The Cruel Gardenia Météorites by Guerlain is no doubt one of the centerpieces this season. Retailing at S$88 for 9g of product, made in Italy, it is available at all Guerlain counters island-wide.
This beautifully sculpted, three-dimensional floral highlighter is housed in a light yet sturdy plastic container. I actually wished for a more luxury packaging – like their Terre Inca Sublime Radiant Powder. Nonetheless, what’s inside did not disappoint.
Extracted from Guerlain’s website, it’s described as an illuminating face powder that leaves an iridescent veil to beautify the skin and gives a radiant glow.
Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Météorites is a neutral champagne infused with multi-coloured micro-shimmer. The look and feel of this product is very similar to Laura Mercier Rose Rendevous Face Illuminator (reviewed here). Many bloggers have compared them so I shall not go into too much details.
A few photos of both side-by-side including swatches.
For more comparison swatches, please click here.
As you can probably see from the pictures above, Laura Mercier Rose Rendevous Face Illuminator is warmer and more intense whereas Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Météorites is slightly less opaque and more neutral. Like others, I think Guerlain’s is more wearable on most people.
On Guerlain’s website, they also suggested the following application methods;-
Apply all over to reveal radiance.
Apply as a highlighter to sculpt with light.
Apply as a touch of light to illuminate the gaze.
Guerlain Cruel Gardenia Météorites is an absolute beauty. It delivered what it claims to do – an iridescent veil to beautify the skin and gives a radiant glow. Not to mention a little goes a long, long way – I think it will take a year or two for anyone to finish this product. And to date, I don’t think I have seen any negative reviews of this product.
Nothing but love.
Thank you for reading.