|Kimono: c/o WalkTrendy / Necklace: c/o Pink Lovebird / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff / Heels: Winners (similar)|
If you love this floral kimono as much as I do... be sure to scroll down to the end of this post and enter my INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY!
|Beauty Blender / eos Balm / L'Oreal Blush / Guerlain Meteorites / Philosophy Loveswept Perfume / imPRESS nails|
As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I was invited to the Guerlain Boutique during fashion week to learn a bit more about their iconic products. I was especially intrigued by Meteorites pearls - a collection of powder spheres that add a luminescent finish to your makeup. Each color has a different property - yellow to counter redness, purple to catch the light and pink to add freshness. The pearls are handcrafted in France - there are only four people who have the knowledge and skill to make them. And these four are responsible for supplying enough Meteorites to meet global demand!
I've been trying Shade #3 (Medium). When I take each pearl individually, I get a pigmented swatch, but when I apply it with a kabuki brush - it just adds a general glow without any frostiness or color change. While it can be worn as a highlighter, my favorite method of application is to swirl my brush in it and lightly apply it all over my foundation. It's like a flattering instagram filter in a powder - it diffuses light and makes your skin look airbrushed. The price tag is definitely on the high side, but the workmanship, quality and packaging of the powder make it a worthwhile treat.
Similar light-diffusing products on the market include: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, NARS Light Reflecting Powder, MAC MSFs and Physician's Formula Pearls.
Have you tried any light-diffusing powders? Which is your favorite?
And now for the Floral Kimono Giveaway - there are only 3 steps to enter!
1. Register on http://www.walktrendy.com/
2. Follow @ellaprettyblog on instagram
3. Leave a comment below with your registered email address AND instagram user name.
Giveaway ends May 8. Winner will be chosen via random.org. Good luck everyone!
UPDATE: Winner is Heather (IG: Sibleyh)