Guerlain is incredibly high up on my LOVE list of brands, and I know it’s a favourite in the blogosphere too. I am a huge fan of their “Terracotta” range, and I adore “L’or” I had tried a version of the Météorites before and I think it’s a really beautiful product.
This time I will be reviewing the “Perles De Poudre Révélatrice De Lumiére” & the “Météorites Pinceau Poudre” which both form part of the newly released Spring 2014 Collection.
The Guerlain Météorites have had a revamp and the new packaging is spectacular.
Perles De Poudre Révélatrice De Lumiére
The attention to detail is excellent, I love the casing and how the product feels like a jewellery or trinket box. The moment you open the lid you get a sudden waft of sweet almost candy like fragrance drifting towards you, it reminds me of the candy Violet’s I used to have as a child. The case seems very sturdy and inside there is a powder puff to protect the pearls from leaking or breaking.
Météorites Pinceau Poudre
The powder brush comes in a black velvet pocket. There is no denying the luxury and when you open it you get a shock of pink. I was quite surprised by how feminine the brush looked. I already own Guerlain’s angled brush and I think it’s essential to my kit, so I am thrilled to try out the Météorites brush.
Overall the packaging for both comes in a very chic black box. I think that this particular collection is very whimsical, and with the revamp they kept the container tin (instead of cardboard like some of the past collections) which should hold up better over time.
The reformulation has given the Météorites Pearls a softer finish, this is because of Guerlains revolutionary “Stardust Technology” which helps to diffuse light creating a flawless radiant finish.
“The Météorites hold the secret to Stardust technology – a light-creating polymer, which transforms light invisible to the naked eye into a pure and endless glow on the skin.” – Guerlain
“The new Météorites deserved a new Powder Brush! Its adorable natural pink bristles, which are longer and softer on the skin, sweep lightly over the pearls to take only the exact quantity of powder required and not one milligram more! Its shiny and pure white handle is a promise of luminosity. Dressed in festoons, it recalls the most beautifully elegant objects by Guerlain, whose name stands out in silver letters.” – Guerlain
A luxurious brush made of pure male Tibetan goat hair, round, full, supple and silky, the Météorites Pinceau turns each powder application into a unique moment of softness…
To put it to the test I actually made my bf close his eyes and run the brush along his forehead and cheeks to see his reaction. Although he felt it slightly tickling he described it as a velvet texture. When I run it along my skin I notice how light and smooth it feels it glides beautifully.
APPLICATION / SWATCH
I think this is the part you have been waiting for…
“The legendary blend of enhancing and illuminating colours adapts to every skin tone to add the purest halo of radiance. As the theme and guiding concept between the different harmonies, the signature of the Météorites radiance is composed of three iconic shades: delicate mauve catches the light, pink refreshes, while yellow counters dullness and corrects redness, in addition to luminous pearls. Three harmonies boost the light thanks to tiny pearly particles as evanescent as starry dreams:
PURE LIGHT FOR FAIR SKIN: within the legendary harmony, green pearls form a halo for skin prone to redness, white pearls reflect the light to make the complexion glow and champagne pearls become one with the skin tone to gently illuminate it.
TONE-ON-TONE LIGHT FOR MEDIUM SKIN: the most nude harmony, in which beige pearls act as complexion-perfecting agents, champagne pearls naturally reflect the light and peach pearls give a satin sheen and a unique glow to the skin.
WARM LIGHT FOR GOLDEN SKIN: the most smouldering harmony highlights beige pearls that even out the complexion, chocolate pearls with satin shimmers and vivifying fushia pearls that revive radiance for deliciously beautiful skin.
Crafted using the same unique procedure, mastered by a small circle of artisans, Météorites pearls have an unparalleled texture. A cloud of intangible powder that seems weightless, leaving nothing on the skin but a divine glow. A ravishing change has indeed taken place; today, the powders deliver even more radiance for instant luminosity with a sheer finish.” – Guerlain
The colour I have is 02 Clair which against my skintone is very subtle, it has a very pretty glow which gives just a slight hint of shimmer. I wouldn’t recommend this shade for a darker skintone.
When applying using the brush it gave a very nice finish. It’s so subtle that it was extremely difficult to catch on camera, which in my opinion is fantastic because who wants to get snapped at the party and have a face full of shimmer? Give me a natural healthy radiance any day!
So to get it to show for the photo I did have to load up quite a bit of product (using the powder puff) which then in turn made my hand look over powdered. I can assure you with the right amount this is a brilliant product especially for highlighting.
I really like how both products are packaged, the textures of the bristles and the radiance of the powder is beautiful. I personally love the smell of the product which brings back found childhood memories. However for some one who doesn’t like heavily scented products then the Météorites Pearls is not for them…
Perles De Poudre Révélatrice De Lumiére: Retails at 51.45 euro.
Météorites Pinceau Poudre: Retails at 38.90 euro.
They are high end products and although they have a high end price tag I have always found them to be long lasting as a brand. The angled brush I own is nearing it’s 6th year and is still in perfect condition. There is something about buying a high end product that gives me a soul deep satisfaction, it is definitely a splurge but I also see it as an investment.
I really like the idea of pearls I find it to be a little more exotic and luxurious, I also never feel the need to carry my make up with me to top up. However, I know that there are some that like to keep products with them at all times. I know that the case is tin so its more sturdy but I couldn’t bring my self to have it rattling away in my handbag…
The quality of the brush is excellent, I like the splash of pink its extremely unusual and very feminine. I look forward to years of highlighting with it. Although not cheap compared to brushes of other high end brands such as MAC’s Tapered brush (which would cost roughly 47 euro) the cost is comparable.
FOR MY MALTESE READERS!
I have a special treat, I teamed up with FRANKS so that if any of you lovely ladies want to buy either the Météorites Pearls or the Brush then you will be given a beautiful mini of the Météorites base! This is actually one of the products on my Spring Wishlist! All you have to do is quote “Blossom” at the counter. The promotion will run for one week starting Monday 17th March 2014.