We did not hear much from Guerlain for Christmas 2010 which is why it sort of flew under my radar. Perhaps it was because everyone was focusing on Spring 2011 and that gorgeous Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire 😉
But I was gifted with this limited edition item from Guerlain – Midnight Star Collector, which has a very interesting concept of a primer in a tube. Essentially, its 10 mini tubes of primer in a glass tube topped with the Guerlain signature bee.
Each tube of primer is supposed to be for 1 use and its supposed to deliver an instant boost to the skin to dispel fatigue and stress and refresh skin. Something you’d use after late nights at work or more likely, late nights partying. Very intriguing right?
Unfortunately I did not like it.
I hate saying that about Guerlain but I felt this was gimmicky and even then, a very expensive gimmick. I’ve used their Meteorites Perfecting Primer and that one works just as well to boost skin’s radiance while acting as a primer. That was expensive too, but at least you get a whole bottle’s worth. With this one, you get 10 tubes and I don’t know the local price but its US$73 *grimace*
As a primer, it works. My foundation stayed on a little longer than normal. It also did not turn oily as quickly.
But did it boost my skin’s radiance and eliminate fatigue? Not quite. I saw no discernable difference to my skin. I had no one say that I looked brighter or more radiant or more well-rested. I used 2 tubes for 4 days (1 tube can last about 2 applications) and there was just nothing special about it.
Yes I was disappointed, because I do like Guerlain’s products and thus far, I’ve had mostly raves but this one was a bit of a dud. Perhaps its a good thing that its limited edition then.
Pros: Lightweight primer
Cons: Did not make my skin look or feel special, Expensive, Highly fragranced
Now what I really want to do is tell you about Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau liquid foundation. But I’m trying do it in such a way that I’m not just gushing on and on about how wonderful it is. Its hard 😛
Guerlain Midnight Star Collector Primer retails at US$73 and is limited edition for Christmas 2010