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Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016
Guerlain Carousel Meteorites Pearls for Spring/Summer 2016

During summertime, Guerlain Météorites Pearls are reinvented in delicate, pastel colors. This limited-edition skin-enhancing harmony gently fades away imperfections and gives your complexion a fresh glow. Fuchsia revives; soft mauve catches the light; sunny yellow fights dullness; and pearlescent white reflects the light. Innovative stardust technology transforms UV rays into visible, soft-focus, perfect light, while the mix of harmonious shades tailors luminosity to your skin tone.

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Now online

The Details

Meteorites Pearls | $62.00 | Limited Edition

  • Carousel Fuchsia, soft mauve, sunny yellow, pearlescent white

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Guerlain Blackjack & Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil
Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a new formula launching this spring, which will be available in five shades. I tried two of the five, which are reviewed below. The formula is supposed to be long-wearing, water-resistant, creamy, and pigmented. This pencil will need to be sharpened and includes one with the pencil. They’re an average eyeliner; not bad, not ground-breaking–the wear is decent but pigmentation could be better. The texture is a cross between creamy and waxy, so they glide well but still deposit even, smooth color without a lot of work.

Guerlain Blackjack Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark black with a semi-matte finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage and lasted for eight hours on me. The consistency was creamy and smooth enough to glide on easily. Guerlain Black Jack (01) (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Swerve (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Black Brilliance (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Absolute Black (P) is warmer (90% similar). Stila Stingray (P, $22.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Blacktrack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Black Black (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $20.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M10 Matte Black (P) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Buxom Call Me (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Midnight (LE, $15.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Smolder (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Graphblack (P, $16.00) is darker, less glossy (85% similar). Urban Decay Perversion (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Engraved (P, $16.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Superfly (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Perfect Black (P, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Khaki Driver Kohl Contour Eye Pencil ($31.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and fine gold sparkle. It had semi-sheer color payoff in one pass, which was buildable to fully opaque color with three layers (this one is best applied in back-and-forth motions). The texture was smooth, creamy, and didn’t tug at the lash line. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Army Style (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Forever Green (P, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (17) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Roof Top Party (P, $10.00) is warmer (85% similar). L'Oreal Green Ivy (270) (P, $8.99) is darker, warmer (80% similar). bareMinerals 10AM (LE, $15.00) is darker (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O(vert) (56) (P, $25.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil Blackjack
Blackjack
Blackjack
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
Guerlain Kohl Contour Eye Pencil Khaki Driver
7.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
78%
Total

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Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Face Powder (Spring 2016)

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder ($59.00 for 0.30 oz. / $179.00 for 0.30 oz. in compact) is a translucent, cool-toned pink and lavender hue with a satin finish. Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Clair (02) (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Paloma Highlight (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forever Marilyn (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For spring, Guerlain released a new Meteorites Voyage powder, except that I’m not sure that it is genuinely new in terms of the shade. It also appears to be part of the permanent range, as it is available for purchase with the compact ($179) or as a refill/pan only ($59), which is how the Mythic/Voyage Powder was sold before. As far as I could tell, this is an updated representation of the previously released Mythic, but the color, application, texture, and appearance applied were nearly the same, except I think the new version is slightly smoother and more even and has a little less shimmer. The new version contains slightly more product (0.30 oz. compared to 0.26 oz.) and retails for $2 more ($59 compared to $57). According to the brand, my older version of Mythic had six correcting/illuminating shades while this one has five. Similarly, when I reviewed Claire last January, I also found that it was nearly impossible to tell the difference between that and Mythic on, so that is worth a look if you’re in the market for this type of product but want to get more for your money.

There’s a little more information with respect to the new version, and the powder is supposed to: correct and illuminate as a translucent, pressed powder that can be applied “to the entire face to fix makeup and improve hold.” The brand also suggests that you can highlight specific areas of the face by building up the product on the areas desired. It’s more of a slightly mattifying, brightening, and smoothing powder than a true highlighter, so I think if you were looking for a targeted highlighter, there are better optinos out there, but if you want a finishing or light setting powder, this might work for you. It extends the wear of my base products by one to two hours (but keep in mind, I have normal skin), but the wonder that I’ve always appreciated from the Meteorites Voyage powders has been how it blurs the skin and makes it appear smoother, more even, and a little brighter.

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Face Powder (2016) Mythic
Mythic
Mythic
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

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Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo
Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo

Guerlain Smile Rose Aux Joues Blush Duo ($62.00 for 0.21 oz.) includes a single pan split in half with a darker and lighter shade with both shades running on the warm side with soft shimmer. Despite sharing a physican pan, the darker shade seemed to have a significantly better, smoother texture, while the lighter shade was drier and harder to work with.

