Guerlain Summer 2011: Terre Indigo

This is the other part of the collection that I wanted so very badly. Each piece is worthy of its own post. I’m not kidding. They are simply fabulous.

 The Terre Indigo Eyeshadow Palette features an amazing, if impractical design:

I was so frightened to swatch it, for fear of ruining the pattern. An in the name of this blog, ruin it I did…

There are four distinct colors in this palette: Dark Brown, Orange, Matte Deep Blue, and Medium Brown Shimmer. Each color is separated by a band of gold overspray. You’ll get some shimmer in your colors initially, but eventually all of the colors look like they’ll go matte.

Every color is highly pigmented, and I had a bit of a time getting it off… which I will interpret as a testament to the shadows’ staying power.

I’m sad that I had to ruin this lovely palette to use it, but I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of it.

Eye Adore: Laura Mercier Wet/Dry Shadows

Tucked away in the corner of my favorite Beauty Supply store was a new display by Laura Mercier, featuring the baked new wet/dry eyeshadows:

They all look stunning. They don’t swatch as well as they look. Despite the marbling, the shadows do end up rather one-dimensional on the skin. The teal is… teal, the purple is sheer, the pink is frosty, the mauve is pedestrian, and the copper swatches more of a bronze on me. The top left shadow, Black Karat, is the most impressive. So that’s the one that came home with me. It is neither Black nor Gold (carat)… but more of a khaki-antique gold:

I swatched it wet and dry…
Dry is on the left, wet is on the right. That’s with flash.
Without flash. More black shows up in natural light… and the color is a bit cooler.
The shadows are all very silky to the touch. I like this one… so I’m keeping it. These shadows retail for $22 a pop, so swatch before you commit to buy.