Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
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.

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

A
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total
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Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre #1 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre #2 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre #3 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre #4 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Coup de Foudre Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

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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I’ve been waiting for your review on this, Christine. I’m so glad it got an A! I’ll definitely purchase this along with Ballade when the collection hits my local counter next month. πŸ™‚

This is such an amazing palette, definitely my favourite one of all collections! It’s really fun to see how everyone uses that coral shade differently and I love how you used it like that in this look. It’s a really fun palette!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting your review, but that didn’t stop me from getting the palette a month ago. I love it! I used the gray today as a liner, but I love the combinations you can do with the colors. So glad it’s Temptalia-approved too!

STUNNINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG is the word Christine πŸ™‚
loveeeeddddd the look and only you can create such wearable looks πŸ˜€
in india it is only launched in Mumbai , am waiting for this to launch in Bangalore and then am gonna def. buy it πŸ˜€ have asked SA to keep one aside if am lucky πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

am glad the prices for GUERLAIN in India is more or less the same πŸ˜€

That is the case also in Mexico πŸ™‚ – Guerlain products here are sold at about their actual price in USD, which is not the case for other high end brands. ItΒ΄s good to know that Guerlain, though quite expensive, is more fairly priced than other brands that IMO, do not offer such level of quality and luxury.

I was a little on the fence with this because I didn’t know how I would wear it. Then, I saw your look of the week a couple of weeks ago and knew I had to have it. I love it! The eye shadows are gorgeous. I’m glad I was still able to get it. Thanks for a breakdown of the look. I find these really helpful!

Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s off to Nordstrom I go! Guerlain is really making some amazing things these days! I love the look and will be copying it come tomorrow!

I don’t like the coral, but the other shades are really pretty. It’d be a more cohesive palette if it included a highlight shade, or even a brown, instead of the coral; while what it’s missing isn’t a deal-breaker, the included coral shade is, as I would never touch it. I don’t typically care if I’d use all the shades together, I have to be able to use all shades to some degree.

Pretty look on you. I’m afraid that light coral and the lightest green will make me look as if I’m dead and gently decomposing. I’m gonna leave it.
Besides, I seem to find that most of my Guerlain makeup just sits there (too much trouble usually), and the only products I use regularly are the meteorites pressed powder and (in the summer) the terracotta 4 seasons bronzer.
I’m passing!

How close is the coral to Inglot 407? — is it similar, minus Inglot’s duochrome? I’ve been toying around pairing 407 with 419, which conveniently enough, are the only Inglot eyeshadows I own!

The Guerlain mix of colours is just beautiful! My husband generally doesn’t like me mixing colours – he says it doesn’t suit ladies of ‘my age’ ! lol But this is gorgeous – there’s no way he’s having his way this time! πŸ™‚

I want it just for those greens, just lovely. It would be perfect for hazel eyes with a touch of green. πŸ™‚ I could also see this wearing very beautifully on darker skin tones – think how vivid that coral and olive would be!

I’m impressed – and I haven’t been in a loooong time with any brand. They are unique colours (to me) and look amazing on you! If I had the funds I’d pick it up asap!

zomg, I wish this weren’t so pretty. I absolutely love these shades. It looks stunning on you as well. I just got MAC Free To Be eye shadow so I must be on somewhat of a corals kick.

Okay, so I was at The Bay today and swatched the 2 shades that I love (the olive on the left and the grey-green on the right) and compared them to shadows I have when I got home. Turns out that the olive green is exactly the same as Stila’s La Douce and the grey is, well, close enough to other greys I have that it wasn’t a “must have”. Since I don’t wear orange toned shadows, after all is said and done, I really can’t justify this purchase (which is okay, since it leaves me more dosh to spend on other makeup!). It is a beauty of a palette, though.

Love your reviews!! That palette looks gorgeous, although that coral pink is scary for my lids. I’m a HUGE Guerlain fan, and you’re seriously tempting me to go out and spend more $$! ;P

I just wanted to say that I finally bit the bullet and experimented with this eye look (I was CONVINCED the coral would make me look sick/washed out), and I absolutely adored it! I toned down the coral a bit, but the pop of color in the inner corners was fun AND flattering. Thanks for making me step out of my comfort zone (several months late, but better late than never!)

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