Normally, I’d worry about this much glitter, peach and pink turning completely loco (together, in quantities this large, they could easily go the children’s playtime makeup territory route, ya know?!), but with Guerlain, I feel like I’m in good hands.
The elegant way they handle the finishes and textures of their face and body products always just werks, and this year, with their new limited edition Crazy Paris holiday collection, they even manage to make body glitter luxurious (yup, body glitter).
Buckle up, babe, ’cause we’re headed to Crazy Paris…
Crazy Champs Ã‰lysÃ©es MÃ©tÃ©orites Pearls ($58)
These colorful, shimmery highlighting powdered pearls look like little candies (note: but they’re not). To use ‘em, just take your brush (I usually use a skunk or blush brush), poke it in the jar, and swirl (like highlighter jambalaya), picking up a mixture of the colors.
Guerlain usually releases a different limited edition version of these pearls with their seasonal collections, tweaking them slightly to suite each release.
This time around the pearls come in a combination of beige, purplish white, gold, light pink and hot pink that when mixed together create a pinkish golden sheen with flecks of silver glitter.
Pretty! The color plays well with the lip and eye colors in the Crazy Paris collection.
You may love these if you like highlighters that don’t shout from the rooftops, because the overall effect is very sheer. I’d say it’s more like a subtle brightening effect — one that casual passers by may not even notice — than a five-alarm fire.
A makeup artist/enthusiast pal, however, would surely catch the flecks of glitter shining on the high points of your cheeks, and how the soft sheen looks like powder puff lighting.
It’s a gentle, luminous effect that should look absolutely lovely on light and medium skin tones.
Might get a little lost on darker divas, though…
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