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Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites
Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites

Guerlain Perles des Neiges Meteorites ($80.00 for 1.00 oz.) is described as a “frosted light, radiance, and iridescence.” It’s a translucent, gold-shimmered beige with a luminous sheen. Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $59.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Luxurious Beige (LE, $82.00) is darker, more pigmented (90% similar). MAC Too Chic (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Snowglobe (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Incandescent Strobe Light (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, more pigmented (90% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Highlight 01 (P, $40.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Cle de Peau Delicate Pink (14) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Perles de Legende (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Dore (DC, $58.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Meteorites is a cult-favorite, and I fully expect this one to fly off the shelves–despite its wallet-crushing price tag–because it’s one of the better ones released in the last few years. It’s packaged well with a plastic, snowglobe-like container that has a flattened bottom, so it will sit without rolling, but the top of the lid has a lightly frosted, translucent covering that shows the metallic gold design through it. It’s not cheap cardboard like a more recent release, and the amount of product you get is more in line with the Meteorites of years past. That being said, Meteorites are one of those products that some can’t live without and others apply and can’t figure out why anyone likes them at all. They’re best described as a finishing powder; if you think of them as an overt cheek highlighter, you’ll likely be disappointed. This year’s holiday edition has fine shimmer that creates a luminous glow when dusted all-over the face, but it can be built-up slightly for a more targeted highlight (it’s still not over-the-top). As you might expected, the effect on the skin is not substantially different between versions of the Meteorites except slightly in tone (often only visible on some skin tones). The powder adds enough luminosity to breathe life back into very matte foundations while blurring the skin slightly. The pearls give off product without having to jab at them, and they do just fine with even softer brushes and don’t kick up a lot of excess product. When I applied more heavily on my cheek bones (easier to see how it degrades over time that way), it lasted well for eight hours.

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Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015

Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015
Guerlain Winter Fairy Tale Collection for Holiday 2015

Imagine a quiet winter evening. Snow lending its brightness to the steel grey sky from which it falls. Snowflakes glistening as they float through the air and fall on the still ground beneath. These are the inspirations behind Guerlain’s much anticipated, limited edition Winter Fairy Tale Holiday 2015 Collection. The festive assortment captivates, dazzles and entices with its a stunning array of makeup and powders. Encased in whimsical, elegant packaging, this entire collection takes skin from dull and dry to radiant and glowing regardless of the cool winter weather.

Meteorites Perles des Neiges ($80.00) (Limited Edition)

For the first time, Météorites pearls transform into perfectly-sculpted white snowflakes to reflect the facets of a prism of light. When married together, the Météorites snowflakes and colored pearls give way to a wintry, wonderland finish of frosted light, radiance and iridescence on the face, neck and décolleté. The gorgeous packaging is hard to resist with its delicate white lacquering and subtle gold pattern.

Meteorites Voyage Enchante ($179.00) (Limited Edition)

This impossible-to-resist powder compact is sure to be a collector’s item. The lightweight, angelic white formulation softens the appearance of fine lines and imperfections leaving a more natural, radiant complexion. Sure to be the season’s must-have beauty essential, the Météorites Voyage Enchanté comes in a universal shade for all skin types and can be applied over foundation or worn alone.

Eye & Blush Palette ($90.00) (Limited Edition)

This exceptional gold palette has a little secret — two layers of stunning, must-have colors. The top compartment reveals an array of five iridescent eyeshadows to illuminate and sculpt, while the lower portion houses 2 matte blushes in rosewood and coral shades, and 2 pearlescent blushes in pink and iridescent red.

Rouge G Collector ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

As precious as a jewel, this Rouge G mirrored collector’s lipstick is decorated for the holidays and adorned in silver and white. A design composed of multiple snowflakes on the outside reveals an intense and sophisticated shade on the inside. The unparalleled creamy texture smoothes, moisturizes and plumps the lips.

  • 867 Merveilleux Rose

Maxi Shine Gloss d’Enfer & Maxi Velvet ($30.00) (Limited Edition)

This duo is destined for lifelong camaraderie. Introducing two new collectors’ shades for achieving sophisticated, sexy lips. Perfect when worn solo or partnered for greater impact. 2 limited-edition shades:

  • 902 Reflets ÉtoilĂ©s Glittering, glossy, transparent
  • M72 Fleur de Givre Sensual berry matte

La Laque Couleur ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

Festive all the way down to the fingertips, this nail lacquer offers perfectly even, long-lasting color and shine.

