Guerlain Coque d’Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs (Eyeshadow Palette) Review, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs
Guerlain Coque d'Or (03) Palette 5 Couleurs

Coque d'Or (03)

Guerlain Coque d’Or (03) Eyeshadow Palette ($69.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a mix of beige, gold, bronze, brown, and green. This was one of the better performing palettes that Guerlain released, though I think the colors are more dupable than not, so at this price point, I would expect near perfection. It was a mix of textures, most of them underwhelming, but a few shades had better pigmentation. The wear was still problematic with shorter wear times than average.

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Get a shade-by-shade breakdown of this palette, along with individual photos and swatches…

01/02

Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #1 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)

Coque d'Or #1

Coque d’Or #1 is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly dusty feel to it, but it didn’t sheer out and was fairly easy to use on the lid. It faded after six hours on its own, but it should be better over a primer.

01/02

Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #2 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)

Coque d'Or #2

Coque d’Or #2 is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, frosted shimmer finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, but it was the texture that was problematic. It was drier, dustier, and had a tendency to separate and sheer out on the lid. The product just didn’t want to adhere to the skin, and even patted over primer, it was still missing something. I noticed significant fading after six hours of wear.

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01/02

Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #3 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)

Coque d'Or #3

Coque d’Or #3 is a muted, medium-dark bronze with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The consistency was soft, a touch dusty, but it was easily blended on the lid and did not lose its intensity or opacity. It had great pigmentation that applied well to bare skin. The formula started to fade after six and a half hours of wear.

01/02

Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #4 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)

Coque d'Or #4

Coque d’Or #4 is a medium brown with warm, golden undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was firmer and stiffer in the pan, which made it harder to blend out on the skin, though it had good pigmentation. On me, it wore well for seven hours.

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01/02

Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)
Guerlain Coque d'Or #5 Eyeshadow (Palette 5 Couleurs)

Coque d'Or #5

Coque d’Or #5 is a muted, medium-dark green with subtle, warm olive undertones and a mostly matte finish. Though they share the actual physical pan, this was even stiffer and firmer than its neighbor! It was so difficult just to get any product to show up in the swatch, let alone on the eye. I felt like I had to really jam my brush in and chip away at the surface to get a modicum of product on the brush. I was able to pack it on, and it was buildable, but it is not a shade I would try to blend out much. I noticed fading after six hours of wear.

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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SIGHS. I’m the leader of the green eyeshadow army (my eye shadow stash is like, 70% greens!!) and this pallet is breaking my heart. This is so sad 🙁

Wow this is so weird, I have this palette and I really don’t have the same experience with the last shade. Yes it’s firmly pressed, but I have no problem picking up color and getting a very intense payoff… And it blends into the others seamlessly. I used it for smokey looks and I got many compliments.
Overall I really love this palette. Some of the shades taken individually are far from perfect, but they all work together extremely well for me, especially if I’m going for a gold to bronze gradient or dark bronze smokey eye.

The color theme looks like Chanel Empriente du Desert, but WITHOUT the great quality of Empriente du Desert. The Guerlain one has a very cheap looking formula, at least quality wise. Plus, they all just look very lackluster and “flat”.

I wonder if they think they have their customer base who will buy their products out of loyalty/snobbery (I don’t mean that as a put down – maybe what I mean is “perceived prestige”). I was at the Guerlain counter a few weeks ago and the SA – a very sweet young woman – was showing me that duo that Christine reviewed recently – a golden dark beige and a purple – and trying to “sell” me on it (she only had 4 in stock or some small # like that and there was no counter sample yet so she showed me one of the ones right out of the box). Had I not seen it reviewed here and learned, thanks to Christine, how poorly it performed, I’d have been agonizing about buying it. But I think they, like some other “prestige” brands, really do rely on people who are “married” to the brand and won’t buy anything else. How else do you explain fairly consistent sales of face creams in the $200 range that are actually fairly mediocre products or at least not worth of those high prices?

Pverall, not impressed for the money and the common colors. I did like #3. Just curious, why does thev4th pan always contain 2 colors? Seems odd. They must have a reason.

It’s a good thing that most of us registered the crummy rating for this because, you know, looking at the look you’ve created, Christine, I’m sure I’m not the only one who would rush out to get this because you have made such a lovely look with it (fortunately, you also warn us about how bad it is!)

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