This is not just a compact with a magical face powder inside. No, no. This is a statement piece. A timeless accessory. A chic addition to the modern woman’s handbag.
The weighty yet delicate black-metal compact is sculpted with a gold mother-of-pearl rosette and tucked inside a black suedette pouch bordered with red stitching. Hand crafted in Paris, this compact is refillable with any of Guerlain’s pressed Météorites powders. It has the look and feel of complete luxury and is certainly an indulgence piece with its extravagant price tag of $170. To be honest, if I didn’t have a gift certificate I wouldn’t have indulged in such an ornate compact, but the quality is certainly worthy of the price tag. It is identical in size, weight, and price to the silver Guerlain Voyage compact.
Wulong (translates to Black Dragon) combines six shades to ensure a pure, flawless and luminous complexion. Matte shades are paired with two white and gold illuminating shades that add subtle radiance. The pigments are identical to the loose Météorites Perles du Dragon; the luxe packaging accounts for the $100 price difference between the two.
This powder has achieved “holy grail” status in my collection. It is the best finishing and light diffusing powder that I have ever used. It extends the wear of my foundation and gives my skin the most subtle natural glow. Better than a flat airbrushed look, my skin looks luminous and satiny smooth with imperfections blurred away. You can’t detect Météorites on the skin but it does leave people wondering “Did you do something different?”