Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a limited edition, warm-toned summer quad that features a pale white gold, medium-dark fuchsia, coppery orange-coral, and deep, dark molten brown. It’s packaged in a metallic bronze case with a dual-ended sponge-tipped applicator and full-sized mirror inside.  The packaging feels and looks luxe, and despite its metallic finish, seemed to keep fingerprints pretty well-disguised.

The left shade is a pale white gold with a frosted, sparkly finish–it almost looks more white than gold. The color payoff was decent to good, but it was a little sheer and not as smooth as I’d like, so there was very minor fall out while I wore this shade. theBalm Sassy is whiter. Givenchy Lune Mysterieuse is yellower. theBalm Tempting Tara is similar.

In the upper middle, there is a medium-dark fuchsia pink with a mostly matte finish. It’s very slightly powdery, but it had surprisingly good color payoff. A lot of higher-end brands tend to sheer out these brighter colors, so it was nice to see Guerlain go for the gusto here. MAC Tease with Ease has more red in it. MAC Passionate is significantly redder. NARS Caravaggio is darker. Urban Decay Junkshow is more fuchsia and purple. Inglot #362 is bluer-based and a little lighter.

In the bottom middle, there is a coppery orange-coral with gold shimmer. This, too, was very slightly powdery, but the color payoff was nice. Le Metier de Beaute Innocence is more orange. Make Up For Ever #5 is similar, but it’s entirely matte. Urban Decay Free Love is very similar but has a stronger golden sheen.

The last shade, on the right, is a very deep,d ark brown with subtle warm undertones. It had amazing pigmentation despite its thinner texture. Tarina Tarantino Saw Dust is similar but less warm. MAC Embark is lighter and redder-toned.

It’s a very classic color combination for the summer, but it’s well-balanced with the different textures, finishes, and overall intensities of each shade.  It works extremely well together, which I think is part of a palette’s appeal, especially when they’re more compact like this one. Terra Azzurra is warm overall, though I think the only shade that’s very warm-toned is the orange-coral–the pink is very slightly yellow in undertone, and the brown isn’t cool-toned, but the depth of it makes it more wearable across skin tones. I felt the deep brown was the most impressive shade out of the four; it just has incredible depth and intensity, so it looks great in the crease or as an eyeliner.

The textures are similar to other Guerlain palettes–I find them a little dry, a little powdery–they’re not as dense, creamy, or as buttery as a really excellent eyeshadow tends to be.  Fortunately, I felt the powderiness didn’t translate when the colors were applied to the lid.  I only had some minor fallout during application with the white gold shade, which was a looser, sparkly texture that never seems to bind together perfectly well, and then while there was a wee bit of fall out throughout the day from that shade, it was very minor. Had I not been specifically looking for it, I probably wouldn’t have noticed.  When I wore the palette altogether in a look, it wore for eight hours with no fading or creasing with or without a base, which is stellar wear.

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Terra Azzurra Eyeshadow Palette

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She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh man, I was so sure I wouldn’t want this till now! Love love love the look you created with this palette! I’ve never tried any fuchsia on my eyes before but now I’m inspired!

@JackeeTM Hi Jackee,

The peach is not one dimensional. It actually has a bit of pink pearl added to it that doesn’t become apparent until you apply it to the lid. Also, the dark brown has deep pink and peach undertones. It’s this overlapping of colors that Guerlain does so well. So, if you look for dupes, you might want to keep that in mind. It’s what makes these colors work so well together. Good luck 🙂

I really want this but then I’m thinking – when will I really wear it? as its quite a bright look. I don’t think I’ll be going on a sun holiday this year which is when you would get the best use out of it! 

LOVE this look–I can’t wait to try it.  What are you wearing on your lashline?
Can you give us a detailed how-to?  
 

Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever looked at any of Guerlain’s palettes and seriously considered paying the money for one. I’m seriously tempted to with this one! Gorgeous!

