GUERLAIN Ombre 4 Eclats #441 Brun Mordore Review
February 22, 2011 2 Comments
This eyeshadow quad comes in a gold square case with a black velvet pouch. There are also two spoonge applicators included: one wider and one narrower, for the corners of the eye. It retails for $56 and there is 7,2 grams of product (1,8 grams in each pan).
Brun Mordore has been released together with the Beaute Slave collection for Fall 2009, but it has been made a permanent edition.
The quad contains an array of gorgeous warm neutral shades: pale champagne, sandy beige (similar to Sable Blonde), dark bronze and dark coffee brown. All shades are shimmery, but the shimmer is not very obvious.
The eyeshadow texture is very hard (compared to other Guerlain eyeshadows, which seem much softer) and sometimes it is very difficult to work with these shades. The darker shades are not easily to blend, and they often end up looking muddy.
As you can see on the swatch (swatched with sponge applicator without a primer), the pigmentation average. The best colour pay-off offers the shade in the top right corner (sandy beige). Pale champagne (which is heavily applied on the swatch) has absolutely horrible pigmentation – it looks like a tiny bit of goldish-champagne shimmer. Dark bronze shade doesn’t swatch as intensely and it might look very orangey. Dark coffee brown is also not as intense as I would like it.
All shades look better if you apply it with sponge tip applicator. The only shade which looks good no matter what method of application you use is sandy beige.
While you get a good value for money, this quad could use a bit more pigmentation. But, as it is, it is only good for a natural, daytime look.