Guerlain's Holiday Collection is just released a week ago in Germany when I was visiting Berlin. I got to play around with the products and went for both of the compacts and nail polishes for the time being. I resisted the eye shadow palette but I don't know how long I can carry on with that, we will see. First product I would like to share with you is the illuminating pressed powder...
|Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites Illuminating Compact from Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 Collection|
This year's powder is hosted in a plastic compact. It feels lighter once compared to last year's Wulong, which was metal. It is not necessarily a drawback though, you would definitely appreciate it after you start carrying it around in your purse.
|Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites Illuminating Compact|
The shades include minty green (to even out redness), pink and lavender (to brighten up the compexion), white (to illuminate), tan (for sun kissed effect). Of course the shades are all very light and the resulting effect is rather a tone of white but on the compact you can see the pretty colors forming a nice pattern.
|Close-up: Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites Illuminating Compact|
Here is Crazy 68 Météorites with last year's compact Wulong side by side. Just to refresh your memory, Wulong was a jaw dropping $170. This amount was mostly paid for the heavy metal compact which could be refilled. Crazy 68 Météorites retails for only $69. Still it is not cheap in any means but if you were eyeing lat year's compact and couldn't pull the trigger because of the price, here is a nice surprise from Santa.
|Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites (right) vs. Wulong Météorites (left)|
Once swatched together (and very very heavily), you can see that Wulong was warmer. It can also be seen by looking at the shade combination in the compact. Warmer toned ones among us, might find Wulong to be more natural looking. For me, I prefer Crazy 68 Météorites because it brightens up my complexion much better, bringing life to it. Another difference between the two is how different colors are brought together. Wulong has more color transitions, which doesn't necessarily help once I swirl my brush all over it. To me, it is just prettier to look at. All in all I am loving Crazy 68 Météorites, even more than its terribly expensive twin Wulong.
|Comparison swatch: Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites (right) vs. Wulong Météorites (left)|
I have heard that some of the products of Guerlain's holiday collection are already sold out in US, but in Germany, they can still be found. The Illuminating Compact 68 Météorites is even available online at the time I am writing that post. Do also check out eccentuals, they always stock up quiet well and their prices are very competitive.
Final thoughts: Guerlain Crazy 68 Météorites already became my go to finishing powder since I brought it home with me (I don't have oily skin so can live without a setting powder). I am enjoying soft brightness it brings to my skin. Wish it would be permanent.
Have you picked up anything from Guerlain Crazy Holiday collection? Maybe the crazy ballz? ;-)