You know snow globes?
That’s what Guerlain’s new $71 MÃ©tÃ©orites Perles Les Ors Primer reminds me of — a snow globe. And meteoric pearls.
Sometimes I just tip the bottle up and down, back and forth, to watch the shimmery pink, white and gold highlighting beads slink through the clear gel…
Guerlain’s good about sumptuous details and design, aren’t they? I think it’s just neat, like makeup eye candy. Amazingly to me, the fragile little beads don’t break down in the gel. I guess they’re just waiting to be loved.
The limited edition face primer bursts through Earth’s atmosphere with the Terra Ora collection next month. They’re designed to extend the wear time of face makeup when worn underneath it (handy in hot weather!), or to be worn alone on bare skin to impart a pinkish golden iridescence while making pores appear to softly fade away into the background…
The bottle comes with a pump. Pressing it magically mixes the pearls with the clear base, and out comes an oil-controlling shimmery pinkish golden gel.
I think it works okay as a primer — maybe as a “diet primer” or “primer light.” It feels nice and light on my skin, which I like, but it is awfully expensive.
You can definitely find other primers that soften the appearance of your pores and control oil more effectively for less, and I feel like it’s almost a shame to cover its iridescent pink and gold with foundation…
I prefer to use MÃ©tÃ©orites Perles Les Ors more to spotlight bare skin. The primer smooths and softens my pores and fine lines just enough — just shy of mannequin skin — and the pink and golden tones look breathtaking with just the faintest bit of bronzer dusted on top.
Is it a summer must-have?
Well, I think it might be if your skin’s already in great shape, and you really don’t need or want much coverage. I do have to say, though, that if I had to choose one big splurge product this season from Guerlain, I’d probably pick the Terra Nerolia bronzer instead… I just feel like it’s more practical.
Maybe not quite as interesting or unique, but something I’d use more often.
PRICE: $71 (okay, WOW!)
AVAILABILITY: Coming May to Guerlain counters and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Rise and shine!
So I woke up in a strange way this morning. I was sleeping on my tummy (something I rarely do because I’m usually a back sleeper) when I felt something warm and heavy on my upper back.
Then it started fiddling with my hair…
Apparently, Tabs was so desperate to get me up that he couldn’t wait until I rolled over, where he could climb up on my chest like he usually does, so he just settled for my back.
How’s it goin’ today? Whatcha up to?
I’m just doing the usual until this afternoon. Then I have a lady date at the frozen yogurt shop with my friend Marisol.
I’m already salivating about the key lime froyo with birthday cake sprinkles I plan to inhale…
I better hit the treadmill before I lose my willpower.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,