In the past year, I’ve been consistently looking forward to Guerlain’s seasonal collections, mainly because of the limited edition Meteorites releases. Thanks to my biggest beauty enabler, Paris B, I now actually have a collection of sparkly powders and need to move them into their own drawer.
This holiday season, Guerlain brings us a beautiful collection celebrating their classic fragrance Liu. The theme has been inspired by Puccini’s opera, Turandot, and from what I gather, is a tribute to the Orient, hence the liberal use of golds and reds.
The Perles du Dragon Meteorites is almost impossible to resist. Housed in a black tin with the signature Guerlain camellia flower painted in gold, the jar is quite a beauty. Upon opening the lid, you will find a black sponge insert and the glorious pearly Meteorites balls. The perles consists of a “beautiful harmony of six iridescent shades” and I’ll just take their word for it because I can’t really spot the sixth shade in person. But in the photograph below, there seems to be six.
The combination of the various pearly balls results in a whitish-beige shimmer on skin. It is quite difficult to swatch and photograph because the effect of most Meteorites is rather subtle. On me, it appears quite cool, which is something I can carry off against my skin tone.
The powder is meant to enhance and brighten one’s complexion and is most certainly does that. I have been using it to highlight my cheekbones, temple, nose bridge and cupid’s bow mostly and it casts a soft illuminated glow. As an allover powder, it tends to be a tad bit shimmery but is still very pretty especially for the holiday season. But I would advise to apply with a lighter hand.
I must admit that those with warmer skin tones may find the Perles du Dragon a wee bit cool and may cast a whitish glow instead of a subtle luminosity. But if applied with more careful placement, it can create a lovely highlight especially on the cheekbones.
I find Guerlain’s Meteorites (most varieties) to be complexion enhancers more so than a regular highlighter. To me, the effect of Perles du Dragon seems to be quite similar to this year’s Spring Cruel Gardenia, which is a shimmery pale champagne pink.
Perles du Dragon now proudly sits with the rest of my highlighter collection although it may not be something I’d pick up frequently. A jar costs RM181 from Guerlain but based on experience, one jar can last a really, really long time. I’ve been using Teint Rose Meteorites almost daily and have barely made a dent even with the travel size.
If you love your highlighters and luminous finishing powders, you’d likely fall in love with Perles du Dragon Meteorites too. I’d highly recommend checking it out if you have Guerlain counters nearby. The rest of the Liu collection consists of very beautiful-looking makeup and I even picked up my first Shine Automatique Lipstick in Lou-Ling (to be reviewed separately).
Have you checked out Guerlain’s Liu collection yet and is there anything that tickles your fancy? Do come by and share your thoughts as I’d love to see what has captured your eye.