SKIN79 Star Glow Ball Powder
Part of the Diamond Collection boasting of Diamond Powder and Jewel Complex to create a seamless complexion, this product consists of colored balls with shining particles that highlights your features, and softens facial lines.
When I had first seen them at Watsons, the first thing that popped to my head was “Meteorites!!” Introduced by GUERLAIN in 1987, Meteorites are loose powders that come in the form of pearls. Each serves a correcting purpose – green neutralizes redness, pink adds a healthy hue, lilac reflects light and brightens up sallow skin, gold to highlight, and pearl-white to illuminate for an iridescent quality.
While I don’t personally own any Meteorites collection just yet, but I had seen the marvelous illuminating effect that looks subtle against the skin at various opportunities. Hesitation, hmm…
Back on topic, the Star Glow Ball Powder is a budget-friendly alternative for those unsure if the original Meteorites are worth the splurge. They too contain various pastel-colored balls -5 to be exact like Guerlain’s and visibly smaller- but doesn’t come with details on how each pearl functions.
While swatching the powder beads, they did nothing other than reflecting tons of light eg, the green bead failed to cancel out any redness on my skin. The powders may be finely-milled but gives a frosty finish which can dreadful, because they cast a ghastly reflection under photography. Without harsh lighting, it does give a nice sheen BUT I suggest going light-hand while loading the brush.
Instead of using the puff included in the pot, I opted for the fluffy dome-shaped SIGMA Tapered Face brush instead. The soft, natural bristles are dense to pick up a lot of pigments yet provide an even distribution over the face. This precision brush is perfect for highlighting purposes; I would use a fan brush to build up the intensity, then use this to highlight my cheeks without looking like a disco ball.
The powders are highly pigmented with a simply swirl so be sure to tap off excess product before application. Because of the frosty finish, I would avoid using it as a setting powder, instead highlight your features such as the bridge of your nose and cheek bones for definition.