Thursday, October 11, 2012
All true, but the colors looked like they might be hard to wear. Mauve and plum are definitely not my colors, but they look fabulous on some women. Then I swatched Turandot in the store - the day I purchased it - and decided it was pretty. One shade looked muddy on my arm at the store, but store lighting can be deceiving. Once I got the palette home and tried the shades out in real life, real light, and on my eyes, I was delighted with half of Turandot. The other half? I could leave it behind.
I've got it now and will wear the "bookend shades." The two middle shades? Even though they look different in the palette, they are the almost same shade on my arm. Go figure!
I swatched in clockwise order, starting with the gorgeous gold. I used a sponge-tipped applicator and swatched each shade heavily. I took my photos in full sun (woo hoo!).
The presumed pink? It's a matte, rusty, mauve-toned red-brown hybrid. The brown on the right? Shimmering gorgeousness. The mauve-plum shade? It's almost the same matte color on my skin as the "pink." Pictures don't lie - at least when they are undoctored, as mine are. The only significant difference in the two middle shades is that the one at the top is brighter and has more life than the dull shade on the bottom. There is a difference, but it's not a $29.50 difference.
It's OK. I will enjoy half the palette. If I had a way to pop out the two red shades, I'd send them to Eileen. She can wear these shades.
The Guerlain Holiday 2012 Collection has arrived at Guerlain counters. See Turnadot for yourself. Let us know what you think.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty