That pink shadow trying to steal the spotlight in Guerlain’s new Crazy Paris Eye Palette? — yep, I’m a believer. It’s surprisingly wearable.
That’s one of the things I think Guerlain does really well — make eye-catching colors wearable. They can take kinda kooky, crazy eye colors and transform them into colors I actually feel comfortable wearing around town.
It’s a rare form of makeup magic.
The re-opening of Guerlain’s flagship boutique at 68 Champs-Ã‰lysÃ©es in the dazzling City of Lights inspired the $86 Crazy Paris Eye Palette and the rest of the 10-piece Crazy Paris Holiday collection.
I won’t claim to understand how they do it (because it’s obviously magic), but in the case of the pink shadow here, one of four shimmery shadows in the palette, they dialed down the opacity a bit, leaving just enough pigment to maintain its power, but not so much that it overwhelms.
And then there’s the bodacious, buttery blending. I barely have to flick my wrist, and the pink practically melts into the other eyeshadows — a shimmery copper, shimmery golden beige, and shimmery white gold.
One word: wow.
Be sure to tap off your brush first, though, as I’ve observed some minor fallout (a little annoying, considering the price)…
In addition to the shadows, the kit contains two wet/dry powder eyeliners in matte black and matte grayish taupe and, yup, they’re just as buttery.
Guerlain created the Crazy Paris Palette (I keep wanting to type “Crazy Pants,” haha!), which they envisioned as a complete eye kit, with flexibility in mind. It’s designed it to go from office party to a night on the town, and I can totally see myself dressing it up or down, depending on its use.
If only it came with a matte brown (for popping into the crease) to add depth and to contrast with the shimmers, but that’s just my wishful thinking/personal preference…
If you’re all about full-time, full-on shimmer, you should be good to go.
Guerlain is one of the more expensive makeup lines, and Crazy Paris is a downright splurge, but I do believe you get a luxurious dose of easy-to-blend, surprisingly wearable shadows and liners for the price.
Nothing here seems wasted — not even the pink. But for $86, uh…that’s expected.
PRICE: $86 (WOW!)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Guerlain counters in Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom and Neiman Marucs stores; coming soon online
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