Today’s post is a quick comparison between the Guerlain quad in Turandot from the Holiday 2012 collection and the Le Métier de Beauté Kaleidoscope Eye Kit in Silk Road from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection.
Turandot ($59) is part of Guerlain’s permanent line and Silk Road ($95) is limited edition. I don’t think you can get it anymore, but if it helps, I got it from Neiman Marcus.
I noticed some similarities between these two palettes when I had already gotten them. I put off swatching them right next to each other for the longest time because I didn’t want to admit that I might have gotten two identical high-end eyeshadow quads.
Thankfully, they are different enough for me, personally, to not feel bad about purchasing both.
Both are limited edition. ETA: Turandot is not limited edition. Guerlain is cheaper at $59 but it comes with less product. I do like the more stark variation of Turandot when it comes to finishes, but I appreciate the “technology” of Le Métier de Beauté eyeshadows in that layering them yields different colors and effects.
Both seem to be perfect for warm-toned ladies, but Silk Road seems to be a tiny bit warmer, so maybe that might be helpful for you, in the offiest off-chance that you are picking between the two.
Guerlain’s animal testing policy is a little vague, stating that “no products put out in the market are tested on animals,” which means that it could still be testing its ingredients on animals. Le Métier de Beauté is cruelty-free.
Read more about my personal cruelty-free pledge here.