Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Exotic Orchid (214)

Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.2 oz.) includes four shimmery eyeshadows that ranged from softer, more pearl-like shimmer to brighter, more sparkly and metallic finishes. Three of the four shades were very pigmented, while one was sheerer, but they were all blendable, sat well on bare skin, and lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of wear.

Ingredients

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Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Exotic Orchid #1

Exotic Orchid #1 is a deeper, slightly subdued, copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense pigments for long-lasting color" across four finishes: "intense satin," "deep matte," luminous metallic," and "radiant pearl." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn't feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the "radiant pearl" finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The "deep matte" finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense--firm but not stiff--and blended out well as they "melted" on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Exotic Orchid #2

Exotic Orchid #2 is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones with a pearl finish.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense pigments for long-lasting color" across four finishes: "intense satin," "deep matte," luminous metallic," and "radiant pearl." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn't feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the "radiant pearl" finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The "deep matte" finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense--firm but not stiff--and blended out well as they "melted" on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Exotic Orchid #3

Exotic Orchid #3 is a rich, deeper red with warm undertones and fine gold pearl woven throughout a soft, metallic finish.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, almost cream-like, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Possible Dupes
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Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense pigments for long-lasting color" across four finishes: "intense satin," "deep matte," luminous metallic," and "radiant pearl." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn't feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the "radiant pearl" finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The "deep matte" finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense--firm but not stiff--and blended out well as they "melted" on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Exotic Orchid #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Exotic Orchid #4

Exotic Orchid #4 is a rich, medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, lightly metallic finish.

  • Medium coverage applied dry, opaque coverage applied damp
  • Softer-press compared to other shades
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to have "intense pigments for long-lasting color" across four finishes: "intense satin," "deep matte," luminous metallic," and "radiant pearl." The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn't feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the "radiant pearl" finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The "deep matte" finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense--firm but not stiff--and blended out well as they "melted" on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Laura Avatar

Iā€™m so torn between this one and Metal Butterfly- the only thing that turns me off from this quad is the more deep red tone. The other colors are stunning.

Donna Avatar

This reminds me so much of a Holiday quad that Guerlain did some years back, which I still own. Everyone raved about it, and the colours are so similar. Liu was the name, and I remember people asking for it to be brought back. I am so tempted by this quad.

Mariella Avatar

Sephora Canada doesn’t seem to have either of these quads (nor do they have any Guerlain powder shadows, palette or quads) and what’s even more surprising is that The Bay (at least online) doesn’t seem to have them either…. Good thing I’m not enamoured of either of these but still…

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