don’t feel like paying so much for it unless i’m crazy bout the packaging. haha.

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ParisB January 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I’m the opposite :) I’m happy to pay for quality even if the packaging is only so-so… but then most luxury products have gorgeous packaging too :)

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Marina(Makeup4All) January 20, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Hi Paris
To be honest I DIDN’T like the promo photos and I was sure that I don’t want anything from this collection and I was even more disappointed when I saw it in real life.

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ParisB January 20, 2010 at 5:05 pm

heehee… that’s honest indeed! I must admit to liking the promo pics. I guess I’m passing this by :)

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bubbles January 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm

i have been thinking of getting the blush too.. but i don’t think i will now (after looking at the used one).. hehe

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ParisB January 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

Sigh… I think thats how most of us feel :(

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gio January 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

I went to the Guerlain counter yesterday to check out this collection but it hasn’t arrived here yet. I was gonna get the blush but after seeing what it really looks like I’m disappointed. It’s a nice color but it dosn’t really appeal to me. I was hoping it would have more pink tones too. I’m not gonna get it now, thanks for saving me some money :)

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ParisB January 21, 2010 at 10:58 am

Would love to hear what you think of it anyway once you see it Gio!

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Jamilla Camel January 20, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I’ll give this collection a sniff…it does look gorgeous!

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ParisB January 21, 2010 at 10:59 am

It does look gorgeous I don’t deny. Will wait to see what you get from it :)

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Pearl January 20, 2010 at 10:35 pm

I might be the one thats odd here, I never do like the blush, especially like this one, even with the promo photo inserted only. One of the reason is just like what u ve seen in real life. Colours that u think is pretty are merely sprayed on top of it only, but once u give a swipe, it went off! Blimey…It puts me off straight away..What more with that kind of price tag…

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ParisB January 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

Haha I don’t think you’re the odd one – someone else didn’t like it too! I did think the reds were part of the original pan. It would have been so pretty if that was so! Rather like the Dior Rose Brazilia blush from last year.

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fanny January 20, 2010 at 11:49 pm

i agreed with you. its bad that the top layer can be rubbed off and the red tones are only spray on…too bad then. i wont spend a RM150 on this.

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ParisB January 21, 2010 at 11:00 am

Oh dear Guerlain is going to hate me after that LOL! :D But I must say this was one of their not so great ideas :P

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lyn January 22, 2010 at 10:10 am

What a disappointment :-( I have not seen this in person yet and from the looks of it, I probably will not purchase.

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michelle April 12, 2010 at 11:24 pm

I really liked this blush so i bought it, it kinda oxidises after a while into a darker pinkish tone (well on me it does :P and i have oily skin)

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wen November 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

hi, where can i find guerlain counter. it’s like missing from Malaysia already. I was searching high and low in Isetan, Parkson, Jusco and Metrojaya but found none.

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ParisB November 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I know you can find it at Isetan The Gardens for sure. Also Metrojaya MidValley Megamall. Its not at all department stores.

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