When French macaroons meet Japanese luxury makeup: Ladurée Les Merveilleuses

Sunday, January 8, 2012

While I contemplate on whether I should keep blogging, I stumbled  upon the soon to be released Abion and Ladurée collaboration called Les Merveilleuses. You guys know I LOVE  Paul and Joe and Jill Stuart products and guess who makes these lines? Albion! How can you go wrong with marrying French macaroon kingdom with my favorite Japanese brands?

The term "Les Merveilleuses" roughly translates to "fabulous divas" or marvelous women, and fabulous women they were! They bathed themselves in luxury and overwhelming decadence. I guess the whole concept of this new line is not that it is practical, but being able to indulge in luxury. 

This line will officially be launched in Japan on January 29 according to 25ans.  

I can't believe how delicate and feminine these blushes are going to look!! Absolutely stunning!! <3

You might be wondering, why blush? Well during the ages of Les Merveilleuses, playing with roughed cheeks, or what we call "blush" today, meant increasing your feminine allure. So, TADA! Ladurée played around with the textures of the blushes and will be offering blushes in cream, pressed powder and ROSE PETAL forms.

I am dying over this! A pressed powder blush pressed into rose petal form. Available in 3 shades

Another look at this beauty. I can't get enough of this!

Here is the creme cheek formula. Although we are more familiar with this texture, you have not seen cream blush like this before! There will be 5 shades available.

Last but not  least, the pressed powder form, but with 20 shades to choose from!!

To give you an idea of how many different shades will be avilalable in this whole line........

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I don't know about you, but I want to collect all of them! 

Wait!!! Before you start deciding which one you want, I must warn you that it will not be available in the US anytime soon. But we can dream right??

Before you go on daydreaming about these marvelous blushes, here are some prices in Yen for reference:

Pressed petal blush (¥7350 for refill; ¥3150 for case)
Cream blush ( ¥4410)
Pressed powder blush (¥3900 for refill; ¥1575 for case and brush)

Perfect marriage of beauty and luxury. What do you guys think?