"From the heart of the breathtaking fragrance Liu, Guerlain takes us on a refined, mysterious journey to the golden mists of Shanghai with the Guerlain Liu Christmas Makeup collection.
A limited edition collection that focuses upon the extreme splendour of tapered eyes, glistening skin and a blood red mouth; a heroine whose beauty is noble and bewitching.
From her incarnation in the roaring twenties, Liu is reinvented for the 21st century, even more radiant than the original but still with the same precious rituals, extreme femininity and sense of detail".
The star product of the Guerlain 2012 Christmas collection is the show-stopping Liu loose powder in the sublime deco bottle above ($88.00) Drawing its inspiration from Jacques Guerlain's iconic Liu perfume from the 1920s [ed.note: itself inspired by Puccini's opera Turandot] this precious beauty ritual softly illuminates the body with a mysterious, refined and festive air. "The black lacquered bottle is a talisman all of its own. Styled in the image of the original Liu perfume bottle, which in turn was inspired by traditional Japanese tea trays, this legendary fragrance is transformed into a desirable objet d'art".
The Guerlain Liu Christmas 2012 Makeup Collection also includes:
Guerlain Liu Calligraphy palette (includes three iridescent eyeshadows in golden bronze, copper and glistening white, with a matte carbon black eyeliner that can be used wet or dry and 2 pigmented lip stains in carmine red and blue-toned red).
A LE of Meteorites powder beads in Perles du Dragon
A LE of Meteorites powder mosaic in Wylong
Guerlain Ecrin 4 couleurs 500 Les Ombres Turandot (includes Dore Clair, iridescent gold; Rose Satine, rosewood in matte; Prune Aubergine, plum in matte; and finally Beige Mordore, iridescent brown). Guerlain Shine Automatique in 700 Altoum (gold) and 760 Lou-Ling (deep pink).
Guerlain Liu Nail Lacquers in 03 Altoum (gold with shimmer) and 04 Lou-Ling (deep plum).
To refresh your memory, here's a perfume review and comparison of the vintage Guerlain Liu fragrance and the modern Liu Eau de Parfum in Les Parisiennes boutique line.