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Guerlain Beaugrenelle Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Beaugrenelle Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Beaugrenelle Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Beaugrenelle Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($93.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a set of cooler-toned, blue-leaning shades that range from a silver to blue to navy blue. I’m not keen on the formula Guerlain’s been using in their recent eyeshadow palettes, as it is drier with a dusty feel that makes them prone to fading, sheering out, and generally not apply well. I wish there was more hold to these, and the eyeshadows would bind better so they would be easier to use. At this price point, it leaves me completely disappointed.

Beaugrenelle #1 is a light, silvered taupe with a fine, gold pearl and a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage with a dry, dusty consistency that made it hard to apply and keep from sheering out on the lid. It lasted for seven hours before noticeably fading. MAC Breaking Ground (LE, $21.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Bones (LE, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #3 (P) is darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Midnight 15 (LE, $19.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Rockstar (LE, $22.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Verve (P, $19.00) is warmer (85% similar). Guerlain Taupe Secret (01) (P, $34.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaugrenelle #2 is a muted, medium-dark gray with a bluish tinge and a matte finish. The texture was very smooth and silky with a real creaminess to it that made it very easy to blend on the skin. It wore for eight hours before fading. Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (P, $10.00) is lighter (85% similar). Smashbox Haze (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Yours (LE) is darker (85% similar). MAC Johnny Guitar (LE, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (P) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Inglot #339 (P, $6.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaugrenelle #3 is a light beige with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was easily blended on the skin but doesn’t stick as well to bare skin so I would recommend a primer with this one. It started to fade after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Rust (Highlight) (P) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Broken (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Nano Nude #1 (LE, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Disney by Sephora A Wish (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Natural #2 (LE) is darker (95% similar). Tarte Eggnog (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Chouquette (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Cop-a-Feel (DC, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Chantilly Lace (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals Celebrate (LE) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Divergent Serene Vanilla (LE) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Bellissima #1 (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced St. Tropez (P, $16.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Kat Von D Laetus (P) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaugrenelle #4 is a muted, medium-dark blue with a pearly sheen. It had so-so pigmentation with a drier, dust texture that was harder to apply to the skin. It lost a lot of intensity applied, as it didn’t adhere well to bare lids. On me, I couldn’t achieve more than semi-sheer pigmentation and had noticeable fading after six and a half hours. Too Faced Midnight in Paris (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Strip (DC, $19.00) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Blueberry Swirl (P, $16.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Clinique Big Blue (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Smashbox Steel (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Tisse Riviera #1 (P) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bright Moon (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (P, $21.00) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia Dragonfly (P, $12.00) is darker (85% similar). Ulta Teal (P, $10.00) is warmer, more shimmery (80% similar). NARS L'Amour, Toujours L'Amour #9 (LE, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaugrenelle #5 is a muted, dark navy blue with a matte finish. The color payoff was good, while the texture felt soft and silky, though it was thin. Applied, I struggled to apply it evenly, as it became patchy the more I worked with it on the bare lid. Over primer, it applies more evenly, but it needs some extra time and patience. It wore well for eight hours on me. bareMinerals Maven (LE) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #02 (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Ash (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (P, $2.29) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naval (P, $16.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tarte Inked (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Kamchatka (P, $25.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). MAC Midnight Shadows (LE, $22.00) is brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Beaugrenelle #6 is a muted, blackened blue with a matte finish. It’s a cream eyeliner, and it is fairly firm/stiff in the pan, so it is really prone to apply unevenly on the skin as there is quite a bit of drag. I would recommend applying as your eyeliner, and then using a smudging brush to blur some of the unevenness, as the formula is blendable. It wore well for eight and a half hours as an eyeliner on the lower lash line. Inglot #389 (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Tornay (P) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Midnight Kiss (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Starry Night (LE) is cooler (90% similar). LORAC Dark Navy (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Inked (LE) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Prussian (DC, $16.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain L’Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Beaugrenelle
Beaugrenelle
Beaugrenelle
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Guerlain Terracotta Bayadere Face & Eyes Contour Palette for Fall 2015

