Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder – 01 Teint Rosé

Just wanted to share a product I have really been loving recently (and using daily for the past few weeks) – the Guerlain Météorites Perles!

During a short staycation at RWS over the weekends, I spotted the Guerlain Météorites Perles set at Viebeauty and it was going at a great deal of $153 (after discount).

The set contains of 2x30g Météorites Perles in 01 Teint Rose and a Météorites Powder Brush.  The brush is full sized and is made of pink-dyed goat hair. This is soft but slightly bristly so it picks up the powder well.

close up of brush

I love the combination of pink bristles and white handles. The brush also feels weighty but not heavy and fits comfortably in the palms. There was no bleeding of dye after the first wash but there were some minor shedding. This brush is denser than I had thought and it was difficult to shape the bristles without the help of a brush-guard.

Comparisons (new vs old):

Guerlain changed the packaging of their famed Météorites Perles somewhere in 2010, it used to be made of cardboard packaging with a high top. Now the Météorites come in a metal tin with pretty raised details on the cap. The way the new top opens reminds me of those old-school biscuit tins 😛 The metal tin feels lightweight but definitely more luxurious than the old cardboard box.

(L): 01 Teint Rose, (R): 01 Mythic

New – Teint Rosé

Old – Mythic

Teint Rosé is actually Mythic-repackaged but the balls in Mythic looks darker and more vivid whereas Teint Rosé appears more pastel.

Product Description:

An illuminating powder that delivers pure radiance. Inspired by light and created by Guerlain, Météorites Pearls employ the technology of white light, which is used in photography and film to erase imperfections and soften features. A constellation of 6 multi-colored pearls blend together for a flawless, radiant complexion. These pearls-with-a-purpose have now been reinvented in 3 color harmonies that are adapted to each skintone.

My Thoughts:

This is not meant to be a highlighter! This works like a thin veil of illuminator to brighten up the skin after putting on your regular foundation. You can use this over loose powder or as a setting powder on its own after liquid foundation. I used to think this was overrated (but since I picked my first one up at half off, it wasn’t that painful) but once I got the hang of the application method I fell in love with this instantly.

The brush to use with this is important; I get the best results using a large animal-haired powder brush instead of a synthetic one (makes more sense too). I have been using my loose powder brush from Sasa (pink handle) before the acquisition of this set which includes the brush. I usually just swirl and buff this into the skin in an “out-and-downward” motion and this gives my skin a soft illuminated look without being OTT. The shimmers are barely visible unless we stand nose-to-nose (and who does that anyway?!). Something in this powder helps with blurring out pores and gives the skin a very subtle radiance and translucency that is hard to put into words.

If you have the budget, go for it! You just need one in your stash as this will last a very long while making the initial high cost a little bit more justifiable.


Posted on 08/11/2011, in Beauty and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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