Monday, June 27, 2011

guerlain meteorites illuminating and mattifying pressed powder

This is a long overdue review for this powder... I have had this for months and all I can say is that it is an amazing setting powder.  I have the shade Teint Dore 03, which is the darkest of the 3 shades available.  Now with that said, I might as well disclose the negative: limited shades.

It comes in a lovely compact, though similar to hefty the Meteorites Voyage compacts in appearance, this one is a lot lighter in weight and the compact is made out of a plastic material.  Surprisingly enough, this is the only Guerlain pressed product that I have come across with that did not come in the heavier metal casing.  With the exception of course of the Terracotta Bronzers which come in tortoise-shell colored compacts.

The powder is very finely milled.  The coverage is minimal and the pigments are light.  The shade Teint Dore will suit medium skin tones, and although the second shade, 02 Teint Beige, will match my skin tone as well, I opted for the darker shade, as it is the perfect color for setting BB Creams which tend to run very light.  

The powder is imperceptible on the skin and leaves a matte, yet glowing finish after applied.  It takes down the shine on dewy bases and never looks cakey.

I have tried to wear this alone, but there is not much coverage to the powder.  It is really just meant for setting foundations and other bases.

As you can tell by the photo above, this powder is well-loved.  I keep it in my makeup bag as well.. it never looks heavy when used for touch-ups.  It is touted as "illuminating" and "mattifying" -- mattifying to certain degree.  I still have to blot after a few hours after using this product.  Overall, I just adore this product.  It is easy to work with and looks great on the skin.  If your skin tone is darker than (MAC) NC42, do stop by a counter and try on the darkest shade to make sure the powder does not look chalky on your skin.

I also did not swatch the product as it blends so well on the skin, and did not show on photographs even with a heavy swatch.


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