Guerlain Terracotta Bayadere Face & Eyes Contour Palette
Guerlain Terracotta Bayadere Face & Eyes Contour Palette

Terracotta Bayadere Face & Eyes Contour Palette ($70.00) (Limited Edition)

A limited edition contouring palette made up of 2 contouring shades and 2 highlighting shades that can be used for the face and eyes. Terracotta Bronzers are a cult classic. Guerlain launched the world’s first bronzer in 1984. Terracotta powders are meant to mix and match to suit your preference. The palette comes with 2 applicators: 1 powder, 1 eyeshadow and comes in a pink velvet pouch.

Availability: Now at Neiman Marcus

Guerlain Les Cendres (19) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Cendres Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Cendres Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Cendres Eyeshadow Palette ($65.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted set of neutral shades ranging from taupe to warm beige. I haven’t seen this pop up online yet, but it should be available soon as the majority of the fall collection is making its way online already. It features the newer eyeshadow formula, which I haven’t had good luck with for the most part (some shades are decent but some have been real misses!) as it tends to be powdery, prone to sheering out, and shorter-wearing. After testing this quad, it seems like the newer formula works better with a more matte to satin finish than the more frosted ones. They applied a lot better, though they didn’t wear particularly long, but at least I was able to come out with a decent look.

Les Cendres #1 is a medium-dark, taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, silky, and blendable, while still adhering well to bare skin. It had semi-opaque coverage that was buildable to opaque pigmentation, if desired. The color lasted for seven hours before fading on me. bareMinerals Exhale (P, ) is cooler. bareMinerals Exhale (P, ) is cooler. MAC Fashion Fix (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Fashion Fix (P, $21.00) is darker. MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Dior Mirage (761) (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Stone Taupe (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer. theBalm Dig It (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is lighter, warmer. NARS Shade II (2015) (LE, $25.00) is lighter. Viseart Cendre (P, ) is darker. Viseart Cendre (P, ) is darker. Tarte Stone Unturned (LE, ) is lighter. Make Up For Ever M558 Dark Taupe (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Cool Gray (P, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Les Cendres #2 is a muted, medium-dark rose with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that applied evenly and smoothly without sheering out. This shade started to look faded at the seven-hour mark. bareMinerals Velvet Mauve (P, $14.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer. MAC Bloom On (P, $21.00) is lighter. Urban Decay Laced (P, $18.00) is lighter. Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is darker. Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is darker. Le Metier de Beaute Icon (LE, $30.00) is cooler. Givenchy Rose Dentelle (3) (P, $23.00) is brighter, cooler. Smashbox Totally Nude (P, ) is lighter. LORAC Pink Mauve (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Rose to the Occasion (LE, ) is brighter, warmer. Laura Mercier Cashmere (P, $23.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Les Cendres #3 is a muted, very dark brown with a matte finish. It had semi-sheer, buildable color coverage, which seemed to be mostly opaque in practice with two to three layers/passes of product. The texture was a smidgen powdery, but it was workable and didn’t sheer out too readily on the skin. It lasted for seven hours on me. Tarte Dark Drive (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Dim the Lights (LE, ) is darker. Zoeva Beans are White (P, ) is darker. Too Faced Sexpresso (P, $16.00) is warmer. Tarte Multi-Tasker (LE, ) is warmer. Tarte Wind Down Brown (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Dreamer (LE, ) is lighter. theBalm Ripper (LE, $16.00) is darker. Too Faced Chocolate Cake (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer. LORAC Espresso (Mega Pro) (LE, ) is warmer. Too Faced Knockout (LE, $16.00) is darker. Kat Von D Shadow Box (P, ) is darker. Tarina Tarantino Delightful #5 (P, ) is lighter. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is darker. Tarte Dream in Chocolate (LE, ) is darker. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Les Cendres #4 is a brightened, light peachy-beige with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that ran a little dry so it didn’t go on as smoothly as I’d like. The color showed signs of fading after seven hours of wear. It’s pretty, but I would have loved to see a more pearly finish, rather than frosted one, as it doesn’t play well with the mattes in the palette (texture is denser). Urban Decay Sin (P, $18.00) is darker. Inglot #395 (P, $6.00) is lighter. MAC Ice (LE, $21.00) is darker. bareMinerals Mixologist (P, ) is lighter, brighter. Make Up For Ever I526 Pearl Beige (P, $21.00) is cooler. Dior Dulcinee #1 (LE, ) is cooler. MAC Just Gleaming (LE, $20.00) is darker. Dior Cuir Cannage #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Satin Ochre (Left) (LE, ) is less shimmery. Anastasia Blush (LE, $12.00) is darker, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma (P, $5.99) is darker, more muted. Hourglass Exposure #1 (P, ) is less shimmery. Guerlain Les Precieux #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Warm Wash #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain L’Ecrin 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette Les Cendres (19)
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total
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Les Cendres #3

