The eyeshadow palette from Guerlain this Christmas is inspired by peacock feathers, and contains shades of taupe, green and blue, and is accessorised with a matte black to use for eyelining:
I find that, in the flesh, these shades are remarkably similar to the promo photo, which is a refreshing change:
The shades are highly iridescent, and as a result are very complex. The taupe is a nice, cool shade, rather greyed out, and not as brown as usual and the dark blue is a gorgeously (and surprisingly) blackened shade of navy on the skin. The green, thankfully isn’t quite as pastel as it appears, it’s actually rather wearable, even for a mint-green avoider like myself, owing to not having a too whitened base shade:
I’d say that the “black” in the palette is slightly misnamed, as it’s more of a charcoal shade, nonetheless, some minor chalkiness aside, I found it quite easy to build up and smudge out again. I love how the blue appears in the swatches! These are a couple of passes with fingers (again, a more useless than a very useless thing sponge is included in the palette, and has been immediately discarded), on bare, unprimed skin. The shadows are about averagely pigmented for the price range of £37, but they’re not as pigmented as the recent Topkapi palette from Chanel, which is the same price. More comments on wear to come.
I’ll have a Face of the Day for you on Saturday, after I’ve shown you more of the collection.
The Fine Print: PR Samples.
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