Well hello there, gorgeous! I’m hoping you had an amazing Christmas, because I sure did. I woke up extra early this morning and had a fleeting thought that I would venture out to catch some of the day after Christmas deals, but then logic got the best of me. I decided to warm up with a cup of java and get comfy here with you instead. I have far too many new goodies to share with you that I’m excited about! Like these new eyeshadow quads from Guerlain’s spring collection…
Totally gorge, right? These are the Écrin 4 Couleurs palettes in Les Roses and Les Aqua, and it looks like they’ll be part of the permanent line. I love opening up Guerlain products, they’re always packaged in opulent components and tiny velvet pouches like they were the Crown jewels.
Les Roses is a cool-toned quad of colors—metallic violet, pearly iridescent pink, a matte bright carnation pink, and a shimmering raspberry hue. In classic Guerlain style, working with these shadows is a real treat! They’re velvety smooth the touch, didn’t give me any fallout, and blended like a dream. At first glance, I was hesitant about these—in the past I’ve found it’s hard to wear pinks and some purples without looking like I had a black eye. But these are very deliberate pinks, so I don’t think there’s any mistaking them for a bruise since the pigments are so vibrant, even sans primer. Les Roses will make green eyes look amazing, especially if you line your eyes with the dark violet shade!
Les Aqua could be mistaken for Les Ombres de Nuit from the holiday collection at first glance, and I suppose if you have one—you won’t need them both. But these definitely lean more green than the darkened midnight hues of Les Ombres de Nuit, and they’re more peppy for spring. Containing matte navy, iridescent azure blue, pearly turquoise, and an icy blue, this one is kind of hard for me to resist. The darkest shade doen’t appear to be matte in the pan, but once applied, it’s definitely more on the demure side. Just like Les Roses, Les Aqua was very easy to apply and blend, and the shades didn’t become drab in the process. You know how sometimes when you start to blend, your shadow shades start to morph into one bland color that’s not so vibrant after all? There was none of that funny business here!
Bottom Line: Both quads were easy to apply and lasted on my lids without any creasing, all day! If you’re into prestige brands like Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, and Givenchy, put these on your hit list.
Price & Availability: $59 each, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales