When I was reviewing an amazing Brush on Radiance powder by The Body Shop I realized that it was quite similar to one of the most famous highlighting powders in the makeup world – the Guerlain Meteorites Powder for the face. And while I own both of them I decided to compare these powders for you.
The Guerlain Meteorites have already been featured on my blog in the post dedicated to the brightening powders. It comes in several shades and the one I have is in Clair 02.
Guerlain Météorites Powder for the Face ($62.00) is an illuminating powder made up of light-diffusing pearls that minimize flaws and add brightness to the skin.
It comes in a beautiful metallic jar with very sophisticated design – it looks just gorgeous on the vanity. The amount of product you get is 25 g or 0.88 oz. Inside the jar you will find the multicolored pearls and a soft powder puff that protects the powder. The puff is not very useful to my mind, but you can still apply the product with it on the go but it may be not as even and sheer as with a brush. I would also advise you against getting the Guerlain Meteorites Pinceau – the brush created by the brand for this powder – it has very stiff bristles and the pearls got stuck inside it all the time. The powder is made in France and has a very strong floral scent.
The Body Shop Brush on Radiance (£14.00 or $22.00) is a highlighting and bronzing powder, that contains magical little beads of iridescent color to give skin luminescent glow and shimmering finish.
You can read the full review of this product here. The product comes in a transparent jar but it’s plastic with a rose gold cap. This packaging is quite beautiful though not comparable to the Guerlain one, but it’s very light that makes it possible to take it with you on vacation and it’s smaller. By the way you get more product with this Body Shop Brush on radiance powder – 28 g or 1.0 oz that is 3 g more than the Guerlain powder. This powder also comes in a form if iridescent pearls, but this pearls are three times smaller than the Guerlain ones. The country of origin is Italy.
If you compare the pearls from both powders you will see a serious difference. First of all, the pearls of the Body Shop are way smaller as I already said and are all of the exact same size. At the same time the pearls of the Guerlain powder are all of the different size and different form. There are only three shades of the Body Shop pearls – bronzed rose, champagne and light-gold. The Guerlain powders pearls in the color Clair come in six different shades: mint green (for redness correcting purposes), pink (to fix the dullness of the skin), violet (to counteract yellow undertone), light-yellow (to fix under-eye circles and blue veins), champagne gold and pure white for brightness.
The Guerlain powder sounds so good in terms of brightening the face and color correcting abilities. But in reality the powder produced by mixing the pearls in a jar is very translucent and provides only the illuminating effect on the face. The same result you get from only three-colored beads of the Body Shop powder.
Both powders are very light-weight and look gorgeous and natural on the skin. The illuminating effect is beautiful and there is no visible glitter particles in both powders. If you apply both powders moderately you get a marvelous glow on the skin that looks healthy and fresh. The light-reflecting ability of the both powders is very comparable.
I love both of this powders but on a daily basis I reach for the Body Shop Brush on Radiance more often than not. I like how beautiful it looks and how easy it is to use. The Meteorites powder is more appropriate to be used on social occasions and it gives quite a photoshopped result and looks nice on the photos.
I hope you liked this small comparison review and it was useful for you. If you have any questions please leave hem in the comments down below!
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