Smile (Left) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and subtle gold shimmer. The texture was soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to apply, while the color payoff was semi-opaque and buildable. On me, the blush lasted for eight hours before fading. Becca Snapdragon (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Coral (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Tongue Tied (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #410 HD Blush (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Fleeting Romance (P, $23.50) is lighter (90% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #2 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Supercontinental (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Ex (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Ecstasy (P, $40.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox Persimmon (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Colour Pop Never Been Kissed (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Modern Mandarin (P, $22.00) is warmer (85% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE) is lighter (85% similar). Becca Lantana (P, $32.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Jelly Fish (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Smile (Right) is a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It was much more powdery and drier in the pan, which made it harder to apply to the skin. I felt like I had to really pack it on to get noticeable color, and it required some extra patience to get even application of the color. I noticed fading after six and a half hours of wear. MAC Rosy Outlook (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Tres Fab (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC At Dusk (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Launch Away (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Lotus Blossom (LE, $40.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Floral Pink (844) (LE, $44.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Electra (LE, $35.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Give In Take Blush III (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Hamptons (P, $6.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Morning Rose (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Blush (LE) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Catrice La Vie En Rose (P, $5.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Rosewater (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Liberation (Left) (LE) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). Becca Camellia (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Rose aux Joues Blush Duo Smile
Smile
Smile
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
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Smile (Left)

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Smile (Right)

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Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow

Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow
Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow

Guerlain Enjoy Eyeshadow ($34.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium, buttery yellow with a satin finish. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (P) is darker (95% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Champs-Elysees (P) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Last Dance #1 (P) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Nectar (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be long-wearing and adhere well to the skin. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a soft, but dusty, consistency that adhered decently to bare skin but needs a primer to actually wear well. The dustiness of the texture made it harder to apply smoothly. On its own, I was only able to get six and a half hours of wear before it started to fade.

Guerlain Ecrin 1 Couleur Eyeshadow Enjoy
Enjoy
Enjoy
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

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Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection

Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection
Guerlain Spring 2016 Collection

In 1987, Guerlain, the architect of light, launched Meteorites: the first loose illuminating and color-correcting powder that came in the form of multi-colored pearls. One stroke of the brush and these pearls released a perfecting halo to bathe the skin with light and glow with ideal radiance.

There is no mistaking the enviable radiance of a woman’s skin when she looks well rested, healthy and vibrant. She has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. Today, Guerlain reveals the secret to her ethereal glow with a joyful, luminous and colorful 2016 Spring Collection.

Availability

January 2016

The Details

Meteorites Primer | $74.00

An essential skin-perfecting primer and ultimate radiance booster, Meteorites Primer reveals correcting and perfecting pearls of light in a fresh gel formula. Mattified and unified, the complexion is beautifully enhanced, even before makeup application.

Meteorites Voyage Powder Compact | $179.00

Guerlain’s most precious powder features a universal shadec omprised of 5 different micro-pearl colors to correct and illuminate all skintones. With a delicate sweep of the brush, these light, sheerp owders bathe the skin in an intangible veil of light. The result: even purer radiance and instant translucent luminosity. Hand-selected and weighed, the pearls are compressed to create a powder that perfectly fuses with the skin. Its ultimate color corrective shimmer, enriched with pink and white pearls, refreshes the shadow areas of face and directs light to the face’s most pronounced zones (cheekbones, nose, and forehead). The Météorites signature Stardust technology transforms the invisible UV light into visible and soft-focus perfecting light to fade imperfections and illuminate the face. And who can resist this stunningnewjewel-like silvercase adorned with such detail and artistry.

Le Crayon Yeux Water Resistant Long-Lasting Khol Liner | $31.00

Guerlain redefines the typical eye pencil and introduces its first-ever all-in-one liner and khol pencil with a water-resistant and long-lasting formula.

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Purple
  • Navy Blue
  • Khaki

Rose aux Joues Smile Blush Duo | $62.00 | Limited Edition

Accessorize your makeup bag with this perfect pairing of blush shades housed in a super chic metallic red compact and beautifully engraved with “SMILE”.

Ecrin 1 Couleur Enjoy Long-Lasting Eyeshadow | $34.00 | Limited Edition

  • Enjoy Buttercup yellow

KissKiss Lipstick | $37.00

  • Darling Baby Light and luminous pink
  • All About Pink Light and lustrous fuchsia

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