Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

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Christmas came early to TheFabZilla headquarters, thanks to Mrs.Claus for convincing Santa that a hardworking woman named Kathryne deserves the new Guerlain Holiday 2014 Palette Petrouchka, so much so that it’s no longer a battle between need vs. want.  “Enjoy your new palette. xox, Mrs. Claus. PS. ‘thought you’ll love the lippy too

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Tell me I wasn’t dreaming! Drool-worthy in astronomic proportion, my excitement can’t be contained the moment I laid eyes on these beauties. I mean look at Palette Petrouchka ($90, limited edition, Sephora online only), from the gold packaging to its tiered presentation, holiday luxe is in the air zillas!

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

From the words of Mrs.Claus “I chose this palette for you Kathryne because it has everything you need, five sheer iridescent eyeshadows that are perfect for the holidays: champagne, gold, copper, brown, taupe-brown; a mirror big enough for your touch-ups; and four mini-blushes to play with”. Vixen, our makeup-loving reindeer said not to throw that red ribbon away, wear it on you wrist or hair my special Guerlain-loving child”.

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Mumbling and teary-eyed from sheer happiness, I wrote back:

Dear Mrs. Claus,

You definitely know how to make a woman happy. I took photos right away, ultra-careful not to make the slightest dent. I hesitated touching it because it’s a collector’s item but I’m sure you understand that I run a beauty blog so here are my thoughts on Palette Petrouchka….

All five eyeshadows swatched beautifully as captured in the photo. Applied over an eye primer, I had no creasing problems throughout the day. They feel soft and buttery, something I expected from a designer brand. I believe women who prefer warm neutrals will like this palette more. The darker hues are my favorite (chocolate brown and taupe brown), followed by copper. Gold is quite a dud because it had fallouts despite tapping and applying it wet. The blushes are so pigmented but indeed tiny so I had to use a small or pointed brush to make it work. I tried blending all shades using a larger powder brush but I didn’t like the aftermath so I’m sticking with individual shades. Consistent with all Guerlain products, this palette smells divine, mildly-fragrant but never migraine-inducing. Overall, the main selling point of Petrouchka is the perfectly-coordinated eyeshadows and operatic packaging, as inspired by its iconic fragrance Coquer D’Or.

P.S. I’m too old for bows but tell Vixen that I did wear the red ribbon today….

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Finally, here’s my FOTD feat. Palette Petrouchka… I used all but gold for my eye makeup and light-handedly applied coral blush on my cheeks. I kept it subdued but promise I’ll do a dramatic look one of these days…

Guerlain Holiday 201, Palette Petrouchka,  Review, Swatch, Holiday Must-Have

Again, thank you Mrs. Cla……..
6:45am, alarm clock cuts on….. wow, that was one magical dream!
Truth is, thanks to myself for gifting myself this early. Now that’s more like it, haha!

What’s the most recent gift you gifted yourself with? I know I’m not alone!

Kathryne

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