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Guerlain x Natalia Vodianova

Guerlain x Natalia VodianovaFor holiday 2016, you could say that Guerlain’s luxe makeup collection is a family affair of sorts. Supermodel Natalia Vodianova, the face of Guerlain for almost a decade, has collaborated with Olivier Echaudemaison, Creative Director of Makeup on a special limited edition collection of products. The pair share a close friendship which is evident in the behind-the-scenes photos. This is the first time Natalia has worked on the actual shades and the inspiration was the iconic Shalimar fragrance. Here’s the wonderful results of this partnership.

natalia vodianova for guerlain Brand: Guerlain

City: Paris

Artistic Collaboration: Supermodel Natalia Vodianova

Backstory: Ask Guerlain Makeup Creative Director Olivier Echaudemaison about Natalia Vodianova and he instantly lights up. “Oh, I love her! She is wonderful.” It’s a close relationship that has developed over the past years as Natalia has starred in all the Guerlain global ad campaigns. This is her first makeup collection.

guerlain holiday collection 2016The charity: A portion of the profits from the sale of this collection will benefit the Naked Heart Foundation created by Natalia Vodianova

guerlain holiday 2016 inspiration boardThe quote: “I wanted to name my first collection Shalimar, in homage to the fragrance that I have been the face of for eight years and that symbolizes my link to Guerlain. This new collaboration with Guerlain is based on mutual trust. I have known Olivier since I started out; he’s someone very important to me and a very dear friend. We worked together with the whole development team for a year on this project. I loved working on the textures and colours and packaging and design. It’s very exciting to see your ideas and wishes take shape and be able to share what you have created with women around the world,” says Vodianova

guerlain's olivier echaudemaison & natalia vodianovaThe inspiration: “I was inspired in the choice of colours by precious metals and stones: gold and sapphire. For KissKiss lipstick, I chose a warm and intense fuchsia shade like Indian pigments.

natalia vodianovaGuerlain by Natalia Vodianova Holiday Makeup Collection

guerlain illuminating powderSouffle d’Or de Shalimar, $105

“In addition to face and hair, I like to apply this powder to the back of my hands and on my wrists. So when I move, a subtle scent emerges,” explains Natalia.

guerlain meteorites perles de LegendeMeteorites Perles de Legende, $79

“I specifically chose these three colours of pearls because they remind me of the colours of the mosaics in the Indian palaces. The pink pearls revive the natural colour of the cheeks and the freshness of the complexion; blue pearls correct irregularities of the skin and dark circles; and the gold pearls warm and illuminate cheekbones,” says Natalia.

guerlain rouge g lipstickRouge G Lip Colour, $61

guerlain terracotta IndiaTerracotta Terra India, $64

“My application advice: the 3-Gesture technique invented by Olivier Echaudemaison,” says Vodianova. “Draw a ‘3’ on each side of your face, from the forehead to the cheeks and to the chin following the facial contour, and smoothing it down along the neck.”

guerlain holiday 2016 eyeshadowEcrin Shalimar, $51

guerlain l'or eyeliner in sparkling goldL’Or Eyeliner in Sparkling Gold, $42

“Don’t hesitate to apply a fine line of gold eyeliner over this collection’s eyeshadows; it really makes my blue eyes stand out.”

guerlain pearly pink illuminatorPrecious Light Pearly Pink Illumintor, $62

guerlain kiss kiss lipstick in Indian PinkKissKiss Creamy Shaping Lip Colour in Indian Pink, $43

“I sometimes use this pink lipstick on my cheekbones to enhance their colour,” says Natalia.

guerlain's Olivier echaudemaison & natalia VodianovaGuerlain is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com


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    Usha Ramadhar
    December 4, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Oh had Shalimar back in the day . Very elegant

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    November 27, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    love the iconic Shalimar bottle


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    Ginger Henderson
    November 23, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    This is a beautiful collection. Really enjoyed reading the article about this. It’s a very sweet story. @ghenderson1013

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    Karen Hanley
    November 23, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Fab collection, I adore Guerlain. My Husband was admiring my Kiss Kiss lipstick today, thanks Dave!

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    Gail Siemko
    November 23, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Météorites, HairSpray, Body Cream and of course my original GROWN UP purchase from TheBay, while working in Management,HUMAN Resources at RBC…#Shalimar EauDeParfum and Soufflé D’Or de Shalimar! All these Beautiful Blue shaped Bottles with hints of Gold lined up on my dressing table, Perfection! Then the children came along and it was shower with “soap on a rope”! Now it’s time to change back to after children! Thanks Dave @davelackie ????????????


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    November 23, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    This collection is extraordinary and the fact that a portion of the proceeds from sales goes to charity makes it even more special!

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    Diane K.
    November 23, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    What is PURE LOVE? Guerlain of course


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    Chrissy Watkins
    November 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

    This collection is beautiful.

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    November 23, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Wow. Stunning collection ????

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    Kiki Veliki
    November 23, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Excellent presentation!!!!!

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    Linda L
    November 23, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Natalia and Oliver- Perfect collaborators who have created such a luxurious collection!

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    Elizabeth Friesen
    November 23, 2016 at 8:45 am

    What a great collection! Those Météorites are magical!!! 😀

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    November 23, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Such a wonderful read and their products are stunning!!!

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    Adele Wright
    November 23, 2016 at 7:36 am

    Great read and beautiful products!

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