October 6, 2008

Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Review

It’s not too difficult to fall in love with the Guerlain Holiday Collection 2008 entitled Midnight Butterfly.

Over the years I never fail to fall deeply in love with the holiday collection from Guerlain and this year is absolutely no different from years prior as Guerlain releases a perfectly stunning collection filled with elegant, beautiful, and highly collectible pieces.

While last year concentrated on gold this year Guerlain took on silver and purple, two colors, in my opinion, that clash wonderfully well together. Although I don’t associate purple with the Holidays I must say that Guerlain took purple and owned it. Pairing softer lilac, with a darker purple and touches of silver and gold create a pure perfection for a Holiday face!

Although I’d have liked to indulge in the entire collection of beautiful items I concentrated on nabbing some of the more important pieces in the collection such as the eye palette, mascara, meteorites, and radiant powder.

None of the lip items appealed to me thankfully however my eye was caught and captured by the $160 USD Guerlain Meteorites Pressed Powder in Radiant Butterfly. Truly it was a stunning powder but honestly at $160 USD it was way, way above what I’d have liked to spend on a compact!

I was both saddened and disappointed that Guerlain has raised its prices this year. One item in particular, the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder, costing $82 USD compared to $78 USD last year. The powder wasn’t the only price raise, other items were effected by a higher cost this year as well.

Aside from the minor disappointment of raised prices the collection has absolutely nothing to not love in it! All the items are luxe, posh and a pure, spoiled indulgence for the Holiday!

Of course, my very favorite item in the collection is the Guerlain Sublime Radiant Powder. This is a atomizer of fine, sparkling silver powder. Stunning both inside and out this powder is perfect for face or body! This is housed in a slick, feminine, vanity worthy perfume style bottle with a lilac butterfly attached. The butterfly is detachable and has a pin on the back so you can use it a as a cute accessory to a suit or a shirt. Last year I purchased a back up of Forever Gold but this year I was a bit more reserved and only indulged in one of the powders. I’m still debating with myself if I should go back for a second since the collection is so very limited!

The Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly is my second favorite item in the collection. Consisting of four shadows at $57 USD this item was not effected by the price raise thankfully and still remains the same price as last year. The palette has two shades of contrasting purple shadow, one liner shadow, and a highlighting shade. The two main shades are a sheer lilac and a dark aubergine. A bright gold is included to highlight with and a purple brownish shade is used for lining the eyes. The four shades make up the design of a fine silver butterfly. Sadly, the butterfly almost instantly disappears upon smoothing your applicator on it however the touches of silver mixed with the shadow creates a rather nice sparkling effect. The shadows are housed in a slick, lilac compact so the outside is just as stunning as the shadows. The shadows are all smooth and silky however don’t expect a dramatic eye look using these, Guerlain keeps it simple and elegant with a touch of sheer color that has a tiny touch of sparkle.

With Flash

Without Flash

The star of the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly collection would have to be the Meteorites. In comparison to last year the pearls are three times bigger in size which makes for easier application. Although last year’s version had touches of shimmer, this year the pearls have a matte, silky powder finish. The color is a universally flattering champagne shade that brightens and lightens to complextion while setting makeup and creating a nice glow to the face. I love the larger size this year as it makes the application super easy and mess free, the container is twice the size as normal Meteorites. In keeping with the lilac theme the Meteorites are housed in a lilac container with the emblem of a butterfly on top. The size wasn’t the only item that became inflated this year, the cost of the Meteorites raised from $51 USD to $65 USD which was a considerable raise in price compared to previous years.

My final purchase was the Guerlain ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ Mascara in Butterfly Sparkle. For the most part this purchase was spurred from the gorgeous packaging however ‘Le 2 de Guerlain’ is a fine mascara as I already own the gold version and I’m very happy with it. The mascara is a dual sided affair which allows for application of upper and lower lashes. The upper part of the mascara is black while the lower end is purple with a tiny bit of silver. Lining the lower part of your lashes with the purple and the upper with the black reflects beautifully off an eye look created using the Guerlain Eyeshadow Palette in Mysterious Butterfly!

