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Guerlain's Palette Sells Out Online; Should You Seek It Out?

Guerlain's Palette Sells Out Online; Should You Seek It Out?

I've been hearing a lot of buzz about the limited-edition Guerlain eye shadow palette that recently came out for Spring. And when you look at the Fleur de Feu palette ($57), it's easy to see why people are excited about it. Hervé Van Der Straeten, who designed Guerlain's lipsticks, created this quad of shadows, and the floral motif is gorgeous.

Fleur de Feu is sold out online, but this weekend I trekked to Bloomingdale's and had a look in person. Sorry to be a party pooper, but I don't think the product justifies the hype for this pricey piece. The untouched palette really is beautiful, but the tester that I tried had already lost its design. Without it, it's just another palette of four pretty colors, with a dusting of shimmery pink on top. If I were filthy rich, maybe I'd be sad about missing out on this item, but for now, life will continue on just fine without it.

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SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 8 years
sooo pretty! but i don't think i would use it... i would just look at it!
paramita paramita 8 years
Okay, this might sound silly, but the first time I saw the pattern, I thought it was a picture of the pink panther... The colors reminds me a lot of it, but mostly I think it's because yesterday I saw a really pink baby stroller with lots of pink panther logo on it *cringes*.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
very pretty, but not practical
creepupmytee creepupmytee 8 years
I agree with you, but it's SO NICE! just look at the flowers and casing. it's so feminine.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
i would never spend my money on this.
i-am-elle i-am-elle 8 years
Wow, looks very fancy! Love the floral motif design.
Madison222 Madison222 8 years
Its's $57 not $67...
emalove emalove 8 years
Very pretty, but I think some of these shades would make me look sickly. Pink shadow shades usually do.
iRose iRose 8 years
I only like the dark colour. The rest look typical.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Very gorgeous but I'll save my money...
Mintie Mintie 8 years
Yeh... those makeups with designs on them are placed just on top. They do not last beyond the first use. It is gorgeous tho!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
This is pretty - but not $70 worth of pretty. I like the color and the design is pretty, which makes it special, but after a couple of uses, like you said, the design would disappear.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
It's pretty, but like you said, the prettiness doesn't last very long - and the colors themselves aren't anything special. I did just drop almost that much for the new Bobbi Brown palette, but I know that I'll use that palette until it's gone (and then probably have a funeral for it). This... well, it looks nice. But that's not a reason to spend 70 bucks.
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 8 years
exquisite!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
It looks sooo cool. I love it.
karisaamy karisaamy 8 years
Pretty, but that doesn't mean it's going to be pretty on me. Thanks for the info Bella
x_juicyfruit x_juicyfruit 8 years
Wow, that's really pretty.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
It's pretty but way too pricey.
Belladelish Belladelish 8 years
I agree with you rock sugar! Ciao Bella!
Rock-Sugar Rock-Sugar 8 years
very pretty but I would never buy it. always open for gifts though *hint hint*
Swen Swen 8 years
*which is more THAN you can say
Swen Swen 8 years
Whooa that is so gorgeous! But you're right, it isn't practical. I definitely wouldn't pay that sort of money for it. The colors do seem really pretty and wearable, which is more you can say for a lot of palettes though.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
It is quite pricey...I have other make-ups I want to spend my money on!
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