All this week, I’m featuring my picks of the Guerlain “Crazy Paris” Collection for Christmas 2013. On Monday, I showed you the nail varnish in Sulfurous and the UV topcoat, and yesterday, it was the turn of the new Rouge G in Provocative.
Today it’s the turn of what is the cornerstone of any Guerlain Christmas collection, Les Meteorites Perles:
Thankfully back in a tin pot this year (I hate the cardboard pots of perles that occasionally get released, if you’re spending £37 on a pot of face powder – and you are – then you want it to last), it’s black-laquered, and it is adorned with the words “Champs Elysees” embossed in neon letters around the sides. Whilst I love the black and pink that is the signature of this collection, I have to admit that I’m not a massive fan of this particular tin this year, I much prefer the sleeker styling of the Meteorites Perles de Nuit from Christmas 2011. This is … whilst I hesitate to actually say it’s tacky, I’m think I’m going to have to say that it’s a … bit tacky. So there.
Right, having got that off my chest, let’s take a look at the perles, eh?
New to the mix this year is a “tangy” pink, cool toned, it mixes with the gold, white, lavender and beige of the rest of the perles quite well:
It’s quite a bright pot this year! They’re still delightfully scented with violets, and give the same “airbrush” finish that you get with the normal perles. They’re not coloured enough to act as a blusher, and don’t appear pink on the skin.
I tried my best to swatch the perles, but this is a hiding to nothing, as you can see below:
I always have a pot of Les Meteorites on the go, they’re easy to dip into, I adore the smell, and love the airbrushed, non-cakey effect. But, whilst it might be a collectors item, I’m not a huge fan of the tin. Still, you don’t wear the tin, eh?
What do you think of the packaging this year?
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