Right now, faced with an economical crisis, Guerlain Midnight Butterfly is not exactly the first collection you may have your eye due to it’s high cost however the Muse is approving it for purchase as it’s a stunning Holiday Collection! It has some highly collectible pieces in the collection for the makeup connoisseur or the makeup junkie. Face with so many options for the Holiday Season it’s difficult to choose which items are stash and which are trash! In the Muse’s opinion Guerlain’s Holiday Collection 2008 is a stash item! Truly an outstanding job on this one Guerlain! The Muse loves it!

I did a quickie look this morning using everything in the collection! I fear it didn’t come out as well as I wanted to as I was rushed for time today but it’s not too bad.

How about you?

Wanting the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection?

Already indulged?

Bit to costly?

Tell the Muse!

See the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection display at Neimans!

Promo Images of the Guerlain Midnight Butterfly Collection

Guerlain Holiday Collection 2007 Review

Guerlain Forever Gold Review with FOTD

Guerlain Parure Aqua Foundation Review


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Laurie

    This is a gorgeous collection – it looks pretty on you too!

    Love the meteorites!

    I don’t know what to do with all of this holiday goodness coming my way! My Sephora cart keeps building and I just saw Nordstrom has a nice GWP going on!

  • the Muse

    hi laurie!

    Thanks hun! I’m loving it πŸ™‚

    Love ’em too! They are really easy to apply this time around thanks to the larger size πŸ™‚

    Neimans has a GWP too and Saks πŸ˜‰ I’m evil for reminding you!

  • Laura

    You look so pretty Miss Muse.
    I am lusting after this,
    I may ask Santa =)

  • the Muse

    it was really a rushed look but thanks Laura πŸ™‚

    Definitely ask Santa πŸ™‚ this should make a guest starring appearance under your tree hehe!

  • Wendy

    Hi Muse!
    Well the collection is so pretty but woah $160 for a pressed powder?! I thought that the limited edition Dior compacts and Jill Stuart items were expensive enough… This is too crazy for words :O

  • CuttiBeBe

    oh muse, what have you done? damn enabler. I’m definitely getting the shimmer ball thingy (however you u spell that). but i’m iffy on the other ones.
    the palete is $160, definitely out of my bduget. the e/s palette is a little bit on the cool side for me. i’m a purple shadow lover and usually can’t resisit a nice purple shade, but this one is just a tad bit too cool for me. the mascara sounds good, but i know that thing is long and won’t fit in my makeup bag. the shimmer spray is sooo divine!!~~ but i can’t justify the price on something i won’t use.

    all in all, fantastic holiday collection. guerlain definitely hit the ball out of the park this time. much better than last yr’s. i’m not so happy about the price increase, but what can ya do?

  • LithiaBlack

    AAAAWWWW womderful collection! And a great rewiew!
    Oh, hello muse hope you’ve had a great weekend πŸ™‚
    *calms herself down*
    I so want the eyeshadowpalette, I have to go and see if this collection will arrive in Stockholm.

  • the Muse

    hiya wendy!

    How are you?

    Yea it’s a bit much lol! Guerlain has always had a high costing palette so it’s not really a shock or surprise to me. I won’t indulge simply b/c I don’t have that kind of cash to dish out for one compact. Although if I won the lottery tomorrow I might indulge lol!

    The palettes have always had a really high cost and I guess that’s their appeal for collectors and junkies alike πŸ™‚

    Oh well I can dream lol!

  • the Muse


    how are you? I miss you around here!

    lol πŸ™‚

    lol πŸ˜‰ got it..on shimmer ball thingy for Steph for xmas lol!

    well I think you’re just making empty excuses so you won’t have to indulge LOL!


    I really love both..it’s difficult to say whether this is better for me as I simply adore all the gold from last year πŸ™‚ but I dunno the lilac really gets me too..ugh! love!

    The price increase came as a shock..I was budgeting on spending a certain amount and went over it a few dollars which was somewhat upsetting. Def rant about the price increase..but I guess we’ll see more of that soon from other brands as the economy problems take its toll on the cosmetic world πŸ™

    I kinda try not to think of the price..just the beauty of the collection hehe πŸ™‚

    Blinding myself to how much i shouldn’t spend πŸ™‚

  • Laurie

    I’m a sucker for a GWP. I wish Sephora had some good ones floating out there – I want to place an order!

