Saturday, August 1, 2009

Guerlain Terracotta Loose Powder Kohl Liner

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So I had been lemming this for quite a while, and finally decided to get it (it helped that I had a 10% off coupon, of course). I picked up both the Black 1 (deep charcoal black) and Brun 2 (golden brown).

What they say:
"An exceptionally elegant eye makeup innovation, this ultra fine, loose powder, with a touch of iridescence, can be applied as an eyeliner using the wand applicator or applied as an eyeshadow using the brush."

What I say:
Well, Brun had iridescence, but I really didn't notice it in the Black shade. The black applies more like a dark charcoal gray, and I had to reapply just to get it to really show up. On the other hand, Brun was stunning. While I also had to reapply, it came out much nicer, and looked great against my blue-green eyes. The powder was definitely finely milled, and even when I got it in my eyes, a couple blinks later, and it was gone.

Now, there are two ways to apply this, and since I have other pencils and the like to apply Western style, I stuck with the more traditional method (read: stick it in your eye, and pull). There are a lot of tutorials on youtube about how to apply, and I whole-heartedly think you should look them up if you are thinking of purchasing this product. Keep in mind, while the whole idea of sticking something in your eye might seem, well... wrong, it really feels not that different from applying pencil to your waterline, and is a whole lot faster. It seriously took me just a couple tries to get this right, and it never once hurt (even when I poked myself (cause I'm an idiot)). I do suggest that you give this a few tries before your big dinner date (or going out in general) so you know it looks good.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this product. Right now I'm debating between returning my black one in exchange for a backup of Brun, or buying the entire color range that I can get my hands on... too bad there's something called "needing food" and "not /needing/ makeup."



  1. the packaging is gorgeous!!
    i dont own anything from this brand as i generally buy just japanese brands but will check it out!

  2. It's a good brand, but definitely pricey. I had been interested in powdered kohl eyeliner for a long time, and had heard good things about this brand's version, or I probably never would have tried it myself. There is also L'Oreal's version, which I have yet to try out (and might be another post).

    Thank's for looking at my blog ^_^!