Beauty Without Fuss

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Guerlain Christmas - Les Ombres de Nuit Palette

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:

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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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  1. God, that blue is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your FOTD! I might have to cave on this...

  2. Have become slightly obsessed by Chanel Topkapi whatnot, can it still be purchased??

  3. Pretty, I do really like the new Guerlain 4 pans and I'll be snapping that one up when it comes out, thanks for sharing :)

  4. I know the promo photo is similar, but I wasn't interested in it until I saw your swatches! So pretty!


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