Okay, it’s been 1 whole month into my (hopefully) last undergraduate term and I was able to publish just 1 post. So much for my 3-4 posts a week New Year’s Resolution! I really can’t wait to graduate already so I could finally focus on my hobbies for a change! 😦
Anyway, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but my posts have been mostly about Guerlain recently. I guess it’s because I finally got to drink the “Météorites Kool-Aid” and now I’m obsessed with the Météorites line? 😆 Which reminds me, I’m really sad I wasn’t able to make it to the Guerlain boutique at Rustan’s The Beauty Source in Glorietta before January ended—their MUA contacted me last week to notify me that selected items were on sale for 20% off until January 31, but I was too busy to pay a visit. Bummer. 😦 It cheers me up that there are still stocks of the Holiday 2013 collection, though! I’ll make sure to get the Champs Elysees Météorites Bronzer this February!
Before I ramble on about my future plans (that my academic affairs keep on hindering), let me tell you about how and why I finally got to understand the craze over the Guerlain Météorites through this review!
GUERLAIN MÉTÉORITES PERLES ILLUMINATING POWDER IN 02 TEINT BEIGE REVIEW Packaging: 4.5/5.0 Pigmentation: 5.0/5.0 Application: 5.0/5.0 Wear: 5.0/5.0 Longevity: 5.0/5.0 TOTAL: 4.9/5.0
The Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 02 Teint Beige is a face powder containing pink, white, mauve, gold, and pearl tones, each serving a particular purpose to further beautify the wearer’s overall skin tone.
Surprised because I gave it a lower rating compared to the Guerlain Météorites Voyage Exceptional Pressed Powder in Mythic, when I said I preferred this more? Don’t worry, it’s just because of the packaging. Keep reading (and check out some photos) below to find out why I think the loose Météorites pearls > pressed pearls!
Packaging. The only complaint I have about the packaging is how it’s so bulky and ineffective with keeping powder from seeping out when it’s sans the white sponge visible on the photo above (to think I really dislike that white sponge—they could’ve put a cloth strip handle on it to make it easier to remove, you know). Other than that, I like that the packaging is made out of a tin-like material with really intricate detailing on the lid and the tub itself! Very Guerlain-like!
Pigmentation. As with all Guerlain Météorites powders, it comes off as very sheer, but the Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder in 02 Teint Beige packs a lot of micro-shimmer. Normally I’d dislike that because I feel as if I’d end up looking like Edward Cullen of Twilight under the sun, but the shimmer ends up giving my face a healthy glow later in the day, when it has begun oiling up. I’d take that healthy glow over the usual disgusting slick sheen on my face any time, please!
Application. The loose pearls are very tightly packed so you never have to worry about crushing them when swirling your brush in the tub. With the right brush, the pigment is going to cling ever-so-efficiently to the bristles, regardless!
Wear. The powder from the Météorites, again, is very lightweight and sheer, so an additional layer of it on top of all the rest of your makeup doesn’t feel like anything at all. It also doesn’t smear with trickles of sweat—in fact, it even sets your makeup!
Longevity. I have no qualms whatsoever about its longevity. The thing about this that won me over was how it made my makeup last longer (and look better, overall) despite not claiming to do so. Perfect.
In retrospect, packaging aside, I truly prefer the loose pearls over the Voyage compact powder because aside from keeping my makeup on much longer and being “more pigmented” in a sense that it gives off more sparkle, it eventually makes my face give off healthy glow when my skin begins to oil up. It’s also so much product for much less the price—a total steal. Two thumbs up!
Here are photos of the Guerlain Météorites Perles Illuminating Powder on my face, along with photos of swatches on skin. You can hover on the swatch photos to see which have the product on and which don’t (yes, it’s that subtle).
Care to share your prior experience with Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder? If you don’t have this yet, are you planning to get this version or will you be waiting for the new Guerlain Blossoms collection? Feel free to comment below! 🙂