Guerlain Christmas 2013 – Crazy Paris Eye Palette

  
This is my final post about the Guerlain “Crazy Paris” Christmas 2013 collection, On Monday I featured the Sulfurous nail polish and UV topcoat, on Tuesday there was the Provocative Rouge G, yesterday I featured the Crazy Pearls Les Meteorites, and today I’m showing you the Crazy Paris eyeshadow palette, which is on the far right of the picture above.

Guerlain haven’t done a stand-alone eye palette in the Christmas collection for about four years now, I think it was a Russian theme last time (I still have it somewhere, must dig it out now I come to think of it), but this is a little different.  In the same sleek black-lacquered case we’ve seen in the rest of the collection, but this time the neon pink adornment is on the inside, not the outside:

There are four eyeshadow shades, a copper, a pale gold champagne, a shimmering white, and a cool sparkling pink.  Next to that, there are two shadow liners, one a mid-grey and the other a dark charcoal (it’s definitely not quite black), the liner shades are “wet & dry” powders, meaning you can wet them down for a more pigmented look.

Here’s how they swatch:

As you can see, they’re not the most hugely pigmented shadows out there – the coppery shade is by far the softest and easiest to work with.  The pink is the least pigmented, but it is intended purely to add a sparkly finish to the other shadows, using the pink brush supplied in the palette, rather then being a stand-alone shade in its own right.  Guerlain suffer from patchiness when it comes to shadows, and this palette shows off the vagaries of their formulations quite well, some shades are soft and buttery, and some are rather hard and are more difficult to work with as a result.   I think the liners will work well wet, however, and a primer underneath all the shades would really give all the colours a  bit of “oomph”.

It’s an unusual mix of shades, I think, with the warm richness of the copper contrasting hugely with the rest of the cool shades, but I think I can make it work, I’ll show you a FotD with this palette soon.

So, which are my top picks from this collection?  Well, it’s the products featured below …


 What caught your eye?

The Fine Print: PR Samples.
 
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