Review: Guerlain Météorites ”Cruel Gardenia” Illuminating Powder

I have a weakness. And it’s becoming a problem. Highlighters. I can’t get enough of them!
I went shopping the other day, and my friend Maikel showed me one of the most AMAZING highlighters ever.
At first, I thought I was dreaming. So I blinked. Then I blinked again. WAUW, It was real!
In front of me was the Guerlain Météorites ”Cruel Gardenia” Illuminating Powder.

I’ve never really gotten into Guerlain’s Makeup products yet. And seriously, what the hell was I thinking?
When I saw this powder, It was -no joke- love at first sight.

The packaging is just beautiful. ”Cruel Gardenia” comes in a pot with a ”twist cap”.
On the lid is a print of a -I guess- Gardenia inspired design. It’s really pretty and classic.
Also that font ”Guerlain” is written in.. Oh My, Beautiful!!

I’m going to give you a moment to let this soak in… THIS IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT?!
Now, Can you imagine what I’ve been trough in that store? LOL – My jaw dropped!

I would describe ”Cruel Gardenia” as a Frosted, Pink-White-Champagne, DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, Highlight.
My friend Maikel told me this is similar to M.A.C’s ”Soft and Gentle’‘ Mineralize Skin Finish.
I disagree. This is SO much better than that. Also M.A.C Soft and Gentle is way more glittery.

The texture of ”Cruel Gardenia” is amazing. It’s soft, buttery and goes on like magic.
I haven’t worn it for a full day yet, So I can’t tell you how long it lasts.
Side Note: When using the powder, dip your brush in the middle! – It might crumble and die when using the corners.

Doesn’t the effect look amazing? Instant Hollywood Glow in just a few wipes!

Overall, I think this highlighter is amazing. Perfect texture, Perfect color and the most beautiful design.
I’m obsessed! I’m obsessed! I’m obsessed!

Guerlain Météorites ”Cruel Gardenia” Illuminating Powder is available at Sephora.
-Dutchies: This is available at Sephora and Douglas-
Retail Price: €55,65

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22 Responses to Review: Guerlain Météorites ”Cruel Gardenia” Illuminating Powder

  1. Sule says:

    I WANT !

  2. Nicole says:

    it’s so beautiful!

  3. Monserath says:

    It’s beautiful…. I love the rose or flower or whatever :)
    The glow it’s cute and no too shimmer, like it.

  4. Brenda says:

    I’m loving it already …..
    Beautyfull design !!!

  5. Cynthiaa says:

    Oh my god.. amazing highlighter! It’s not only amazing on your cheeks, but damn.. it looks gorgeous!!

  6. Amber says:

    Looks lucious! I wonder how similar this is to Laura Mercier Rose Rondevous (it’s always sold out – or maybe it was limited edition)

  7. Ah, love it! Ik zou het alleen niet gebruiken, I guess.. too pretty!

  8. Red Tsarina says:

    I splurged too, it is a real jewel! I actually think the effect on the cheeks is not as amazing as when I tried it on my hand, but hey, who wants to look like a discoball in natural daylight, hmmm?
    Funny cause highlighters are becoming my obsession nber one too at the moment. I’d love to see a tutorial including Cruel Gardenia, that would be awesome!!!

  9. Hrisoula says:

    I have this! it’s really gorgeous – both the package it comes in and how it looks on the skin – def. recommend!

  10. Sharon says:

    Oh my gosh I saw this wanted it, put it on my wishlist, saw the price, realized I had to work like 11 hours for it, and cried LOL. bummeeeer

  11. Germa says:

    Geweldig! Eigenlijk te mooi om te gebruiken! ;-)

  12. shaqajeq says:

    HOLY mother of jesus i want it :( but is super expensive, ahhhwwww

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  22. Sandra says:

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