Guerlain's spring 2014 makeup collection, Meteorites Blossom, is without a doubt my favorite new release so far this year. In fact, I haven't loved a new makeup collection so much in a good while. Proof is that I hadn't bought a high-end eyeshadow palette in many months, but I decided to purchase Les Tendres. I felt like I couldn't pass on such a unique harmony of shades, despite its hefty price tag ($63 - are high-end eyeshadows becoming even more grossly over-priced or is it just me??).
Ecrin 4 Couleurs in Les Tendres is an eyeshadow quad containing a frosty minty green, a shimmery champagne beige, a satin medium taupe and a mostly matte plum with strong red undertones. The two lighter shades have a similar frosty finish but the mint is more opaque while the beige is sheerer. However on the skin, the mint shade is not quite as vibrant as it appears in the pan, it loses some of its green tones to look more like a greenish off-white. The taupe shade looks very brown (and sheer) when swatched on my arm, but it looks more true-to-pan when applied to my lids. The plum shade is a beautiful reddish purple, and although it seems to have some faint shimmer in the pan, I can't detect any pearl or sheen on the lid.