As many of you know, I’m an avid reader of Temptalia—in fact, I actually got the idea to blog about makeup from her. If you frequent her site as well, you’d notice how often she raves about Guerlain’s products and collections. I used to shrug this off because I was only concerned with MAC, NARS, Tarte, Benefit, and Urban Decay’s products, but I’ve been trying out new brands lately (such as Laura Mercier) and all the posts on Guerlain products finally got to me… most especially the ones about the ubiquitous Guerlain Météorites.
The Guerlain Météorites sparked my curiosity, partly because the packaging was beautiful and I remember playing around with a similar Météorites-like blush my mom had when I was younger (I’m not sure if that was Bare Escentuals or Guerlain itself), but mostly because Christine of Temptalia calls it “Photoshop in her pocket.” Now, who doesn’t want that!?
Guerlain Météorites Perles Summer 2010 Collection
Don’t they look lovely? They kind of remind me of the Dippin’ Dots ice cream, too, if you’re familiar with those. Makes me want to gobble up the whole tin (now that I think of it, ew).
According to many reviews I’ve read, the Guerlain Météorites go on your face so translucently that it’s hardly noticeable in pictures, making a lot of first-timers hesitant with purchasing (myself included). It supposedly elicits the “OMG what did you do to your skin? You’re glowing!” response from people you encounter, though.
Here are some photos of the Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder from the Guerlain Météorites Perles Collection that was launched way back in Summer 2010!
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder Packaging
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 00 Blanc de Perle ($56.00)
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 01 Teint Rosé ($56.00)
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 02 Teint Beige ($56.00)
Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 03 Teint Doré ($56.00)
I heard these dessert-looking babies can function as a setting powder, finishing powder, and highlighter. Talk about gorgeous AND versatile! In addition to that, it apparently has skin-correcting features, too, which explains the multi-spectrum shades present in the color harmonies 01 to 03. The individual pastel shades in the 3 colored harmonies each correct separate skin tone issues—the greens neutralize too much pinks (especially in cooler skin tones); the pinks serve as a very light translucent blush that brightens up dull complexions; the blues counter yellowish tones that are most evident in tired skin; and lastly, the mauves have a light-reflective property, leaving shadowed areas of the face brightened up.
Obviously it isn’t as travel-friendly in that form, though, so they released a compact version that pretty much served the exact same purpose.
Guerlain Météorites Voyage Exceptional Pressed Powder Packaging
Guerlain Météorites Voyage Exceptional Pressed Powder in Mythic ($170.00)
Guerlain Météorites Voyage Exceptional Pressed Powder in Mythic – Refill ($55.00)
Such a lovely luxury pressed powder case! It’s unbelievably expensive at $170.00 for 0.26oz of product and still a bit expensive at $55.00 if you’re just getting a refill, but so many people claim that these last for a really long time. More people seem to opt for the Météorites Perles though, since they just go for $56.00 per 0.30oz of product and they were said to last for years.
Now, what do you use to apply these pretty little things on your face, then? You can opt for any blush or highlighting brush, or you could be totally anal-retentive and obsessive-compulsive about it and get the Guerlain Météorites brush.
Guerlain Météorites Brush ($36.00)
I’m actually tempted to hit the purchase button at the Nordstrom website (since it’s the Black Friday Sale today and all) then get them shipped to my aunt in NY who’s going to MNL this Christmas (so I won’t be getting it until the last week of December, which would suck), but I think I’ll wait it out since I just read that Guerlain will be releasing a new and improved formula of the Guerlain Météorites Perles in the first quarter of 2014…
…unless I wind up in Rustan’s The Beauty Source in Makati and I see these there. LOL JK! These are part of Guerlain’s permanent collection, anyway, so I probably really won’t be buying these even if I do wind up in Makati any time soon. On the other hand, if I find the limited edition Guerlain Crazy Paris Holiday 2013 collection there… that would be a whole different story.
The photos on this post were taken from the official Guerlain website.