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Guerlain – Ecrin 4 Couleurs “Les Fauves”

by Sonia G.

Yesterday I noticed that the new Guerlain collection was “already” in the Swiss counters, usually new collections take much much longer to hit Switzerland, I had already ordered 3 of their new duo blushes and I thought it would be enough, but then I saw this palette….

I own nearly all of these Guerlain new quads, overall I am happy with them, usually mostly winner eyeshadows in all quads, with only a few little exceptions.

This new one couldn’t be more me. I bought it together with one of the duo blushes that I had not already ordered, the Red Hot Rose aux Joues.

I used both items today of course, even if I had to travel by motorbike to a far far away garage, on the worst day you could ever imagine : fog and heavy rain all along, I just had to try them. Guess what ? In the way to the garage I stopped at the post office to pick up my Koyudo brushes, finally ! They know me there because of all the little parcels I receive 😛 but it’s also a very very small village, we chatted for a while and  they told I was being very brave and crazy to ride a motorcycle with this weather but I didn’t had the choice, so to the point…  even after many kilometers under heavy weather conditions and 6 hours of wear, my eye makeup is still there and still looking fresh, the blush has been sheered out but you can still see it a little bit.

I found the blush powder to be very difficult to pick up with soft brushes but if I apply it with the little white Rae Morris kabukis that are more firm (firmer than the Nars Yachiyo for example) then it works perfectly well together.

I applied the eyeshadows with my Addiction brushes, I will tell you a little bit more about them in the Addiction brush post that will be uploaded later on today. The texture and pigmentation of the eyeshadows is good, two shimmery and two near matte finish, this orange is actually flattering on my eyelids and if I take only this palette on holiday, I could also use this orange shade as a blush, it looks gorgeous !

Do you remember when I wanted to wear Louise Young’s brick red but I wished it was more luminous ?  This is it, this is the warm shade I was looking for to wear on my eyes.

I wore all the shades of this palette but with Burberry Porcelain as an all-over base (and browbone) and a black eyeshadow on the outer V and very very thin black liner. I felt like I needed more definition with these warm colors. I love the result so much that I am considering taking this palette with me on holiday, this means a lot because I will be travelling by motorbike and I don’t have much space for luggage !

I was surprised how well these shades go with my hair, my eyes (dark olive-brown) and my skin (NW25), I have cool undertones but somebody told me that I also had warm undertones… oh well, I don’t really care about that, I am always tempted to buy beautiful colors and only afterwards realize they are not meant for me. Luckily this works, and I am relieved because I love it !

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Stacy 16 August, 2012 - 1:25 pm

I love this palette! I have not seen it in person but you make it another necessity! 🙂
Those colors work phenomenally well for (my) blue eyes. Green and brown too 🙂

I too have been told I have warm undertones and then told I have cool undertones….
who knows???

Buggsiebee 16 August, 2012 - 7:51 pm

I ‘m so sad that I can’t wear this:(
I also found iit a few days ago – at the same exclusive little Parfumerie that I picked up the Shiseido Lacque Rouges. They, or Douglas are always the first to have the new collections in my town so I tend to stalk them regularly:))
I loved this quad when I first spotted the Fall collections online it & I still do but there is NO way I can do these colors. VERY sad face:(((

Stacy 16 August, 2012 - 8:48 pm

Buggsiebie, why don’t these work for you if you don’t mind my asking? Did you see the blushes?

Buggsiebee 16 August, 2012 - 9:08 pm

Saw & conquered the blushes:)
I picked up Peach Boy ( LOVE) & Pink Punk ( LIKE ) & am considering Red Hot # 06 too, but I really do have a HUGE collection of unloved blushes and these are not Ltd ed. so I’ll wait.
If I put these colors on my eyes it brings out any red I have in my eyes and makes me look EXHAUSTED! This is not a look I need to accentuate:))

Stacy 16 August, 2012 - 9:25 pm

Ahhhh I should have known! I “need” to get Peach Boy and Chic Pink (like another hole in the head). How about the new lippies? For some reason I just can’t get excited about them. I must be ill….

Buggsiebee 17 August, 2012 - 6:14 am

Hi Stacy:)
As I don’t like the heavy & bulky packaging of the Rouge G ( I’m probably alone on this one ) I tend to ignore them.
I did get 3 of the Rouge G L’Extrait though – with even bulkier packaging:(( – because they’re something new & I like lippies that leave a stain, which i can pretty much just top up with gloss/ balm during the day. I picked Avarice, Envie & Paresse & am in the process of experimenting. The Shiseido Lacquer Rouges are much less bulky & simpler to apply though. They are about half the price of the Guerlain & can easily compete quality wise so I’d definitely recommend checking those out.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 17 August, 2012 - 7:58 am

Hi Stacy,
I think you are not ill, or maybe we are both ill, I have quickly checked out the new Guerlain lippies but they seem too dark for me, I was in a rush so I could not ask if there were any more in the collection and also I could not swatch them properly, only 6 were there and the 6 of them seem just very dark, next time I am at the shop I will give them a second inspection 🙂
The Shiseido lacquer are not here yet… 🙁

Latoya 19 August, 2012 - 2:21 am

I do love the way this quad looks!! I don’t own any yet but I may have to indulge myself sometime soon 😀

Stacy 19 August, 2012 - 9:02 pm

Buggsiebee, I must have recovered from my “illness” or lack of interest in the Shiseido Lacquer Rouges. I passed a counter yesterday in a hurry but made a uturn and got RD 203 and RD 305. I actually love the two colors mixed! I don’t find them leaving a stain or wearing any longer than a regular lipstick. Do you? The YSL definitely stains and wears well but I only found one color that I liked on my and I don’t love the application. Still haven’t checked out the Guerlain new ones yet….

