Update: You can now purchase this from Nordstrom!
Guerlain always provides the most classic yet elegant packaging. This makeup palette comes in a glossy copper bronze compact with a soft face brush and a sponge tip applicator. Everything fits nicely in a soft velvet pouch.
I was first intrigued by the terracotta bronzer on the top layer. The big stripe is a soft light brown with shimmer and the smaller stripe is a tad darker that's best for contouring.
The bronzer is buttery smooth to the touch and has very small, subtle shimmers.
The shimmers can be seen much better in direct sunlight:
Although the bronzer looks somewhat intense in the pan, it actually swatches rather light and sheer. I like this because it is buildable and allows me to have control of how dark I want it to look on my cheeks.
Although the top layer of the compact was what initially caught my attention, the bottom layer made this palette much more special.
Guerlain included 4 excellent eyeshadow shades that really blew me away.
3 out of 4 shades have multi-color shimmers that translates quite well on the eyes. The peachy-gold shade in the bottom left hand corner is slightly gritty compared to the other 3. There is a soft taupe beige shade that can be used as a base or to highlight the brow bones. The plum and olive shades are my favorites to use either in the crease or as eyeliners.
Finger swatches shows how gorgeous these shades look in the bright sunlight.
Since all of the shades lean warm, I find them particularly fitting and flattering for my skin tone.
Swatches of the palette in direct sunlight shows how soft or intense the colors can look in different lighting.
The bronzer did not look orange or muddy on my skin tone, but gives a rather soft "kiss in the sun" effect.
Overall, I highly recommend checking out this palette if you are traveling abroad. It is not available at all DFS counters but do keep an eye out for it. This is probably one of the best palettes I have seen from Guerlain. The bronzer is also buttery smooth and beautiful on the skin. The eyeshadows blew me away in color, pigmentation, and texture. I
Bottom Line: At $62USD, I think this palette is worth every penny. The regular bronzer retails for $49USD and a typical 4-eyeshadow palette costs $59USD. Based on that alone, you save $3USD by purchasing this palette. It is a great travel product that covers both eyeshadow, eyeliner, and bronzer. Guerlain won my heart over with this palette as I know I will be bringing this along on all of my future trips.
What are your thoughts on this palette? Do you think it's worth the money?