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Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Exotic Orchid (214)

Guerlain Exotic Orchid (214) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.2 oz.) includes four shimmery eyeshadows that ranged from softer, more pearl-like shimmer to brighter, more sparkly and metallic finishes. Three of the four shades were very pigmented, while one was sheerer, but they were all blendable, sat well on bare skin, and lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of wear.

Ingredients

Exotic Orchid #1

Exotic Orchid #1 is a deeper, slightly subdued, copper with warm, reddish-brown undertones and a pearly sheen.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Ciate Love Letter (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Melt Cosmetics Crush (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • Terra Moons Spiked (P, $6.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Leopard Sun #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop DJ (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (95% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Cheers (LE, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop TTYN (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Vintage (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Bay Watch (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • LORAC Rust (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “intense pigments for long-lasting color” across four finishes: “intense satin,” “deep matte,” luminous metallic,” and “radiant pearl.” The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn’t feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the “radiant pearl” finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The “deep matte” finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense–firm but not stiff–and blended out well as they “melted” on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Exotic Orchid #2

Exotic Orchid #2 is a light-medium, peachy-brown with warmer, more orange-leaning undertones with a pearl finish.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Bird Brain (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar).
  • ColourPop 1971 (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Phytosurgence Potent Petal (P, $17.07) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Basic Instinct (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • NARS Envious (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Guardian Angels (DC, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop The Twins (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Blushed (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Hoot N Holler (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “intense pigments for long-lasting color” across four finishes: “intense satin,” “deep matte,” luminous metallic,” and “radiant pearl.” The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn’t feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the “radiant pearl” finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The “deep matte” finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense–firm but not stiff–and blended out well as they “melted” on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Exotic Orchid #3

Exotic Orchid #3 is a rich, deeper red with warm undertones and fine gold pearl woven throughout a soft, metallic finish.

  • Opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, almost cream-like, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Pat McGrath Blitz Bordeaux (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Gash (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Afterparty (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Danessa Myricks Medallion (P, $18.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Crimson Fire (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Raw Power (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Peace of Mind (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “intense pigments for long-lasting color” across four finishes: “intense satin,” “deep matte,” luminous metallic,” and “radiant pearl.” The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn’t feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the “radiant pearl” finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The “deep matte” finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense–firm but not stiff–and blended out well as they “melted” on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Exotic Orchid #4

Exotic Orchid #4 is a rich, medium-dark gold with strong, warm undertones and a sparkling, lightly metallic finish.

  • Medium coverage applied dry, opaque coverage applied damp
  • Softer-press compared to other shades
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8 hours of wear on average)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Rare Beauty Pure (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Give the Brut (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Harmony (LE, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • ColourPop On Time (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Under the Ground (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Gold Star (Get That Coin) (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Too Witty (LE, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Citrus Squeeze (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Citrus Squeeze (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace The Dream (PiP, $6.25) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to have “intense pigments for long-lasting color” across four finishes: “intense satin,” “deep matte,” luminous metallic,” and “radiant pearl.” The majority of the shades were quite pigmented applied dry, but it seemed, by texture and look of the pan, to be a wet/dry formula to me, so I tried them damp as well. I didn’t feel like using them dampened was necessary except for a few of the “radiant pearl” finish shades, which had more shimmer/sparkle.

The “deep matte” finish tended to have a firmer and more cream-like feel, so using a denser brush to pick up to apply and diffuse color was best, while the other finishes were more moderately-dense–firm but not stiff–and blended out well as they “melted” on my skin. The eyeshadows lasted around eight hours on me before showing signs of fading with a few getting closer to nine hours of wear.

Browse all of our Guerlain Ombres G Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopherol, [+/- Ci 77491, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)].

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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