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I have. It's much much better for oily skin than the Lingerie de Peau. I think it's actually really nice. Maybe ask for a sample at the counter first if you can?

 

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Originally Posted by Ladychris11 View Post

I don't normally wear eyeshadow but the Turandot palette looks nice enough. I want one because of the name though! For those who do not know, Turandot is the name of an opera by Puccini, and it is about a Chinese princess with three riddles for every suitor, and if the suitor cannot guess the answers then he is to be put to death as a revenge for her ancestor who was killed by a conquering prince. All have failed except one, and yet the cold princess still is reluctant to honor her word of marriage even after this prince solved her riddles, to give her a way out, he then gives her his own riddle. The play ends in both a tragic and beautiful way. Princess Turandot, I think, is a symbol of a Chinese woman's revolt.

This is why I want the palette.

Is it Limited Edition?

 

 

Also, has anyone tried the Parure de Lumiere? I want it but I have oily skin!

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

I have. It's much much better for oily skin than the Lingerie de Peau. I think it's actually really nice. Maybe ask for a sample at the counter first if you can?

 

That's good to know. Thank you!

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I have. It's much much better for oily skin than the Lingerie de Peau. I think it's actually really nice. Maybe ask for a sample at the counter first if you can?

 

 

Thank you, maybe I will try this one. I was not impressed with Lingerie de Peau.  I bought it in shade #1 (which Nordies site did not have)  from Sephora a few weeks ago. The color is still too dark.

 

I see that Sephora has the Parure de Lumiere in shade #1.

 

I guess if it doesn't work I'll go ahead and buy Armani Lasting Silk. The lightest is #2. But it is still lighter that #1 in Lingerie de Peau.

post #1444 of 3574

Oh, also has anyone tried the Chantecaille Les Pétales de Rose Highlighting Powder. It lloks so lovely. Best Things in Beauty has a short review but her skin is dry.

 

I don't care for cream highlights as they seem to make my oilies worse. And I'm not very good at applying them.

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Originally Posted by shadowaddict View Post

Oh, also has anyone tried the Chantecaille Les Pétales de Rose Highlighting Powder. It lloks so lovely. Best Things in Beauty has a short review but her skin is dry.

 

I don't care for cream highlights as they seem to make my oilies worse. And I'm not very good at applying them.

 

I saw that review and it made me simultaneously angry and happy that I don't live anywhere near a Chantecaille counter.

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

I have. It's much much better for oily skin than the Lingerie de Peau. I think it's actually really nice. Maybe ask for a sample at the counter first if you can?

 

Parure de Lumière is normally better for dry skins according to the brand or Sephora. I love Lingerie de Peau ( combination skin ), but I haven't tried Parure de Lumière yet.

Not too greasy ? Is the coverage ok ? I am not a fan of foundations but I'd really like to try a good one with medium coverage in fact.

Thanks !

post #1447 of 3574

they might say it's more for normal od dry skin but it is not. i found it pretty drying and i had to mositurize really good or it would accentuate my dry areas and would make my skin feel tight 

coverage is medium 

post #1448 of 3574

I did a google search for Turandot and came across what I thought was a promo image for this collection.  Upon reading the site, I realized they were pics of a blogger.  The products look amazing here.  I must get these!

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I just ordered my first Guerlain product!!! So excited..

 

Guerlain 'Meteorites' Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder

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Does anyone like Guerlain glosses? Any recs?
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Originally Posted by Icecaramellatte View Post

I did a google search for Turandot and came across what I thought was a promo image for this collection.  Upon reading the site, I realized they were pics of a blogger.  The products look amazing here.  I must get these!

I saw that. The one from Switzerland?

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Does anyone like Guerlain glosses? Any recs?

 

I haven't bought many, because I don't care for the fruity scent and because I'm more of a lipstick girl, but they are nice. There's a lovely berry one (867 I think) that I love. The lasting time isn't great on them, at least on me (less than Chanel glossimers), but it's adequate. I find them particularly hydrating, even for a gloss.

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Does anyone like Guerlain glosses? Any recs?

I love Guerlain glosses, they are one of the nicest (if not THE nicest) glosses. They aren't at all sticky or gritty and come in loads of gorgeous shades. Nowadays I'm more of a lipstick person, so haven 't been giving them the love they deserve.
post #1454 of 3574

Does anyone use Guerlain's Abeille Royale serum?

 

I use the Abeille Royale toner, day cream and eye cream and really like them.  Just wondering if the serum does much considering it's roughly $150.

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Does anyone like Guerlain glosses? Any recs?

 

I only have one. Like katred, I don't like the fruity scent. I like the glossy and multi-shimmer effect, and I think they come in very pretty shades. The scent is a big turn off for me so I won't be getting any until, if ever, Guerlain changes the scent.

post #1456 of 3574

I got my Meteorites Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder in 02 Teint Beige yesterday! Wooohoooo!

 

Well, I actually got 3. I first got two from Sephora because they had 50% off the second makeup item. Then I went to ICIParisXL to see if they had Sisley's Oil Free Foundation in in 0 Porcelain because they have 25% off when you buy 2+ makeup items. They only had one left, so I got a third Meteorites to be eligible for the discount.

 

I think I'm going to keep two and give the third one to my mum. She was also looking for a pressed powder.

 

I love the look of the compact and the powder itself is gorgeous. I'm not too enamoured by the violet smell though. It's going to take some time to get used to it. 

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Does anyone use Guerlain's Abeille Royale serum?

 

I use the Abeille Royale toner, day cream and eye cream and really like them.  Just wondering if the serum does much considering it's roughly $150.

