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Guerlain’s latest extension to the age-defying and make-up.

The Abeille Royale skin care range, has been designed to help replump, smooth and illuminate the skin. Guerlain describe it as having the power of a serum, the richness of an oil and the freshness of a lotion, which I found intriguing and made me eager to try it. Like all Abeille Royale face care, it contains royal jelly and honey from Ouessant, a pristine island off the coast of France and home to the Black Bee, a native species of the island. These black bees produce a pure honey with exceptional repairing properties.

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To enhance its skin renewal qualities, the formula has been enriched with myrrh gum, used in Indian traditional medicine for centuries because of its soothing and restorative properties. Hence Youth Watery Oil’s name and its appearance in the bottle, I expected it to be a light-textured, non-greasy liquid with both watery and oily components, and that’s exactly what it is. After shaking the bottle to make the micro-drops of oil float in the watery liquid, I take 2 drops in the palm of my hands and gently press onto my cleansed face and décolleté. I usually prefer my skincare products to be perfume-free, however Guerlain is one of the few brands I make an exception for. Like all Guerlain products, this one has a very present scent to it, but the perfume evaporates quickly and it doesn’t linger on my skin. Being an esteemed perfume house, Guerlain has this down to an art.

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Youth Watery Oil sinks in quicky and it hydrates well, it doesn’t absorb completely though. I can still tell it’s there, but it doesn’t feel sticky. It provides some “slip” on my skin and this inspires me to use it as a primer for my Lingerie de Peau foundation on my oily T-zone. Guess what? I worked like a charm. This is not really the intention of this product (sorry Guerlain!), and though it adequately moisturizes (and thus smoothes and plumps), I follow with my day cream as instructed. Should you have very dry skin or during winter time, it might be best to apply also a serum. No less than 100% of the women in Guerlain’s test panel stated their skin looked radiant and illuminated, and I agree.

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Although lipstick with a satiny and glossy finish are making a come-back, mattes are not out at all. So for all the matte fans out there, these Guerlain lippies are worth trying. The new Intense Liquid Matte comes in a stylish two-tone tube, the lower part representing the color inside, and it has a soft vanilla-like scent. What sets it apart is the creamy texture, which goes on smoothly. Thanks to the hydrating properties of hyaluronic acid and tiger grass in the formula, it provides the lips with a soft and comfortable feel. It’s well pigmented and one stroke provides complete matte coverage when it dries out.

Although it’s said to be long-lasting, on my lips the color wears off rather quickly, especially when eating. That was easily fixed with some reapplying and a small price to pay for the comfortable wear if you ask me. Intense Liquid Matte is available in seven enticing shades to match everyone’s tastes.

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If you’re more into solid lipsticks, you might want to try the new Kiss Kiss Matte.

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This time, the iconic packaging is adorned with a matte golden veil. this time Kiss Kiss Matte has the same gourmet vanilla scent to it as its liquid sister, as well as the comfortable wear.

I’m a true Guerlain lover, I guess that’s pretty clear by now!

For lovers of luxury beauty,
Peggy

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