When it comes to playing with makeup, I love going with “wild” colours because they are so much more fun to look at in photos and on camera. Sometimes when I have a neutral colour, I think that I will just bore you all with my “mundane, everyday look”, but the other day I realized that I ALWAYS wear neutrals when I’m working or out for lunch with girls (unless everyone is a beauty blogger, then you can bring out whatever colours you’re “testing” for the week and everyone will understand).
Just released a few days ago, Guerlain Écrin 1 Couleur Long Lasting Eyeshadow Silky Powder ($36.00 CDN) is best described as a “soft and sensorial” powder that glides easily over the eyelid for a beautifully even film of colour. I received a lab sample of the colour Pink Pong* and didn’t think I could make this shade work since metallic finishes never seem to work for me, but I started thinking about dessert, then fruit which led to this…
Actual packaging of this shadow is in a stunning gold case (here) which alone is hard to say no to. The festoon embossing on the shadow was so beautiful that I did not want to swatch it, but alas for review purposes, it needed to happen. The swatch above is fairly pigmented and is a light, shimmery pink.
GET THE LOOK!
Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup Up in #2 Light*
Benefit Cosmetics Gimme Brow in Medium/Dark
Apply Pink Pong* all over the lid in patting motions to reduce fallout. Taking the darkest shade in the Guerlain Petrouchka Palette (review), apply to the outer half of the lid and bring up into the crease.
For the lower lash line, apply the same dark brown shade from the Petrouchka Palette with a smudge brush in patting motions until halfway and then continue the line using Pink Pong.
Line the lower waterline with Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Stray Dog
Line the upper lash line with Guerlain Eyeliner in Bleu Outremer and apply Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara in Marine*.
Guerlain Petrouchka Palette (2nd layer, dark rose blush)
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lipstick in Pops with a highlight of Pink Pong on the cupid’s bow.
Final Verdict: The eyeshadow finish was indeed MOST buttery and I would be interested in seeing how the other shades in this collection swatch as there are metallic, satin and matte finishes. There are some gorgeous deep blues and purples that are totally calling my name “JAYNE, JAYNE!”. As for Pink Pong, well…I could take it or leave it. I love how this strawberry chocolate look came out, but I do wish it came out more pink on my skin tone. There also isn’t a whole lot of product in the pan itself which made me a little sad, so it really comes down to how in love you are with a particular eyeshadow colour.
When was the last time you bought something that didn’t justify the price at all, but IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT?