Monday, June 18, 2012

Guerlain 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes Review and Swatches

     So the taupe eyeshadows trend has been going around for a long while now and I must say I really enjoy it. Whether it's a shimmery taupe across the lid or a matte taupe crease color, I find the color extremely flattering in all the hues it can come in, warm and cool. I tend to use cooler taupes for a more dramatic look as I think it contrasts with my warm/neutral tone skin. Maybe later I'll do a round up or all of my taupes and show you all the warm and cooler colors.
     The Guerlain 4 Couleur Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes is a high end take on the taupe trend. Here are some photos and swatches!





      Guerlain 4 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in 06 Les Fumes is definitely a cool-toned taupe palette. The palette consists of 4 different variations of taupe. Clockwise from the left you get a mid-tone taupey brown with a pink micro shimmer, a matte pinky tawny taupe, a high shimmer almost metallic pinky silver taupe, and a satin taupey gray. All of the colors in this palette have a dry yet smooth texture. The second and third shades have the best pigmentation while the last shade swatched a bit sheer and unevenly. 
     I'm sure you think the first and last shade are really similar, and I honestly agree, but one does have shimmer and the other does not. When on the eyes however, I see almost no difference, especially since the pigmentation of the last one really decreases the color saturation of the shadow. It could have been much darker, but it's not. In addition, both of those shades were harder to blend.
     The palette ends up for me as a cool smokey eye which was really quite dramatic when I wore it. I really like the second and third colors and I think they'd be perfect for a lighter cool toned pinky eye.
     Overall, although the packaging is beautiful, I don't really think the palette is that great to justify the high price tag it carries. There are definitely better palettes out there for a lesser price and I wouldn't recommend this palette unless you don't mind the price tag. If anything, I think this palette is more suitable more the moe mature ladies. It's like a classy, not so mainstream, smaller version of the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette.

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  1. Thank you for reviewing this. I was thinking of getting it too.

  2. @Kay: You're welcome! :D Thanks for commenting!