The Guerlain Spring 2017 Happy Glow Collection couldn’t be more aptly named. Just looking at these gorgeous pastel pearls, cheery pink KissKiss lipstick, and the white with iridescent pink shift packaging makes me downright giddy.
The star of the collection is the Guerlain Météorites Happy Glow Pearls ($74 US/$89 CAD). I think these are probably my favorite Météorites to date. First win is the display worthy packaging. It is the same rounded ornamental shaped packaging as the 2015 holiday pearls. Those holiday balls have not left my vanity since I purchased them, even though the gold details are quite obviously holiday themed. Now I can replace, or who am I kidding, add these new stunning iridescently packaged ones to my vanity as well. The pearly iridescent finish does not come off nearly as lovely on camera as it is in person.
Like those Holiday 2015 pearls, this new release for spring comes with a really beautiful, bow adorned luxe powder puff rather than the usual foam or felt, flatter shaped insert we usually see. It really adds a touch of elegance to the experience. That and the intoxicating violet Météorites scent.
The mix of pearls is really breathtaking. Shimmering champagne pink for a fresh spring glow, soft mauve to catch light, matte pink to revive the complexion, and mini peach champagne pearls for a brightened and refreshed complexion. These are probably the least shimmery Météorites pearls I’ve ever used. For me that is a huge bonus. The powder does a beautiful job of setting and mattifying your skin while still giving you a natural radiance without sparkle. The Guerlain pearls can sometimes have a fleck kind of glitter in them that I’m not always that keen on. For Spring 2017 there is only a small amount of this kind of shimmer coming from the large champagne pearls. If you wanted to eliminate it you could always just pull them out but I found it to be very subtle and I didn’t notice any larger glitter particles on my skin when using this powder.
I’ve tried applying this with both a big fluffy brush, as well as with the included powder puff, and I’ve loved both results. I actually had one of the best skin days I’ve had in a while this past weekend when I set my Lingerie de Peau foundation with the Happy Glow Pearls. My base looked flawless all day. I do think these are best suited for fair to light-medium skin tones as I found them to be quite light and brightening on the skin. It can see it maybe being too light to work on deeper skin tones. If you have a tan or deep complexion and have tried the Happy Glow pearls I would love to hear how they worked for you in the comments below.
The Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick ($38 US/$45 CAD) in 565 Blossom Glow is like spring in a tube. It is such a fresh, complexion brightening shade of pink. The formula is divine. Light, glossy and so hydrating. The formula includes commiphora myrrha oil, mango butter, and hyaluronic acid spheres for smoothing and hydrating wear. It has a very subtle vanilla violet fragrance.
It’s not a long wear lipstick but who wouldn’t want to pull out this pretty iridescent pink tube as often as possible. I am head over heels in love with this pretty pink lipstick. It doesn’t have any shimmer but has a glossiness and vibrancy of colour that is really flattering on the lips.
If you love luxury and the pretty pink shade of spring then I can’t recommend the Guerlain Happy Glow Collection for Spring 2017 enough.
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