Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

It Is… Love!

For the holidays, Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) features four eyeshadows–two matte and two iridescent shades. It should start popping up retailers and counters in October.

The first shade is a light-medium golden orange–more like an orange-toned gold than your expected yellowy gold. It has a soft, frosted finish with a silky-smooth, finely-milled consistency that applies beautifully on the skin. The pigmentation was true-to-pan, and it didn’t require any layering or packaging to achieve opaque color. Milani Gold Dust is a smidgen darker and has a more metallic finish. Clarins Enchanted Summer is darker, less orange. Giorgio Armani #1 is similar, slightly less orange. MAC Goldmine is much yellower.

Next, there is a rusted, reddish-brown with a satiny finish. It had good pigmentation, and it was very soft to the touch and easy to blend on the eye. NARS Self Portrait 3 is lighter. MAC Magnetic Attraction is similar but has more gold shimmer. MAC In the Sun is redder. NARS California is richer, more orange. MAC Mythical is lighter. Guerlain Les Fauves has a shade that’s a bit darker, browner.

Below, there is a darker, muted reddish-plum with a hint of brown. The finish has a slight sheen to it, but it is mostly matte. The color payoff was good, and the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to apply. MAC In the Sun is shimmery. Le Metier de Beaute Bordeaux reminded me–just barely–of this shade, but it is much darker, more burgundy. theBalm Racy Kacy is more orange/brown.

The last shade in the palette is a gray-tinged medium-dark brown with subtle warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had a soft, buttery texture that made opaque color a breeze to achieve. Dior Fairy Golds has a very similar shade in it. Urban Decay Barlust is darker. MAC Havana is warmer. MAC Chestnut is warmer.

Turandot is a warm-toned palette that combines surprisingly well; I thought the shades might not offer enough contrast, but they can and do.  The two middle shades are similar but have different undertones, so they’re noticeably different when placed near each other.  I would not say that any of these shades are particularly unique, so the color combination could be replicated with products you may already own.  It’s, of course, nice to have them all in a single palette.  I don’t think I would have thought to put these particular shades together.  It does seem a little autumnal in color, even if it is for the holidays.

The quality is good across the board, with the two more matte shades having just slightly less color payoff compared to the shimmery shades.  They held up well on the eye, all four shades lasting for ten hours without any fading or creasing, both over a primer and without one. It’s one of my personal favorite palettes that have come out in the past year!

The Glossover

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Turandot

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The quality is good across the board, with the two more matte shades having just slightly less color payoff compared to the shimmery shades.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9.5/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

5/5

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Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $59.00 in October.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

See individual shade review! :)

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39 thoughts on “Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    This is not the pallette for me, but I do love the look you put together with it!

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    While I find this quad would be flattering on most skin tones, I can’t help to imagine how *stunning* it would look on those with deeper skin tones.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mirian Vermeulen mirian

    I absolutely need this. I’m fair with neutral tones, but I will make this warm palette work! Beautiful

  4. I totally agree with you, it’s love… I’ve really had a great experience with Guerlain quads, and this one just looks lovely. I’ll call my Guerlain counter to ask when is this pretty arriving. I also adored how you placed the shades, great inspiration.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    So pretty on you, Christine! On me they would probably look like a bruise, lol.

  6. Monica

    Hey Chris, would you say this is more versatile than Les Fauves quad? If you were to choose, which one would you pick up?

  7. Seriously these shades are GORGEOUS. My favorites are the gold and red/plum. I love neutrals but there’s been so so many neutral palettes released recently, these unique neutral shades are very appreciated.

  8. This is just TOO pretty! I really wish, though, that that reddish/brownish plum shade pulled more plum on the skin like it does in the pan. Overall, it’s just gorgeous though

  9. Violet

    Yeah, definitely getting that. I love it when Guerlain delivers, ’cause they do it so damn well.

  10. Love the way those colors look on you.

  11. blueraccoon

    I *love* the look you did with this palette; it’s just gorgeous. I think the palette itself is a bit warm for me, but it’s still really, really tempting.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sophie sophie

    This new Guerlain range is making me want to try something from them – I’ve always dismissed them as being wildly overpriced before, but there are some beautiful pieces in these new reviews!

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

    Such a gorgeous palette. My eye is drawn continuously to that soft yellow-orange in particular. In the pan, it’s just lovely. I fear the palette as a whole may be far too warm for me, but it’s definitely one I will check out in person.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jessica Jessica

    This palette is really pretty! just judging by pictures, but the colour selection is VERY similar to the one Chanel is putting out for their holiday 2012 collection. its not the same finish but I actually had to do a double take with these xD

  15. Hannah

    That palette would be fabulous for green eyes! I might just have to pick it up. :)

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    OH MY GOOSENESS. This is incredible. I need this.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    I was eagerly awaiting your review of this palette, Christine, ever since you posted that gorgeous look you did the other day. But in all honesty, I think this is just too warm and red toned for me so I’ll likely take a pass on this (but ya never know….)

  18. Lisa G

    This palette is beautiful and the colors look beautiful with your eyes, but I’m not sure the colors would look flattering with my blue eyes.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

      Actually I think it will look stunning with your blue eyes and mine. The warm orangey tones make blue eyes pop.

  19. slick

    Wow, its like Guerlain’s take on the Spiced Chocolate Quad! Very Fall, I love it!

  20. This combination is so sophisticated and beautiful. I tried a dupe of this palette today and was quite close with my existing collection. I didn’t have time to squander and do a really nice look, but regardless, I have come to the conclusion that a collection of colours in these tones just does not suit me all that well. Dammit. I can wear it no problem, but it falls flat somehow. Too warm?? I dunno. It’s good news on one hand as I won’t be racing out to buy this palette. I will have to live vicariously through Christine.

  21. Nicole

    You’ve made a Guerlain lover out of me. For life!

  22. Love It! Definitely must have. The colors are so beautiful. I love these kinds of shades. But I think that, if I were to use it, I will not apply to much to make it look warmer and natural.

  23. Christina

    Oh, I need this! Is it surely not LE? Christine, if it is not too much of a hassle – can you describe which shades you applied where in this gorgeous picture of yours? This picture alone makes me want to get this palette. First Guerlain product aside the holiday meteorites pressed powder. :-)

    • According to Guerlain’s press release, is was not LE! Top middle on the inner lid, left on the middle of the lid, right on the outer lid, bottom middle in the crease.

  24. Natalia

    I’m just curious, but why does it only get 4 out of 5 for packaging? It seems like I never see 5/5 in packaging ratings on Temptalia. What would be a perfect packaging?

  25. I love the way you combined these colors–gorgeous! I’m putting this on my list. Any chance of getting a breakdown of the look?

  26. Oh my god, what a colour palette! //swoon

    I love how warm this “feels,” without losing the wintery aspect or wearability. Gorgeous!

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lizzie Charlotte

    Is there any indications from the Press rep for Guerlain on when this palette will become available at Sephora? I would really like to buy this for the F&F sale this month?

  28. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SheDaisy SheDaisy

    Nordstrom now has this palette!!! Ordering asap!

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marina Marina

    Christine, has this sold out everywhere or is it just not available yet? I can’t find it!!!

  30. Amalia

    Is this Guerlain Turandot Eyeshadow Palette similar to Guerlain Tsarina Eyeshadow Palette from 2009 ? Thank you for your time.