For Fall, Guerlain Looks East
After trading in her Calvins for Guerlain’s Shalimar last fall, Natalia Vodianova has become something of a muse for the French beauty brand. The company’s creative director, Olivier Échaudemaison, based his entire Fall color collection on what he calls Vodianova’s “fragile beauty,” offering up tools for getting her smooth complexion, bright cheeks, sparkling eyes, and rosy lips. Our favorite piece from the line is a limited-edition liquid blush called Russian Doll. We were expecting something in the vein of Benefit’s Benetint when we gave it a test run this week, but Guerlain’s interpretation of liquid is apparently quite different than ours. More of a shimmering cream, it goes on like sheer pink velvet and provides the perfect I-just-came-in-from-the-St. Petersburg-cold flush when applied to the apples of your cheeks. Vodianova’s crazy sick body is, sadly, a little harder to duplicate.