The inspiration that stood behind the new holiday makeup collection at Guerlain proves to be perfect for the ladies that want to adopt soft yet powerful, ultra-feminine makeup look as the deep red and Oriental pigments pack a high dose of elegance. Guerlain’s holiday 2012 makeup collection was inspired by the brand’s classic 1929 fragrance Liu, which was at the time inspired by the heroine of Puccini’s opera, ‘Turandot’. The opera tells a story of incredible passion and devotion, characteristics that Jacques Guerlain wanted the Liu fragrance to be all about.

The amazing Oriental hues featured in the brand’s new holiday 2012 makeup line conquer from first glimpse, so prepare to be swept off your feet by the oh-so-fabulously pigmented products included in the collection. Simple yet provocative, the limited edition collection puts on display all the essential beauty products of the season, so check them out and pick the ones that you feel will turn you into a diva this winter.

Guerlain Liu Holiday 2012 Makeup

Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette ($79) Feast your eyes on this incredible lip and eye color palette as the gorgeous pigments’ blend will dare you to resist temptation. Three fab shimmery eye shadow pigments and one fab matte black eyeliner which can be used wet or dry will sculpt your eyes to perfection with a calligraphic precision while the two red tone lipsticks included will give you a dramatic, sexy allure.

Liu Perfumed Shimmery Powder Face, Body & Hair ($88) Give your skin an incredible divine iridescent golden finish by spritzing on Guerlain’s light-as-air loose powder that features the seductive aroma of the Liu fragrance. The delicious mix of aldehydes, rich roses, vanilla, iris and woody notes packed in the classic original Liu fragrance bottle will test your senses, so check it out and tell us your impressions.

Guerlain Liu Holiday 2012 Makeup Line

Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eye Shadow in 500 Les Ombres Turandot (59) Give your eyes a high drama look by sculpting them with the brand’s fab eye quad which includes two fabulous matte hues and two iridescent pigments that can give your glance a high dose of elegance.

Face palettes A flawless looking complexion can go a long way when it comes to beauty, so no wonder that cosmetics designers are trying to create the most flattering skin enhancing products that feel natural on the skin while delivering a high dose of hotness. For the holiday 2012 season, Guerlain put together two fab face powders that mix various pigments to give the skin a mesmerizing dose of radiance. Choose from:

Meteorites Perles du Dragon ($58) – loose powder pearls featuring warm tones of pale pink, beige, white, gold, plum and rosewood

Meteorites Wulong (Black Dragon) ($170) – pressed powder that combines 6 radiant, warm shades that create a luminous complexion

Guerlain Makeup Holiday 2012

Shine Automatique Lipsticks ($35)

700 Altoum – a gold adorned lipstick with beautiful tone-on-tone sparkle that is worn on bare lips to illuminate them

760 Lou Ling – enchanting plum set off with a golden sparkle

Guerlain Liu Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection

Nail Polishes ($23) Glamor is now at your fingertips with Guerlain’s new fabulously pigmented, chip-resistant nail lacquers in:

03 Altoum – a gleaming gold for a precious glow

04 Lou-Ling – a stunning plum for a spellbinding look

The gorgeous Oriental pigments featured in the collection suit perfectly the new season fashion trends, so browse through the products and pick your favorites as soon as they hit the shelves starting October 2012 in select stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Bloomingdales and Bergdorf Goodman.

Photos courtesy of Guerlain