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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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