Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is described as “exquisite shades of green, silvery patina, bronze-khaki, [and] vibrant coral.” It is a limited edition palette for spring.
Coup de Foudre #1 is a dirty olive green with a frosted, metallic finish. It had fantastic color payoff and applied really smoothly and evenly. Sephora Snakeskin Dress is darker, more golden. theBalm Lead Zeppelin is darker, smokier. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion is more golden, less metallic. bareMinerals Spectacular is browner. Inglot #419 is darker, less green.
Coup de Foudre #2 is a warm-toned, coral-orange with a satin finish. The pigmentation was true-to-pan, and it was finely-milled and velvety to the touch. bareMinerals Smash Hit is matte. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #3 is redder and more frosted. Inglot #361 is a touch redder.
Coup de Foudre #3 is a soft, pastel green with subtle yellow undertones and a frosted finish. It’s not quite mint green, because it’s not cool-toned enough, but it’s not too yellow. It had great color payoff, and it applied beautifully. Cinderella Cinderelly is more satin in finish and less yellow-toned. Tarina Tarantino Wonderful #4 is lighter. Make Up For Ever #34 is warmer, less frosted.
Coup de Foudre #4 is a dark gray with silver and teal shimmer. This color had only so-so pigmentation; it seemed to apply with better payoff when I used it on the eye, but it wasn’t as pigmented as the other shades. Urban Decay Asphalt is darker. Bobbi Brown Gunmetal is cooler-toned, darker. Urban Decay Gunmetal is cooler-toned, bluer.
Coup de Foudre is a nice alternative to softer spring shades that abound during the season. In fact, I felt a very autumnal vibe from the color combination of this palette. At a glance, the colors look pretty together but I was uncertain if they would pair as well on the lid as they did in individual pans. They really do work together, though, and there are a few different combinations that can be created if you only want to use two or three of the four shades.
All four eyeshadows had soft, buttery textures that felt smooth, silky, and finely-milled. The gray shade wasn’t as pigmented as the rest; not totally sheer but noticeably under-pigmented compared to the other shades and did have some translucency. A fluffier crease brush seemed to do the trick to get better color payoff out of the color when I used it that way in the look below. The soft, smooth consistencies made all four shades incredibly easy to blend and apply. They also looked beautiful on the lid–no emphasis of lines or skin texture–and wore well for a full ten hours, no creasing or fading, without a primer.
|The quad consists of eyeshadows that feel as soft and as smooth as you'd ever want, and it presents an interesting color combination. I was able to get great, long-wear out of these without aid of a primer. The gray shade could use more color payoff, though.|
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