The day began really cool and very Autumn like… so I pulled out a little sage, a little orange, and a pair of falsies for the occasion:
Some posts back… I did a review on the original Meteorites from Guerlain (which I still have). The ‘new’ version came out with the last Holiday Collection, but I ignored it because I felt like they wouldn’t be much different from the old version.
I was wrong.
I got the one in Dore (gold). I was stressed because I thought it was going to go glitterbomb on me. But it doesn’t. There are enough matte balls in the mix to tone the shimmer down. In fact, the shimmer is less apparent than in the original formula. Yayy!!
I tried to swatch it… but it really doesn’t show up on camera. I have to go to a fashion show tonight for a local magazine. I’ll use it in practical application then, so you guys can see that it really balances out the skin without adding any color.
Better than the original… for sure. And the packaging doesn’t hurt either. I’d once complained about the cardboard box that the original Meteorites came in. This one is packaged better, and formulated better to boot! It’s a keeper.
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 used the one eyeshadow to do most of the work. I did pop a Paint Pot under it to boost it through the crease though.