Guerlain D'une Etreinte (143) Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain D'une Etreinte Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Etreinte Eyeshadow

As White as Snow

Guerlain D’une Etreinte (143) Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright snow white; it’s not quite icy–there is some hidden warmth there that keeps it from being cool-toned. It is definitely a near-blinding kind of white, though, with a rich metallic finish. When applied dry, it is still nicely pigmented, but used wet, it seems slightly smoother and the metallic sheen is more visible.

my thoughts on the formula: Guerlain’s eyeshadow texture is phenomenal in their singles–smooth, silky, very buttery. The color is true-to-pan and delivers rich results with little product needed. This particular formula can be used wet or dry, though the color already reaches full intensity used dry. Guerlain’s eyeshadows are massive–over double the average single eyeshadow–and so by the ounce, Guerlain is as expensive ($300/oz.) (or as affordable) as MAC eyeshadows ($290/oz.).

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

final thoughts: This could work really nicely with a smoky eye–think blacks and whites and shades of gray.  It has a beautiful texture:  silky smooth, buttery, and excellent pigmentation.

where to buy: Nordstrom

Guerlain D'une Etreinte Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Etreinte Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Etreinte Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Etreinte Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Etreinte Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Etreinte Eyeshadow

Guerlain D'une Etreinte Eyeshadow
Guerlain D’une Etreinte Eyeshadow

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Very pretty. I’ve been looking for a nice shimmery white that isn’t too yellow or too silver, with no glitter, this is it exactly. Out of my price range, though. 🙁

Doesn’t Rimmel have a shade just like this? I own it and it is very similar, I forgot the name… but compare the prices. This is just way too expensive for me.

I love how even when you pony up the cash for a high-end eyeshadow, you still get one of those foam-tip applicators like you do when you buy a drugstore shadow. C’mon Guerlain!

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