Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette ($90.00 for 0.42 oz.) includes five eyeshadows and four blushes. When you open the palette, you’ll see a tray of eyeshadows, and when you lift the tray, you’ll see four blushes–two as larger squares, two as smaller, rectangles. The colors chosen for the palette all work together very well, including the blushes. It is an incredibly warm-toned palette, and all of the eyeshadows have more frosted finishes (I would have loved to see two of them be more satiny with a lower sheen). The eyeshadows are extremely dupable, and two of the blushes are sheerer, slightly powdery/dry. Guerlain’s blush formula is interesting, because it’s not a formula that seems to swatch well, yet it looks far better applied to cheeks. They’re more buildable, and they don’t look dry applied nor are they difficult to blend out. I wish they had only done two blushes (or maybe even just one illuminating powder), because I had to use eyeshadow brushes to get the color out of the pan due to each pan being so small. The compact is a slightly mattified gold, and the red bow is an elastic that slides off (Guerlain had an image on its booklet that showed it being used as a hair tie).

Petrouchka #1 is a light, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and blendable. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #2 is a yellow gold with a frosted sheen. It had good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture. This shade was thinner and a smidgen dry. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #3 is a medium, golden copper with a frosted finish and warm undertones. It had fantastic pigmentation, and the texture was soft, smooth, and buttery. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #4 is a medium brown with warm, red undertones and a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff was lovely, while the powder had a soft, buttery texture that went on smoothly. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #5 is a dark, bronzy brown with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had full color coverage, and it had the same, smooth, buttery consistency as the third and fourth eyeshadows. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #6 is a light pink with warm, yellow undertones and a faint white sparkle. Unfortunately, my skin tone doesn’t show this shade well–it just got lost as a blush on me, but it may show up for very fair skin tones. It seemed to have decent color payoff, and the texture was soft, though slightly powdery. In person, i was able to detect a very faint pink coloring, which seemed to last seven hours on me. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #7 is a muted, reddish-coral with a matte finish. It was sheer and powdery, though I was able to build it up in three to four layers. It lasted for eight hours applied to the skin. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #8 is a medium-dark, peach with warm, gold shimmer. It had a drier, more powdery consistency, but thankfully it didn’t look dry applied. I think if you had really dry skin, this might not work out as well. The color wore well for eight hours. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

Petrouchka #9 is a brightened, orange with a hint of red and warm undertones. It had more of a satin-matte finish–not flat, but it didn’t have much of a sheen. It had good color payoff, and the texture wasn’t powdery but was still blendable. This shade didn’t show signs of fading until after eight hours of wear. See swatches of dupes / view dupes side-by-side.

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Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka #1 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #1 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #1 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #1 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #2 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #2 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #2 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #2 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #3 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #3 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #3 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #3 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #4 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #4 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #4 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #4 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #5 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #5 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka #5 Eyeshadow
Guerlain Petrouchka #5 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #6 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #7 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #8 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush

Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

Guerlain Petrouchka #9 Blush
Guerlain Petrouchka Eye & Blush Palette

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I hate to ask this question, but Christine, do you personally think this one’s worth the price tag? (Taking quantity, quality, and dupeability into factor)

I think the eyeshadows are really nice, but the blushes are more of a miss for me, and it’s pretty pricey for just five eyeshadows then. I think they are extremely dupable, so I’d probably just look elsewhere. If you travel a lot, would use all these eyeshadows ALL THE TIME!, and use the blushes at least occasionally… and your budget isn’t that tight, then sure, it could be worth it. Maybe for someone who is fairer, then the blushes will be okay as well… or if you are more in the mind of using two or three at once.

I’m really digging MUFE’s Artist Shadows, and I see this and think, for $90, you could get 6 full-sized Artist Shadows and 2 trio palettes to put them in for $90.02. That sixth one could be a blush πŸ˜‰

If it was $65, I’d probably say yes if you liked the color combo. Those blushes being more of a miss just make it hard for me to justify it at $90.

