Second to Fall, Spring releases excite me. Soft and tender, there is an air of innocence that seems to resonate from the deepest recesses of my emotion. It’s a stark contrast from Fall’s dark and beguiling vibe; a tad hard to elaborate but if you are in touch with your inner self, I know some of you share the same affect.
Speaking of innocence, Guerlain Beauty is Spring-ready for us luxe makeup enthusiasts! Featuring six products from its Les Tenders Spring 2015 collection, I ordered Meteorites Compact 3 Medium and Kiss Kiss Lipstick in 560 Rosy Silk. Two bellas I am dying to try to perk me up from winter’s gloom.
If you love the cult-favorite meteorites but find the packaging too bulky and inconvenient to carry around for travel or touch-ups, you will be happy to know that they are now available in compact! I’m quite late to the party of meteorites but after my positive experience from last year’s holiday edition, I don’t mind adding this to my stash, here’s why.
Packaging-wise, Guerlain wowed me again in infinite proportion. While it’s made from plastic and prone to fingerprints, this silver compact is hefty, snaps magnetically and has decent-sized mirror. The velvet pouch is a nifty addition especially if you’re concerned with scratches and whatnot.
This powder compact comes in three shades: Clair/Light, Medium, Dore/Golden. I settled for Medium to be on the safe side as there are no Guerlain counters in my local Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom. This particular compact is supposed to render subtle illumination with its genius fusion of matte and pearly hues which reduce redness, color-correct, refresh and brighten the complexion. Swirled and buffed light-handedly on the face, it renders just the right amount of luminosity. I use it as a finishing touch to BB cream or foundation. It’s finely-milled and does not settle into pores, guaranteed. Similar to most Guerlain face products, this compact has that distinguishable tiare fragrance which I adore. In comparison to the original pearl meteorites ($60, 0.88 oz), this compact obviously cost more with less product in it ($62, 0.35 oz). It’s a marketing tactic for all you know, “reinvent the packaging and offer convenience as unique selling proposition”. After all, Guerlain has a loyal clientele base regardless. I bit the bullet expectedly.
If you know me well enough, I tend to gravitate towards vampy and dark lipsticks. However I’m also the type who axe my own predictability. Kiss Kiss 560 Rosy Silk seems to be the paradisiac hue to rock for spring, don’t you think so?
Gut-feel was wrong all along. While it appears to be a beautiful salmon pink with specks of gold, I didn’t like the combination of grit and slip on my lips. Wear time is short-lived, two hours at the most. While color choice is relative (you may like nudes more than I do), the formula used for Rosy Silk is certainly not the best out there. I love Guerlain lippies but Kiss Kiss Rosy Silk didn’t impress me.
|Meteorites Compact Medium (heavily-swatched), Kiss Kiss Rosy Silk (one pass)|
For my photo below, I am wearing Guerlain Lingerie de Peau BB Beauty under Meteorites Compact Medium and of course Kiss Kiss Rosy Silk lipstick, be my fabulous judge.
Ready to shop for spring makeups?