Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Spring 2012: Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is new (and permanent!) for spring. Guerlain describes the palette as having “an iridescent pink with pearl particles, matte pink, metallic violet, and raspberry shade with a velvety finish.” At first glance, it’s a very pretty spring palette that’s pretty much pink, pink, and more pink–totally reminiscent of Valentine’s Day. When I first saw it, I was really surprised to see such bold shades, and the pinks are not shy, barely-there shades; they’re really quite pink, and sometimes, pink can be a difficult shade to wear. On the flip side, you could double these as blushers quite easily.

The first shade in the palette is a purple-berry with a soft, frosted finish. It has excellent color payoff and a really smooth, soft texture that glides on easily and blends well. It’s much redder compared to MAC Deceit, darker and purpler compared to Make Up For Ever #17, purpler and less burgundy compared to Make Up For Ever #311, bit redder compared to MAC Hyperviolet, and touch purpler compared to Le Metier de Beaute Fig.

Next, in the middle and on the top, there is a soft pink; this is the closest you’ll get to pastel in this palette, but with the high frost finish, it reads bolder than a pastel would. It’s an airy pink with lots of shimmer and frost. It has good pigmentation, and the texture is pretty smooth and finely-milled overall. Inglot #319 is a matte version of this shade, while Inglot #431 has a slightly more metallif finish and yellow undertones. Make Up For Ever #303 is very close in finish but has yellower undertones.

Below the light pink, there is a bright medium-dark pink with a nearly matte finish (I detected a very faint shimmer but once applied, it looks matte). The color payoff is good, but the texture is a bit drier (being that it is matte, it’s not unexpected), so while it’s soft, there’s a hint of powderiness. It’s a couple of steps lighter compared to MAC Tease with Ease and more significantly lighter (or at least, more muted) compared to Inglot #362. Make Up For Ever #85 is a bit closer in color but not as blue-based and with the heavy frost finish, it looks a bit different.

The final shade, on the right, is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with a satiny sheen. It’s not vastly different from the other bright pink in this palette–it has a hint of fuchsia in it, so it’s less rosy pink, and it has a subtle sheen. The color payoff is good, and the texture is very soft and smooth, so it applies well and blends out nicely. It’s also similar to Make Up For Ever #85 but a bit darker and more fuchsia. Inglot #362 is still more vibrant and MAC Tease with Ease is still darker.

The Glossover

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Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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The colors look good together in the pan, though I think for easiest wear, you may find yourself reaching for other products to combine with this palette. If you've never worn pink eyeshadow before, you may find you have to experiment a couple of times to get this palette to work on its own. The deeper burgundy color will help a lot to define the eye, and the bluer undertones of some of the other pinks will keep eyes from looking bloodshot. And you could always wear these as a blush!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

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Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

January 2012 at Guerlain counters, $59.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade reviews! :)

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21 thoughts on “Guerlain Les Roses Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m curious to see what looks you could create!

  2. Violet

    Oh sweet jesus just let me make love to this

    I love how Guerlain is actually improving their eyeshadows; a lot of luxery brands simply cash in on their brand name, not quality. Guerlain has excellent lipsticks, but in the past, their shadows have been lacking. This is quite fabulous, colour me impressed and surprised both!

    • Alyssa

      Agreed. They’re stepping it up with the quality. Just seeing that first deep frosty purple shocked me and made my mouth start watering.

  3. *whimpers*

    I don’t need anymore pink eyeshadow. I don’t. I really don’t. I don’t. /quietly rocking back and forth

  4. Yazmin

    its pretty but the two pink shades seem very similar when swatched for me to even consider buying it, which is a shame

  5. Melanie

    I’m so in love :)

  6. Alyssa

    It is absolutely breathtaking. I hardly have any pink shadows. Guess I might need to stuff my own stocking this year with a pretty little palette…

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    This is the best palette by Guerlain I have ever seen. Wish that right-most pink was a little more different than the lower-center one. Something that leaned a little more red-violet or orchid would have worked.

    If I could swatch it in person, I’d actually contemplate getting it. The violet’s really nice. I don’t find pink hard to wear, it just generally doesn’t work with a lot of my clothing choices.

  8. Carrie

    Gorgeous! And tempting. I’ve got a soft spot for pinks.

  9. Liz

    Oh, this is preeeeety! I used to not care for pink eyeshadows, but in the last year alone I’ve purchased so many gorgeous palettes with pink eye shadows. And I can’t get enough. I love the purple berry color the most, though. Want.

  10. Iris

    Christine, can you put up a look for this pink palette, pretty please? I’m curious as all my Asian fair-skinned friends avoid pink shadow like plagues and I’ve got no idea how to use my fair share of pink (‘-‘)!!

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    This is so pretty. I’d love to see a few looks done with it. I’d be at a loss as to how to use it.

  12. Amy

    This one seems so nice! I’d love to see you do a look with it!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katherine Katherine

    I have to pick up this one. It is stunning! Thank you so much for the swatches! I love pinks and even though I’m warm toned I’ll make these work!

  14. Pappetee

    Christine, the pan and swatches are so gorgeous! If I would purchase this, I would really want to try using the pinks as blushes, as they look lovely, perfect for springtime! :-)

  15. Shaundra

    M.A.C is getting some competition…I think.

  16. pretty, but too frou frou for my skin tone.

  17. The swatches look very pretty and pigmented, although I’m not a huge fan of the colour pink, especially on the eyes.

  18. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of caitlin Cait

    Sweet baby jesus. I love this palette O: I lovelovelove Guerlain for their lipsticks and damn, now I fear I may fall in love with their eyeshadows if they keep this up. I fear for my wallet D: