Guerlain Two Spicy (08) Eyeshadow Duo / Ecrin 2 Coueleurs Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo

Guerlain Two Spicy Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow Duo ($44.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as “spicy coral” and “ebony brown.” The coral shade is the “luminous veil,” whereas the brown shade is the “pure color shadow,” with the former being somewhat sheer and the latter being intensely pigmented. I was incredibly surprised–happily, though–that despite the amount of sparkle in the coral shade that there was very little fall out during wear. I had some when I initially applied the color to the lid, but little and then maybe one or two flecks were visible eight hours later (and no creasing or fading for either shade to report). The brown applied beautifully and was very easy to blend out on the lid. Overall, the colors work well with each other, but there is such a dramatic difference in texture that I’m not totally sold on the pairing, and I wish the coral shade was more flattering applied.

Two Spicy #1 is a medium orange with warm, reddish undertones and copper and gold sparkle. It had semi-opaque color payoff. It had a very unusual consistency, as it felt almost wet and like a cream product, though it is supposed to be a powder. It even pushes and dents in a little, as if it were a drier cream. It looked noticeably frosted and sometimes bunched up on itself on the lid, looking like chunks of sparkle on the lid. Applied with a fluffier brush, you would eliminate this issue but would get more of a wash of color. MAC Hot Paprika is similar but less sparkly. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #3 is pinker–more coral. See comparison swatches.

Two Spicy #2 is a dark, chocolate brown with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. It was nicely opaque and easy to apply–soft, finely-milled, and blendable. Bobbi Brown Chocolate is more shimmery. Urban Decay Snakebite is warmer, lighter. MAC Cross-Cultural is similar. MAC Brown Down is more matte. See comparison swatches.

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy #1 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy #1 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy #2 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy #2 Eyeshadow

Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo
Guerlain Two Spicy Eyeshadow Duo

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Christina Avatar

Oh, the texture of #1 is pretty common in Shu Uemura’s line up of eyeshadow sparkle colors. They are almost wet-like,kind of cool to the touch. fairly pigmented, super sparkly, and without a lot of fall-out. Fun stuff, especially for the holidays!

Mariella Avatar

The orange shade is very much not my colour although this looks a whole lot more appealing to me, for some reason, than most other orange-toned shadows. And I have so many shadows (including one from Guerlain) that look identical to the dark side.

Megan Avatar

Super pretty! I am especially in love with the “spicy coral” shade. I just don’t wear eyeshadow enough to justify the price!

divinem1 (Melissa) Avatar

Christine, I clicked on the button for “Where to Buy” under your grade for Two Spicy Eyeshadow. Under the three choices I clicked Sephora, but it took me to Nordstrom and not to the product graded.

Hope you find this helpful.

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Christine Avatar

Hi Melissa,

I just clicked “Where to Buy” under “Two Spicy (08)” and I clicked Sephora, and it took me to Sephora – it takes me to sephora.com. When I clicked Nordstrom, it took me to Nordstrom.com; Saks took me to saks.com. The product is not yet available on those sites, so they links are going to take you to the home pages.

Thanks!

Marja Avatar

looks great on you, the orange/coral too but I see what you mean, the structure strikes me also as being odd. Doesn’t seem easy to work with to me.

thank you soooo much for all your great swatches and make up, this helps me A LOT in deciding what to buy and what not!

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