My very first experience with Guerlain Meteorites was a tiny, tiny sample when I was a teen. The container was really small and so were the famous Meteorite balls. That thing had me stumped. I couldn’t, for the life of me, figure out what they were for.
But thanks to the internet and my dear friend / enabler Paris B, I think I now know what the Meteorites is supposed to do. I bought a travel-sized duo from the Hong Kong International Airport last year and have been using it quite regularly since.
Guerlain Meteorites comes in three different colour harmonies and they each contain different pearly balls. I picked up Teint Rose because it seemed to be most neutral of the three and I wasn’t too sure if the others would be too warm or sparkly. Teint Rose consists of pink, white, mint green, yellow and lavender pearls.
It’s really difficult to capture what Teint Rose looks like when swatched and after a few attempts trying to photograph it, I gave up. The effect is a bit mysterious and not very obvious. There’s just something about these pearly Meteorite balls that imparts a very, very subtle glow but yet, manages to illuminate and enliven one’s complexion.
It’s as if someone sprinkled pixie dust over your head.
There is a lilac scent but it dissipates very quickly and shouldn’t bother or interfere with your olfactory senses. I find the scent to be pretty soothing, so I don’t mind it much.
It’s not really a highlighter but more like an illuminating finishing powder. I have used this over pressed and loose powder and even on it’s own over liquid foundation, and each time it gives off a lovely, ethereal quality and glow. It manages to brighten my complexion and makes me look somewhat angelic. Okay, that is probably an exaggeration because I look nothing like an angel
One of the things I discovered when using Guerlain’s Meteorites is that you need a suitable brush to apply with. At the beginning, I was using a blush brush but I find that it works best with fluffy powder brushes, such as the RMK or Lunasol powder brush. You can throw away that silly pink scratchy brush that Guerlain includes in the travel duo.
I now use Teint Rose almost daily and am so in love with it. Compared to Cruel Gardenia, I find Teint Rose to be less sparkly and a bit more subtle in effect. The pearly shimmers is not noticeable and people will be left wondering what’s that little secret of yours that makes you look lit from within.
I can’t recall the price I paid for the travel-sized duo but I am seriously tempted to get a full sized jar (RM185). But you know what? These balls are really difficult to use up and although I’ve been using my little tub regularly, it doesn’t even look like it’s anywhere near finished.
Have you tried Guerlain Meteorites and what is your favourite colour harmony (shade range)? Does it have the same effect on you?