There have been quite a few Spring releases of finishing powders this year, I finally got round to testing them in store and found the Yves Saint Laurent Palette Collector Lumiere De Jour was very sheer and subtle and contained glitter (which I am not a fan of) and the Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Colour Confetti, whilst it had a pretty, albeit subtle glow, the actual base colour of the product was too dark for my pale skin (being a noticeable peach). I settled on the lightest shade of the Guerlain Météorites Compact, Clair #02 (£40).
The powder is said to blur imperfections and provide illumination and
radiance. Clair #02 is meant to even the skin with the champagne colour,
illuminate with the white and hide any redness with the green.
feel that the powder evens out or reduces any discolouration on my skin,
what it does succeed in doing is adding a subtle brightening to the
skin, making the complexion look a tad smoother.
The difference it makes to my overall complexion is rather subtle so I do question the necessity of this.
Whilst the powder has a smooth texture, it feels rather dry, however it applies
quite nicely on the skin but I could see it accentuating very dry patches.
Diorblush in Starlight, Guerlain Météorites Compact, Clair #02 and Burberry Nude
Radiance Fresh Glow Powder.
Ingredients below (this is heavily scented).
The limited edition Ecrin 4 Couleurs in 18 Les Nuees (£41) contains a
deep navy blue with fine sparkle, white with frosty finish, a pale baby
blue with slight lavender iridescence and a white with a hint of
pink with frosty finish.
What became apparent when I first used this is
the formula is not the same as in the other Ombre Eclat 4 Shade
Eyeshadow palettes I've had. There is a noticeable decrease in
performance, the three lighter shades have quite a smooth texture but
are not as soft and do not apply as evenly and the deeper blue has an
even dryer texture and is crumbly and overall colour payoff of all
shades is not as good as the regular palettes. As long as I wear a
primer I do not get colour fade or creasing and do find the shades blend
In terms of the array of shades a mid toned shade would have allowed
for more contrast and therefore variety of looks, and its a shame the
pink shadow does not actually go on as pink as it looks in the pan. The
saving grace is that I like the finished look of this but I would
not recommend due to the dip in quality and work required to get the
shadows to work.
I bought these from John Lewis.