two more Guerlain powders ;)
Guerlain Poudre De Perles Pressée
it is already the "old version", still multicoloured, still with a screw cap. early next year, Guerlain will release a new formula for this, in a mirrored compact, and it will be only monochromatic (still in 3 different shades) as i can detect on preview pics.
this is a more travel-friendly version of the Météorites powder, but you pay more and get less for these (about 50€ for 10g).
it contains 4 colours:
- a satin light pink
- a matte light beige
- a slightly shimmery slightly darker beige
- and a slightly shimmery mint green in the center.
the shimmer of this powder is more detectable as a silky sheen, although at first it had a more shimmery overspray. it doesn't contain bigger sparkly bits as you can sometimes detect in the loose version.
i still like the loose version better, its packaging and the beautiful coloured pearls make using it such a joy!
you can totally use it on the entire face and not end up as a disco-ball. it is a finishing powder, not a highlighter.
as other Guerlain powders, this is also scented like Violets.
Les Voilettes Mineral
it comes in a round shaped golden plastic screw-top compact. i don't like the packaging very much, the gold looks beautiful and precious, but the material is light and ordinary, and the top is a little loose. inside everything is black, a black pouf (that's not the greatest quality, just like their Météorites poufs, but bigger and with a Guerlain band. in fact that's quite poor, because with a loose powder i would assume them to put a useable pouf inside.) and a black twist-to-open sifter.
but i really like what comes inside! this is the finest powder i have ever seen - it just melts into your skin and disappears instantly, leaving a silky finish (with no shimmer). you can use this powder either as a setting powder or build it up to use even as a light coverage mineral foundation. the powder is scented like Violets, again.
it would be a great powder for dry skins. with my oily skin, i don't find it enhancing the staying power of my foundations.
20g of this will set you back about 45€. it comes in 5 different shades, shade #02 Beige Clair would suit people about nc15-nc30 in MAC.
now we're done with Guerlain, next time let's move on to Kryolan, Kanebo/Sensai, Laura Mercier!