Monday, July 26, 2010

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Guerlain Météorites Perles : A Glowy Beauty Vanity

It is quite obvious that makeup is an expensive addiction. Many high end brands charge arms and legs for even the tiniest amount of makeup products. True, there are many more affordable choices out there, but the reality is, how many of us can really say no to something that the whole world is praising about. Fortunately, the good news is that many products, such as the Guerlain Météorites Perles ($56), do not live up to these raves and their hefty price tags, which ultimately kills our desire for these expensive "vanities".

More about the product : An illuminating powder that delivers pure radiance. Inspired by light and created by Guerlain, Météorites Pearls employ the technology of white light, which is used in photography and film to erase imperfections and soften features. A constellation of 6 multi-colored pearls blend together for a flawless, radiant complexion. These pearls-with-a-purpose have now been reinvented in 3 color harmonies that are adapted to each skintone.

Famous for their colorful pearls and radiant results, Guerlain's Meteorites offer women the ultimate in luminous skin. The secret? These magic beads each provide a skin-perfecting benefit, depending on which color you use. From blushing pink hues that warm up a sallow complexion, to soothing green tones that cool down redness, these correcting powder pearls will lift the dull veil right off of your face in just one stroke. Worn alone or swirled together, Meteorites have a mix that's just right for you.

As with other Guerlain products, the pearls are boxed in an elegant and beautiful container, which does not seems to be made with cheap materials as what previous generations of the pearls did. Under the gorgeous patterned top is a puff, which is actually very convenient at applying the pearls. I did find that it is hard for makeup brushes to pick up much products, and I suspect this is due to the shapes and textures of the "balls". Even my Trish McEvoy Brush 5 Powder ($78) became kind of useless with this product, and the brush is famous to be used with powder products.

This product does contain quite a strong scent of baby powder, which is not necessarily a negative, but it is definitely not for everyone. As many have discovered, these "balls" create different benefits to the look, depending on the pearl's color.

Unfortunately, the pearls did not create the wonderful effect that was promised. Not only was it hard to pick up products from the "balls", it was extremely difficult to me to see any difference on my face before and after I applied the pearls. All I saw is a very faint layer of shimmers. It looked ok indoor, but outdoor under the bright sunlight, my face just looked so chalky and grayish. If you want a better payoff, try crushing some of the pearls before swirling your brush onto the product.

I was greatly disappointed and would not recommend this product to anymore. With this price tag, you can better off with some MAC Mineralized Skinfinish ($28).

Pick it or not ?
No, because I am not about to throw my money into the ocean.

7 Responses to “Guerlain Météorites Perles : A Glowy Beauty Vanity”

Pammy said...
July 27, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Thanks for the review. I've never even thought of trying this product but after reading your review, I am most certain that I won't bother trying this at all. The hefty price tag is another reason for me to not try it.

July 27, 2010 at 5:08 AM

I have Mythic and Beige Chic and I like them both as finishing powders. I have to use matte foundation since I have really oily skin, but I use meteorites to set my face so that the finish doesn't seem too flat. This makes me look fresh in pictures. So for that purpose - I like this product... For highlighting? This is useless.

Thanks for the review! :) I agree this is so expensive, but I was able to get a good deal off ebay a year ago.

Shanghainese Dumpling said...
July 27, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Thanks for the review :) I used to use Gerlain's Meteor drops, it didn't do much for me too, I pass it onto my mum after a few tries :)

Shanghainese Dumpling said...
July 27, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Thanks for the review :) I used to use Gerlain's Meteor drops, it didn't do much for me too, I pass it onto my mum after a few tries :)

Kristie said...
July 27, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I absolutely agree with this. No matter how much I want to try out Guerlain, none of their products blow me away at such a high price.

~Lisa said...
July 27, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Thanks for the review! The price tag really is too high!!

I'd totally go for MAC MSF, perhaps By Candlelight or Soft and gentle?? ^^

Angela (SparkleMidori) said...
July 28, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I love By Candlelight and would highly recommend it, too. Definitely worth a LOT more than this Guerlain one. MSF has higher payoff and costs less.