  • 903 Nuit Merveilleuse Electrifying and magnetic purple

AVAILABILITY | October 2015 at retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Saks

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Guerlain KissKiss Roselip Tinted Lip Balms

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip
Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip

Guerlain KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is new for fall, and it is designed to be a tinted lip balm that is supposed to hydrate, comfort, and protect the skin with a “subt[le] tint.” It’s available in six shades, and I have three of the six. While Morning Rose is said to be colorless, there is some color, but it was certainly the sheerest of the three I tried. The other two had more noticeable color–translucent, semi-sheer coverage. The formula is comfortable to wear with a very light tackiness and is moderately hydrating. It had a perfume-y scent but no discernible taste.

Guerlain Crazy Bouquet KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “delicious red.” It’s a brightened, candy apple red with warm undertones and a natural sheen. Swatched, it appears much more muted, but I think that is due to how the formula softens against the heat of the lips while the consistency adheres more to the lips than my skin. It had semi-sheer color payoff with a noticeable layer of translucency where the natural lip came through. The color lasted for four hours, and it was moderately hydrating–less than the best lip balm but more than your typical lipstick. Givenchy Rouge Atelier (302) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC 5 Alarm (LE, $17.50) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Slowburn (DC, $22.00) is brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Red Stiletto (P, $22.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Flaming Lips (LE, $20.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Cherry Glaze (LE, $20.00) is brighter, more pigmented (90% similar). Estee Lauder Envious (P, $32.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). Revlon Provocateur (135) (P, $8.99) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Morning Rose KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “colorless balm.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It is quite sheer, but it doesn’t seem totally colorless to me; on, it adds warmth and “darkens” my natural lips a bit. It lasted for three hours before it seemed to be mostly gone. The formula felt moderately moisturizing when worn. MAC Koi Coral (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, darker, more pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced Just Kissed (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Talkin' (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Touche (LE, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Nippon (P, $17.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC I'm In (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Peachykeen (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Guerlain Pink Me Up KissKiss Roselip ($37.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “very fresh pink.” It’s a soft, medium rosy pink with warm undertones and light shine. It had sheer color coverage–I think this one represented the idea of a subtle tint best of the three–that goes on evenly and smoothly without tugging on the lips. The consistency is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and moderately hydrating. It lasted for three and a half hours on me. Surratt Beauty Perfectionniste (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Roussy (426) (P, $37.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Streak (DC, $22.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Love Beam (LE, $20.00) is brighter, more pigmented (85% similar). MAC Out for Passion (LE, $20.00) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Top 5: Plum Lipsticks for Fall 2015

Here are five of my current favorite plum-hued lipsticks to get you thinking about fall! 🙂 What are your must-haves?

  1. Urban Decay Sheer Beso — a soft, pink-plum
  2. Maybelline Touch of Spice — a medium-dark rosy plum
  3. Bite Beauty Rosewood — a softened, medium rose plum
  4. Urban Decay Rapture — a brightened, pinky-plum
  5. Guerlain Air Kiss — a plummy brown with a luminous sheen

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Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush
Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush

Guerlain Pink Me Up Rose Aux Joues / Blush ($52.00 for 0.22 oz.) is a lightly brightened, medium pink-coral with very fine gold pearl. Stellar Beauty Beam (P, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hipness (LE, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Love Hangover (P, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Guerlain Ors et Merveilles #8 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Peach (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Dainty (P, $27.00) is lighter (90% similar). Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte True Love (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fun with Friends (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Flush (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Rose Glacier (170) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Pure Effect (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fox (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Blush (Original) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Holiday (P, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For fall, Guerlain has revamped their powder blush formula, and the new formula is supposed to create a “veil of ultralight texture that’s buildable and easy to apply for a subtle wash of color.” There are six shades available, and this is other of two shades that I received to test (I reviewed Morning Rose yesterday). It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff, so it seemed true-to-description with some buildable coverage, but it was a “wash of color” in one layer. The texture was soft, smooth, and a little dusty, but it sat well on the skin and didn’t look dry. It’s not overtly shimmery, and I’m unable to detect any particles of shimmer, just a delicate sheen. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably around the edges. The only thing to keep in mind is that this is designed to be sheerer and buildable, so if you prefer one-pass opacity, this may not be the right formula for your preferences.

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