Guerlain Metal Butterfly Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette
Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette

Metal Butterfly (555)

Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a newer eyeshadow quad that included two more satin/pearl finish shades and two more metallic shades in a good mix of depth/undertone. Three of the four shades were really quite good, but the one that was less-stellar was still very good!

Ingredients

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Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #1 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Metal Butterfly #1

Metal Butterfly #1 is a rich, deep brown with moderate, warm undertones and a faint, golden-shimmered pearl finish.

  • Semi-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).

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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 Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #2 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Metal Butterfly #2

Metal Butterfly #2 is a rich, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a smooth, metallic 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 (8.5 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 Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #3 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Metal Butterfly #3

Metal Butterfly #3 is a darker, aged gold with subtle, warm undertones and an intense, shiny metallic 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 (8.5 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 Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow
Guerlain Metal Butterfly #4 Ombres G Eyeshadow

Metal Butterfly #4

Metal Butterfly #4 is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny 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 (8.5 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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Denise S. Avatar

Nice color story and the pigmentation on the swatches looks good. Glad it got an A rating. I haven’t been impressed with the mainstream holiday eye shadows this year. I like Pat McGrafts mega palette and Oden’s Eye Christmas palettes best so far. But do I really need another eye palette. heck no.

Laura Avatar

I have this quad and love it SO MUCH- it’s an artists dream-I use it not only on my eyes but my cheeks as well- for an overall glowy stunning monochromatic look…the textures of these shadows on skin is so flattering… I’m 63 and it’s one of the few powder formulas I can wear all over my face and it still looks so flattering. Magical formula! And these colors are so beautiful!

Helene Avatar

This is really a pretty little quad. I absolutey love this type of slightly aged gold. The sheen of the pink shade is lovely. The copper shade, while beautiful makes this a no for me, I hardly ever use such orange shades, did I say hardly ever, I mean I never use orange shades, unfortunately they make me look ill instead of healthy and put together.

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