Will These Purples Catch Your Heart? Guerlain Attrape-Coeur Ecrin 4 Couleurs

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur quad FOTD

Purple eyeshadow lovers, here is something that’s calling your name! Besides the green and coral in Guerlain Coup de Foudre, Guerlain has a beautiful purple quad up their sleeve called Attrape-Coeur this season (501, limited edition. RRP in Belgium: 55,10 euros).

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur Ecrin 4 Couleurs comes in the same golden compact as the rest of Guerlain quads.

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur 501 quad


Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade 1 closeup


Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  1 swatch

The first shade in Attrape-Coeur is a pale iridescent mauve. The iridescent finish is rather unique and amazing. Shades in the purple family aren’t necessarily brightening enough for me to wear on my inner lids, but with this one I don’t have a problem at all. The texture is soft, but the color payoff is not the strongest I’ve seen from Guerlain. It can be built up though!

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  2,3 closeup

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  2 swatch

The second shade is an icy, frosty, shimmery white. The texture is soft, and the color payoff is decent. There is a little underlying sheerness that could be part of the design, and I didn’t experience any problems working with it. I was worried about this shade looking too stark on the lids, but in fact it is nicely brightening!

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  3 swatch

The third shade is a mid-to-dark toned red-based purple. It has shimmer and a soft satin finish. It feels slightly rougher and ever-so-slightly powdery, but the pigmentation level is good and I am glad it is very easy to blend.

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  4 closeup


Guerlain Attrape-Coeur shade  4 swatch

The fourth shade is a pink lavender. It has a satin finish, and it is very smooth and pigmented.

Here is all of them swatched together:

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur swatch

All in all I would say the only slightly troublesome shade to work with is the first one, though it can be built up. All of these blend extremely well, and I guess that’s why even though these shades stand out quite a bit, they work together seamlessly.

For the look I used the first shade on my inner third of the lids, the pink lavender on the middle third, and the red-toned purple on the outer third and into my crease. I highlighted my inner corners with the white and went over my lower lash line with the red-toned purple as well. I paired the look with Chanel Rose Initiale Joues Contraste and Chanel Fantasque Rouge Allure.

Guerlain Attrape-Coeur review


Guerlain Attrape-Coeur FOTD 01


Guerlain Attrape-Coeur FOTD


Bottom line: If you don’t mind working a bit with one shade out of the four, Guerlain Attrape-Coeur Ecrin 4 Couleurs is a quad that’s worth looking into. The colors are blendable and work seamlessly together for a soft spring look that is very eye-catching. The combination is easier to pull off than it seems because the shades work together so well!

Have you seen Guerlain Attrape-Coeur around? Are you tempted by any of the two quads Guerlain put out this season? Do you wear purple eyeshadows often?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

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    • Sunny

      Thanks girly!

  • http://keepingupwiththekelly.wordpress.com Kelly

    I often wear purple eyeshadow, because it really suits my brown eyes.

    • Sunny

      Purple on brown eyes is a dream combination!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    that dark purple looks amazing :)

    • Sunny

      It has to be my favorite in the quad too!

  • http://www.glittergeek.ca Arianne

    I *adore* this colour palette on you Sunny! So sweet and sassy at the same time. :)

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Arianne! It does have a lot of personality!

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    You look mod, Sunny. I wouldn’t say it’s girly pretty, but like Twiggy-esque mod pretty. I like!

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks Lily! You have such an accurate way of putting it!

  • http://nails.blogmesin.com Rabbit

    What a lovely look! Your eye makeup is gorgeous!

    • Sunny

      Thanks so much! I like how it’s not completely over the top, but still the color is very much there :)

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com Ruby

    I love the way your eyeliner is drawn. :)

    I gave this palette a miss as I have too many purples in my stash.

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Ruby! You should take your purples out and some spring-inspired looks with them!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    AH HA SOMETHING I CAN SAFELY PASS ONNNNN. 😀 Purples don’t do much for me, but you do look SMOKING in this palette, Sunny! I’m trying to experiment more, but I think I’ll try that with something from the drugstore instead, haha.

    • Sunny

      Haha your wallet must have heaved a sigh of relief! Thanks, Larie! Actually I think the beauty of this quad is that it contains shades I wouldn’t normally be able to pull off (like that lavender), but it works well as a quad so it’s all good 😉

  • http://www.valleydollbeautyblog.blogspot.com ValleyDoll

    Guerlain quads are always soooo gorgeous ! You made a wonderful look.

    • Sunny

      Thanks Eva! With this quad it’s actually SO easy to put a look together. That’s why I love quads actually!

  • http://www.nymphette.be Marijke

    Loove the colours! Pretty look!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Marijke! They really work well together.

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    I really really love this palette on you hon! You made it work like wow! And it is so spring-y, love it!

    • Sunny

      Aww thanks Teri! I think the quad is just easy to work with to be honest!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com Claire

    wow, can’t believe how beautiful this palette looks on you! I was swatching it today, like 5 times, lol and it is truly amazing. I am still thinking: should I get it? should I not? I already have some blurple lavenders but oh well, guerlain makes me so weak, so weak, haha. It looks so pretty on you Sunny :)

    • Sunny

      Haha thanks so much Claire! If you own similar shades you probably don’t “need” this, but I like how a quad makes things so much easier! No need to pull out many different things!

  • http://www.project-swatch.com Emi at Project Swatch

    I love the purples on you :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks Emi! I bet Attrape-Coeur will look good on you too!

  • http://mylucitedreams.com Taylor

    The finish looks very smooth and silky, I quite love it on you. I actually have been craving purple as of recently which is different for me. The Guerlain packaging is just so exquisite!

    • Sunny

      Thanks Taylor! You should check this one out! I bet it’ll look great with your green eyes!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com Joyce (bronzerbunny)

    i love the liner action on this look! (also, i’ve been meaning to tell you that for days, as I get the emails for your blog too, and i look at all the pretty pictures and then think about telling you thins and then sometimes forget when i’m on the computer LOL)

    • Sunny

      LOL thanks Joyce! It definitely took some practice but MOST of the time I can do it right nowadays 😉

  • http://www.peggytimmermans.be/blog Peggy Timmermans Visagie

    This is definately my fav one of the two, i’m just not so into green i guess. I love that ‘difficult’ shade, it has some pearl in it which i like very much!

    • Sunny

      Haha yes I know what you mean! It’s iridescent and so pretty.