    Also, Lorac is having a pretty good sale on their Web site. I picked up the Snake Charmer palette for my sister (Christmas gift) for $17.50! And a set of lip polishes for $12.50! There’s also a nother palette up there with a pretty blue shade that would great on you:)

  • Laurie

    Sorry if this is duplicative – I tried to post and then got an error message?

    I love GWPs! I wish Sephora had some better offers floating around right now, because I want to place an order!

    Also, just an FYI – Lorac is having a great sale on their Web site. I picked up a lip polish kit for 1/2 off and the snake charmer palette (gift for sister) for $17.50! There’s a cute pink python palette up there also with a beautiful blue shadow that would look great on you…

  • Adina

    No fair, me wants it too! At least the radiant powder :pouts: Did you get this at the westchester?

  • the Muse

    hey laurie!

    That’s ok! i’ve been getting crummy errors all damn day ahhh!

    I’ve been avoiding lorac like the plague when I heard they had some good deals lol now you tempt me cheeky girl!


    Really..I’d love if Sephora did GWP’s I think that’d be awesome..I like the little samples they give out and such but gwps would be ideal and get me to buy much, much more!

    They should take that into consideration!


  • the Muse

    hehe adina πŸ™‚
    how are you love?

    yes I did πŸ™‚ but saks has it too..I just avoided saks b/c the mean MA was there πŸ˜› Neimans had the nice MA I deal with so I firgured it was worth the extra trip πŸ˜›

  • Phyrra

    This is a beautiful collection, though I’m really surprised with how subdued the colors look on your eye.

    I meant to ask you before, what’s with the little meteorites/pearls that companies are making? Or rather, what’s the benefits of using that over a pressed powder?

  • Aline

    hey muse..

    first let me say, i thoroughly enjoy all your musings!.. but on the other hand… you are feeding my lemming fire =O

    ive been looking at pics of this collection all weekend and have decided i NEED the mascara and meteorites.. only nordstrom.com doesnt have the meteorites up for purchase… so now i have to go hunting =(

  • Nova

    Hey muse! The meteorites and eyeshadow look beautiful on you. Thanks for the review on the collection.

    I actually bought the meteorites compact out of impulse when I was walking around Bergdorf last Thursday. Was thinking I'd return it if I feel guilty enough later on, so I didn't play around with the pressed powder. Then a few days later, my bf bought one to surprise me not knowing that I had already purchased it!

    So I finally got to play with it. It made me feel and smell heavenly. haha.

    But my main concern has been whether the colors (pink & brown) on the Meteorites Voyage butterflies are just sprayed on.
    I tried asking someone by the Guerlain counter, but he didn't know.

    Do you happen to know?

  • Autumn Masquerade

    Good morning!

    Or I am hoping you are reading this in the morning after enjoying Madonna at MSG! Love her or hate her, she is a great entertainer.

    Glad to hear you had a nice downtime weekend. I cringe at the thought of closet cleaning. I definitely need to do one.

    I think I was mostly exhausted from the last month at work. I slept until 11 AM after going to bed at 8:30. I like to sleep but usually not that much.

    My SA at Neimans takes good care of me. I only have to call her to let her know which collections or items I’m interested in and then she’ll let me know when they arrive. Plus she sets the items I want aside. =D

    Bummer you didn’t have any Indian Summer. =( But it’s still early. One could still arrive.

    Yes, you can certainly indulge in Chantecaille vicariously. ;D I usually prefer silvers but the tiger theme is so amazing that I don’t mind. Plus I hope Chantecaille got the point that their paradise palettes were a little high at $90. The tiger powders are priced at $85. Of course, that’s still a major jump from the $65 or so that I recall the Papillons powders to be.

    I’m definitely looking forward to both Shu and Manish Arora. Thank goodness the free shipping code goes through the 12th. Let me know if you want it.

    I think you’ll like Brisingr. Of course I can sort of guess how the final book will go. I am certain you can too. High fantasy only has so many acceptable endings…I still look forward to it all the same.

    Lol! Yes, sometimes it’s just a matter of finding the right red. I am hoping for a ruby loose powder that will be sort of like the Rose Gossamer.

