Press Sample Courtesy of Izzy's Perfume & Beauty ShoppeGuerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia (Limited Edition) comes with a Guerlain brush and is, "packaged in the legendary Meteorites Perles case, a stunning pink flower is revealed. Create a radiant complexion with a subtly iridescent veil with Meteorites Cruel Gardenia by applying all over the face or cheekbones for an instant touch of radiance."
I realize that I went a bit overboard in taking pictures, but this is such an extraordinary piece of art that I wanted to share as much of it as possible. Admittedly I also want to preserve what it looked like before- since it will never look like this again. A while ago I forced myself to stop buying back-ups, but I am actually allowing myself to entertain the possibility- not just because it is extraordinarily gorgeous to look at, but because it is unbelievably beautiful on the skin- and I suspect that there is a good chance that I will hit the pan on Cruel Gardenia.
Is this not the perfect flower?
Look at the unbelievable gleam in the compact when the light captures the glorious sheen.
The top swatch was applied with a lighter hand (though heavier handed than you would likely use when applying it to your face) and the bottom swatch is heavier handed.
This also looks outstanding gently brushed onto the décolleté as well as onto the collar bones.
The shimmer is just extraordinary, but not at all overdone when applied to the face.
Left to Right: Tom Ford Blush Guilt, Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia & Chanel Poudre Signée de Chanel (still available at Izzy's!!)Chanel Poudre Signée de Chanel is a warmer golden yellow in the face of Cruel Gardenia.
I am actually thrilled that the three are markedly different- because it definitely justifies my insistence on having and wearing all three!
While I love and use all three of these highlighters- if I had to choose just one of them it would be Cruel Gardenia. The gorgeous design coupled with the gorgeous luminous and refined glow makes this so extraordinary to use. I am completely transfixed by the beauty of Cruel Gardenia, and truly covet it!
Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia available at Izzy's Perfume & Beauty Shoppe Regular price: $112.10, but Izzy's has generously offered 15%off for Lola's Secret Beauty Blog Readers from August 5-August 19, 2013 at 12:00AM Pacific Standard Time! Use Code: LOLA15 (only redeemable for Guerlain Météorites Cruel Gardenia), and this special offer includes free shipping to the US & Canada!
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