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Guerlain Metal Butterfly Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Metal Butterfly (555)

Guerlain Metal Butterfly (555) Ombres G Quad Eyeshadow Palette ($85.00 for 0.2 oz.) is a newer eyeshadow quad that included two more satin/pearl finish shades and two more metallic shades in a good mix of depth/undertone. Three of the four shades were really quite good, but the one that was less-stellar was still very good!

Ingredients

Metal Butterfly #1

Metal Butterfly #1 is a rich, deep brown with moderate, warm undertones and a faint, golden-shimmered pearl finish.

  • Semi-opaque coverage applied wet and dry
  • Moderately-dense, firmer but not stiff, no powderiness
  • Blendable, “melted” on skin for a smoother finish
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours of wear on average)

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

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

  • Too Faced Chestnut (LE, $16.00).
  • Chanel Quintessence #2 (LE, ).
  • LORAC Brown Sugar (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Choc Full (LE, $4.50).
  • Chanel Rêve d’Orient #1 (LE, ).
  • Melt Cosmetics CEO (LE, ).
  • Urban Decay Factory (PiP, $19.00).
  • Le Metier de Beaute Autumn Rust (LE, $30.00).
  • Anastasia Chocolate (Titanium) (P, $12.00).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth #3 (DC, $2.29).

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.

Metal Butterfly #2

Metal Butterfly #2 is a rich, medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a smooth, metallic 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 (8.5 hours of wear on average)

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

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.

Metal Butterfly #3

Metal Butterfly #3 is a darker, aged old with subtle, warm undertones and an intense, shiny metallic 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 (8.5 hours of wear on average)

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

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

  • MAC Barefoot (LE, $17.00).
  • Coloured Raine Lioness (LE, $6.99).
  • Tarte Go for the Gold (LE, ).
  • Melt Cosmetics Over Critical (LE, ).
  • Devinah Cosmetics Electroplate (PiP, $5.00).
  • MAC Sweet & Sour #1 (P, $21.00).
  • Dior Earthy Canvas #2 (LE, ).
  • MAC Marigold Digger (LE, $17.00).
  • Too Faced Golden Nugget (LE, $16.00).
  • Fyrinnae Luxury (P, $7.00).

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.

Metal Butterfly #4

Metal Butterfly #4 is a medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a satiny 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 (8.5 hours of wear on average)

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

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

  • Glaminatrix Bloom (P, $8.77).
  • ColourPop Peeps Pink (LE, $6.00).
  • Anastasia D4 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ).
  • Clionadh Kaleidoscope (P, $10.00).
  • MAC Supersweet #2 (LE, $21.00).
  • ColourPop Collective (PiP, $4.50).
  • Sydney Grace Temptalia (PiP, $6.25).
  • Too Faced Zsa Zsa (LE, $16.00).
  • ColourPop Not Playing (LE, $4.50).
  • Dior Blue Beat #1 (LE, ).

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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