I’m so excited about this review that I don’t know where to start. This is my first Guerlain purchase back in April 2012. It is also my first Guerlain Météorites Perles which I have been drooling for quite some time. As Guerlain counter is limited, I don’t get to bump into them much. Which is why I kept on forgetting to check them out. Finally one Sunday I was at KLCC and I remembered about Guerlain. Let’s just say the rest is history.
I bought a Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder #02 Teint Beige for RM181. It comes in a set together with a bottle of Météorites Perles – Light-Diffusing Perfecting Primer. The whole set is just RM299.
Everyone kept on asking me what is it or what is it for. It’s hard to explain, show and even justify the effect of these balls on the complexion. It just can’t. All I can tell you is the effect on me is huge. I’m hooked. I’m addicted. I’m a collector now!
“The choice to update Météorites stems from a simple fact: each different skin tone has specific needs and thus requires a particular solution. A rosy complexion tends to show some redness. A beige complexion turns grey with the onset of fatigue. A golden complexion becomes yellow and dull. The uncontested expert in colour and powder, Guerlain has created three different Météorites colour harmonies to meet the specific needs of different skin tones and the way in which they reflect colour and light, in line with the principles of the colour wheel and interaction of secondary colours.”
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder comes in 3 different shades; 01 Teint Rose, 02 Teint Beige and 03 Teint Dore. I chose #02 Teint Beige as I was told by the BA that Teint Rose is more normal, Teint Beige is more illuminating and it’s the best seller and Teint Dore is for darker skin tone.
01 – Teint Rosé
CORRECTIVE EFFECT: mauve reflects light and brightens up the shadowed areas of the face and green diminishes redness.
UNIFYING EFFECT: pink evens out the complexion and champagne accentuates this action by reflecting light.
LIGHT-ENHANCING EFFECT: white, a touch of light par excellence, illuminates the complexion without ever making the skin appear pale and gold adds additional radiance.
02 – Teint Beige
CORRECTIVE EFFECT: mauve and pink that adds a healthy glow to a dull complexion.
UNIFYING EFFECT: unifying beige and apricot beige that adds a warm glow to the face.
LIGHT-ENHANCING EFFECT: white and white gold that accentuates the light reflecting result.
03 – Teint Doré
CORRECTIVE EFFECT: eternal mauve and blue which eliminates the yellow hue in a golden complexion.
UNIFYING EFFECT: unifying beige and chocolate beige that enhances a golden complexion.
LIGHT-ENHANCING EFFECT: white gold reflects light and pearly apricot brightens a golden complexion.
Another reason to buy this is the awesomely beautiful metal can casing. This new updated and modernised Météorites Perles case is covered in embossed metal, stamped with a rosette which is Météorites Perles logo. It used to be hard cardboard which received numerous lashes as one who paid premium for a premium brand and item doesn’t get a premium product. I’m so glad to find out that Guerlain had changed their packaging to metal instead.
After removing the top cap, there’s a white rubbery sponge included. I’m pretty sure this is just to hold the balls in place and not to be used as application tool. I quite like the sponge as it kept my pretty balls in it’s place securely and I’m not worried if I travel with this can one day.
Teint Beige of course contain more beige color balls. I was hoping to see more pink and purple though. Anyhow they looked absolutely precious. The can is only half full :(. They should fill this up maybe to 3/4 of the can?
I’ve been using these every single day since I bought it. It just doesn’t shrink. Not even a bit. And I swirl quite a lot too! Talking about being kiasu lol!
There’s 6 different color balls. Each ball have their own correcting and illuminating function.
Beige – give some warmth and freshness
Shimmery White & Beige – to add some glow and light reflection
Purple – to brighten up
Pink – refresh a dull complexion
As I said earlier, the difference is too hard to be justified with face shot. It give you the glow and illuminating effect that no other finishing powder can give you. I’d normally just shake the can a bit to bring certain color balls up the surface, swirl my fluffy huge brush (I’m using EcoTools Powder Brush) in the can and gently swipe the brush on my face concentrating more on the high points. This doesn’t make you look ghost white. It gives you a radiant glow. So don’t worry about over-applying.
One thing to take note when you happily swirl your brush in the can. Use your other hand to cover the top while you swirl to avoid the ball from flying off the can! I’ve read some bloggers couldn’t find the missing ball when this happen. So far I managed to find it everytime a notorious meteorites ball flew off the can. However yesterday I lost one and I still couldn’t find it yet :'(
Here’s me with numerous new makeup products which I’m currently testing and of course I finish it off with my favorite Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder.
Next update. I’ll do a review on Guerlain by Emilio Pucci Météorites Perles D’azur Illuminating Powder. Anyone love this precious balls as much as I do?
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored review. I bought the product on my own