So I'm not exactly sure when this happened, but Dillards has definitely kicked up their cosmetics offering. They are now carrying high end cosmetics like Guerlain (YES!), Shiseido and more. And even better, they now have these high end counters at the mall I frequent.
Not that you care, but it's been a giant pain to me that no one within a 10 hour drive has an actual Guerlain counter. Because at this price point, I have to see before I buy.
The Guerlain Rose Aux Joues blush duos released in August 2012. The duos have 2 wells.
The larger well has a high shine frost finish blush in an absolutely gorgeous blue based pink that leans slightly berry colored. I've seen other reviews where people describe this blush as having a very slight shimmer. I really don't get that at all. If you look hard, you can see some microglitter, but it doesn't strike me as shimmery. To me this blush reads straight up metallic pink.
I'm generally not crazy about frosty metalic finish blushes, but I have to say I love this one. It is super pigmented and the color when applied is true to the pan. I love that applied lightly along the tops of the cheeks, it doubles as a highlighter.
The second, smaller, well contains a much more subdued blush. I'm not sure it's completely matte. It leans slightly satin to me. It's not as pigmented as the top well, but it has good color payoff, goes on silky smooth and isn't powdery at all.
Guerlain says you can mix the two colors or use the shade from the smaller well as a contour. I don't know that I'd use it as a contour, but I do often use it by itself.
The packagin, which I somehow neglected to get a picture of, is beautiful - as is typically the case with Guerlain. It has a shiny gold finish, though I don't know if it is actually metal. The case has some heft, it feels substantial, but it's also not overly large. You can definitely throw this in your makeup bag.
The blush duo contains 6 grams of product and retails for $50. I picked mine up at Dillards, but I believe you can get these duos wherever Guerlain is sold.