A beautiful black lacquered makeup palette for the eyes and lips containing a combination of sophisticated makeup essentials. This collector’s palette draws inspiration from the art of calligraphy and Asian beauty rituals. With two dramatic shades for the lips combined with three iridescent eye shadows, the ingeniously designed palette provides all your essentials in one place. A matte black powder liner is also included and can be used wet or dry to create an unforgettable gaze.
Guerlain’s collector’s palette–the Liu Eye & Lip Calligraphy Palette–is part of the company’s Holiday Liu Collection. The palette contains two (2) lipstick colors, four (4) eye shades, and two (2) miniature applicators.
This palette comes in a black compact made of reflective plastic, which unfortunately means that fingerprints will stand out on the outside of the packaging. The palette flips open to reveal the colors inside and a full-sized mirror. The top of the palette has “Liu” in gold on it.
The eye shadows are slightly buttery and apply smoothly on the skin, even though the formula seems just slightly crumbly when you pick up the shades with a brush. You get a very, very pale gold, a bronze, a khaki-sand, and a matte black. You can use the matte black as either a liner or as an eye shade. The rest of the eye colors are shimmery without being glittery.
The lip colors have absolutely stunning pigmentation and color. You get a crimson-pink and a classic red. Both leave a satin finish. The colors leave a slight sheen, but are mostly matte. Both lipstick colors are opaque but still let some of your natural skin texture show through. The formula is not moisturizing, but also won’t dry your lips out. The formula is long-wearing, lasting a good three (3) hours or longer.
I’m quite impressed with this palette. All of the colors are classically beautiful and high-quality.
Ease of Use: 9.5/10
The eye shadow shades glide on smoothly and blend out evenly. The lip colors aren’t the creamiest, so applying them does pull at the skin, but the color you get is stunning and you don’t need to apply more than one layer.
Also be careful when you are picking up the eye shadows to swipe in the opposite direction of the lipsticks. Otherwise, you will get some of the eye shadow powder into the lipstick pans.
For $79.00 you get 0.19 ounces (5.6 grams) of shadow and 0.16 ounces (4.6 grams) of lipstick. Despite the high price tag, this is actually an average price for the amount of product you get with a high-end brand like Guerlain.
This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.