This is the last of the Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powders I will be buying for a long while. This also rounds off the colours I have hence the fact I won’t be buying more 🙂
Rose Frais Meteorites Illuminating Pressed Powder is a pink toned illuminating powder. In actual fact, it does not show up pink on the skin at all. Perhaps if I were to use a very dense brush, I might be able to use this as a very light blush. But since I use it with a fluffy brush as an all over highlighter, it doesn’t show up pink. This is just in case you are wondering how to wear a bright pink powder all over your face.
What it does do is give a gentle illumination and brightening to the skin – pink colours do that. How does it compare to Mythic Parfait and Nacre des Mers? Well, any difference is imperceptible to the naked eye.
However, if I were to be really observant, I’d say there are miniscule differences.
- Mythic Parfait – brightening skin with whitish highlight
- Rose Frais – brightening yellow based skin without whitish highlight
- Nacre des Mers – brightening skin but with very slight beige tone
You can read my reviews of the individual powders by following the links above.
In pan, it all looks very different but on skin, its a different story. As I have noted, its imperceptible to the naked eye unless you really pack it on. And you really shouldn’t be doing that.
I like using Rose Frais if my skin is looking a little dull, or if my foundation takes on a slightly yellow tint. It helps my skin look brighter. I can use it on its own over bare skin with just concealer over blemishes or spots.
I use Mythic Parfait for everyday, or if I have a foundation on that might be a little bit dark or if I just want a spot of brighter looking skin.
Oh and don’t be afraid of the shimmer on top of the Rose Frais powder that you see in the 1st picture above. Once you dust it all off, the powder itself is matte and does not apply with any shimmer. At least not for me 🙂
Pros: Gives a healthy glow to the skin, Brightens and makes dull or yellow toned skin look brighter
Cons: Expensive but lasts a long long time
Which Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Illuminating Powder should you get?
In my opinion, any one you like if you have a neutral skintone. If you have a strong yellow underbase, go for Rose Frais to brighten up your skin. Ultimately, do not expect to see anything dramatic – the effect is very subtle as I’m sure many of you have realized by now.
I believe Rose Frais retails at about RM182 or thereabouts at Guerlain counters. Mine was purchased online.
Now, how many of you have actually caved and purchased the Guerlain Meteorites thus far? I think I need to go claim some commission from Guerlain! 😉
Kidding! Kidding! 😛
Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Illuminating Powder in Rose Frais retails at RM182 at Guerlain counters or also available on StrawberryNET.com