Product Review: Guerlain Meteorites

A few people have asked me about Meteorites… so here’s a quick review.

I use the Meteorites in the original color (which is techically no color). There is also a Pink and a Bronze version.

It’s a collection of multi colored pearls (with a gold underbase) that’s designed to even out your skin tone. Each color is designed to do something specific for the skin: green to combat redness, lavender to even out sallow tones, and so on. The result is ‘white light’ or the appearance of no color imperfections on the skin.

Some have likened it to a powder ‘airbrush’ of sorts… as it’s supposed to give the illusion of perfection.
Here’s what I like about it: Meteorites works very well as a finishing powder for normal to dry skin. It really does give the appearance of an even skin tone, at first glance. You DO need to use it in conjnction with your foundation. It has NO actual coverage. Despite the many colored pearls, the result is translucent.

You should be aware… on oily skin, it tends to ‘stick’ if you’re using it to set a foundation. Unless your foundation sets matte on its own, this is not a good finishing powder. I used it once with Kevyn Aucoin’s Skin Enhancing Foundation (which lies wet until you set it), and it did not end well.

What I don’t like is actually rather minor. When I bought the pearls from Sephora, it came in this stunning little box and just looked like a treasure. When I opened it, I realized that the the actual container is CARDBOARD. WTH? I figure for more than 30 dollars, the least you can give a sista is plastic. Glass would have been elegant. But cardboard? Trifling.

It looks like the new line of pearls comes in a case a little more worthy of the price. If that’s true, then good for them. You ought to give folks the quality that they expect to pay for… packaging included.

I keep Meteorites in rotation. It’s a practical tool for me. It also smells nice. It’s not at the top of my list of finishers, but it does well for what it claims. If you have the $$ to spare, get it. But if you’re looking for something more practical in terms of packaging and performance (and less luxurious), this isn’t really the product to covet. It’s lovely. But honestly, it’s not really necessary.

2 Replies to “Product Review: Guerlain Meteorites”

  1. Thanks so much for doing this review. I think I'll pass! But that Guerlain foundation looks fantastic! I'll invest my money in that. BTW Love your blog.

  2. Thanks for following the blog! I truly appreciate it. Yeah.. I'd say if you're going to spend money on any Guerlain product, it's worth taking a look at their foundations. I've been having a very good experience so far.

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