Even from the picture, you can already guess what my favorite finishing powder is!
What it is: An illuminating pressed powder.What it does: The latest member of the Meteorites family, Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Compact draws its inspiration from the classic pearl. This high-tech powder accentuates light, conceals blemishes, and brings out radiance, without shine.What else you need to know:Each compact contains an array of four complementary shades that create a luminous glow, the correcting color in the center can be used to conceal redness, cover blemishes, or tone down dark undereye circles. Swirl on the corresponding matte and pearlescent hues to touch up your look with a subtle iridescence.
I don't know why it took me so long to review this powder since I've had this for more than a year. I haven't tried any other shades of the pressed powder form although I have one of their loose meteorites. Since I bought this, I've never looked back.
As you know, I have the oiliest skin on the planet. I've tried so many oil control powders out there and I have to say that this is the best! Why? Because I still do oil up after a few hours but this is the only powder out there that made me look dewy-oily not grease-pan-oily! And really, this is the most I can hope for, since all the oil control powders out there can only keep me oil free for a maximum of 3 hours.
So here are my pros and cons:
- gives my face a nice sheen, not too shimmery and not matte either
- compact doesn't look cheap
- helps control my oiliness
- looks dewy when I oil up instead of greasepan oily
- It lasts a long time. I've been using this almost everyday for more than a year and I still haven't hit pan!
- The compact is bulky
- Regarding the color correction, I'm not really sure if it works because the powder is very sheer when applied to the face
All-in-all, I'm loving this to bits! I'm sorry I didn't swatch it but it's really hard to make it show up because it's very sheer. Although this retails for P3,000+ at Rustans, I bought mine for around P1,600 (can't remember the exact price) because it came from the LuxeAsia sale. So it was around 50% off the original price. I will buy this again when I run out, definitely!