My encounter with Guerlain at John Lewis Cheadle



Having spent some time the previous Saturday with Sharon on the Guerlain counter exploring the many stories held secretively in each bottle of Guerlain perfume I was more than ready for my make up session – here was a lady passionate about her work and I knew I was in safe hands.

I arrived bare faced and slightly awkward, it is suprising how accustomed one becomes to mascara, eyeliner and other trimmings!


Sharon, cleansed, toned and moisturized my face and then applied the most decadent looking skin primer I have ever seen with gold flakes suspended in a clear serum/gel, excellent for radiance I was told – and so it was.  I actually felt that I could brave the day without a trace of foundation, just an application of

L’Or radiance concentrate.


Together we explored eyeshadow combinations, the merits of bronzer(something I had never used before) and meteorites perles – delicately shaded powder balls that add  youthful glow to the skin.





The shades for summer are a delight, bold for the ‘clear ‘colour types and beautiful soft pinks and muted tones for the more ‘soft’ colour types.  Lipsticks were in abundance and I chose   Shine Automatique in shade 221; a cross between a lipstick and a gloss, having the consistency of lipstick with an added sheen. It is playfully described by Guerlain as a ‘light reflecting cocktail’ and I would say that is just about perfect!




I will refrain from describing my session step by step, suffice to say Sharon listened carefully to all my requirements and personal ideas on how I ‘wanted look’. This, I find, can be rare when visiting a make-up counter. I also felt under no pressure to purchase (now that is unusual) and came away with little testers for skin care – a bonus.

Guerlain make up is packaged with romance, femininity and luxury in mind. I love it.  Everytime I retrieve my gold cased lipstick from my bag I am reminded that ‘I am worth it!” (ouch – cliché!!)


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