I purchased this product in Teinte Beige (NW25-30ish for reference). I have inherently dry skin and this powder does not cake up or flake off on me-kudos to Guerlain! I love the texture. I use this as a touch up powder.
I really like the finish of this powder. While it is billed as both "mattifying" and "illuminating", I find applied lightly it is not inherently "bone dry" matte but is subtley illuminating. I occasionally get the late day t-zone shiney, and this product dispenses with it quickly.
As with all products Guerlain, it smells amazing. The compact is quite attractive.
My only question to Guerlain is for a luxe brand at this price point for just a little bit of product, what on earth is up with the flimsy spongey thing masquerading as a "poof" that you include? Just no no no. At this price point, you need a real "poof".
Cheap plastic packaging
Oxidized after just an hour .emphasized dry areas around my mouth
Too bad, since the initial finish was gorgeous. Left my skin luminous and glowingly translucent
Well, I think I have figured this product out. It is not for people with oily skin. It sounds like it oxides and turns darker without really controlling the oil. Since it is billed as both illuminating and mattifying, this is baffling. It really does not mattify at all. I think if you have normal or somewhat dry skin, this powder would work out well for you. It is not a foundation and does nothing to cover anything. What is does do, at least for me, is give a soft focus look to the skin with a very subtle glow. No sparkle, no glitter, no frost. Just a nice soft glow from within look. I swirl it on lightly on top of my BB cream or my liquid foundation. It is a nice pick me up for my face when I don't have time to redo the whole makeup thing as the day wears on. With only three colors available, there is not a lot of choice to match to different skin colors. I have 02 which is the beige( slightly yellow toned) color. I am NC 20. If you skin is not on the oily side and you use this as a finishing powder or last step, the effect is really beautiful. It is nice around the eye area as well for a nice brightening and softening look. It is so finely milled that it does not settle into lines. Use with a light hand and a soft brush. Guerlain powders are really special and beautiful products. Just don't expect this to do the work of more intense products. It really is a last step kind of thing. The compact is pretty if lightweight. Since this is a product that I would carry with me when I am going to be out all day and need a quick makeup refresher, I do worry that it might not withstand the dreaded handbag jumble. It comes with a nice velvety pouch but still, it is a bit flimsy for a Guerlain product. I do appreciate that it is not going to add yet more weight to my purse. It is very pricey for only .23 ounces however and I would have expected something more substantial. Having said all of this, I do have to admit that if I lost this compact or broke it, I would rebuy it because I just love the diffused look it gives to my mature skin in both daylight and evening. A winner for me.
I love the texture and finish of this powder. Non-drying but helps control my oiliness while giving a subtle glow at the same time. Great for setting my foundation.This is the Guerlain product that I see myself repurchasing, though I believe that some of their products are not a must-have unless you want to spend your dollars. Packaging is lighter than the normal Guerlain packagings, but I like the flower design (matching the Meteorites container lid design) & the velvet pouch that protects the compact from scratching. The price is of course probably not worth it for some people, but if you wanna treat urself to a finely milled luxurious powder, i recommend this one. continued >>
I love this powder - it's expensive, but it's amazing. It makes my foundation (MUFE HD) last twice as long as it does without powder. I have normal to dry skin, and it doesn't emphasize the dryness - it gives me a perfect, gorgeous finish.
Keep in mind that it has a strong scent if you're sensitive to that!
Initially loved this compact but….
-Lovely light scent.
-Great size and weight for purse.
-Worked great with my dry skin (only used on t-zone).
-A bit of coverage without cake-like appearance.
-02 Teint Beige looked great on my summer (NC20) skin…at first*
-Plastic casing felt cheap.
-Closure clasp, which was plastic, broke. It was always stored in the velvet pouch and not abused.
-*Oxidized in a few hours.
Still looking for a powder compact that gives the same finish as this, without the oxidation and cheap casing. Any suggestions?
Loved at first. Beautiful compact.Smells great, felt luxurious putting on. My NC 25ish skin matched perfectly (or so I thought) to #2. Then, it Oxidized on my face within a couple of hours.not only that but they don't sell powder puff refills. Sounds strange, but it is a smaller than usual compact, so most standard size poufs don't fit. Not a fan. Wish I was though, cuz it is just such a pretty compact :)
I desided to get this for setting powder when my HG Nivea (yes indeed!) Stay Real pressed powder was dc`d:/. It kept my fndn in place all day in my problem area, nose, also gave coverage and didn`t cake.
This is totally different; more thin and finelly-milled. And it doesn`t last as long. I haven`t tried it on it`s on as fndn and I can`t imagine it would look good on mature skin like mine. And it is a pressed powder:).
For evenings out I use this over JK Light as Air fndn and it`s great.
In daylight it would be too much and unnatural. For everyday setting powder I prefer Clarins 3D all-over-radiance powder, which gives very subtle glow and can be used all-over face unlike Diorskin shimmers. They are amazing for highlighting. And this in Teint Beige on nose/ T-zone. I can still add Clarins on top. For so little use this is too expensive. I also dislike the rose smell.
girls with oily skin AND large pores save your money! when i first put it on it looked lovely, matte, didnt hide my pores but didnt accentuate them, looked glowing from within. But in 20 mins- oh horror! it fell into all my pores and made them look like MASSIVE holes which were visible from a mile away (mine are not actually that big and noticeable without makeup) AND it made me look like i have wrinkles!!! and im 19!!! it made me look like i have wrinkles around my mouth where i smile and around my nose. wth. i tried using it over foundation and by itself, the outcome is the same. but i found a use for it - over under eye concealer and it makes that area much lighter, brighter and glowy, also stops the concealer from creasing throughout the day.
I have very oily skin with a light medium (nw20-25) complexion. At the moment, I've been alternating between Lancome's Teint Miracle foundation and Diorskin Airflash. My biggest concerns for a powder are too control the oil on my face without killing the magnificent dewy glow of those foundations (probably impossible). After using all sorts of drugstore powders in addition to BE Mineral Veil and a handful of other waste of money "transclucent" white powers (MUFE HD, Laura Mercier - ghost face with all of those), I began looking into Guerlain. I've heard endless raves of the Meterorites Pearls, but it only took a couple reviews alleging the that the shimmer was apparent to steer me away. My face is way to oily to fall for that trick. Nevertheless, I've read that Guerlain is the king of powders and I figured the next best thing must be their Mattifying powder which still reportedly has the pearls. Sounded perfect - mattifying and still illuminating. So I bought it in Beige 02 (I wear Cameo 202 in Dior, which is a pink undertone shade).
First of all, Beige 02 is definitely a yellow-beige undertone. May sound appealing to neutralize the pinkness of my foundation, but as weird as this sounds I don't want to. My Dior Airflash looks good on it's own - I only wanted a touch up powder throughout the day to get rid of oil and restore luster (and by that I do NOT mean shine). The pros are that the powder is thin and I wouldn't say it gives me a chalky or grainy finish on first application like most, but it still killed the glow of my foundation and made me look bland. I've found that this isn't buildable or layerable, either. The more I touch up with it, the more grainy it looks.
I think this is best used as a setting powder, if you have yellow or beige undertones and one of the only 3 shades fits you. But there are other powders out there strictly for the purpose of setting that are much cheaper and do even better. So for the price, I say it's not worth it at all. The cute packaging and the allure of wearing a luxurious brand like Guerlain sounds appealing, but it's too good to be true. Nothing special about this powder.