Guerlain Spring 2012: Cruel Gardenia Météorites Pressed Powder

The Guerlain Spring 2012 Makeup Collection is out at Takashimaya! I am very excited to be able to pick up the Cruel Gardenia Météorites Pressed Powder that I’ve been eagerly waiting for since November 2011. Prior to the launch of the collection, I spent hours and days googling for swatches and pictures of it and the more I viewed, the more I wanted it!

This powder is simply breathtaking and it’s not just because of the visual appeal. The powder feels incredibly creamy and smooth to the touch as it is milled finely to perfection.

L: blended out, R: heavily swatched

Sunlight shot

The result is a shimmery pale pink powder that will work as a highlight or shimmery face powder.  I have used a fair bit before I took the sunlight shot so it looks kind of mooshy in the centre.. And clumsy me managed to nick parts of the outer petals when I wasn’t careful with the screw on top 😦 But still beautiful nonetheless!

Wearing the Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Météorites as an all-over face powder with extra on the nose bridge for highlight:

Face: Maybelline Clear Smooth BB Cream #1 Fresh, Cruel Gardenia Météorites Pressed Powder

Eyes: Naked Palette – Virgin, Sin and Toasted, Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner in Brown on upper lashline, Milani Liquif’eye Pencil Liner in Brown on lower lashline, Maybelline The Magnum Volum’ Express Mascara

When applied with a loose fluffy brush, the Cruel Gardenia Météorites Pressed Powder gives the most subtle healthy glow to the skin without making one look like a disco ball. When used as a highlighter, a small dense brush is required to pick up enough colour without caking on too much product. This product works well both ways. However, in my opinion, this is nice to have but not an absolute must have unless you are a collector or Guerlain fan. The product is not particularly unique save for the design.

Price: $88 / 9g


Posted on 17/01/2012, in Beauty and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. No fair I want to have mine like now! 🙂 I’m a sucker for pretty make up and this is the prettiest highlighter. You look great! Do you find this long lasting?

    • Yes! This lasts on very well especially if you pack it on as a highlighter. As an all over face powder the luminosity is very subtle so it kinda dulls after a few hours or so:(

  2. oh my! u look like a barbie in that make up. sweet 🙂

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