Best Bet: Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorite Pearls

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This holiday, Guerlain's cult favorite Meteorites get an update, with their new Crazy Paris collection. The original Meteorites are much loved for their ability to cast white light and simultaneously soften and brighten facial features. This one does the same, but using the neon pastel lights of Paris after dark as inspiration. Each tin contains light-diffusing powder pearls in six different colors, including carnation pink, pale blue, lavender, white, and two nudes. Because they all have a white base, the colors naturally complement each other to create a multidimensional lightening effect that you swirl along cheekbones to give you a soft glow. You'll look brighter, and most important, not glittery. It gives the photogenic effect of looking slightly backlit, in this case by the shiny lights of Paris. 

Guerlain Meteorites Crazy Pearls Illuminating Powder, $58 at Saks Fifth Avenue