Hermes just launched their Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Bronzing Powders ($105) and Iridescent Powders ($105) in the US and I am so excited to have a review to share today. I fell in love almost immediately with the product description and demo video on the Hermes website. The powders looked perfect for that effortless healthy sunkissed glow and I was eager to put these to the test.
Given that these are extremely expensive I was surprised to find that many of the shades have sold out at a lot of retailers. Depending on which shade you want you may have to do some shopping around but they are available at Hermes, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus to name a few places.
These powders have 3 shades in one compact in a beautiful embossed H pattern. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to see the compacts are larger than the other Hermes powders with 18 g of product. They are scented similar to the Rose Hermes blushes (reviewed here) but the scent dissipates after a while and I don’t notice it when it’s on the skin.
Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Powder
There are 5 shades of the Plein Air H Trio Healthy Glow Mineral Powder and I ordered three shades to try. These have a beautiful silky texture with very good pigment, no excess powdery kick up, no hard-pan and apply beautifully on the skin.
I was really impressed with the level of pigment – they show up really well but at the same time are really easy to blend and sheer out. There is a tiny bit of shimmer in these but it’s more like subtle flecks of shimmer spread out on a matte base so on the skin they really look more matte.
Looks below wearing:
- Foundation Gucci Natural Foundation in 280C
- Concealer Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Concealer in Shade 7.5
- Powder Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish in Medium
- Eyeshadow Pat McGrath LOVE Palette MTHRSHP Eyeshadow in Sublime Seduction (swatches here) + Victoria Beckham Lid
- Lustre in Honey (swatches here)
- Brows Too Faced Brow Wig in Medium Brown
- Mascara Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes
- Nail Polish Hermes Orange Poppy
- Tank Sezane Marcelo Tank
02 Atlas is a warm light bronze, this pulls warm on my skin when used as a bronzer, I like this better as a soft contour to warm up the skin instead, wearing this with the Hermesistible Lip Oil in 02 Corail Bigarade (swatched here) on the lips
03 Sahara is the best shade for me out of the three, this is a medium tan, on the lips wearing Lisa Eldridge Gloss Embrace in Charm
04 Sienne is a deeper bronze, also warm and pulls reddish on me, lips are Lawless Forget the Filler in Cherry Vanilla
Below swatched next to:
- Chanel Les Beiges Oversize Bronzer in Medium (review here)
- Gucci Bronzing Powder Shade 3 (reviewed here)
- Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer 2 Medium (reviewed here)
- Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer (swatches here)
Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder
There are two variations of the Plein Air H Trio Iridescent Mineral Powder. Both have three different shades of highlighter in one compact. I swatched them individually and swirled and also next to the Plein Air Powder I just reviewed in Mirage.
On my medium tan skin these pull very light/pale. Pigment is medium but easy to control so you can get a sheer glow or a more intense highlight. These are very powdery and there was a lot of powdery kick up all over (even in my hair). I would recommend applying with a light hand. Both seem to have sold out everywhere except the Hermes website.
01 Rose Atacama
01 Rose Atacama is a mix of icy white, medium soft nude pink and a cool pink. On my skin this pulls very frosty since it’s contrasted with my skin. Since there is such a sharp contrast I found it highlighted my pores and texture. The Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Highlighter in Pillow Talk Glow is better suited for my skin tone as it’s not as white/icy (review here). Wearing it on top of the Bronzer Shade 02 Atlas and Hermesistible Lip Oil in 02 Corail Bigarade.
02 Corail Mojave
I found 02 Corail Mojave more unique and better for my skin tone. This also pulls very shimmery with an icy white champagne, pale gold and orange copper shimmer. When swirled it’s more of a soft champagne gold. I didn’t have time to swatch comparisons but color is somewhere in between Charlotte Tilbury Glow Glide Highlighters in Champagne Glow and Gilded Glow (the CT ones have more pop to them, more swatches here). Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Peach Glow is more sparkly. Dior Nude Glow is more complex and slightly warmer.
Below wearing it on top of 03 Sahara Bronzer.
Overall I think the bronzers are the stand out for me with a silky smooth texture, natural finish and large compact size. I like Sahara the best for my skin tone.
The highlighters are stunning, but not a must for me. Shade 01 is too pale for my skin tone, even with a light hand. Shade 02 is beautiful but given the vast number of highlighters I own, I don’t think I could call it a must-have.
If you’ve been looking at these online and don’t have a counter to try, I hope you found this review helpful!
Available at Hermes, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, Saks and Neiman Marcus.
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