A serum is more important than any beauty product in fact. I don't use the Guerlain one ( I much prefer Estee Lauder or Chanel skincare ) but I guess it's good, esp if you already use the Abeille Royale creams.

The most important of all : moisturizing and Chanel Hydra Beauty Serum ( around 90 € ) is really very very good

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Yikes! I've been googling reviews re: Meteorites  Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder and quite a few say that it oxidies like crazy ssad.gif. No bueno. I'm not a fan of the tangoed look thank you very much.

 

Serves me right for not having done my research properly. Perhaps I should just return them straight away wondering.gif.

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Originally Posted by SubwayDreaming View Post

Does anyone use Guerlain's Abeille Royale serum?

 

I use the Abeille Royale toner, day cream and eye cream and really like them.  Just wondering if the serum does much considering it's roughly $150.

 

I've been using a sample I got and I do like it, but I generally find Guerlain's skin care products too heavily scented for my liking. (Strangely, I really love the scent of their cosmetics.) In terms of serums, I love the Korres Wild Rose one. For skin care, I generally favour Korres, Nuxe and Skyn Iceland (more recently). I've not been as impressed with the prestige skin care offerings. 

post #1460 of 3574

It doesn't oxidise on me at all. I've never had trouble with it myself. And I love the violet scent, the best thing about Meteorites imo. :)

 

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Yikes! I've been googling reviews re: Meteorites  Illuminating & Mattifying Pressed Powder and quite a few say that it oxidies like crazy ssad.gif. No bueno. I'm not a fan of the tangoed look thank you very much.

 

Serves me right for not having done my research properly. Perhaps I should just return them straight away wondering.gif.

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

It doesn't oxidise on me at all. I've never had trouble with it myself. And I love the violet scent, the best thing about Meteorites imo. :)

 

That's good to know. I wasn't going to start using my new Meteorites compact until I finish my Kanebo loose powder but I'll probably give it a whirl tomorrow and hope for the best.

 

re: Violet scent - I don't find it at all unpleasant but I'm just not used to having scented stuff on my face. I am OK with Rouge G so I'll probably be fine with the powder too. It probably won't linger for too long anyway :)

post #1462 of 3574

No it doesn't. I love sniffing my Meteorites, it's such a lovely scent. ♥

 

Let me know how you get on with the powder, I'm sure it'll be fine though.

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Originally Posted by BuickMackane View Post

That's good to know. I wasn't going to start using my new Meteorites compact until I finish my Kanebo loose powder but I'll probably give it a whirl tomorrow and hope for the best.

 

re: Violet scent - I don't find it at all unpleasant but I'm just not used to having scented stuff on my face. I am OK with Rouge G so I'll probably be fine with the powder too. It probably won't linger for too long anyway :)

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

No it doesn't. I love sniffing my Meteorites, it's such a lovely scent. ♥

 

Let me know how you get on with the powder, I'm sure it'll be fine though.


Me too.. I love how they smell :) I'm addicted to them now... I can't beleive it took me so long to dicover them lol

I can't wait to purchase more perlesheart.gif tonight hopefully..)

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OK, made my first haul from the holiday collection. I picked up Lou-Ling lipstick and the Turandot shadow quad. I decided to wait on the calligraphy palette only because the store is having an event on Thursday and I can pick it up then and have my makeup done at the same time. I'm still contemplating the dragon ballz. Although I'm cooler-toned, I think that the quad will work well against my blue eyes. Can't wait to try it out!!!!

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Originally Posted by katred View Post

OK, made my first haul from the holiday collection. I picked up Lou-Ling lipstick and the Turandot shadow quad. I decided to wait on the calligraphy palette only because the store is having an event on Thursday and I can pick it up then and have my makeup done at the same time. I'm still contemplating the dragon ballz. Although I'm cooler-toned, I think that the quad will work well against my blue eyes. Can't wait to try it out!!!!


I hope you will enjoy all the goodies!! I love everything I got from the holiday collection.. Now I went back and bought regular meteorites and an eyeshadow palette... so excitedheart.gif

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I hope you will enjoy all the goodies!! I love everything I got from the holiday collection.. Now I went back and bought regular meteorites and an eyeshadow palette... so excitedheart.gif

 

Guerlain is seriously addictive... Which other eyeshadow palette did you get? 

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Guerlain is seriously addictive... Which other eyeshadow palette did you get? 


It is indeed.. I got les perles this time, and I already own les fauves and les ombres turadont :)

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Originally Posted by MissTT View Post

I saw that. The one from Switzerland?

Oops!  I thought I posted the link.  Here it is.

 

http://www.kayture.com/2012/10/guerlain-christmas-look.html

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Originally Posted by Icecaramellatte View Post

Oops!  I thought I posted the link.  Here it is.

 

http://www.kayture.com/2012/10/guerlain-christmas-look.html


Wow! That's just a regular blogger? Impressive.

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Originally Posted by Anitacska View Post

No it doesn't. I love sniffing my Meteorites, it's such a lovely scent. ♥

 

Let me know how you get on with the powder, I'm sure it'll be fine though.

 

I parted my ways with my compacts today. All 3 of them. I exchanged the one I got from ICIParisXL with a Sisley oil free foundation (my local branch had one in my shade! woooot!) and and my mum got a refund for the ones I bought from Sephora.

 

Things oxidise a lot on me, so I figured I shouldn't risk it. Half the reviews on MUA mentioned oxidisation, which is not a good sign. I'm really disappointed because the texture of the powder is sublime and I would have loved it to work for me. But the prospect of walking around like a carrot-human crossbreed was simply too awful, especially with the price tag.

 

Ah well, I'll live :)

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