[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] If you like your eye make-up to be vibrant, the six new Ombre G palettes by Violette for Guerlain are designed around the impressions of butterfly wings and fulfil the brief of being bold with iridescence and glimmer. The palette I have here is Majestic Rose that allows for colour depth or nuance, depending upon how the mood of the day strikes.
I love pink lids – it goes against the grain really to consider pink around the eyes but it can be so enlivening and awakening that it may surprise you. I think the only case against is if you have very light lashes that you don’t want to wear mascara on or you are very pink toned already in which case a counterbalance is usually required. I suppose you wouldn’t want it mid-hay fever season either… one of my post Covid surprises is super light sensitive eyes (grateful for today’s low light and rain) so I am definitely feeling that watery, red eyes would rule it out too. I’ll stop before I convince us all that pink is a bad idea :-)). I like to do a smoky line over pink lids and add plenty of mascara – it gives the look a retro vibe that I like. Speaking of mascara, Guerlain are the unsung heroes of mascara – they have a new one out – Curl and Volume – but any of their mascaras will give you full, dark lashes that are impressively fluttery.
I can’t say I noticed significant curl with this new version – personally I would stick with their existing Guerlain Maxi Lash So Volume (£28.20 HERE) with its skinny coat-every-lash brush and instant tah-dah.
I love the idea of a full on maroon smoky eye – a dot of gold at the eye corners and a black cashmere polo neck. But the versatility of this palette is that you can lightly shimmer with the ballet pink or perk up a tired morning with the pink shade that to my eye has undertones of coral. Anyway, it’s £62 HERE which I think is steep but if you know these are colours that will work for you throughout the seasons, I think it has a lot of versatility. The new mascara is £31 HERE.
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How are you feeling Jane? I hope you are feeling a lot better
How did these eyeshadows apply? Were they easy to blend etc – asking as I got my makeup fingers burned with the latest EL palettes and I have been looking at the Guerlain ones as an alternative. Many thanks! Xxx
A lot better thank you so much – still getting tired easily so I’m only working mornings but definitely on the mend. They’re ever so silky – I didn’t test for longevity though. x
Glad to hear you are getting there, gently does it. That sounds very good about the formula for these , thank you x
Thanks so much Chrissie – happy weekend.
I want to love pink but as you say if you are pinkish already….. I’ve never been able to make it work on me!
I think the thing is to have a black/brown/grey smoky line between the colour and your lashes…
I love a pink. I think if you pick the right one it can look so pretty. I find a silver pink works really well. Funnily enough I was wearing Lisa Eldridge’s liquid eyeshadow in Bianca yesterday. It’s a lovely silvery pink. I agree with you that if you have difficulty with pink, wearing an eyeliner can help. I like a dark grey with pink, or a sort of blackened plum or purple eg Prunella by Mac. Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Emma x
Thanks Emma – yes, good idea re deep plum x