Friday, October 4, 2013
In celebration of the reopening of 68 Champs Elysees, the legendary Guerlain flagship boutique reopening this winter, Crazy Paris is designed with a vibrant "68" engraving. The limited-edition pieces in this collection are playful and incredibly charming, with colors that verge on exuberance. Crazy Paris celebrates all that makes the holiday season so exciting and unforgettable.
The Crazy Paris Eye Palette ($86) is the distinctive centerpiece of an extraordinary collection. Guerlain’s holiday collectors’ palette is a complete eye makeup kit for all occasions, whether an office party or a night on the town. The grey and black matte powder liners - to be used wet or dry - are perfect for defining the eyes, while the four alluring shadows in beige, copper, white, and festive hot pink can be used alone or blended together to create gorgeous, sexy eyes.
The Crazy Paris Eye Palette is enclosed in a sleek black lacquered case and opens to reveal a large panoramic mirror illuminated with the letters "P.A.R.I.S." in an electric pink.
I took swatch photos in full, mid-day sun, using a sponge-tipped applicator to swatch. My application was moderate to heavy. I started with the copper at the top and moved down the horizontal shades. Then I swatched the black and grey liner shades. The grey is actually a dual-use shade. I like it as an eye shadow, not just an eyeliner.
As you would expect from Guerlain, everything about the formula, texture, finish, and wear of these eye colors is absolutely perfect. While the palette is luxury priced, it offers luxury for your investment. I have nothing to "dissect" or criticize. Crazy Paris is as good as it gets. I love the fact that the selection of shades broke the mold.
I purchased mine from the Guerlain Boutique in Las Vegas. If you would like to order now, call Jonathan at (702) 732-7008. You will love him. Otherwise, look for it soon at your favorite Guerlain counter.
Photo at top courtesy of Guerlain; other photos by Best Things in Beauty