Guerlain have launched their limited edition 'Crazy Paris' collection for Holiday 2013 and the item I bought from it was the 'Les Météorites Radiance Powder'.
Now this was not a product I need. I own 5 of the 6 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, a Chanel Les Beiges, the Guerlain Les Météorites compact in Teint Rose and the Les Perles Du Dragon from Guerlain which is still unopened from last years Holiday collection. No, this was a product I wanted.
The packaging is lovely, a big hefty discus like compact with a pink 68 embossed on the lid. I have learned from Sunny at Mostly Sunny that the 68 represents the Guerlain head office address in Paris-68 Champs-Élysées.
Inside it houses the infamous Météorites powder in a pressed compact version-the multi-coloured mosaic designed to add radiance to the skin. Pink, white and mauve to banish dullness, alongside colour correcting green and lavender.
This is definitely a finishing powder rather than an oil control powder and I swipe it across my face after I use my setting powder (currently One Heck of a Blot by Soap and Glory).
The powder is so so finely milled that it feels like I am not picking up anything on the brush! I get zero kick up of powder in the compact. I have just finished up the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light which I truly loved for adding radiance to the skin. That was never cakey but when you put your brush in the pan you knew you had picked product up.
This powder definitely adds radiance to the skin-I feel like it looks quite pink toned on my skin (I am NW15 in Mac so I already have pink understones) but doesn't look unnatural. Although I do like it and it does add luminosity to the skin I am still on the fence as to whether it's as good as the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Diffused Light. The Hourglass Diffused Light adds such a radiance to the skin but with a very neutral effect rather than the pink tones I feel like I am picking up from the Guerlain powder.
Did you pick anything up from this collection? I am lusting after one of the lipsticks-the packaging on them is lush!