Last Wednesday, members of the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida attended Guerlain and Champagne, an event hosted by Neiman Marcus of the Orlando Mall at Millenia to showcase the high-end beauty brand Guerlain and the brand new fall collection that is exclusive to launch Neiman Marcus stores first. Mall at Millenia is home to the only Neiman Marcus in Orlando, and if you have been inside, you know how absolutely beautiful the store is. The Orlando location houses my favorite in-store installation ever. So so pretty!
I loved attending the last beauty event at Neiman Marcus, and was excited to be back to learn more!
For Fall 2012, Neiman Marcus will be the premier launch store for the newest fall colors. The store had *just* put out the display that day, and what a beauty it was! There were colors to please the femme d’amour (for the more ethereal softer look) and the femme fatale (for the sultry seductress). To begin, we all took a short quiz to see which one we were- I was 50/50! Yup, knew I had it in me, hehe.
Then came the introduction of the new collection. Look at this display! It contained lipsticks, lip glosses, blushes, and examples of the compacts. Guerlain has a beautiful bullet case for their lip products that was introduced with their Rouge G lipsticks. I must admit, it took a while for me to open it- but that’s why there are instructions on the case itself! It is a convenient way to house an application mirror. I also learned that Guerlain was the first company to mold lipsticks into the iconic sticks they are in today!
I love, love, love color, and I felt the lip colors, called Rouge G L’Extrait, were the star of the show. My favorites were the brights, but some of the other ladies tried some beautiful vampy colors- perfect for autumn. The lip colors are basically gloss lipsticks with a semi-matte finish, meant to be worn all day, yet be easily removable as well. I tested this later when I had dinner. The color was opaque and matte, but I didn’t have to rub it off to have clean lips again.
I had not worn any makeup to the event, but I sure left with some on! A bright lip and some blush was applied by the lovely Guerlain rep. I thanked her a lot- I don’t ever wear blush! I felt pretty snazzy.
Starting August 6 until August 11, Neiman Marcus will be holding a Guerlain exclusive mega event. At your local Neiman Marcus, to celebrate the release of the newest collection, with the purchase of $250, customers will receive a complimentary brush set worth $250. The set comes housed within a velvet brush holder, presented in a luxe pink box. With any purchase, customers will receive a complimentary sample of Guerlain’s classic Shalimar fragrance. I’m an investor in products like lipsticks, and the Fall 2012 Rouge G L’Extrait colors will be available for $48.
Afterwards, a few of us grabbed some dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen. I love pizza, perhaps a bit too much.
It was a very fun event, and thank you so much to Neiman Marcus for inviting us! Please visit your local Neiman Marcus beauty counter to learn more about what’s what for Fall 2012.
Forever 21 dress – I must admit, this is the shortest dress I have ever worn outside of my house.
Gap city flats
Sally Hansen Kitty Kitty
Outtakes: Duck face edition.
It’s no surprise that I feel better about myself when I don’t look normal. I was able to take some duck face pictures with my friends while we wore our new lip colors. We look good in Guerlain, I tell ya what. Those vampy colors, they look so good on them!!! Need to invest…