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.
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.
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.
A fitting change and replacement for my Meteorites Compact Pressed Illuminating and Mattifying Powder!
Available now at Guerlain counters.
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