Thank you so much for such a thorough reply! It would certainly help me a lot to decide. I think I might pass for now. I might change my mind if I ever get to play with it in person, but for something that’s not super duper amazing, it’s a bit too pricy to risk blind-buying.

Thank you again! πŸ˜€ <3

This is so beautiful! Everything does look rather dupable but the packaging really makes me want this. It’s just so elegant looking!

The fourth eyeshadow color and the ninth blush color look so pretty! Overall I think this palette looks wonderful. But I agree that having more eyeshadow colors with a soften satin finish would have been nice.

Yes. Usually Guerlain’s quality is better. I will have to test it out at the counter. At least there is a counter to test it out unlike Gucci where there is none nearby me.

If only this held a mini shadow and mini blush brush I think I have finally found my perfect “keep in the purse” palette. Everything looks pretty!

Side note, I didn’t see your normal “On Face” section but i had a question- I had bought (and become obsessed with) Les Voilettes per your review/photos, but i saw you using Naked loose powder a lot lately, and since I keep LV in my purse, I grabbed that for the vanity- ok on to my actual question, do you notice a smell with your Naked powder? I noticed a similar one with Naked BB. It’s not bad, but I can’t figure out what the heck it is! Any idea?

I liked this palette a lot more than I thought I would when I first opened the box (the blushes are so SMALL!). Normally I toss little brushes/applicators and whatnot that come with palettes, but honestly the little blush brush works perfectly for the admittedly small blushes that are in there, much better than I expected it would because it’s just the right width. For the lighter shades, I never would have used them alone anyways, so the light pink works as a highlighter of sorts. I’m very fair, so the blushes were pigmented on me.

The shadows are dupeable, yes, and I probably already have like 5 variations of each, but they went on nicely (those dark browns! The selection reminded me a bit of Dior Couture Golds except pigmented) and I’m a sucker for an all-in-one palette. I’ll definitely get use out of it, so no regrets here!

At first glance, I thought the eye shadow part of the palette looked sort of like the Makeup Geek Vegas Lights palette. I had this Guerlain palette on my Sephora wish list, but I think I’ll pass.

NOOOO…..guerlain what have u done? i was hoping on you to save the disastrous palettes of this year, but allas it is a mear B.
guerlain has failed to impress me with this collection…i missed out on the dragon compact and last years crazy wasn’t my thing.i had big hopes for this year. πŸ™ next year…
this is a sad year for me…they don’t ship cle de peau to my contry

I am actually SO relieved it’s underwhelming (to me anyway). Now I know what to ask for my birthday, between this and the MΓ©tΓ©orites.

Hmmm….I agree about the dupeability…was looking through my stash and I think I have every color in this palette elsewhere…Christine, did you notice any fallout from the shadows? I noticed a little from the two lighter shades..none from the darker ones. I was surprised at how sparkly it looks (could be because my skin is a bit darker? Medium/Olive neutral undertones). Anyhow, the light pink blush does not work on me as a blush…too light, so I was using it as highlighter. It looks LOVELY. The smaller darker blush (from what I read of the description) is to be used to ‘sculpt the face’…but it has a bit of shimmer in it so not sure how well it would work as contour…thoughts? I’ve been playing for the last few days and really like this palette!

Nope, no fall out for me with any of the shades! The darker ones were nicer overall, though the first two were good. It could “sculpt” by just adding some definition, but it’s not a traditional contour (where you’re just adding shadow)!

I like the blush/highlighter combos more than I like the shadows! I wish I could just get full-sized blush combos and skip the shadows entirely. Christine, are there any Tom Ford blushes similar to these that you would recommend?

Maybe Ravish for the peach-brown shade? Though I think Ravish is darker. Tom Ford’s blushes are more shimmery, so since three of the four blushes are more matte, TF doesn’t really dupe them.

