Guerlain Shalimar Eyeshadow Duo

Guerlain Shalimar Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Duo ($46.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a limited edition set of shades for the holiday season. Guerlain’s weakness seems to be eyeshadows, unfortunately, and the holiday duo left much to be desired. The formula is supposed to be “ultra-pigmented” with “multiple metallic reflections.” The consistency of the top shade was dry, slightly gritty, and extremely difficult to blend, while the bottom shade was looser and easier to work with but had fall out (and is, between the two, quite dupable).

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Guerlain Shalimar Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Duo Shalimar
C
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
74%
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Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham | MAC x Selena Updates

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection
Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham

NET-A-PORTER, NordstromNeiman Marcus, and The Bay have launched the collection this morning.  As of this posting, I have only seen the Modern Mercury Highlighter in stock on NET-A-PORTER and The Bay.

Edited at 9:23AM PST: Reader LaMaitresse noted the collection is at The Bay as well.

MAC x Selena Collection
MAC x Selena Collection

MAC x Selena

The collection is supposed to be available today at maccosmetics.com for all customers.  MAC updated press information yesterday stating that the collection will be available in all stores on October 6th.  (I’d still double-check and call your local store, if you can, especially if it’s a long drive.)  This update should also mean that retailers like Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillards, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks should also have the collection shortly.

Edited at 9:33AM PST:  The collection is live now, though the website is slow, moderately glitchy, and otherwise annoying to go through. Some items are showing up as “coming soon” still, while the Blush Duo shows as “sold out.”

Here are some helpful links:

Guerlain Rouge Saphir Rouge G & Rose Indien KissKiss Lipsticks

Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color ($56.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-red with cooler undertones and a natural finish. Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty #009 (LE, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Laura Mercier Vivien (LE, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Sancho (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Prepare for Pleasure (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alejandro (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Garconne (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Luciano (P, $35.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Rouge Saphir (821) Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color
Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lip Color Rouge Saphir (821)
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($55.00 for 0.35 oz.) is a medium, reddish brown with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Parasol (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Pause d'Ete (LE, $82.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). theBalm Betty-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Unabashed Bronzer (LE, $68.00) is warmer (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Warm Radiance (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (P) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Terra India Terracotta Bronzing Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder Terra India
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
90%

Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Perles ($65.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a translucent, gold-sparkled finishing powder. Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Liu (LE, $88.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Euphoric Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Surreal Light (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 02 (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Brilliant Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Perles de Legende Meteorites Perles
Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Perles de Legende
B+
Product
8
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
87%

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette

bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette ($45.00 for 0.48 oz.) includes 12 neutral-hued eyeshadows in a variety of finishes. It is housed in a fairly slim, plastic compact with a large mirror inside. If you like lighter, warmer neutrals and don’t already have them well-represented in your stash, it’s certainly a palette to consider. On the other hand, as there are numerous palettes that have been launched, there are likely many who already have these colors in their collections (this palette also included several repeats from past bareMinerals shades). Regardless of similarity to past and present neutral palettes, I would have liked to have seen more mid-tone shades and less very light all within the same palette–I feel like it would have made the palette more versatile.

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bareMinerals The Wish List READY Eyeshadow Palette
bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 12.0 The Wish List
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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