Guerlain Autumn 2016
I have lost my heart to the grey toned palette in the new collection of six autumn palettes. It’s called L’Heure de Nuit.
In amongst all the nude toned shades, grey has been rather neglected so I’m pleased to see it returning across several brands (Bobbi Paris for one). You can go light or really smoke it up with a black khol and shades of grey suit most tones. This time Guerlain have varied their palette design to include a double colour at the end which vary from palette to palette between matte and shimmer. So, while it looks very pretty it’s not the most practical arrangement if one starts to bleed into the other.
In the swatch, yu can see that the darkest shade at the very end needs careful application, but other than that the texture is like velvet – soft, smooth and beautiful quality. Actually, I feel that these palettes are something special.. they look the part and play the part.
It’s also great to see a decent, smoky green included – this time in Coque d’Or – based around burnished golds and bronzes. This one is an easy wear.
I like the sheeny nature of this – the green has tiny gold shimmers in it and I’d easily wear it across my whole lid.
Finally, of the three I have here, the rich, chocolatey toned shades of Tonka Imperiale.
As you can see, the shades look somewhat lighter in the swatch than in the palette but there is still a good depth of colour to them and the duo is a split of sparkle and matte.
So, it’s not the most adventurous collection but it is so beautifully executed it would be hard not to want one as we change seasons. Even the brushes are of good quality and usable and usually they’re the first things I get rid of in a palette. The palettes are £38.50 HERE but I definitely get a sense of luxury from them and as usual, hate to disrupt the beautiful honeycomb-esq pattern that is Guerlain’s trade mark.
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