UPDATE: You may have noticed that this collection still isn't available. I heard back from Guerlain HQ yesterday and have been told that it will be released on 4th September. It gives me a little longer to save up I suppose! The Lingerie de Peau foundation however was released on 7th August as previously mentioned.
I'm sure most of you have seen the beautiful quads that will be released as part of Guerlain's Champs Élysées Collection. I have spent rather a long time pouring over swatches trying to decide which one I will get. I say one, as these will retail for £51, gulp! There are some excellent photos and swatches on Yuki's Lazy Channel here.
At the moment, this is my short list.
Rue de Passy is currently the favourite but I think I need to see these in person to make the final decision. Though I realise going to a counter will probably result in me wanting it all, all over again! I think the packaging and styling is just beautiful.
I called my local Guerlain counter to find out when this collection will be released and apparently it will be available from 7th August. I was also told that they will be releasing Lingerie de Peau, an 'Invisible Skin-fusion foundation' on the 7th as well. I was intrigued by this so did a little research. This is a little extract from the rather poetic blurb: 'The first rays of daylight, the softness of silk sheets, the caress of a negligee so fine that you could swear that it is at one with its wearer… '
The science behind the second skin formula is pretty mind boggling. They have created a 'Bio fusion micro-mesh', which is made up of a mesh of natural and synthetic polymers. Specifically, silk and linen fibres are combined with stretchy synthetic polymers that allow the natural fibres to be flexible and mold to the skin. The finish is demi-matte. I like the idea of it molding to the face like a second skin. I'm not sure about the 'fusing with the skin in total osmosis' part. Personally, I thought osmosis was the diffusion of water across membranes, I think they must have meant synergy (have I just turned into a science pedant?) but honestly, if it's going to give me flawless skin, I don't mind. I can't paraphrase the colour pigment technology but you can read more here. It looks like there will be a matching HD powder too. Lingerie de Peau will be priced £33.50 and will be available at Guerlain counters from Saturday.
So, will you be splashing out on any of the palettes? What do you think to the foundation? Are you a fan of Guerlain's products?