Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette: Pictures, Swatches, and Reviews

If you can recall from around two months ago, I posted a photo of my Guerlain and MAC haul, which mostly contained items from Guerlain’s Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 collection. I never really got to doing reviews on the individual items from there (and of the rest of my makeup supposedly within the scope of my Holiday Haul 2013 blog segment), but it’s better late than never, isn’t it? 🙂

To kick off the continuation of the much-delayed blog segment, here’s a review post on the Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette followed by an EOTD I did with it from a couple months back!

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Packaging: 5.0/5.0
Pigmentation: 4.0/5.0
Application: 4.0/5.0
Wear: 4.5/5.0
Longevity: 5.0/5.0
TOTAL: 4.5/5.0

The Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette is an eyeshadow palette containing six beautiful shades: matte black, matte medium grey with slight shimmer, metallic frosted orange-copper, metallic golden beige, metallic frosted silver-white, and sparkly magenta with silver-white shimmer, along with two tools for application and blending.

Scroll down for more photos and an in-depth review!

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Taken with the Canon PowerShot SX50 HS with minimal post-processing on Pixelmator

Packaging. Let’s face it—there’s hardly ever anything to complain about Guerlain packaging. There’s the elegant and intricate detailing present in design (I wish they replaced the “PARIS” lettering on the mirror with the image of a pink Eiffel Tower instead, though), and there’s always the ever-so-handy pouch that keeps the palette scratch-free and safe from surface damages inside your makeup kit. To top it off, the applicator tools included with the palette are actually of high quality! Forgot your eye makeup brushes? No problem!

Pigmentation. I gave the pigmentation a mere 4.0 because the magenta shade in the palette had subpar pigmentation compared to the others. The color payoff of that specific shade wasn’t as good as I expected it to be—it barely showed on my skin. The orange-copper shade also performed similarly, but it was slightly better.

Application. Again, the lower rating is the fault of the magenta shade and partly of the orange-copper shade as well. They weren’t as tightly packed as the others, and they merely rolled off on the eyelids during application. It didn’t matter whether I had put a lot of product on my brush or not, because it still took a lot of effort to get the color to show (especially the magenta one).

Wear. The wear was great and convenient for the most part, except the two faulty shades (magenta and orange-copper) had given off fallout because of their loosely-packed specks of glitter.

Longevity. The longevity of this particular eyeshadow palette from Guerlain is impressive! I had it on for more than 6 hours  in humid weather, yet I didn’t feel the need to retouch at all (although that could be credits to the MAC Prep + Prime Eye eyeshadow primer).

Here are some photos of me wearing the EOTD I created with the Guerlain Crazy Paris Eye Palette!

I used the metallic golden-beige as the base for my whole eyelid, the matte medium-grey with slight shimmer for the inner corner approaching the middle area of the eyelid, the matte black for the middle area of the eyelid approaching the outer corner, the metallic frosted silver-white to highlight the brow bone and the small area of the inner corner, and the sparkly magenta with silver-white shimmer on around half an inch of the outer corner and around quarter an inch of the middle area plus the metallic frosted orange-copper on the area in between the brow bone and the crease to add an accent. I finished off with the MAC Technakohl Liner in Uniform on the upper and lower lash lines, Benefit They’re Real! Mascara on the eyelashes, and Benefit Gimme Brow in Light-Medium on the eyebrows.

In retrospect, I think the Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette is a beauty, but the sparkly magenta with silver-white shimmer shade disappointed me by a great deal, especially since it was the most eye-catching of all the shades. The metallic frosted orange-copper shade could have also used some improvement, but it certainly wasn’t as bad. Overall, I’m glad I got it because the rest of the shades were superb, but sad to say, the palette’s best shades are easily dupable. 😦

How about you, did you get this palette for yourself or do you wish you did (in that case, go check Rustan’s Beauty Source because they most probably still have it)…? Oh, and what do you think about my EOTD? Sound off on the comment box below! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Guerlain Crazy Paris Eyeshadow Palette: Pictures, Swatches, and Reviews

    • Thanks Elaine! 🙂 I’m honestly not sure if it’s NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned or NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Palais Royal, but it’s definitely one of the two! 😆

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