Guerlain began as a boutique on the ground floor of Hotel Meurice at Rue de Rivoli in Paris in 1828. It was the idea of its owner, Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain to capture the new mindset of the sophisticated Parisians of the day.It was also that drive in making the finest products using the best materials that has seen the company continue it success to this very day.
Make good products and never compromise on quality. As for the rest, stick to simple ideas and apply them scrupulously.
Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, founder Guerlain
It is this same commitment to quality that makes the inclusion of Guerlain into the Walt Disney World Resort vacation experience so fitting. The destination is the most popular tourist destination in the world. Although many come to the resort to experience the thrills of the attractions, there are more luxurious reasons to get away to the Walt Disney World Resort, and visiting one of only a handful of these exclusive Guerlain boutiques is reason enough for many.
In continuing the traditions set forth by Pierre-François-Pascal Guerlain, Natalia Vodianova inspired Guerlain’s creative director, Olivier Échaudemaison to conceive a warm, bohemian-inspired color collection for this fall. Olivier calls Natalia “an icon of color that brings energy and cheer when the nights are ling and the skies grey, and when the days are short and the sun away“.
In an effort to capture the radiance, warmth and richness that Natalia emanates, Guerlain offers a fall look defined by a fresh, smooth complexion, bright cheeks, eyes shimmering in a crimson glow and sparkling, rosy lips.
The products offered are quite beautiful as you remove them from their packaging. From the black velvet pouches to the ornate pattern-work on the cases, these products have been designed from within and without for the woman who desires the finest makeups and perfumes available today.
Packaged in sumptuous black and gold packaging and within its own embossed velvet pouch is the Eyes and Lips Palette. Decorated with an intricate and delicate pattern, reminiscent of Slavic artwork, is the delicate makeup for eyes (soft pink and taupe shades) and lips (colors of rosewood and sparkling pink).
In line with the richly decorated palette of shimmering shades and all the flamboyance of an autumnal palace. The shades in these palettes were inspired by the sumptuous dresses of Eastern princesses. Faded orange, brick red, old rose and aubergine are dappled with a champagne motif contained in an exquisitely designed compact.
Rouge G de Guerlain
A symbol of the ultimate luxury lipstick, Rouge G de Guerlain welcomes two new limited edition shades, in perfect harmony with this season’s trends. Graziella: a peraly brick red and Giovanna: a pearly raspberry pink.
For Your Eyes
The limited edition, retractable eye pencil gives your eyes more infinite depth. While the two-brush mascara offerings amplify your eyes all around. Finally creating a sense of color harmony for your eyes is the new Ombres Eclat 4-shade eyeshadow palette.
Wrapping it up
A vacation always affords you the opportunity to get away and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul. Although the common perception of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation may be one of characters and popcorn, we like to highlight some of the more luxurious aspects of our favorite destination. A selection of the products offered in this collection are:
Volga Princess Eyes and Lips Palette (limited Edition) – $69.00
Tsarina Ombre Éclat 4 Shadows Eye Shadow (limited Edition) – $56.00
Russian Doll Radiant Blush (limited Edition) – $42.00
Rouge G de Guerlain (limited Edition) – $45.00
Retractable Eye Pencil – $29.00
Le 2 Guerlain in Nuit 2 Bohème (limited Edition) – $35.00
Ombre Éclat 4 Shades Eye Shadow – $58.00
Parure Compact Foundation – $45.00
Walt Disney World offers world-class dining and shopping for the seasoned traveler; especially as you wander around the wonders of World Showcase at Epcot. La Signature at the France Pavilion certainly offers all of the wonderful products from Guerlain to spoil yourself on your next visit. Make sure you stop by, and tell them that etckt.com sent you.
* Disclaimer – Guerlain provided samples of these products to etckt.com for our photoshoot. All images are original photographs of those products, shot for this article.