This has become one of my go-to spring/summer palettes, but I create a much warmer summer look using it. Your look is much darker and more color blocked which I guess just testifies to the versatilety of the quad. For something more summery, try the peach tone on the moveable lid to just above the crease and the white pearl on the brow bone. Use the pink as a bridge color between the peach and pearl and blend so there are no harsh demarcation lines. Use the brown along the upper and lower lashes and blend it slightly up and into the outer V. This creates a warm “sunset eyes” look with the colors smoothly flowing from brown to peach to pink to pearl

This is what I was hoping the MAC Angel Flame quad was going to be more like.  I love the colors but I don’t know about spending that much on one quad.

Phew… I just ordered this last night (blind) because of those two gorgeous middle shades. I’ve been on an coral/orange/tangerine/pink kick that started with the Lancome Desert Sunset palette, then the YSL #7 Shell palette, and now this. Can’t wait. Thanks Christine 🙂

Phew… I just ordered this last night (blind) because of those two gorgeous middle shades. I’ve been on an coral/orange/tangerine/pink kick that started with the Lancome Desert Sunset palette, then the YSL #7 Shell palette, and now this. Can’t wait. Thanks Christine 🙂
 
PS- Guessing it’s Tarina Tarantino Spark of Envy on your lower lashline?

Phew… I just ordered this last night (blind) because of those two gorgeous middle shades. I’ve been on an coral/orange/tangerine/pink kick that started with the Lancome Desert Sunset palette, then the YSL #7 Shell palette, and now this. Can’t wait. Thanks Christine 🙂
 
ps – what is on your lower lashline?

<faints> So, so pretty! And I love the look that you did with it.  But with the exception of the coral/orange, the colours are almost identical to my favorite Chanel quad (White, pink, deep dark chocolate brown, but the 4th colour is a lovely medium grey). Though that one is all matte, I have some YSL duos which replicate some of the textures and colours here pretty closely, particularly for that shimmery white gold.

Ack!!! I was waiting for you to review this and was hoping it wouldn’t be so beautiful !!!! I super want it now! Wow, the colour, quality and packaging!!!
 
Thanks so much for this review <3

Um. Wow, okay, I’m kind of in love with how intense the pink and brown shades in this palette look. Not enough to pay $59 for them, but still! 😛 
 
I do <3 the look you’ve created with the palette, though. The pink/brown/violet combination is just gorgeous! 

hi Christine!
thanks for the swatches! could you please tell me: how does the pink compare to mac playful eyeshadow from t he barbie collection? its for me still the perfect shade of pink for the eyes and i am desperately searching for a dupe of it for a few years already now. and still havent found anything close to it. could this one be the one? it looks quite similar?
thanks in advance!
Silvi

I personally probably wouldn’t buy this palette, but I just wanted to say that I adore the look you came up with from this palette!!!

This was one of the few yet carefully selected 2012 collection purchases and I purchased it specifically for the hot pink and orange shades.  I actually end up getting a lot of use from this palette, but typically I use one of the two colours mentioned above paired with other colours in my collection.  The quality is lovely and soft and I really admire how buildable both of these unusual colours are without looking over the top. For me this perfectly walks the line between being on trend and yet maintaining age appropriateness. I think that is a result from the texture.. not that the shadows are lacking pigment, just that they are incredibly soft and a little goes a long way.

Hello,
 
I bought this palette last week, and with my green eyes and blond hair, I think it’s very falttering…this palette is perfect for fair and dark skin for me, really pretty !!

That pink is prettier than I thought it would be! And the orange, too. Wow. I love the look you did with it – the purple on the lower lashline is lovely!

bought it and love it but I am actually quite surprised to see so many people find it easy to use as I know many people have problem with pink eyeshadow.

Christine,I’ve been meaning to tell you for a long time,that I think your photos are the most outstanding of any I’ve seen in the beauty blogosphere!!

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