Guerlain Météorites Pearls Review / Swatches

29th April 2014

Guerlain Météorites Pearls £37.50 is a product I’ve seen raved about so often but have resisted as I own so many face powders, however recently I gave into temptation and finally bought them. The Météorites Pearls are Guerlain’s most iconic product which launched back in 1987. Throughout the years, they have been reinvented and re-released within collections. The  most recent Guerlain Blossom Collection contained a quite a few products, but the signature product was the re-release of the Guerlain Météorites Pearls in three shades; Clair (which I chose), Medium and Doré with a revamp to both the packaging and formulation.

Close up image of the beautiful, silver, intricate tin containing the highlighter pearls
Image of the highlighter pearls silver tin
Guerlain Météorites Pearls
 
Guerlain Météorites Pearls claim to “skilfully add radiance with Stardust’ technology, a light-creating polymer, making for perfectly tailored luminosity, no matter your skin tone”. Each of three shades of the Pearls are said to create different effects. I chose Clair 02, the lightest shade which is supposedly has green pearls for extra redness correction, white pearls to reflect the light and champagne pearls to adapt to the skin and gently illuminate it.
 
The packaging of the Guerlain Météorites Pearls is absolutely exquisite with a silver, metal, cylindrical tin containing the pearls. The outside of the tin is beautifully embossed with almost a fish scale pattern, and the lid is equally stunning with the trademark Guerlain rosette which is decorated in lilac, pink, cream and peach pastel enamel.
 
I was really surprised by how light the tin feels in the hand, but the packaging is just so beautiful and definitely a dressing table item rather than being tucked away in a drawer. It’s definitely the prettiest packaged product I own and everytime I use it, I just feel so special.

Guerlain Météorites Pearls Review / Swatches

Guerlain Météorites Pearls
Close up image of the different coloured highlighter pearls in pink, yellow, green, purple and white
 
Just look how beautiful the Guerlain Météorites Pearls are inside the tin? Perfectly round, lilac, yellow, white, pink and mint pearls with the most amazing violet scent which is another of the Guerlain trademarks; their powders all have the same vintage violet scent which I love. Nestled on the top of the pearls is a protective, white, velvet puff which keeps the pearls from knocking together and breaking.
 
I don’t use the puff to apply the powder, as it does give too much of an intense effect for my liking. Considering the £37.50 price tag, I expected there to be a lot more pearls than there are as the pot is literally only half filled, however you need only the slightest amount each time so I envisage they’ll still last a very long time.
 
Guerlain Météorites Pearls
 
Due to the nature of the product, it was really hard to ‘swatch’ them but this swatch is a million times more intense than the effect they give as this is a swatch of the tiny broken fragments in the bottom of the tin. The Guerlain Météorites Pearls don’t give any additional colour to my skin, which is perfect for my super pale skintone.
 
To apply the pearls, I’ve found that the best way is to use a big duo-fibre type brush like the Crownbrush C406 and delicately dust the brush all over the top of my foundation and setting powder, very lightly as a finishing powder. Due to how illuminating the pearls are, I find that it’s best to use a separate setting powder under my eyes and on my cheeks.
 
The effect the Guerlain Météorites Pearls give to the skin is so hard to put into words. They make my skin look so much healthier, radiant, illuminated and even. Because I have dry skin, my skin sometimes looks a little dull and lacklustre, so these pearls are amazing for adding a radiant glow to my skin.
 
The ‘glow’ it gives the skin is really natural, subtle and undetectable on the skin and I’d even go as far to say that it blurs any imperfections too. The glow the pearls impart is very much an ethereal glow, and whenever I use the pearls, I’m often complimented on how good my skin looks. I’m so pleased I finally bought these pearls, as they’re seriously beautiful and make my skin look incredible.
 
The Guerlain Météorites Pearls are £37.50, however I bought mine from Escentual because they’re only £33.75 which is a great discount and I got free delivery when I bought them as Escentual do free delivery on orders over £30 which is even better. Although since owning the Météorites Pearls, and loving the effect they give, I’m dying to try the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.
 
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