Guerlain Imperial Moon Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

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Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Imperial Moon (011)

Guerlain Imperial Moon (011) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.2 oz.) includes four shimmery eyeshadows that ranged from softer, satin to brighter, more sparkly and metallic finishes. The color story was more subdued, slightly neutral in hue. 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 Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Imperial Moon #1

Imperial Moon #1 is a soft black with more of a satin finish that blended out to more of a semi-matte finish when really buffed out.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8.5 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 Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Imperial Moon #2

Imperial Moon #2 is a light pewter with subtle, golden warmth and a sparkling, metallic finish.

  • Semi-sheer coverage applied dry, semi-opaque coverage applied wet
  • Smooth, slightly dense but softer than 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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Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Imperial Moon #3

Imperial Moon #3 is a light orange with warm, peachy 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 Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Imperial Moon #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Imperial Moon #4

Imperial Moon #4 is a medium pewter with subtle, warm pink undertones and a metallic sheen.

  • Nearly 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).

Possible Dupes
These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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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Mariella Avatar

I love shades 2 and 4 but don’t love the price of this, even if all 4 were must have shades (I might bite the bullet if all 4 were absolutely perfect….I can’t believe I’m saying, er, writing, this).

Christine, is there any reason why you’ve not provided dupes for the last 2 Guerlain quads?

Mariella Avatar

Oh gosh….I guess there’s a part of me that sort of thought/hoped that if you entered one or two top dupes for things, the rest would sort of insert themselves automatically (sort of like “dupe autofill”). Wouldn’t that be a boon to you? I hope you can get some relief from the issue (I’ve something similar with my left thumb….you’d be surprised just how much you use your thumb…even things like opening a fridge door….you brace your thumb against the other fingers, so I can’t imagine the wear and tear on your poor wrists).

Genevieve Avatar

I’m not quite sure about this quad – love the pewter shade (Shade 4) and I can see it working with all the other shades in the palette. Not too keen on the inclusion of the peachy coloured one or the matte black (which seems too dark for the rest of the colours here).

Jess Avatar

I like this color story and that black looks lovely but my NW 13 ghostly self can’t even handle dark greys. Way too harsh for me. Beautiful for someone else

Helene Avatar

I love the second and fourth shade, like the black and dislike the orange.
For this price the quad needs to be perfect for me and this isn’t. I also wish they’d make the packaging a bit smaller and skip the applicators, but maybe the typical Guerlain customer wants the applicators, what do I know.
I’m going to study the dupes list for the shades I love in this and add the ones I like best to the WL.
The dupes list is such a great feature!

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