Review: Guerlain Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil

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I’ve been wanting to try Guerlain Les Voilettes powder for the longest time, but can not make my mind up whether to try the compact or loose powder version. One day  just went on to purchase the Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil in medium to quench a shopping hunger after much deliberation and research. I’ve ceased to bring a compact powder every day to reduce the strain of a heavy handbag on my posture. So loose powder is more useful for daily use.

The Les Voilettes Translucent Loose Powder Mattifying Veil in medium is not completely sheer, as there is some coverage from the yellow-toned color. The powder is finely textured, and fragranced with the Guerlain violet scent. It mattifies without making the skin look flat – the finish is very natural. You need very little product to take the shine off and look polished, and on my oily skin, the skin is kept matte longer.

The packaging is very bulky, but this is not an issue since I don’t plan on carting it on travels. The sifter is standard, and just a light opening in the sifter cover is enough to yield lots of powder. A puff comes with it, and it’s very soft and fluffy. Compared to the very popular Chanel Universal loose powder (I use no 30), I prefer the Guerlain Les Voilettes loose powder which gives higher coverage and superior oil control. In the picture below, I used Les Voilettes atop MAC Prep+Prime BB cream only. The lipstick is Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Nude-ist.guerlain les voilettes loose powder

 

 

 

Review and Swatches: Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Compact Powder

Guerlain Crazy meteorites compacts2Guerlain is releasing a meteorites compact for Spring 2015 (limited edition?). There’s not much info on it yet  though it’s likely cheaper than their Voyage Mythic meteorites compact (permanent). Now here’s the thing. I’m a user of the meteorites pearls for years and years, but never bothered to get the compact version because I thought it would be redundant (not to mention the Voyage is hella expensive). BUT I splurged on last year’s Crazy meteorites compact holiday edition, and lemme tell ya, I love it so much I bought another one as back-up!

What are the pros over the pearls? The compact is great for travel and on-the-go application. The scent is nice especially on the stank airplane next to dudes. I can’t say it will be true for other meteorites compacts but the Crazy compact has very good oil control property. It’s expensive but I think the value is there. I have used mine for one year and I think I’m only halfway down the compact.

Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Compact swatches
Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Compact swatches

Don’t be like me. Get yourself one of those meteorites compacts, especially if you’re already loving the pearls. Spring 2015 is not too far away – save your money and start peeling your eyes for its arrival cause it will sell out fast. If you’re not yet a user of the meteorites pearls, and are thinking about trying a meteorites, I say go for the compact first IF you can get a hand at the cheaper Non-Voyage version. I guess you can get the Voyage Mythic refill but it’s going to be a hassle to find a casing for it, no?

Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Compact (right: unused)
Guerlain Crazy Meteorites Compact. Left is the used one. The brown splotches are because recently I used my foundation brush over it.