In the midst of the summer collection madness, Guerlain is launching a new mascara and 12 single eyeshadows on top. I’m sharing my first impression and swatches of 3 *Écrin 1 Couleur as well as *Cils d’Enfer So Volume with you today!
If you are familiar with Guerlain Écrin 2 Couleurs, you already know exactly what Écrin 1 Couleur (2 grams/0,07 oz. RRP in Belgium: 33,09 euros) looks like. I personally find the compact a little too big for a single eyeshadow, but I can see they want to keep it consistent. One thing worth noting is the fact that they do not come with a pouch. I wonder if Guerlain is going to phase the pouches out gradually (the new Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Powder Duo does not come with one, either). I never use these pouches unless it is a base product I actually carry (like Guerlain Les Voilettes and Lingerie de Peau Powder Foundation), but I kind of wonder why Guerlain is taking away an element that is typically associated with luxury makeup.
Enough dwelling on the packaging! Let’s take a good look at the three shades I received. There are 12 shades in total, and they are divided into three families (matte, metallic, and the satin). Guerlain claims these are long-lasting and silky. I am pretty sure they been reformulating their powder products, because the texture feels softer and less tightly-packed nowadays. These do have an almost creamy texture!
Guerlain Taupe Secret Écrin 1 Couleur (01):
Guerain Taupe Secret Écrin 1 Couleur swatch:
I really don’t have to try it on the eyes to tell you the quality is amazing! Taupe Secret is a sparkling, lighter, and more grey-leaning taupe. If you are interested, my buddy Siri has waxed lyrical about it here.
Brownie & Clyde (02) is a medium neutral brown with the smoothest of smooth texture!
Again, I basically don’t even have to try this on to tell you while the shade might not be unique, the quality is 100% there!
Blue’s Brothers (03) also has a very soft texture, but it seems a little drier than Brownie & Clyde. I’ll have to try it on and get back to you!
Guerlain Blue’s Brothers Écrin 1 Couleur swatch:
Oh and how can I forget about the new Guerlain Cils d’Enfer So Volume (RRP in Belgium: 34,12 euros)?
Cils d’Enfer So Volume has as rubber wand with short, spiky bristles. I typically do not get along quite as well with rubber wands, but I have been surprised before. The formula has a rose scent, and I think it’s promising how the wand doesn’t come out with too much mascara. Like most non-waterproof mascaras I have tried, it might take a week or two for the formula to dry out just a little and become optimal. I will keep you posted for sure!
Did you see anything you might be interested in here? Does the missing velvet pouch bother you? Have you tried any Guerlain mascaras? I like Noir G, love Cils d’Enfer, so I have high hopes for So Volume!