    Speaking of red, I just got my Armani fall haul. So I will be playing with that as soon as I feel better (hopefully tomorrow).

    Those super glimmers are tiny! Highway robbery!

    I am trying to ignore the news. Being a CPA, this is not overly surprising to me. Many CPAs have felt for a long time that Wall Street was dangerously underregulated and accounting incredibly overregulated.

    In the next week or so, you’ll be seeing some nods to you for some items you’ve featured. I love the Dior face palette and Powderflage. I lemmed the Dior palette since seeing it in Dec 2007 Biteki and lamented that it wasn’t here.

    I am very curious now to see what Jill Stuart will release for holiday.

    Before I forget to tell you, I got one of the new Esprique Precious palettes and they are tiny! Teeny, tiny!

    I hope you had lots of fun at the Sticky Sweet concert! I look forward to hearing about it.

    Take care! Hugs! Love ya lots!

  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    man these look so gorgeous, I don’t know if I can resist them! I want the palette and the mascara. I would’ve wanted the pressed powder too but hearing that ridiculous price of $160 turns me off, luckily πŸ™‚
    It sucks though that the palette’s silver design comes off…I don’t know if I want to pay that money for it or save it for something else…hmmm. If only I could get two! One to use, and one to keep on display, haha πŸ˜€

  • ???

    So pretty!!!!

    But Guerlain's pricey over my place here >_< And i think it's not out yet… >_<

    I wish other brands do a butterfly motif too! We have so many flower themes! πŸ˜›

    you are so lucky to have them!


  • ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘

    I have a question for you though unrelated to this post….I saw that you reviewed the Clarisonic brush, as well as the Neutrogena Wave and Rejuvenator. You didn’t like Clarisonic but liked the Neutrogena products. Do the Neutrogena products clean better than Clarisonic despite the price or are they about the same, just the high price tag and exaggerated claims?

    Thanks in advance πŸ˜€ I’m just in a skincare phase and I am feeling the urge to check out the Clarisonic brush πŸ™‚

  • Emilita

    I’m drooling on my keyboard. That atomizer of powder….sigh. The mascara seems pretty too, but I’ve never seen something like the powder. Do other companies produce products like it with a bit gentler price tag? (Maybe this is too much to ask, but something that still has some quality to it, not like the Kids-R-Us toy version, hehe.)

  • Askmewhats

    I just came back from a trip and i missed reading your posts! and this greeted me!!! aww..you never ceases to amaze me with lovely products!

  • Paopao

    Beautiful stuff!!!!!

    Love it, love it!

    Enjot it (the colours look great on you!)

    Lots of hugs!

  • Jossu

    I’m going to buy meteorites and the eyeshadow palette, and tell Santa to give me the pressed powder too. πŸ˜‰

  • MandyPandy

    Where have you been, my delicate little Cheeto-Puff? I misses your kisses!

    As for the new Geurlain collection, I must say it’s pretty spiffy. Even the sparkles seem somehow classier. That said, I still think that nothing can top 2006 ‘Le Poudre C’Est Moi’ holiday collection. I still cry myself to sleep for missing out on that one.

    PS: What do you think of Givenchy’s new holiday collection?

  • Evon

    such a pretty collection.I’m your “new reader”…been looking for a scrumtious blusher for awhile..I’ve fair skin asian..any suggestion? =) mid range $ please…btw, i love love your blog.

  • the Muse

    morning dd!

    Isn’t it gorgeous? It is very sheer and subdued. I think Guerlain likes to keep it simply and sophisticated and I guess a bit work friendly as well as using it for an evening look πŸ˜‰

    Guerlain has been making these for ages πŸ˜‰ they are meant as to use as a highlighting powder to brighten and highlighter the face. They work well at setting makeup as well and giving a bit of shimmer..in this case the pearls aren’t as shimmery as some releases from Guerlain πŸ™‚

    As for other companies..some companies have made these into a blush as well and some as a highlighting shade. There aren’t any real benefits..I think powder and pearls serve to seperate needs. The pearls act more at creating a glow and lighting the skin up while powder sets foundation.