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Guerlain Rose Bloom Fall 2015 Collection

Guerlain Fall 2015 Collection
Guerlain Fall 2015 Collection

Summer may be over, but the excitement is just beginning! This Fall, Guerlain introduces Bloom of Rose, an unexpected, versatile, and ultra-feminine collection. Inspired by the natural beauty of the rose, this collection offers the season’s must-have beauty essentials, including the NEW lip formula Kiss Kiss Roselip, Rose Aux Joues Tender Blush, Nailift La Base, Maxi Shine, Le Stylo Lèvres, Écrin 4 Couleurs, and Écrin 6 Couleurs.

Ecrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($93.00)

A master of powders, a magician of eyeshadows and a genius of colours, Guerlain introduces a wardrobe of six eyeshadows to give free rein to your creativity and desires. Like a jewel, the intense colour is placed at the center of the case. The gradations take the form of different tones of four shadows to use as you wish, to your heart’s desire. The liner is nestled vertically to the right. It traces the eyes with a delicate touch. The six precious eyeshadows, enriched with Moonstone, offer an interplay of three different textures: iridescent, matte and satiny. Make-up becomes intuitive and foolproof, subtly guided by the placement of the colours, which allow for a “tone-on-tone”, “couture” or “smoky” effect. Eyes are embellished and customized: from the most natural to the most sophisticated look! Made in France.

  • Beaugrenelle (15)

Ecrin 4 Couleurs ($65.00)

  • Les Cendres (19)

Rose aux Joues ($52.00)

Discover Rose aux Joues, Guerlain’s new color-revealing blush. Rosy cheeks with a delicate glow, as if you had just spent a day in the fresh air, with a lightweight imperceptible finish. A feat made possible by the new Rose aux Joues which brings a pink flush to your cheeks with a single sweep of the brush. Its Pink Booster pigments capture natural light and enhance your complexion’s natural pink hue in perfect affinity with the skin.

  • Morning Rose (01) Very fresh pink
  • Chic Pink (02) Soft pink with a touch of gold
  • Peach Party (03) Tender coral
  • Crazy Bouquet (04) Sunny bright red
  • Wonder Violette (05) Powdery plum
  • Pink Me Up (06) Punchy pink

KissKiss Lipstick ($37.00)

  • Orange Fizz (345)
  • Lady Pink (370)

Gloss d’Enfer ($30.00)

  • Candy Hop (472)
  • Nahema Smack (442)

KissKiss Roselip Hydrating & Plumping Tinted Lip Balm ($37.00)

Guerlain debuts its first-ever tinted lip balm encased in an irresistible white lacquer case. Jojoba oil, fi ne oils and a rose extract deliver care and comfort, protecting the skin’s barrier. Rose petal oil helps smooth lips while erasing fine lines and wrinkles, to enhance their natural beauty. Hyaluronic acid plumps and shapes lips for an ultra-glamorous look. Lips are left soft, smooth, and subtly tinted.

