|Petals Gone Wild|
Leave it to French macaron god Ladurée ...
... to make something as unabashedly womanly and feminine as cosmetics and push it, all boomps-a-daisy, straight over the top and deep into Marie-Antoinette territory.
Les Merveilleuses de Ladurée (The Wonders of Ladurée) is Ladurée's new cosmetics line, in collaboration with Japanese cosmetics company Albion.
... with "Japanese" being the operative word here, because unfortunately, unless you live in the Land of the Rising Sun, you're not likely to get your hands on these beauties for a while. The line is exclusive to Japan ... for now.
And that, mes amies, is a shame, because will you just look at these pieces? Can't you just picture a collection of these gorgeous little keepsakes embellishing your vanity?
|Sugar bowl case for the Rose Face Color Ladurée. |
Petals sold separately.
3150¥ = $39.71.
I'd love to have this case ... to keep my secrets in. ;o)
|This is the refill you purchase separately, |
then delicately place the petals of blush into the sugar bowl.
7350¥ = $92.65.
(Good grief, can than be right?!)
|Beautiful Cream Cheek Color in a delightful egg cup case.|
4410¥ = $55.50.
|Powder blush in a cameo case. Exquisite.|
Case and blush refill sold separately, naturally.
Case, 1575¥ = $19.85 (ok, not bad.)
Refill, 3900¥ = $49.16 (ouch!)
|Lipstick, available in seven shades. |
Look at the beautiful bijou at the end. It's all in the details ....
4410¥ = $55.59
|Holiday collection 2012|
Limited editions abound ...
|Like this ...|
|... and this.|
|A darling bag for your treats.|
|Rose-scented soap for your bath.|
|Rose and Violet lip balms.|
The ne plus ultra in chapstick.
Truly, these are treasures fit for a queen. What's your favorite?
That wasn't enough Ladurée for you? Here's more -- and unlike the makeup, the peeks are for free.
Wait. One more last nibble for you.