Thursday, August 11, 2011

Guerlain LES BLEUS 02 Four-Color Eye Shadow Palette Swatches, Review and Eye Look for Fall 2011

For Fall 2011, Guerlain has introduced 9 new Four-Color Eye Shadow Palettes. Today, I have Les Bleus 02 to share with you.

These palettes come with an insert, and I think it carries some interesting information regarding these palettes:
ECRIN 4 COULEURS Long-Lasting Eyeshadows, Captivating Colours
Feel like matching your eye makeup to your mood or current look? Give in to the appeal of colour and indulge in the tempting Ecrin 4 Couleurs eyeshadow palette, your new beauty accessory.

Colour effects:
4 shades in the same colour family specially designed to inspire creativity. Play around with the shades, enjoy layering them to create your own tonalities and express your own idea of colour.

Texture effects:
To catch the light and lend structure to the eye area, play around with the different textures of each harmony: matt, satin and iridescent. These soft shadows glide on effortlessly, draping a long-lasting veil of colour over your eyelid.

This review portion needs to begin with the most beautiful eye shadow of all time. The left shade in the Les Bleus Palette is a shimmery violet/lapis shimmer explosion. This is the darkest shade in the palette and will look fabulous as an all over wash of color or as a liner.
The second shade is at the top middle and is a sea-foam green color. It is very iridescent and lovely. It is the perfect pop of light that these other vibrant colors need for balance.
The third shade, in the bottom middle, is a very wearable, but electric blue. It isn't so bright that it's screaming, but it's the perfect compliment to the less vibrant tones.
The fourth and final shade on the right side, is a greyed smokey pearl blue. It's a gorgeous, steely shade. This gave me the best color when I packed it on with a MAC 239 rather than try to brush it over the lid.

When I took my first look at the four shades of Les Bleus I was a bit put off. How in the WORLD can these four colors coordinate well together?! It just works. Don't ask me how. It looks totally right.
For the above eye look I took the shade on the right and applied it all over the lid using a patting motion. I then took the bottom middle shade and applied it to the crease and lightly in the outer V area. After that I used the top middle shade and applied to the inner corners and blended above the crease all the way up to the brow. I used the left shade as a top liner as well as under the lower lashes. I used Le Metier de Beaute Anamorphic Lash Mascara in Midnight Blue to cap off the look.

The eye look photographed with no flash:

The Guerlain Four-Color Eye Shadow Palette retails for $59 and is available at fine department stores such as Neiman Marcus, as well as at Sephora. Click here for more information on Guerlain Fall 2011 must haves!

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Arianne said...

aww u make blue pretty! :)

WitchHazel said...

I love the look you created with this quad. So beautiful! Those colors are really gorgeous!

LVMAKEUP said...

Great minds think alike, I just bought that today while I was at neimans , and the pink one :)

Crystal said...

this look is amazingly beautiful!

Nicole said...

Oooh, I REALLY like what you did with this, so pretty on you!

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