Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo in #04 Two Gossip from Fall 2013 Violette de Madame Collection

Is Guerlain's new Duo Eye Shadow in #06 Two Parisian (reviewed here) not vivid enough for you? Or you don't like glitter on the eyes and would like to try another duo of their new range? Today I got another Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo to show you, #04 in Two Gossip.


Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo in #04 Two Gossip

Just like #06 Two Parisian, #04 Two Gossip also has a sleek metal case. The upper lid is fixed on the shorter edge which gives the classic design of Guerlain's eye shadows a chic and modern touch. I also found this approach more practical for those of you who would like to use the mirror inside the cover for touch-ups.


Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duos in #04 Two Gossip (front) and #06 Two Parisian (back)

Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo #04 in Two Gossip has two textures, a satin almost metallic yellow gold and a deep vivid matte purple. Since I like matte colors giving more of a depth on the crease and smokiness along the lash line along with the fact that I can't resist purple eye shadows, this duo was my second choice among eight new Duos of Guerlain's new permanent line.


Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo in #04 Two Gossip

I have taken photos with direct sun and indirect light for you to have a better feeling of the colors. Gold shade appears very much yellow, also once applied to the lids, which makes this combination rather a royal and oriental one, maybe something for a festival, for Christmas or for an exotic summer evening.


Swatches of Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo in #04 Two Gossip indoors and outdoors

It reminds me of something like this...

Gold-on-Purple seamless Indian pattern with dots (source)

Considering I had almost 10 minutes in the morning for the following make-up, we can say that the shades both applied well without any issues. I haven't experienced fall out with darker shade (purple one) but it was a bit drier in texture compared to the gold one. Matte shades generally tend to be more drier to touch so I usually don't worry about it too much as long as it applies beautifully like this one. 


Application notes:
I used the gold shade all over as base and defined the crease and the lower&upper lash line with purple. I also used a vivid purple eye liner by Urban Decay to line my lower waterline and finished the eyes with plenty of mascara. To achieve the following look was quick and easy.


In action: Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duo in #04 Two Gossip

Final thoughts: Guerlain's Fall collection still haven't arrive to Germany so I couldn't dip my fingers in those eye shadows to give you a full review. Considering only two of Guerlain Ecrin 2 Couleurs Eye Shadow Duos I tried, I liked the new line. I unexpectedly fell in love with the resulting look using #06 Two Parisian. One I showed you today, #04 Two Gossip, is also an interesting alternative for purple lovers. Since both of the shades are very vivid, gold being rather yellow and purple being really vibrant, I can see myself wearing this one to rather special occasions. Shade combination looks also very X-massy to me. 

Do you like this color combination? Where would you wear it?

13 comments

  1. this matte purple is beautiful! I don't like this combination though because I don't like yellow (yes, I'm picky:P)

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    1. Hi Caise, you are right yellow is difficult to pull off, also for me. But I think this kind of good would make your blue eyes pop, just saying ;-))

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  2. Gold und Lila steht Dir ausgezeichnet! Gott, hast Du damit grüne Augen! Wunderschön!

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    1. Vielen Dank. In der Regel fuehle ich mich mit etwas zurueckhaltende Lila Farben besser am alltag aber diese Duo hat schon was ;-)

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  3. Fantastic colors. Cannot wait to try them on myself. I loved your Two Parisian Look. Also, thanks for a honest review for the blush from this collection. You've saved my money :)

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    1. I am happy if it was helpful. I like both of the duos I have. I wished I saved the blush and got more duos LOL.

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  4. The colours really suit you :) I bought one of the new duos last week and really didn't get on with it at all, so hoping its just the shade I got (Two Rock) x

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    1. Two Rock may really be a little tricky, since the darker shade has glitter. I think they thought you should use the darker shade on the lid and the lighter shade pass the crease and on the inner corner? It really looks like an experimental duo LOL. Anyway I am going to check those out once they arrive here, still there is no indication. I am waiting on your post about Two Rock...

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  5. Your eye make up look makes me wanna get this eyeshadow duo. The swatches outdoor looks amazing and I just love the purple shade!

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    1. Hi hi Memoiselle!
      If you like vibrant purples, you should definitely not pass on this one. It gives you easy purple smokey eye :-))

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  6. this is my favorite color combo of the entire range! Love love love how it looks on u!

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    1. Hi Silverkis,

      thanks so much!
      I think it is a bit more "crazy" than I used to wear daily but all in all I like it too :-)

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  7. how does this purple compare to attrape coeur? thanks!

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