November is the most exciting time of the year for beauty addicts! If you live in USA you’re lucky as all the collections come out sooner. I don’t but I’m really curious about what brands created this year so guess what was the first thing I did as soon as we arrived to France? That’s right, I checked out the Holiday Collections 2013! Unfortunately they are not available in France yet or at least not in our city, they only had Guerlain Holiday Collection 2013. I decided to take a look and went for Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls Holiday 2013.

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They come in a standard carton box, there is 30 g/1.05 oz. of product in it.

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The box itself looks a lot like that of météorites from the permanent collection except that it’s black with ‘Champs-Élysées’ written on it in colorful letters.

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Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls Holiday 2013: Product Description

To please loyal fans, the cult pearls offer a play on their legendary combination of six shades: beige and rosy beige to even out the skin, mauve to refresh, white to light up, gold to illuminate and pink for a healthy glow. The subtly pearly Météorites light up the face with a delicately satiny halo, discreetly perfumed with the inimitable powdery violet trail.

In a wild decoration the letters “Champs-Élysées” dance in full colour, and seemingly in three dimensions, all around the black lacquered metal case.

This is what the meteorites look like:

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Here’s another photo taken with a flash. The colors are gorgeous! What I was really hoping for was that I could use these meteorites as a blush as there were meteorites of bright pinkish red color.

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You never know what effect meteorites will give, especially the limited edition ones (Crazy Pearls is the limited edition). The clue is to take a look at the sponge: normally it will look on your face the (almost) same way it looks on the sponge:

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Here’s a close-up. Yes it looks pink! The spots are light pink, dark pink and you can also see some silver glitters here and there. Sounds promising!

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The pearls are of different sizes and shapes, there are 6 different pearls in these meteorites:

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  1. Pinkish red, matte;
  2. Beige, matte;
  3. Sand, matte;
  4. Lavender, matte;
  5. Golden beige, shimmery;
  6. White, shimmery.

When you open the box you can see some dust on the walls, I tried to collect it with my finger, as you can see the general shade of Crazy Pearls is light pink with tiny silver glitters:

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The swatch of meteorites…it’s almost impossible to take a picture of. I did my best and as you can see, it gives a pretty light pink shade with some glitters:

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As the color is very light I highlighted the area here:

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Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls Holiday 2013: My Opinion

I love them! Seriously, I skipped a lot of Guerlain Limited Edition Meteorites as I just didn’t think they were good enough. Enough powder that does absolutely nothing for me? No, thanks! But you can use Crazy Pearls as a blush and it looks so pretty! Besides that, there’s this factor that it’s cute, and the smell…gorgeous! Normally I use just a tiny bit on my T-zone as I noticed that they make my skin look perfect: they erase the pores and give that awesome photoshop effect. Then I apply 3-4 coats on my cheeks and it works really fine as a blush! What I really like is that the pearls are very soft and give a lot of product away. Yep, I recommend it!

Overall note: A.

Where you can buy it:

feelunique, debenhams, Amazon

Here is the before picture. I am wearing here Catrice Photo Finish foundation, MAC Skinfinish concealer and tiny bit of La Prairie powder on my T-zone:

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Here I applied 1 coat of Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls on my T-zone and 4 coats on my cheeks as a blush:

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Another “before” picture:

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And again, 1 coat of Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls on my T-zone and 4 coats on my cheeks as a blush:

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The tiny silver glitters are absolutely invisible once applied on the skin:

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Here I am, holding my Guerlain Météorites Crazy Pearls! I am also wearing them on my T-zone and as a blush:

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Did you buy something from Holiday 2013 collections?