    Hope this makes sense πŸ™‚

  • the Muse

    good morning aline!

    How are you?

    Thank you VERY MUCH πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you enjoy Musings πŸ™‚ I put alot of work into it and when someone says they love it, it pleases me to no end πŸ™‚

    LOL I apoligize! I think i feed my own lemmings sometimes lol!

    Nordies might not get the pearls…they might be exclusive to Neimans and Saks but I’m not entirely sure!

    Have no fear Neimans and Saks def have ’em πŸ™‚ You can call Saks at anytime and they’ll deliver next day..most times..free of charge πŸ™‚

    That’s store only not online shopping πŸ™‚

    Happy Shopping! Do stop back and let me know what you get! Can’t wait to hear about your haul!

    Thanks for the comment, looking forward to talking to you again soon!

  • the Muse

    hey nova πŸ™‚

    Thank you kindly. You’re most welcome!

    Oh my I am soooooooooo jealous! That’s awesome! LOL and than to come home and have two! Whoa πŸ™‚ Your BF is awesome…hehe if you ever tire of him send him my way!

    Ooo I love the smell..I did so forget to mention the yummie smell of Guerlain products πŸ™‚

    I’m unsure…but from what I did see..(I was scared to swatch the compact while at Neimans) it looked like the butterflies were embeds so they may last a good bit before fading..I’m unsure though…after first use did you notice they disappeared? or when smoothing your puff over it?

    Or are they slightly raised? if they are raised chances are they’ll be around for a fair bit πŸ™‚

    Hope this helps πŸ™‚
    Looking forward to talking to you again soon!

  • the Muse

    good morning miss bets, perfect timing as I am indeed answering this AM πŸ™‚ Madonna was amazing…I’m a love/hater of her but I agree above all things she knows how to entertain! The only problem is I feel like a zombie today! YAWN!

    Hey are you on twitter or just a follower?

    Ugh closet cleaning is so NOT fun! Especially when one has enough clothes and shoes to cloth a few small villages! I’m on a no buy for clothes..and makeup..but I always take myself off the makeup one though..hmm!

    It’s funny..when I was younger I’d stay up till like 5 am and sleep till like 5 pm but I swear I can’t do that anymore. If I sleep after 9 am I develop a huge head! I really would love to make up for loss sleep on a lazy sunday…but it never happens I’m always up first thing!

    Even when I’m exhausted πŸ˜›

    My SA’s at Neimans take better care of me than the ones at Saks..as much as I love Saks I run across some idiots there on occasion! I do get frustrated with those who work there and are not only clueless but also have quite the attitude problem!

    I dunno Bets..it’s damn cold here..but I wish it would turn a bit warmer πŸ˜‰

    LOL deal! I shall live vicariously through you and Chantecaille πŸ™‚

    I shudder at the prices!

    I’m looking forward to manish as well! it’s highly limited so I am eager to get it. Would you like me to nab yours at MAC Soho just in case it sells out quickly? I hear rumors it might go as fast as freaking dresscamp ahhh!

    I have a few books ahead of Brisingr but I like allowing the book to marinate a bit on my shelf hehe.

    It is indeed and I’ve found so many this season. Red seems to be quite fitting me lately πŸ™‚ I recently tested out Clarins Fall selections and was pleased with the great lippie I got with it..review is coming soon but it’s a rather wonderful burgundy with bits of purple and maroon..stunning really!

    I’d love a Ruby Loose Powder..don’t give up hope..BE has a tendency of releasing items early..and a few later on..plus don’t forget QVC!

    Did you get any lip wax? πŸ™‚

    Obscene really isn’t it? 0.01? I can’t even picture the size…I shudder thinking of it..but I do know that even if they are small the quality will be there so I am partaking I think πŸ™‚

    I don’t think it’s overly surprising for me either. It’s clearly evident in both business and daily life that things have done dangerously insane for a while now..obviously in society you can see when just look around you..and of course reading the news and stocks just amplifies that.

    Sadly, I hate even thinking about it…do you have a 401k that’s been hit or stocks? Thankfully my stocks have not suffered overly much and I do not have a 401k..however I was some what edgy about my savings for a while..thankfully Bank of America doesn’t seem to have any problems.

