Saturday, October 2, 2010

Guerlain Ombre Eclat Eyeshadow Review

Palette in Brun Mordore

Elegant compact casing

Delicious shimmery chocolate shades -gold shimmer/ taupe shimmer/ red brown shimmer/ dark brown with gold shimmer

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Swatch on my skin from lightest to darkest shade

Lovely brown shimmery shade

Price-2998 pesos ($59)
Size-4x1,8g 4x net wt.06 oz

   I am not really into browns when it comes to eyeshadows. In fact I barely use em' and veer away from anything within this color range. I usually gravitate towards the lilacs, pinks, greens and blues. I just like the more colorful variety. The silly girl in me thinks brown looks boring on my face, that the color is so neutral, that it doesn't really flatter my complexion, that i'm reserving this color someday when I'm tired of using multicolored shadows...and a plethora of unjustified self-made excuses...blah...blah...blah!

  But one boring afternoon, while i was lazily flipping thru several magazines at the salon, I saw this eyeshadow being featured as a must have item. I was intrigued. There was something about it that I instantly liked. Maybe it's the casing or the way it was photographed. Suddenly the colors looked so appealing. I don't know why. So I told myself I had to get this product irregardless of the shade and decided that once and for all I should try this palette of browns for a change. And so I did!

   Guerlain's super chic compact blew me away at first glance. The elegant gold packaging alone speaks for itself...classy! An eye-catching addition to any makeup bag. And it comes with a black velvet pouch, built-in mirror and two eyeshadow applicators (which is pretty decent to use if you forget your set of brushes).

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-gorgeous quad of colors
-well-coordinated classic shades
-super soft, lightweight and silky shadows that seems to MELT on skin
-densely pigmented
-glides SO smoothly
-crease resistance even on oily skin
-can be used from day to night
-love the glimmery effect
-luxurious packaging

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-I only use 3 colors from the palette
-I don't really like the applicators
-compact prone to fingerprint marks
-hefty price tag

My Take:

   I'm very happy with this product! The  colors are so lovely that it changed my aversion towards brown. I especially dig the subtle shimmer and tiny sparkles coz' it adds an extra spark and oomph to my eyes. Plus, I like the fact that the color stays true. What you see is what you get! Unlike other brands that changes hue upon contact with skin.

   My eyes looks brighter and more defined in a natural way that doesn't look boring at all. It surpassed my expectations and quelled my fears. I'm so happy that I can't wait to try their other palettes as well. Right now I'm eyeing the Voilette Du Soir and Rose Boise. Ooops! back to colors again. Hehe!

  This is really an excellent product. Definitely worth the extra bucks! You'll be impressed once you try this. It blends like a dream and stays all day. What more can you ask for? Okay that's it for now. Thanks for dropping by prettywittybitches:-)



Marie said...

It has nice packaging but yeah, price is too much.

Thanks for the review and swatches!:D

***** Marie *****

Emmaleigh said...

my e/s are mostly browns! haha I think I'll buy this on payday! :D thanks for the review and the swatch. :D

Rinny said...

I love browns and neutrals, especially shimmery ones! The colors look really pretty - too bad it's so pricey though! :(

Catamiaou said...

I love "brown" eyeshadows, so easy to use with the others hot colors(my fav' ;))


Hehe my relationship with brown has been restored, thanks to this palette. Afterall brown is a universal beautiful shade:-)

Catanya said...

The truth is that they look really gorgeous! I have never tried any products from Guerlain, I need to take a look at them.
The quality of your pictures is great!
Can I ask you what camera you use?


Thanks for the compliment Catanya! :-) I'm using my new cam, Olympus Pen...birthday gift from my sweetie hehe

Anonymous said...

Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

- Daniel