Monday, January 27, 2014

Review : Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Two Extravagant


What do you do when you have one of the best eyeshadows in the world? You apply it and not only feel happy for yourself but you feel priceless and exquisite. That's certainly the feeling that one could get after using Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Two Extravagant.

What a surreal combination, ethereal finish and simply divine application! This is all you'd need with eyeshadows like these. Guerlain was able to eliminate the guess work and of course the effort taken in an eyeshadow application process and come out with one step easy solutions for a woman on the go. This is a perfect pairing of a monochromatic day makeup look to a scintillating night makeup look.

Lets see..........................

Guerlain says.......



Guerlain has invented “ready-to-colour”, the perfect accessory for making the eyes a real fashion statement. This new fine and slender case slips easily into a handbag for use at any time. It opens vertically to reveal an elegant mirror… Inside: two eyeshadows, two textures, two colour accessories applied using its double-ended applicator to create amazing effects.
PACKAGING


Two Extravagant comes in the quintessential Guerlain luxury packaging, with a black cardboard box and a black velvet sleeve holding a beautiful sleek gold colored compact that holds 2 eyeshadow colors, one single long double ended applicator and a long mirror to look into. The mirror is clear and luxurious too. The packaging is very effortless and does look very elegant to look at while it is ergonomically clever in manufacturing and does not take a lot of space in the makeup bag.

FORMULA


Two extravagant eyeshadow duo has two colors and both are ethereal in their textures, finishes and application. The first shade is an ultra glittery eyeshadow pressed in a pan with a filler to hold the glitter in one place and then apply it smoothly on the lids. The gel binding agent makes the glitter adhere nicely, stay put and minimizes fall outs. This shade is comparable to the glittery shades in the Tom Ford eyeshadow palettes and of course the new Charlotte Tilbury 'POP' shades in the eyeshadow quads too.

The second shade is a satiny matte formulation which almost feels like a cream eyeshadow. The eyeshadow is so soft and finely milled that it tends to get jabbed in the pan with an eyeshadow brush. I remember the 'slurry' technology which Christian Dior used to make their eyeshadows and this happens to be an evolution of the same. I would call this as silky matte as it covers the lids and has a certain long lasting dewy glow on the eye that cannot be missed. Indeed Guerlain has created a wonderful texture that scores well in the long lasting side as well as in the finish.
COLOR


The first shade (vertical picture) is an iridescent warm light green glitter which is highly reflective, fine milled and comes with a clear base that holds the glitter particles together. Its a color that imparts sheer translucency to the lids mimicking a floating light over water kind of application. The second shade is a warm medium brown and applies satin on the lid. Its almost a Nestle chocolate color and is very wearable and amazing.

APPLICATION TECHNIQUES

Amazing tips by Guerlain on application..............

After a colour block look?
She goes for monochrome, matte or sparkly in turn, applied in a single shade to the entire eyelid, drawing lightly away from the crease towards the arch of the eyebrow. The matte shade for an intense look. The sparkly shade for a brilliantly radiant look. 
After an electric look? 
She plays with layers. The matte base is applied to the entire eyelid, drawing lightly away from the crease towards the arch of the eyebrow. The sparkling shade is layered on top for colour with a twist and eyes that pop. 
After a rock chic look? 
She opts for shading. The matte shade is applied as a wash over the eyelid and the metallic shade used to fill in below the arch of the eyebrow for a bright, wide-eyed look.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

I bought my palette from Shopper Stop Juhu PVR for 3250 INR fof 4 gms. Its amazing and luxury does come with a price one should be ready to pay for.

Le LOOK





To create the ultimate party look, I used the following : -

  • LORAC Behind the Scenes Primer - Eyeshadow Base
  • MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot - Creamy eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette - Kinky - All over the lid as a sealant to the creamy base.
  • Guerlain Two Extravagant - Brown - Outer corners, crease, lash line and lower lids (smoked out).
  • Guerlain Two Extravagant - Glitter Green - On the centre of the lids and in inner corners.
  • MAC eye lash curler - to curl the lashes and prep for mascara application.
  • Rimmel Brow Pencil - to tame the brows and direction their shape.
  • Guerlain Cils D'Enfer Mascara - to create the most sumptuous looking lashes
Hope you liked the quick review and the look. Do let me know in the comments. 


Till then,

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2 comments:

  1. The lime green shade looks scary in the pan buy I love the way you've used it in your eye look.

    Btw, pls check ur twitter account. I think it might have got hacked coz ive got 3 DMs from you with spammy urls. Take a look.

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    1. The eyeshadow is fab. I'm out so my twitter is not accessible. I'll do it as I go home.

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