  • Morning Rose (371) Colorless balm
  • Crazy Bouquet (329) Delicious red
  • Peach Party (346) Vibrant sunny orange
  • Chic Pink (372) Powdery pink beige
  • Pink Me Up (373) Very fresh pink
  • Wonder Violette (374) Chic violet

Nailift La Base ($26.00)

NailLift delivers in-depth action for stronger, harder nails from the very first application. Argan oil, vitamin E, and anti-free radical properties help regenerate brittle nails, and essential fatty acids nourish and protect. Guerlain research chose the molecule DMU to harden the nail’s
upper layers and preps nails for a better polish application.

Availability: Pre-order the larger palette and lip balms at Saks (expected ship date no later than 8/21); August 2015

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Guerlain Summer Edition (2015) Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Summer Edition (2015) Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Summer Edition (2015) Meteorites Pearls

Guerlain Summer Edition (2015) Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.88 oz.) is described as “delicate pastel colors” available exclusively at Nordstrom. According to the brand, it uses “fresh green” for anti-redness, fuchsia to revive, “sunny yellow” for anti-dullness, “pearlescent white” to reflect light, champagne to illuminate, and “rich coral” to enhance. The overall effect is supposed to give “your skin in a pure radiant halo of light while covering your skin in a delicate violet scent.” The back of the container also calls them Rainbow Pearls (rather than Summer Edition), and worth nothing is that they look little like the promotional image.

Whatever the shades, they mix to a pale veil of white-ish powder with lighter gold pearl. I think this one may not work as well as other combinations have for all skin tones, but keep in mind that the skin swatches are rather heavy just to show the product compared to the product applied to the face, where it is used as intended (dusted all over like a finishing powder). This combination seemed to create a more blurred effect with a little shimmer here and there, but it tended to give the skin a smoother appearance without mattifying it as much as traditional loose powder would. For me, the effect of these Meteorites seemed subtler than the usual, and it is already a rather subtle product, so it’s definitely not for everyone. If you’re looking for a more traditional highlighting product, Meteorites are more like brightening or finishing powders that are applied in a more translucent layer, though they can be dabbed on high planes of the face to create a highlighted effect. The latter tends to be more or less impactful depending on the specific shade of Meteorites, and I think this one doesn’t work well for that purpose. The texture seemed slightly chalky to me, but it seemed to last about eight hours (it is harder to really check for wear sometimes with such subtle products but I do my best!).

As you might expect, Meteorites can differ from shade to shade, but there are some that are rather similar. Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery. Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Summer Edition (2015)
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Guerlain Terre d’Ete Terracotta Bronzer

Guerlain Terre d'Ete Terracotta Bronzer
Guerlain Terre d’Ete Terracotta Bronzer

Guerlain Terre d’Ete Terracotta Bronzer ($78.00 for 0.70 oz.) is a brightened, medium orange with warm undertones and a golden sheen. Bobbi Brown Bronze (LE, $45.00) is darker, cooler. Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Delphic (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery. Too Faced Jingle All the Way Bronzer (LE, ) is more shimmery. Too Faced Sun Bunny #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The compact is oversized, so you’ll have plenty of powder to go through (perhaps half a lifetime!) and the majority of the shimmer is an overspray, but there is some gold shimmer that seems to run through the underlying powder as well (I brushed away all of the overspray prior to swatching/testing)–just a much subtler sheen than an overt shimmer as it appears in the pan. The texture was fairly soft and blendable on the skin, and the color payoff was semi-opaque and buildable, but it seemed a little drier than other Terracotta bronzing powders I’ve tried. On me, it wore for almost eight hours before fading slightly. I expect that this is going to be too orange for some, though. The biggest takeaway from this review should be that this is heavily scented with the brand’s tiare flower-based fragrance, which is very, very strong. I can leave the compact open for five minutes, leave the room, and I can smell it wafting just outside the doorway. I’m always excited to remove this, as the scent lingers for hours and hours and essentially feels like I’m eating perfume all day long.

Guerlain Summer 2015 Terracotta Bronzer Terre d'Ete
Terre d'Ete
Terre d'Ete
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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