Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) includes shades of silver, teal, navy blue, and black. Three of the shades have shimmery finishes, while one shade has a matte finish and can be used also as an eyeliner. It’s a limited edition palette from Guerlain’s holiday collection.

The first shade (on the left) is a silvered pewter with a hint of gray. It has a shimmery finish and a sheerness to it that makes it seem partially like a layering shade. The only possible dupe I could think of was MAC Vex, which can look similar… or very, very different, given its duochrome finish. In the middle towards the top, there’s a bluish-teal with a frosted finish.

It has good color payoff, but the shade is rather muted by nature (even in the pan, it is not an in-your-face kind of teal!). Urban Decay’s Aquarius seemed similar but is less blue.

Underneath the teal shade is a navy blue with a blackened-blue base and a hint of purple. The color payoff is nice with a really soft, smooth application. It is reminiscent of Wet ‘n’ Wild Earth Looks Small From Down Here and Make Up For Ever #81.

The final shade is a dark black with brown tone (as compared to a blue tone) in a matte finish. I honestly was expecting this shade to swatch challky and unevenly, particularly because the texture wasn’t very buttery–it was very soft and silky, but not dense and buttery. It’s rich in color and very easy to blend. It is similar to Make Up For Ever #4.

I like it, but I’m not head-over-heels in love with it. The color combination works, and it’s a lovely cool-toned, almost midnight kind of mix. It’s smoky eyes with a touch of color but not a punch. The textures here are soft and silky-smooth and wear well all on their own. The look I posted yesterday was created and worn without an eyeshadow primer or base, and I had no issues over the twelve hours I wore it.

The Glossover

palette

Les Ombres de Nuit

A-
I like it, but I'm not head-over-heels in love with it. The color combination works, and it's a lovely cool-toned, almost midnight kind of mix. It's smoky eyes with a touch of color but not a punch

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4/5

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Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette
Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

October 2011, $59.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review.

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13 thoughts on “Guerlain Les Ombres de Nuit 4-Colour Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wauw those colours are amazing!

  2. Carrie

    I like that light teal, but the rest of the palette is too dupable for the price.

  3. Kathryn

    Where it says ‘Disclosure’ at the bottom of the review, I think you mean ‘Disclaimer’, since disclosure’s not a word. ;)
    Sorry, it was just irking me.

    Great review, though I don’t think I could justify spending that much on something so small.

  4. Violet

    That light blue/teal is gorgeous, never seen a colour quite like it!

  5. Your swatches look gorgeous as usual, but I’m not too excited about the palette because I rarely reach for blue eyeshadows and I already have similar colors in my collection.

  6. Ashley

    Love the colors and the combination together. They also look very pigmented, but for $59 this is really expensive…even if it is Guerlain.

  7. Once you buy UD palettes, you can forget about everything else…esp. these nice and expensive brands. YSL #5 is similar except for the black.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    love the colors :D some of my faves for eye make-up

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nisan Sam

    hi im trying to choose between a uk version chanel quad and these guerlain quads, which would you recommend and why, thanks :)

    • Generally, I’d prefer the Guerlain ones – haven’t loved the UK versions of Chanel quads. I haven’t tried it in this combination, so it’s hard to say.

  10. I love this Palette!
    This colours are amazing!