Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

Guerlain D'une Ondee Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Guerlain D’une Ondee (186) Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a mega-sized medium-dark, silvery gray with a frosted finish. When applied wet, it has more of a frosted sheen, but the color is very much the same whether used wet or dry.  Guerlain’s eyeshadow texture is phenomenal in their singles–smooth, silky, very buttery.  The color is true-to-pan and delivers rich results with little product needed.

I bought this the other day when I saw Nordstrom put up three new Guerlain eyeshadows, and the online photo makes it look rather… pewter-esque, and you know me and my pewters. Unfortunately, in real life, it’s just a silver-gray. It’s a nice shade, but it is rather easy to replicate. It does have slight multi-colored micro-shimmer, but I did not see much of an effect when used. Guerlain’s eyeshadows are massive–over double the average single eyeshadow–and so by the ounce, Guerlain is as expensive ($300/oz.) (or as affordable) as MAC eyeshadows ($290/oz.).

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: Even though it’s a shade you may already own, it is still lovely.  I don’t take away points because a product may be duped by another brand or shade, as that element does not take away from the product’s quality.  I have always really liked their single shadows for their silky smooth texture.

WHERE TO BUY: Nordstrom

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Guerlain D'une Ondee Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Ondee Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Ondee Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Ondee Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Ondee Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase D'une Ondee? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $36.00.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

MAC Silver Ring.

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22 thoughts on “Guerlain D’une Ondee (186) Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Bridget S.

    This is so *beautiful* paired with MAC’s Dalliance eyeshadow!

  2. Gosh, this looks really gorgeous! Even if it is dupeable, I love steely greys… And I’m a sucker for Guerlain’s packaging. I’ve been lusting over their entire line for awhile now, I need to break down and just buy myself something from it already!

  3. I can’t explain it, even though it’s just gray I find this shade *extremely* beautiful! I hope Sephora gets this collection eventually, I’ve no counters near me and am allergic to paying shipping lol

    • Ani_BEE

      It not a tone of black that’s why. It has subtle cool tone hint to it that make the shade have more dimention to it then a tint of black has. The more complex a shade is the more interesting it is to the eye. There are many shades of grey for that reason as well.

      I’ve done enough colour matching to know that grey is a mix of red and purple or blues and greens in photographs.

      In this case the chade is a cool(blue) tone with pink, red and green flecks to it.

  4. P

    Nice, but already have Silver Ring… By the way, some time since the last silver look, no? How about that?

  5. Marcela

    Hi Christine, I was wondering how you apply this type of eyeshadow wet without ruining the product in the pan (like leaving water marks behind, etc)? Thanks!

    • It’s designed to be used wet and dry, so you won’t get any water marks left behind 😀

      • anonymous

        I rarely use shadows wet (ditto cream shadows) any good tips on how to do it?

        • Dampen your brush by spraying it once with water (probably 3-5 inches away) – and if it looks wet, just dry it on a paper towel or the back of your hand. Then I dip it into the shadow usually!

          • anonymous

            ah good plan. I think I was thinking wet too literally & actually wetting the brush in water. I never seem to have enough spray bottles, have to get a few more. (then again maybe I should try using the caudalie grape water til I hit the store, might make it hydrating to the lids since it holds moisture)

            thanks christine :-)

            • You can also just put a couple droplets on your hand or a palette, then dip, do the same thing – the whole idea being more to dampen the brush then to get it sopping wet!

            • anonymous

              yeah, I got that. I was wiping off excess but I think I was also just getting it more wet than needed and probably harder to work with. i’ll have to do this. need to experiment more. I’m slacking in the shadow skills area just because I don’t like my lids.

  6. Rae

    It may just be another grey, but it’s a pretty one, at that 😉 Thanks for the cost breakdown, Christine – perhaps I’ll now be able to justify picking up a “my lids but better” shade of this shadow in the future!

  7. Martina

    christine pleaseeee we want a review of the other new shade -l’instant d’un soupir-!!! and the new blush! it looks soooooooooo beautiful!!!!

  8. anonymous

    this is looking a lot like UD S&M or thebalm’s easy wheezie

    if you want a pretty fab pewter my #1 is thebalm sexy stacey which is avail from sephora & for around $17 or I think it’s around $10 on

    couple of swatches:

    It’s one of 2 singles I have, the palettes have had every other shade I’ve seen. The singles are the same size as the D’une Ondee- .12 oz.

    thebalm’s shadows have a majority of 5 star reviews whether singles or palettes on MUA or sephora. the reviews got me to try them and the quality left me addicted.

    the only negative is they stay on so well you need a good remover to get them off, esp the darker shades. (I’m not sure how close the pewter is to the black in their latest palette but a friend has ordered it so I can ask when she gets it.) just screams smoky eye though.

  9. This reminds me of an eyeshadow version of Chanel’s Steel nail varnish.

  10. looks like pencil lead.

  11. Lisa

    Omg. This is the grey I’ve been dreaming about.