To be honest, I can’t quite figure out why Guerlain Bronze Ora Iridescent Eyeshadow isn’t all over the blogosphere already. I mean, have you seen how stunning and complex this shade is? The dimension Bronze Ora creates single-handedly will definitely make people think you’re at least wearing a trio!
Guerlain Bronze Ora Iridescent Eyeshadow (Fard Métal) comes in a plastic tube. It contains 0.7 grams (0.02 oz) of product and goes for 30,81 euros here.
The packaging of Guerlain Bronze Ora Iriduescent Eyeshadow is something I haven’t seen before. As you twist the cap open, it bounces up. It doesn’t literally separate from the tube, and I only occasionally notice a tiny trace of powder flying out.
Once you pull the cap off, you see the sponge applicator. Applying with the applicator is easy, but I would suggest blending with an eyeshadow brush. You might get a tiny bit of fallout during application, but it can be wiped away really easily (the eyeshadow doesn’t have a sticky texture or micro-glitter that will stick to the skin). Bronze Ora is extremely pigmented and silky soft. It requires next to no blending. Because of the complexity of the shade, it plays a lot with the light to create incredible dimension on its own!
Left: one pass straight from the applicator. Right: blended out
It would be too simplifying to say Guerlain Bronze Ora is a bronze. It is so much more than that! Sometimes I think I see a bit of taupe, and it is incredibly sparkling. Not too sparkling for me to wear on a daily basis though, which is a bonus! Without a primer, Bronze Ora lasts on my lids for 5 hours. With a primer, it can safely hold up for 10.
For the look, I used Bronze Ora on its own all over my lids with a bit of Bobbi Brown Wheat blended into my crease area. As you can see, it definitely looks like I’m wearing more than one shade! It reminds me of how the combination of Burberry Pale Barley and Edward Bess Cosmic Bliss looks on me, or maybe how they layer over Laura Mercier Sand Glow.
I also have Terra Ora Sculpting Powder Contrast Highlighter Face and Décolleté and Corail Ora Shine Automatique on. They will both be reviewed soon!
Bottom line: I have nothing but love for Guerlain Bronze Ora Iridescent Eyeshadow! The shade is complex so it functions well on its own, and it is sparkling but not over the top. I am pretty sure I’ll wear it often! I know the packaging is a sore point with some, but I personally don’t have any problems with it. It would be great if Guerlain had thrown a little more into the tube, but quality-wise there is nothing I can be picky about!
Have you seen Guerlain Bronze Ora around? Is it a shade that speaks to you? The bronzer is of course a dream piece, but if you could only get one piece from this collection, I would root for Bronze Ora!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx