Now This Is What I Call a Fun Quad! Guerlain Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs

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Guerlain always does things a little unexpectedly. When everyone else is doing soft pinks for spring, we’re getting green, coral, and purple from them. Of course I can’t complain, since I happen to be major fans of these colors. When I saw Guerlain Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs (502, limited edition. RRP in Belgium: 55, 10 euros), I knew if I had to pick one piece from the collection this would be it! It truly is love at first sight!

Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs packaging

Guerlain Ecrin 4 Couleurs comes in a luxurious-looking gold compact as well as a black velvet pouch.

Guerlain Coup de Foudre label

Guerlain Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs

Coup de Foudre has an interesting color combination. There is nothing neutral or safe about this one, though the colors work together easily.

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Guerlain Coup de Foudre swatch 01

The first shade is a khaki, copper, and antique gold rolled into one. It is shimmery with a metallic sheen, and the texture is amazingly soft. Just one swipe will give you great color payoff, and the color goes on really smooth!

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Guerlain Coup de Foudre swatch 02

The second shade is a reddish coral with golden shimmer. The color payoff is great, though it is slightly drier and somehow powdery. The good news it blends very easily. A bit too easily somehow, and if you want it to really show you might have to go back after you have decided where you want it. However, since it is such a bright pop of color, I don’t necessarily see it as a bad thing. Imagine having a shade like this that is crazy pigmented and not so blendable — don’t you smell trouble?

I have also tried to use this as a blush and it works! Now do remember that it is slightly powdery, so the blush brush picks up quite a bit of color with a light tap. It is slightly more shimmery than what I am used to, but not something that will sink into pores and stress them. I do have to make more effort blending it, as a blush, but it can be done and I do like how it looks on my cheeks. It has amazing lasting power as well. I wore it for 9 hours, and it was still very much intact by the time I decided to remove my makeup!

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The third shade is a frosty seafoam green. Again, this shade is soft and buttery with excellent color payoff. Very impressive! Generally speaking I avoid using non-neutrals in my inner corners, but this coordinates well with all the other shades, doesn’t stand out too much, and it is brightening.

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Guerlin Coup de Foudre swatch 04

Last but not least, we have a gunmetal gray with a blackened green sheen. This shade has a slightly harder and drier texture, and it benefits from a little layering. However, it is rather easy to work with and build up. Do note that at least for me, I have to cover my dark circles particularly well if I want to use this shade on my lower lash line. Otherwise, for some reason it makes them look darker than what they are!

Here is all of them swatched together:

Guerlain Coup de Foudre quad swatch

There are many different ways to use this quad, and I am showing you two looks here.

For the first one, I used the khaki/copper/antique gold all over my lids, the seafoam green in my inner corners and patted onto the center of my lids, and the gunmetal gray on the outer corner/over my lower lash line:

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Guerlain Coup de Foudre FOTD look 1 01

The second time I got a little bolder. I had to see how this coral would work on me! It turned out to be pretty easy breezy to be honest.

I used seafoam green for the inner half of my lids and in my inner corners, the coral on the outer half, the khaki for my outer v, and the gunmetal gray on my lower lash line. I also used the coral as a blush:

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Guerlain Coup de Foudre FOTD look 02 02

Guerlain Coup de Foudre FOTD look 02 01

I don’t know about you, but this coral is really not as shocking as I thought it would be. I am not going to pretend you can easily incorporate it into your office looks, but it would be fun for any other occasions!

Bottom line: Guerlain Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs packs an amazingly fun color combination. Two out of the four shades have excellent quality, the coral is slightly powdery but the payoff is excellent, and the gunmetal gray can be built up easily. All in all I would recommend the quad. For more conservative occasions, you can always use the coral as a blush instead!

Have you seen Guerlain Coup de Foudre Ecrin 4 Couleurs? Coral on the lids, yay or nay? Last time I tried coral on my lids I wasn’t too convinced (it was with Guerlain Les Fauves Ecrin 4 Couleurs). Either I have become more open-minded or the greens in this one really help!

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    SUCH a fun, fresh look for spring, Sunny–love it! I really like the added coral and fresh green, I think this is a really unique, pretty eyeshadow palette! 😀

    • Sunny

      I agree, Becca! There are SO many ways of using this one too. It’s pretty versatile!

