My thoughts: Guerlain Meteorites in Clair

1/02/2015










Hey guys!
Happy new year! 
Being the first blog post of 2015, I decided to go back to my roots as a blogger and do something different from my recent posts: a makeup review! Today I decided to review a product I've been wanting forever that I finally picked up during my travels in Hong Kong: Guerlain Meteorites!

Basically the idea of these rainbow pearl looking balls is that the five different shades are colour correcting: yellow and green to counter redness, white and mauve for a highlighted glow and pink for a subtle fresh glow. 

I swatched all the pearls on my hand in order of green, yellow, white, pink and mauve. On application with a brush (I don't have the Guerlain brush that is specifically for the meteorites but when I get it soon I'll be sure to update this post about application), these are no where near as intense on the face. 

With the high price point, I really did have high expectations, and Guerlain has ticked them all. Like described earlier (about what the different colours do), it really works gorgeously as a finishing powder or with a heavier hand, a really subtle highlight. This is literally like photoshop for your face- I don't know if I'm just making this up in my head but whenever I use foundations that are really off, I swear this corrects it and makes it less like 'I'm wearing an orange mask'. 

I'm not even going to talk about the packaging because I know I'll ramble on, IT'S AMAZING. I have to admit the packaging and how 'powdered balls' would even work intrigued me was what convinced me to get this. Powdered balls honestly sounds awful but I can't think of anything better to describe them.

These only have one con I can think of- with the new reformulation: they're so soft. It means they are really finely milled, but I mean soft to the point they break when you move the container anywhere- eek! In the pictures you can't tell but there's a whole heaps of powder at the bottom, and oh no if you're clumsy as I am and drop these *tear face* Not personally a con to me, but I can't finish this review without mentioning something about the scent. I know many people hate the smell of these- it's been described by other bloggers to have a scent like violets, but to me, I smell watermelons and I love it! Don't trust my nose on smelling scents accurately though.

I wore about 4-5 layers of this to my formal so I'd stay matte after hours dancing and after looking at photos I can definitely say this doesn't do the 'white powder' this where it makes you look like a ghost in photos. Yes!

So yay or nay? With a price point of $60 (US) and $70 here in Australia, I'd say give it a go if you want to splurge on a luxury product. I don't know any dupes and with the tin you can keep in the end, well worth it as this lasts forever with 25 grams of product. Also if you're tossing between buying the compact version of this because of convenience versus the pearl style, if you're from Australia like me, get it overseas ($191 bucks at David Jones is insane!) ;) 



Before I end this post, something interesting I found just casually reading the ingredients (as you can see I have too much time) and this contains... diamond powder? I thought diamonds were the hardest things in the world and couldn't be powdered but if they say so. FANCY.

I hope my reviews have improved since my last, I'm still so unsure what to do with this blog and keep it fashion/photography or mix in some makeup posts. So indecisive! I'm going to stop my rambling here! If you have any questions etc, just leave them in the comments and I'll get back to you soon!

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Happy new year!
-Kristen x



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6 comments

  1. Awesome review! Happy New Year!

    Mel
    http://girlandthepolkadot.blogspot.com/

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  2. Interesting! Thank you so much for the review, I've been seeing this everywhere and wondering if it worked!

    http://velveteencockroach.wordpress.com

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  3. Thank you so much for reading! Love your blog :) x

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