Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder Pure Radiance

Product Description: 

Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder Pure Radiance is the secret to a perfect complexion. It is non-oily. The tiny spheres instantly brighten and even skin tone with a blend of soft colors that combat imperfections. It protects skin from sunlight as well. Perfects for all skin types and tones. Gives your skin a perfect veil that can be used alone or over foundation. Pink gives a healthy glow, Green tones down redness, Mauve attracts light, Gold and pearl combine to create highlights, while brightening.

Comments: I have been keeping an eye on this product for a while. I love any makeup that provides a radiant skin. I have been hesitated to buy it as I still have a stash of powder makeup such as Dior & Laura Mericer mineral powder, MAC illustrating powder as well. The price is also expensive.  But when I saw this limited edition of Guerlain that comes with a brush.  I just have to get it.  I got it from Cosme-de mo for $68 US. The colour is01 Teint Rose.  I know that this package comes with two miniature sizes (2 x 0.28 oz)...but I just didn't expect this small when I received the package.  The outer box is 12.5 cm x 5 cm. 

 The container is only 5 cm in diameter.
 And when I open the container, there is only 1 layer of powder balls. 
The scent is lovely.  I really like the light flowery scent.  It does give a even and glow smooth look without any glitter. I have combination-normal skin, and the oil control of this powder is very good.  My face remains fresh by the end of the day. The application is quite easy, I just need to swirl around the powder balls, and then swirl on my face in circular movement.  The brush  picks up the powder quite well.  This small size can easily to fit into my makeup bag that I can carry around for touch up.  I probably will leave this mini Kabuki brush at home as the brush doesn't have a cover.  I have a bobbi brown retracting brush with a cover in my on-the-go makeup bag.  Hopefully the bobbi brown brush will work fine with this powder.


Favourites skincare products in winter

It's been the long time I haven't blogged.  I found out my first pregnancy in July last year and have been very busy with the preparation of the little one's arrival.

The Toronto's weather is cold and dry.  My skin has changed from combination type in summer to normal (more to the dry, not sure if it's because of the pregnancy). Never thought of cleansing part would play such a significant role in skincare regime. I used to just use the same foaming cleanser for the whole year.  However, the foaming cleanser really dries my skin in winter.  Whatever moisturizer and moisturizing serum I applied after are not going to absorb well on skin and actually made the skin oily and greasy afterward.

This year, I have tried a few new products and love them!  I love the result: smooth, radiant and supple skin!!

1.  Laneige Moisturizing cleaning balm(Very Dry to Dry skin)

Price: $20 CAN @Amore (bought it on sale)

Description: This is a butter like textured cleansing balm easily removes heavy, waterproof makeup without irritation or dryness. Delicately removes even heavy makeup with comfort and easy to rinse off. It contains Borage oil and natural vitamin E moisturize and prevent skin irritation.

My skin has never been so soft. moisturized and clean after using a cleansing agent.  I could sleep without putting any lotion/cream during those lazy days.

2. Jurlique Replenishing Foaming cleanser -feels very clean, soft and moisturized.  No greasy or tight feel. Perfect to use in winter.

3.  Lancome Toner (Pink)- the must have toner for me in winter for easy absorption of my serum/cream afterward.

4.  Dr. Wu hydrating serum- like water-texture.  Easily absorbed. 

5.  Vitacream B12 (made in Switzerland)

This cream has been very popular in Asia!  The product comes in an Aluminium tube.  The cream is in pink with very light rosy scent.  It's very moisturizng and easily absorbed.

6.  Cranbree and Everyln hand cream!! a must in the winter!

7.  Kose Rose of Heaven Lip Essence. I got this from ebay but also found this in adambeauty in a cheaper price later on.  The only remedy for my chapped lip.  I have tried all different brands/price range lip balm and this is the only one works for me.  Just name a few, I have Smith's Rosebud Salve, La Mer Lip blam, Aveeno lip balm, Neutrogena, Caudalie..etc.