September 4, 2013

Guerlain Les Voilettes Evanescent Pressed Powder Review

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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Guerlain Les Voilettes Evanescent Pressed Powder ($56) is a new fine pressed powder from Guerlain that’s available in three shade selections for the Fall season. This gorgeous little creation marries subtle pigments and the delightfully flirty scent of violets into a beautifully presented translucent setting powder.

Take a look!

I’m actually running fairly low on my Guerlain Meteorites Compact Pressed Illuminating and Mattifying so the new Guerlain Les Voilettes Evanescent Pressed Powder arrived at just the right time.

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I adore the gold plated compact that Les Voilettes comes housed in but I was a little shocked it was so lightweight, I expected it to have some weight to it. It comes with a velvet pouch to keep it protected and scratch-free when you’re toting it around but it is a magnet for fingerprints none the less. The lighter compact is a smidge smaller than my Meteorites powder as it it contains .22 oz where versus .23 oz but the price remains the same $56.

It smells positively heavenly as you might imagine! I can’t open a box of Choward’s Violet Mints or Gum without thinking of the fragrance of a Guerlain powder.

Inside the compact you’ll find a generously sized mirror as well as a black puff for application. The powder has a slight raised G in the middle but it fades rather quickly with use.

I personally adore the powder as it does everything I want from a powder…it sets, it mattifies without looking dry, it provides some brightening, and creates a smooth, airbrushed appearance. However, by Guerlain standards it isn’t nearly as silky as some of their other powders. The texture runs a little denser and isn’t as soft or finely milled as powders you may have tried or already own from the brand. I tried the third shade and it’s a perfect match for my skin tone. It is fairly transparent but it has a smidge of tint to even out my complexion.

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I will say I actually like it more than my Meteorites Powder. I just think it lends an overall beautiful finish to my makeup and really brightens up my duller skin.

Guerlain Les Voilettes Evanescent Pressed Powder may disappoint some fans if they are expecting a more silky, fine milled powder however, others might just fall in love with it’s ability to bring fresh, natural light to their faces and a smooth, flawless finish. This is one you’ll have to try out for yourself as you’re either going to really love or not really be moved at all.

I liked!

A fitting change and replacement for my Meteorites Compact Pressed Illuminating and Mattifying Powder!

Available now at Guerlain counters.

Tried it?

Love to hear your thoughts!

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

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.

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  • Ashley

    I’ve never tired anything from Guerlain before. I’ve always wanted to try the illuminating pastel powder balls. It made Allure’s list of beauty products to buy before you die. There’s lots of things that would be fun to try from them, but their prices are extremely $$$$, and I like to test product samples before splurging on the full size, and living in the Midwest I’m sure the nearest counter is Chicago or Minneapolis; which I don’t go there maybe once a year, so I just stick to Estee, Clinque, or LancΓ΄me.

    • Cindy Ramirez

      I totally agree with you Ashley. Everything about Guerlain is fab, but that price tag prevents me from coughing up the cash. I just cant spend THAT much money on one product!

  • Kadie Lee

    Every time I pass the Guerlain counter I simply won’t allow myself to swatch. Either I just don’t have enough self control and once I touch all the stuff I’ll find that I need it, but I also get sucked in by sales associates very easily! I hate it. I don’t know why but I have this fear of hurting their feelings and being too awkward to say no and someone please tell me they have the same problem so I don’t feel like a freak! lol!

    • the Muse

      lol same here kadie! I’m a mush for sale’s reps! πŸ˜€ they sucker me into purchasing stuff I DO NOT need!

  • CFD

    When I went to the Guerlain counter at Nordstrom this weekend to try out the Meteorites Pressed Powder, the sales professional told me the Meteorites Illuminating and Mattifying compact was being discontinued and would be replaced by this Les Voilettes Evanescent compact.

    I didn’t want to fall in love with a discontinued product, so I tried Les Voilettes instead and really liked it! Matte but not flat, and made my skin feel incredibly soft to the touch.

    • the Muse

      that is indeed correct πŸ™ I’m so glad you loved Voilettes! I really loved it as well πŸ˜€

  • PB

    thinking about trying it but def love the silky part of G powders, is it not like the same feeling as terra nerolia, terra ora, sun in the city??? thanks for any help! it’s looks so pretty! i love the gold so much better than the older packaging, the bronze one!

  • Cindy

    Hi muse! Would this powder be good to use to touch up later in the day? Usually by the time I get off work my face is a bit shiny and my foundation has faded a little. I was going to get the mattifying palette but heard it’s being discontinued

  • Katy

    Muse, I’m worried I made a mistake in purchasing Hourglass’ Dim Light as my finishing powder. I didn’t think I wanted matte finish, but after seeing Temptalia’s review of this powder and comparing her “on the face” photos”, I fear that maybe I should’ve waited for this to come out. What do you think in terms of comparison? I love HG products but I love Guerlain as well. So conflicted!

    • the Muse

      hi katy aha here’s the comment I missed apologies for the delayed reply…I guess we talked about though now so need to reply here πŸ˜€