    Ahh so glad I got you to purchase some bits hehe! Fantastic..Powderflage is interesting..I’m not sure we discussed it but do you have any yellow tones? I’ve been curious how well powderflage worked on yellow tones! I get questions about it daily.

    I really am not so interesting in the new Dior items aside from the powder…everything else has been somewhat meh…bit too sophisticated color wise for me…givenchy holiday is turning into a meh for me as well.

    I look forward to seeing JS but I also know I won’t be too excited as sometimes the coffrets can get boring.

    but of course I’ll jump on the gravy train for it as I can’t resist.

    I avoided the EP palettes for this reason actually as I purchased one about a year ago and was quite disappointed with the size..it was a special release too..forget if it was Spring or Summer ?

    Oh lord it was fab! I have pics if you’d like to see. I went with a few friends of mine who absolutely adore her…gay men and madonna=nirvana lol! They were quite like kids at xmas! I also brought along a new friend of mine, martin and it was quite comical to watch him as it was NOT his scene at all!

    Big Hugs honey! Love ya more!

  • the Muse

    hiya ‘ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘!

    Aren’t they yummie?

    LOL $160 is way above this one’s bank account πŸ™‚ As much as I love makeup I really couldn’t see myself splurging $160!

    It’s rather disappointing that the butterfly rubs off almost instantly sigh πŸ™ but at least it combines nicely with the shadows for a bit of sparkle!

    LOL I was tempted by doing two..but I tried hard to be good πŸ˜‰

  • the Muse

    hello miss plue!

    It’ll probably pop up soon if not now πŸ™‚ But yes it’s quite costly here so I can imagine the terrible price raise your side πŸ™

    I wish they’d do more butterflies as well as it looks so lovely πŸ™‚

    Come on over and I’ll let ya play with ’em hehe πŸ™‚

    Have a good day plue!
    Love ya!

  • the Muse

    hiya’ * : . b | u 3 . : * ‘!

    Ahhh…the clarisonic..worst money I spent in my life hehe!

    Well..The Wave and Rejuvenator are awesome..however they serve a different purpose than the clarisonic…the clarisonic is like a follow up treatment to washing your face where as the wave/rejuvenator are both a treatment and a deep clean for your face.

    You can’t wash your face with the clarisonic..the steps are wash your face..proceed to use clarisonic..where as the wave allows you to remove makeup and
    deep cleans.

    I will say one important thing..if you have oily/problem skin..clarisonic is definately worth it..I’ve heard some seriously big time raves about how well it combats oily…I have a combo skin type that’s mostly dry however I do not recommend it for combo skin….it doesn’t seem to work for a combo or normal skin type.

    but..I also have to say…$195 is obscene for it..it’s really big and clunky…the recharge is ugly as sin on my bathroom counter…mmm..I have alot of beef about it πŸ˜›

    It’s one of those things you try out and you either love or hate it πŸ™‚

    I was in the meh/hate group.

    Hope this helps love!

  • the Muse

    hello Emilita!

    lol πŸ™‚ The atomizer is truly a great piece πŸ™‚ The powder..which? The compact or the pearls?

    A few companies definately have other pretty options but sadly none are too cheap πŸ™ Dior had a great one released for Spring, I have a review here, which had a beautiful butterfly/ladybug theme! So pretty!


    Other companies have little motifs in powders and such but sadly most are ranging $40-$60 and upwards πŸ™

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  • the Muse

    hey nikki!

    Missed ya πŸ™‚ Welcome back!!! I missed reading your comments hehe πŸ™‚
    LOL I try dear I try πŸ™‚

    Hugs! Hope you had a fab trip!

  • the Muse

    hello my little pumpkin! MWAH!

    I misses your kisses too..those wet, sloppy ones you bestow on me are the best kind!

    Isn’t it? I agree..the sparkles are classier…might I say..sophisticated?

    I have the powder from Le Poudre C’Est Moi =-) I shall share it with you but only if you do my evil bidding otherwise forget it!

    Givenchy is somewhat meh this year or is it me *looks and feels guilty for saying that*

  • the Muse

    hello evon!

    Thanks for being a new reader here πŸ™‚ and for taking time out to comment!

