Monday, December 24th, 2012

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Wants You to Embrace Purples for Spring

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as “mauve, violet, white, and purple.” It’s a mix of purples, really, with varying finishes from iridescent to frosted to satin (no mattes here, though). I wore the lightest shade as an inner corner highlight, then used the mauve shade on the inner half of the lid with the lavender shade on the outer half of the lid, and used the darkest purple shade to define the crease.

The first shade (left) is a pale, icy mauve with an iridescent, frosted finish. It had so-so color payoff; it is buildable, but it does have some sheerness. Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac is more mauve.

The second shade (top, middle) is a frosted, metallic cool-toned white. This shade, too, had some translucency but performed better on the lid than it swatched. It is really similar to any number of metallic white eyeshadows, but MAC Crystal Avalanche (less metallic) and Cinderella Midnight Hour (slightly brighter) were quite similar.

The third shade (bottom, middle) is a medium-dark, red-toned purple with a satiny shimmer and sheen. It had excellent color payoff, but it was slightly powdery. This shade was particularly impressive when applied, because it blended out so easily and well. Urban Decay Freakshow is a bit darker. MAC Grape is very similar in color–more metallic. MAC Plush is more muted, less red-toned.

The fourth shade (right) is a pink-lavender with a subtle cool undertone and a satiny finish. It had good pigmentation and was very soft and finely-milled. Inglot #346 is slightly purpler and has a matte finish. OCC Datura is lighter, more metallic. Benefit Fancy Pansy is a touch purpler.

The best part of this palette is how well the four shades coordinated with each other–they just naturally went together in a rather effortless kind of a way.  The white wasn’t so stark or cool-toned that it looked odd against the pinker purples, but it was still bright and shimmery enough to highlight/contrast.  On my skin tone, it is too bright to be used as a brow bone highlight, so I only used it on the inner corner and along the lower half of my lash line.  The darker purple was the best-performing shade in the palette; it had fantastic color payoff and blended well.  All four shades lasted for eight hours without creasing or fading both with and without a primer.  Two of the four shades had some sheerness, though, and the darker purple shade did kick up some excess powder when used.

I’m hoping Coup de Foudre is better–I just purchased it this weekend online from Nordstrom, so hopefully I get it sometime this week!

The Glossover

palette

Attrape-Coeur

B
The colors coordinate well, but two of the four had some pigmentation concerns, while one shade was a bit powdery, even if it was very pigmented.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $59.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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13 thoughts on “Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (501) Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. xamyx

    I’m on the fence with this one; on the one hand, I can dupe this with what I have, but on the other, it’s so nice to have it all in one palette…

    • Monica!

      My thoughts exactly! honestly, how many purple eyeshadows does one need? but this is so beautiful!

      • Right? I think for $59 though, I can just lug out all the palettes I have these shades in!

        • xamyx

          Purples are my absolute favorites, so I *know* I have all of these, or at least close enough. It’s just such a rarity to find an all-purple quad that I almost want this just for the novelty, LOL. However, at $59 I’ll have to really think about it. At least they all perform pretty well, another rarity for purple shadows.

  2. denise

    I like these colors but I already own one purple Guerlain eyeshadow palette and several other purple eye shadows so I’ll probably skip this one. But I this one has lovely lavender shades!Love the look you created.

  3. Veronica

    Oh man, I would be all over this if it wasn’t for the pigmentation problems. In this case, it really feels like there’s no excuse for it, either, since it’s not the purples – the more traditionally troublesome pigment – that’s the problem. :(

  4. Alexa

    I don’t have lavender/purple shade in my stash, so ill go and have a look that’s the exact shade of lavender I wanna have!!! Looking forward to your review on the other palette with olive and orange shade !

  5. Hazel

    I’m more impressed with the Tara Tarantino eyeliner- this would be a boring look without that snap.

    I find the Guerlaine Palette to be too similar to others that I have. I especially like the Clarins purples from last summer.

  6. Dary

    Hi! When you show us a second palette in green colors called “Coup de foudre”?

  7. Ellen

    I can’t wait to hear your review for Coup de Foudre – I really, really want it, but I want to see what you do with it!

  8. Elle

    Beyond beautiful! Once again, thank you for the tutorial.

  9. Great review, as always! Too bad that you had pigment issues with two of the shades. I actually really love it (and don’t already own too many purple palettes). I do agree that the second to lightest shade can be a little tricky. The two darker shades are def beautiful, though. Anyway, thanks for such detailed reviews! :)