  • beauties

    the coral colour is my favourite :)

    • Sunny

      It is so unexpected and fun!

  • Meryl @ Memoiselle

    The khaki and the frost green are very nice! I immediately falling in love with this palette and would really love to have this one. Guerlain palette looks very luxurious too as always!

    • Sunny

      Hey Meryl, keep me posted if you get it! This is also a love at first sight for me :)

  • Marla

    Beautiful shades and I love that compact. That green shade is particularly beautiful on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much Marla!

  • Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I haven’t got this yet! *grabby grabby hands!* And you look lovely, Sunny. Wear this more often!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Lily! I hope you’ll be able to lay your hands on it soon!

  • Icaria

    Love, love, love! The green is amazing & looks great on you. It’s really a great combination of colors.

    • Sunny

      Thanks girl! It is so much fun, and I definitely learnt to love coral on my lids with this!

  • petra

    So pretty!! Love the colors, and they look perfect on you!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Petra! Spring is getting more fun with Guerlain!

  • ValleyDoll

    Ooh such lovely spring colors ! I would totally wear this to the office !

    • Sunny

      I agree! Actually I don’t think the greens in this one are too shocking at all!

  • Teri

    I love the second look so much! That khaki shade is so gorgeous :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Teri! That khaki almost single-handedly makes this quad worth it!

  • Jasmine @ themakeupfile

    I love every single color in this quad! Yum! I’d wear this to dinner at the island while drinking a glass of wine. Fancy :p

    • Sunny

      Haha I’d wear this to a spring picnic or something even 😉

  • Anne

    I love that first look, Sunny!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Anne! I like this quad because even I can come up with several looks with it LOL

      • Anne

        Sheesh, don’t tempt me, don’t tempt me! :)

  • Isabelle

    Oh whaw, talk about impeccable pigmentation!

    • Sunny

      Yup except for the darkest shade (though only a bit of layering is required) everything else is really pigmented!

  • Claire

    LOVE CdF!! it is so smooth and pigmented, and the coral there isn’t that scary 😀 great swatches Sunny and perfect shape you did (look). And as always, I adore your liner <3

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks so much Claire! That coral is surprisingly easy to wear. Not that I’ll start using coral on my lids every day, but with this quad it’s so much fun!

  • Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    Those colours suit you very well, i’m more into the purple palette! Pigmentation is great as usual!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Peggy! I’m finally going to give Attrape-Coeur a go tomorrow. I hope the colors won’t turn out too stark against my skin tone!

  • Larie

    I really like the color combination in this quad! That coral is stunning. Guerlain is not really in my budget right now, though, and I’d like to see if I could maybe pull colors like this from my own stash!

    • Sunny

      I agree, Larie! I’d love to see you dupe this palette!

  • Kate

    I love the second look in particular, you look like such a mischievous sprite 😀

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Kate!!! That coral is SO much fun!

  • Kelly

    Guerlain has the most beautiful packaging I’ve ever see. I would buy this palette just for how it looks.

    • Sunny

      Haha that I agree! What’s inside is even better though!

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    AHHH this is the green shade on your eyes in the Chanel Accessoire post hahaha! Man, Guerlain palettes are fast becoming my faves and this one looks so pretty on you! LOVE the green a lot! But another coral is something I don’t really need haha since I have so many now!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Tracy! I have many coral blushes and lipsticks, but this is the first coral eyeshadow that I fell for! For some strange reason it’s so “natural” on the eyes!

  • Maggie

    Ahh! *insert Rae-style flail here*

    Moss greens AND coral?? As if I wasn’t lemming this quad already!

    I love the way you did the second look here especially. It looks deliciously spring-like, without a true pastel anywhere.

    • Sunny

      Haha I like your flail! Thanks so much Maggie! I’m glad it doesn’t contain pastel either, because I don’t pull pastels off as well!

  • Jenni@lifeandlensofbeauty

    you have done gorgeous looks with this quad!! I love guerlain quads but was not sure whether coup de foudre would actually work on asian skins, and now you showed me it could!!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Jenni! Coup de Foudre will definitely work on light-to-medium warm-toned skins, so give it a swatch!