Sonia, have you tried either yet?

Buggsiebee 20 August, 2012 - 7:39 pm

Hey, good idea Stacy. I need to try mixing them too. The RD305 def leaves a stain on my lips. I haven’t really noticed on the RD203 because it’s just a shade darker thn my own color. I like to apply them and then once they’ve become more matte top up with a balm / gloss. I ordered myself two Cle de Peau lippies by the way. All your fault:))
I’m waiting on the lip luminizer in # 204 ( I think I should have got the 202 also!! ) and the enriched lip in T9 . I’m quite into peachy colors at the moment:))

Stacy 20 August, 2012 - 8:41 pm

Buggsiebee, I am so pleased that I “inspired” you as you have been my “inspiration” many a time here!! ;). I think you will LOVE those colors!
I have to share with you ladies that I got an email from CDJapan this am and all of my order but one item was cancelled :(. I am still so sad…..

Buggsiebee 20 August, 2012 - 8:46 pm

Why?? Did they give you a reason? I
What had you ordered? Perhaps we could order direct from Koyudo?
That’s NOT good news, after ALL the waiting:(
I assume I’ll be receiving a similar mail too then. Oh rats!!!!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 20 August, 2012 - 8:53 pm

oooh no… sad… 🙁

Stacy 20 August, 2012 - 10:31 pm

They cancelled my blush brush and two eyeshadow brushes. Thank goodness the mushroom is expected to ship this week. The said:
“Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen shortage, suppliers are no longer able to fulfill orders for the items below” I guess the next order will be directly from Koyudo… Sonia you will have to “teach” me how to maneuver the site…..

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 August, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Easy, you install chrome navigator and it translates the pages for you 🙂
then you open the excel file, enter the brushes and send the file to them by mail, then you wait … and wait… and wait… eventually get the bill, pay with paypal and once they ship, you get the order in 4 days.
CDjapan just shipped the White Mushroom… excited 🙂

Stacy 21 August, 2012 - 2:43 pm

My Mushroom was shipped this morning as well!!! That was the one I really really wanted!!

Buggsiebee 21 August, 2012 - 6:10 pm

Hey Stacy, it’s really not as complicated as it sounds.
I would def. install chrome navigator though if you don’t have it already. It’s free & translates all foreign sites automatically.
Unfortunately their ( Koyudo ) site is down for maintenance right now but I’m sure I can just copy their order form and mail it to you. You mail it back to them with the numbers , names & prices of the brushes filled in & they will reply to you when they accept your order. Then you just transfer the total to their Paypal account which is the same as their e-mail address. I usually insert the order form info in the box for message to recipient because I never get an order number from them:))
They seem to figure it out though because I’ve received all orders placed so far.
YIPPPEEEEEEE!! Soon we’ll all have mushrooms:)

Stacy 21 August, 2012 - 6:24 pm

Thank you! ;). Perfect! Which ones do you have now? I’ve lost track….

I’m also working on my J series list….

Buggsiebee 21 August, 2012 - 8:04 pm

I did get more Koyudo but the ones I love most are stiill the Fu pa series. I’ll get your e-mail from Sonia. I think she said it was OK with you and then I’ll send you pics of all the Koyudo to date. I take the pics with my cell so I don’t do too much chit-chat when I send the pics. I hate typing english on that thing. It’s programed for German ( re: work ) and it approximates all my english words into a horrible mess of German. Reads like Russian to me!!
Ordered my j-series although I wanted to wait. Credit card is hiding under the bed:))
I just hate when it’s all out of stock when I want to order so I decided now or never!!
The grand thing is ….they’re a heck of a lot cheaper than the squirrel brushes which I have too many of now.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 August, 2012 - 9:23 pm

It’s soon time for the Koyudo post… 😉

Buggsiebee 21 August, 2012 - 8:07 pm

Yikes…my mom would correct that!! I meant ‘the squirrel brushes of which I have too many now.’ Don’t want to upset mom!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 21 August, 2012 - 9:19 pm

I know I will get a lot of use of these J series… and they have already shipped my order !!!
I bet my Credit card must even be glowing in the dark right now with all these movements… I shall stop that very soon ! As of next month, I will be a very good girl 😉

Buggsiebee 22 August, 2012 - 6:22 am

Me too. Just the Fall Suqqu collection & then I’m done with spending for a while.
I hope all the holiday collections are UGLY:))

Nikoleta 21 August, 2012 - 11:26 pm

Well, I couldn’t resist, I took the two eye brushes J122R and J125 I wanted for some time now. I hate out of stock also, so when I saw the J5523 out of stock, I couldn’t resist but buy the brushes. I have to hide my card now.

Stacy 22 August, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Thank you ladies! I now have Chrome installed (you all must think I live in the dark ages 🙂 I had fun playing on Koyudo! So much easier for me in English! I’m with you guys… some J Series brushes, maybe some Suqqu and then maybe a break for a month 🙂

Poor Sonia… You will have a lot of writing and photography to do!!!!! Actually poor boyfriend!!!!!

I will speak for all of us though when I say we can’t wait!!!

Nikoleta: J125 is on my list too. I am going back over it one more time…..

Nikoleta 22 August, 2012 - 2:59 pm

I wanted all the angled brushes but I’ll wait to see the quality of the two I took and i’ll take probably the 5523 when back in stock (I’ll wait for Sonia’s review 🙂

Jillian 1 September, 2013 - 10:40 am

Definitely adding this to my wish list too! I didn’t realize you were an NW 25 as well. Hopefully this will suite me as much as it does you. 🙂


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