REVIEW // Guerlain Poudre De Soie (Satin Illuminating Powder) Highlighter – Spring 2015 Asia/Middle East Exclusive

Hello hello!

So last week I posted a picture of Guerlain’s new release, which is the Poudre De Soie highlighter in my Instagram. I first saw this item also in Instagram from a user in the Middle East. She said that it was a Middle East exclusive item. And I thought it wouldn’t come to Asia. But boy, I was so wrong! Then a few weeks later, I saw another Instagram post by Mymakeuporganizer, my oh so reliable source for everything makeup. She posted that Guerlain’s 2015 Spring ‘Les Tendres’ collection is out in Malaysia. And I saw in her post what looks to be the highlighter but I only can recognize it by the cover of the item as it was plain white-cream-ish color. And few days later I went to Isetan KLCC to check it out, and not to my surprise, the BA told me that they only had very limited stocks of it in store (4 pieces left). So without any hesitation, I grabbed the highlighter. As I thought I would skip on the Meteorites Baby Glow and the Meteorites Compact Powder because those two are permanent item, so I can get them some other time. And the Meteorites blush, I didn’t get it that time. But I still want it. So hopefully it’s still available when I wanna get it.

Okay, so moving on to the review. I didn’t see much posts of this particular item in the blogosphere and there’s no information on this item in Guerlain’s website. So I don’t know what are their claims on this highlighter.

Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Guerlain Poudre De Soie

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Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Guerlain Poudre De Soie

Guerlain Poudre De Soie


What I Say :

♥ On first sight, the beautiful 3D embossing really captures my attention. Guerlain has produced this item meticulously by looking at that exquisite details. The embossing has a very Japanese feel to it due to the origami shape and the texture.

Origami Like Design

Japanese Traditional Pattern

Japanese Traditional Pattern

Japanese Traditional Pattern

Japanese Traditional Pattern

 

♥  The packaging is made out of plastic, feels lightweight and has the same opening mechanism like Cruel Gardenia

♥ Gives a warm luminous glow to the skin without looking like you’re getting slammed by glitter (that depends on how you apply it of course)

♥ Doesn’t have any ‘nose-poking’ scent unlike other Guerlain stuff

♥ Not much product picked up by brush so you can build up the intensity of the highlight (I am using Sigma’s Tapered Highlighting brush)

♥ The fact that it is so exclusive and so limited, a must have for collector or highlighter fanatic


In comparison to : Guerlain Cruel Gardenia (Spring 2012 Collection)

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Packaging of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Swatches of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

Swatches of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs Guerlain Cruel Gardenia

♥ CG appears more to the pink side whilst PdS has a slight bronze glow

♥ From the swatches, both highlighter have a ‘finely milled’ texture and feel to it


I have gathered few more of my highlighters to compare with the Guerlain Poudre De Soie 

Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs other highlighters

Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs other highlighters

Swatches of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs other highlighters

Swatches of Guerlain Poudre De Soie vs other highlighters


LOTD  (in order of application) :: 

♦ Benefit Porefessional Primer

♦ YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation in B30

♦ YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation in B40

♦ NYX Dark Circle Concealer

♦ Sephora Concealer Palette

♦ YSL Souffle D’Eclat Loose Powder in 01 Translucent

♦ NYX Blush in Taupe

♦ Marc Jacobs O!mega Bronzer

♦ Guerlain Rose Aux Joues in 06 Red Hot

Guerlain Poudre De Soie Illuminating Powder

♦ Daiso Eyebrow Pencil

♦ Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette (Inner lid- Verve; Outer V- Pistol&Blackout; Crease- Tease; Liner- Blackout; Browbone- Foxy)

♦ Chanel Inimitable Mascara

♦ YSL Kiss & Blush in 03 Rose Libre

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie

LOTD using Guerlain Poudre De Soie


Likes :

♥ Beautiful design

♥ No overbearing scent

♥ Buildable

♥ Flattering to almost every skintone


Dislikes :

♥ Pricey

♥ Embossing (the sides) fades quite easily

♥ Packaging looks ‘too simple’, unlike any other Guerlain highlighter products


Other Info :

♥ Price : RM 224

♥ Availability : All Guerlain counters in Isetan, Parkson, Metrojaya and Sephora

♥ Status : LIMITED EDITION – Asia exclusive


xox ♥

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