The secret for beautiful eyes this summer, Guerlain’s loose iridescent eye shadows give an immediate metallic result with only one light application. The shadows are available in two easy-to-wear shades: Cuivre Ora, a warm and sensual copper, and Bronze Ora: a timeless bronzed brown.
As I started to play with the shadows, I noted significant differences. As I mentioned in my feature spotlighting Cuivre Ora, it looks like molten metal on the eyelids. Bronzed Ora is more discreet. While Cuivre Ora made a bit of a mess, spreading bits of copper when I pulled the applicator from the tube, Bronzed Ora's applicator brought out only a few bits of pigment.
I took swatch photos in full mid-day sun, applying Bronzed Ora straight from the tube. While you could use a brush, I'm not sure it's necessary. I have full control and no fallout on my face when I apply it using its own applicator.
Crystal Gayle's song, Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue. Brown lids, blue eyes. This brown, though, is light and as perfect as it gets.
Guerlain’s Terra Ora collection is available at select locations of Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Bergdorf Goodman - and of course at the Guerlain Boutiques. I purchased my Bronze Ora at Bloomingdale's. If you passed this by without seeing swatches, will you now reconsider?
Photo at top courtesy of Guerlain; other photos by Best Things in Beauty