Even though Guerlain spring collection has already hit the counters in the US, we in Europe must satisfy ourselves with Holiday collection.
The eyeshadow comes in a golden case (much warmer shade of gold than the regular quads) with a mirror and there are also two sponge applicators included. You also get a black velvet pouch with a bee on it.
The eyeshadow quad retails for $59. Remember my post about a different amount of the eyeshadow you get in the quads? This quad isn’t oversprayed, but it has a bas-relief design of honey-comb and a bee, and it contains 7,2 grams of eyeshadow (just like the regular ones).
There are four colours: shimmery golden honey, slightly shimmery violet, grey (which looks like it has a lavender shimmer, but it doesn’t show up on the swatch) and matte black.
I’ve been talking a lot about the very weak quality of Guerlain eyeshadows, but this quad is among better ones.
Three darker shades (violet, grey and black) are well pigmented and have silky texture. I only have a problem with the golden shade, because sometimes it seems too gritty and it is not very pigmented. This is probably due to shimmer.
Staying power of these eyeshadows is great – they stay up to 6 hours without a primer on my very oily lids. If I wear a primer, they last for well over 18 hours without creasing.
Even though the golden shade looks a bit out-of-place, it is possible to create many looks with this combination. Also, you can use golden shade as a „topcoat“ over the matte black – the tiny golden shimmer particles give more dimension to the dull matte black.
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