I wish they’d done these as two separate palettes. I like Guerlain’s blushes (and I completely agree with you that they wear much better than they swatch). I would have loved a palette of four larger blushes, but these just seem fiddly. The shadows seem like a combination of shades from the Liu and Turandot palettes. I’m still drooling over Parade, though, so Guerlain will be getting some of my money…

I think it would have been great to do separate palettes! I think I am most enamored with the idea of five eyeshadows with a single blush or illuminator underneath (kind of like how Giorgio Armani does their combined palettes).

Well, the packaging is very luxe, and the eye look you did is awesome (pumpkin eye! πŸ˜€ ), but if i were living in a US pricing scheme, $90 would be jumping the shark a bit! I personally adore travel palettes, but I agree this one needed some thing else rather than so many blushes (especially tiny, sheer ones). 0r just two, larger blushes. The eyeshadows are miles too warm for me, but they look really lovely as you’ve applied them – no blending down to nothing!

I would *love* a palette like this with taupes/greys & rose/dusky pink blushes! The concept & packaging are quite lovely, but the colors (besides being so dupeable-which isn’t necessarily a bad thing considering everything’s in one place) are so limited… For such a fully encompassing product, you’d think they’d have have chosen shades that were flattering on more than one skintone, or at least released 2 selections.

The eyeshadows are so very gorgeous. I really like the blush colors; what a crying shame two of them are so awful. At least now I don’t feel bad about this beautiful compact being out of my price range.

That would have made more sense, to have taken the best one or two and given bigger pans of them. Quality over quantity, especially considering its Guerlain.

I’ve had my eye on this since the promo pics came out. While I’m worried that it might be too warm, I think I will probably still get it because… I’m a sucker for Guerlain.

Hi Christine! I’ve been reading your blog daily for years, this is my fave site! Anyway this is my first time posting a question so I’m a bit excited πŸ™‚ do you know of any other eyeshadow palettes that have similar colours? I just love the gold gradient on this palette but don’t think I would use the blushes. Perhaps making my own palette would be better? Thank you!

Marc Jacobs The Dreamer is very similar, IMO. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights palette as well, though I think The Dreamer will give you the similarity in texture/feel/overall look of this palette. Vegas Lights runs more golden/yellow.

I am not a fan of eyeshadows/blushes in the same palette because they can get very messy. It would be quite difficult to get your blush brush into those smaller pans. Overall this palette does not work for me as it is too warm and the colours I already have in a number of other palettes (Naked, Wonderful).
I don’t think this is a particularly inspired palette and I wish that Guerlain could come up with something a tad more original.

The packaging screams,”buy me!”. It s really beautiful. I love the shadows but how many similar shadows do I need. I find the blushes pretty but they don’t send me over the moon. That being said, I’ll pass.

As much as I adore Guerlain, I have far too many (Gasp! Cant believe I said that!) colours that look similar in my stash already. It is with a heavy heart (sniff) that I shall pass on this…

I love the look of thie palette, but I’ll not buy it. I think I have dupes for most of the eyeshadows, and I’d rather get something more unique my money.
If it goes on sale after the holidays, I might get it, though, but there’s probably not a chance of that happening πŸ™‚

Hehe, I never realized that the palette had blushes underneath the eye shadows when I checked them out in person. Still, I thought that the shadows were very dupable so I couldn’t really justify myself buying this palette. I love all the dupes for the Petrouchka #9 blush though, so I’d rather channel my spendings in that direction πŸ˜‰

I love the packaging and the travel friendliness. I just wish it was a bit better preforming and slightly more neutral so I could wear it!

For those, who are not sure – Petrouchka is pronounced as PET-ROO-SH-KAH, transliterated from “ΠŸΠ΅Ρ‚Ρ€ΡƒΡˆΠΊΠ°” in Russian, meaning a tender name for Petr (English version: Peter). This is the name of Stravinsky’s ballet. The premier of this ballet was in 1911 in Paris.

It’s pretty, but oh, so dupeable. The blush is a disappointment, as I was really diggin’ #9, but thanks to you I can search out dupes πŸ™‚ Saves me from any credit card abuse LOL

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