Shhh! Don’t tell the BF, but I’ve found myself a new love, and it’s Taupe Secret. I’ve been raving about this one since I first swatched almost a month ago, and now it’s finally here!
The new Guerlain Écrin 1 Couleur. The box promises longlasting silky eyeshadow, and while I can’t tell you too much about the long last claim – I always wear primer – the one time I didn’t, but wore it on top of my Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel (that was back when I first swatched) it survived the trip home, complete with a sunny walk and several hours at the airport, not to mention the flight.
They’ve retained the gold case from the duo shades that everybody but me seems to dislike – I probably should dedicate a post to them – but the velvet pouch is gone. It didn’t really serve a purpose, because dust stuck to it like cray-cray, but I thought it a nice touch anyways.
The consistency is lovely, and it goes on very smooth. It’s almost like working with one of those hybrid products, because it’s so lovely to the touch. And I’ve said it before – these are the only accompanying sponge applicators I actually use.
The colour of Taupe Secret is the best part of it though. It doesn’t really look like much in the pan, but on the lids it’s a one shadow wonder. Fans of MAC Satin Taupe or Urban Decay Stray Dog, don’t despair. They are nothing alike, so you can have both. It’s a light taupe, quite close to my skintone, with a metallic sheen that serves to brighten and awaken my eyes in a minute. It doesnt even look like I’m wearing eyeshadow as much as my eyes just got their own lighting crew. It’s that kind of supermodel-glowy thing that you don’t know you’re looking at until you see the close-up.
Have you had a look at these new lovelies?