This is the last post in a series about Guerlain’s recently-released single eyeshadows, featuring L’Instant d’un Rêve (The Instant of a Dream) (Ombre Eclat 1 Couleur L’Instant D’une Reve) ($35). This one is also packaged in the irregular-square shaped bit of luxury, with the full mirror and little sponge applicator.
This is a soft brown that borders on taupe, with small multi-colored micro-sparkles. It is one of those shadows that you can use up without really thinking about it, because it’s such a nice basic color. I wore this as a single-color lid wash a few days last week–it looked quiet, subtle, polished and effortless. I paired this with a matte ivory brown bone color, and either a black or dark brown eyeliner. It’s a basic go-to eyeshadow that has a very pretty, glowy look to it. You can be confident that this is always going to look appropriate. On the other hand, it doesn’t have the drama of the greens, blues and oranges —but I’m pretty sure that goes without saying.
Here is a swatch on the left, together with a comparison with Guerlain’s L’Instant d’un Emotion reviewed here:
The application is beautifully smooth and creamy for a powder eyeshadow. Like the others, the pan is large enough (.12 oz. 3.6g) to last a long time. Here is a comparison with a few other browns from my collection so that you can see the type of brown more clearly: the brown side of Chanel’s Brun Express Irreelle Duo, MAC Brun and Shu Uemura’s ME Brown 810:
Lovely, yes? It’s amazing how many shades of “brown” there are!
For reference, here are links to the remaining two in this series: The shimmery-sparkle white L’Instant d’une Caresse and the white-peach shimmery smooth L’Instant d’un Baiser.
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