By The Beauty Hub  |  November 7th, 2016  |  Brands,News

For the first time, Natalia Vodianova, the House of Guerlain’s muse has created her make-up collection in collaboration with Olivier Echaudemasison, Guerlain’s Creative Director.

“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 the packaging 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.”

“I am a great romantic and the Shalimar legend that tells the story of the passionate love between Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Princess Mumtaz Mahal has always fascinated me. I wanted to revive the sumptuousness and riches of Imperial India through my collection. This is why I created a gold and blue design reminiscent of Indian jewellery boxes for this Météorites pack.

I was also inspired in the choice of the colours by precious metals and stones: gold and sapphire. For the KissKiss lipstick, I chose a warm and intense fuchsia shade like Indian pigments. Rouge G’s deep colour reminds me of the ‘Bindi’, the red dot that Indian women apply between their eyes and that symbolises the universal principle of creation.”

Natalia Vodianova

Tips from Natalia Vodianova

SOUFFLE D’OR DE SHALIMAR – a Perfumed Iridescent Body and Hair Powder

“As well as my face and hair, I apply this powder to the backs of my hands and my wrists. This way, a subtle scent is exuded whenever I move my hands.”

MÉTÉORITES PERLES DE LÉGENDE – Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

“I specifically chose these three colours of beads because they remind me of the colours of the mosaics in Indian palaces. The pink pearls enhance the natural colour of the cheeks and the freshness of the complexion; the blue pearls correct an uneven skin tone and dark circles; while the gold pearls warm up and illuminate the cheekbones.”

ROUGE G – Exceptional Complete Lip Colour

“The Rouge G jewel case and its integrated mirror have made this lipstick one of my must-have make-up products, which I always carry in my bag for easy touch-ups at any moment.”

TERRACOTTA TERRA INDIA – Shimmering Bronzing Powder

“My application tip: the ‘3’ technique invented by Olivier Echaudemaison. Draw a 3 on each side of the face, from the forehead to the cheeks, then to the chin.”

L’OR EYELINER – Felt Eyeliner Sparkling Gold

“Don’t hesitate to apply a stroke of gold eyeliner on top of the eyeshadows in the collection; it really brings out my blue eyes!”

PRECIOUS LIGHT – Pearly Pink Illuminator

“To illuminate your face, apply this shade to the cheekbones, the outer corner of the eye, the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow.”

ÉCRIN SHALIMAR – Precious Eyeshadows, Gold and Sapphire Shades

“For this case, I wanted highly metallic textures for an intense look. I was also inspired in the choice of the colours by precious metals and stones: gold and sapphire. Your eyes will become your most beautiful adornment!”

KISSKISS – Creamy Shaping Lip Colour 563 Indian Pink

“I sometimes use it on my cheekbones to heighten their colour.”

Holiday Makeup Collection by Natalia Vodianova is a limited edition collection available at Guerlain counters in the UAE.