I was recently invited to a Beauty Class with Maxime Poulin, Guerlain's international beauty artist. Not only did Maxime introduce us to some of the latest products from Guerlain's incredible skin care and makeup line, but he also brought me back to beauty school. I could listen to Maxime talk for hours about application and how less is more. I found a true appreciation for what I do as an artist after I left the class because of Maxime's inspiring words. This class made me take a step back and really focus more on my clients personal needs and face shapes rather than following the latest contour and highlight trends on Instagram. I have to agree, less IS more when using the right products...
In this blog post I will go through 4 of the products, the benefits of them, and what I learnt about them. I will have the products linked in the images below if you would like to learn more about them. Let's get started!!
I have never used such a luxurious primer. I tend to only use small amounts of primer before I apply my foundation over the nose, forehead and cheek area. These are my problem areas where oil builds up and pore size is enlarged. This primer blurs all imperfections, I swear my pores minimized after applying this magical base within seconds. It is a mattifying primer and feels like silk. It is scented, as are most Guerlain products are, so I was a little reluctant to try it because of my sensitive/reactive skin, but after a quick patch test on my wrist I applied it to my face and it was not irritated at all. The scent is reminiscent of a fragrance my mother used to wear with notes of Violet and Rose.
Benefits: Long wearing. Mattifying. Fragrant. Anti-Pollution effect.
Cost: $52 CAD
Mét éorites Baby Glow Touch is a three in one product. This is the perfect cream product for a natural sunkissed glow. The glow portion of the stick is my favourite. The shimmer is so finely milled that it applies so smoothly and effortlessly. It creates that perfect glow without looking like a glitter queen. The blush colour is an all around perfect universal pink tone, it brings life to the cheeks and a little goes a long way. Maxine demonstrated the contour application in the cheek bone area from the ear to the outer quarter of the eye, for a simple and bronzed effect.
Benefits: Soft Focus results. Perfect mix of glow and contour. Compact Packaging.
Price: $48 CAD
If there was any product I could directly relate to Guerlain, it would be Lipstick. They got it right with this product. I am not one for Liquid Lipstick or Matte formulations, but this is something different. The intensity of the colour is pigmented just the right amount. It is going to stain the lips, but that is what we want from an intense liquid lip isn't it? The scent is a reflection of the Guerlain brand just like the rest of the products-sophisticated and floral. And the packaging...Well it speaks for itself.
Benefits: Lons lasting lipstick. Matte Finish. Medium Pigmented. Fab Packaging.
Price: $40 CAD
If you are reading this and you don't own a Terracotta bronzer, you need one...NOW. This life changing bronzer is one of a kind. The product/bronzer line has been out for years. If you have ever come across a Guerlain counter or Gondola in Sephora you will be familiar with this product, there is a reason it has been around for so long. The bronxer is so finely milled and applies like butter in powder form. Terracotta come in different mixes, shades and shapes, and I was lucky enough to get my hands on the Sun Trio Bronzing Contour Palette
Price: $63 CAD
Did you say brushes? There is something about designer brushes that make me feel luxurious. I am not entirely sure if the brushes are real or synthetic, but they feel INCREDIBLE and release alot of the product on to the skin.
Thank you to the PR team at Guerlain and Maxime Poulin for having me. I am truly grateful to have been invited to this lovely class and I look forward to seeing you again soon! XO