    Oh wow I have so many I love…are you a stain lover? soft blushes or bolder? any preference for brands? Any yellow tones? Natural looking?

    Do let me know and I can recommend a few πŸ™‚

    Thank you very much Evon! I’m so glad you enjoy Musings!

    Looking forward to hearing back from you soon!

  • pinkyping

    Hi muse!

    this is such a gorgeous collection but so expensive… sigh I doubt I could indulge in it.

  • the Muse

    hi pinkyping!

    It’s truly a lovely collection but totally relate..it’s rather expensive πŸ™ I wish they’d cut the price a tiny bit..I was disappointed they actually raised the product…sigh!

    Ah well I guess that’s why they call it luxury cosmetics lol!

    Thanks for the comment gorgeous!
    Have a great Tuesday!

  • Anonymous

    Kayvid: Wow! This is such a beautiful collection! Thanks for reviewing it. I’m always amazed at how beautiful the meteorite balls are…

  • Minou

    After seeing your review, I am so getting the eye shadow palette and the meteorites.
    I am tempted on the atomizer too.

    Sigh, a really big hole in appearing in my pocket….LOL

  • the Muse

    hey kayvid!!!!

    morning to you!

    you’re most welcome, it’s my pleasure πŸ™‚

    It’s truly lovely! I didn’t want to touch it lol!

  • the Muse

    hehehe minou πŸ™‚

    the atomizer is lovely..go on..get it..*pushes you towards the counter*

    hehe πŸ˜‰

  • Gee


    That packaging is gorgeous! And the eyeshadow…It’s a thing of beauty!

    My wallet has already taken a beating recently! No more, it cries! No more!

  • gio

    The collection is beautiful but so expensive! $160 for a pressed powder is just crazy! I’m really temptd by the meteorites though. Thanks for the review.

  • the Muse

    hi gee!

    Isn’t it!? Simply stunning πŸ™‚ It’s possibly one of the best pieces I have in my collection, even outshines Jill Stuart πŸ™‚

    LOL!!!!!! my wallet is screaming too don’t feel bad πŸ™‚

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • the Muse

    you’re most welcome gio!

    I couldn’t see myself splurging the 160…it was a bit too much and above my budget..the rest is not too badly priced, I’ve seen far worst πŸ˜‰

    The meteorites are def worth splurging on for the size alone!

  • dark_nyx

    Wow, the shadows are very sheer. I thought they’d be a deeper purple (Once again, I’m sucker for ads. =ή). I like how your top and hair band matches your e/s colour theme. Too cute!

    Thanks for the review, Muse!

  • the Muse

    hi dark nyx!

    Yes they are but it’s a rather nice look you can create πŸ™‚

    I think you might be able to build up to that intense purple as per the ad πŸ™‚

    Aw thanks lol I’m a crazy matching demon!

    you’re most welcome darknyx!

    it’s my pleasure!

    Thank YOu for the comment!

  • Nova

    Hey Muse!

    I finally went to return the first compact I bought from Bergdorf, and I had the chance to ask the SA more about the compact. Because the butterflies are actually raised a bit, I was quite astonished and relieved to hear the pink and brown butterflies actually extend to the bottom of the pan like the other meteorites voyage compacts. How awesome is that?! Now I don’t have to worry if I’ll still get that halo pink glow a year from now.

    I’m still really tempted to get the regular Guerlain meteorites, but it’s hard to justify a compact & loose pearls (at the moment, I still have to work on convincing myself). However, I did manage to get the eyeshadow too *high fives the muse* and the kisskiss lipstick in dazzling butterflies (the pink one). Hope I’ll one day review the items. (I hate and suck at writing… )


    Keep up your wonderful reviews! πŸ˜€


  • the Muse

    hi Annie sorry for the delayed reply!

    AHHH FANTASTIC! This makes me want to indulge!

    I can somewhat justify the $160 USD after hearing this, how fab!

    You must get the meteorites, you’ll regret it if you don’t πŸ™‚

    AH huge high fives πŸ™‚ nice haulage my dear!

    I suck at writing too but I still love popping on here and sharing my passion with folk like you!

    Aw thanks for the awesome comment Annie! Enjoy your haul!