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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 2/19/2013 8:41:00 PM More reviews by thecharm

Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue

Guerlain's whitening line for 2012 included a stunning set of all-white meteorites. 2012's white ballz are called Blanc de Perle and they are still easily found on eBay and strawberrynet. While Blanc de Perle meteorites are gorgeous in the container, I find them problematic as a finishing powder due to their high level of glimmer.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles are a non-matte finishing powder in the form of small talc pearls, housed in a cute little container. Blanc de Perle's ballz are: huge near-matte blue white; tiny, fragile, soft super shimmery silvery white; and normal-pea-sized warm ivory white with a shimmery pink iridescence. Because of the small size of the silvery white ballz, they sift down to the bottom easily and break just as easily, creating clouds of glimmery dust.

ONCE ON... it does even and brighten my complexion. However, it is super glittery. Like it's glittery and so silvery-whitey that I feel like a robot. You think Perles d'Azur are glittery? Or dragonballz? Or spring 2013 ballz? Ain't got nothin' on Blanc de Perle's lethal dusty silvery ballz. If only they had less glitter, the effect would be lovely on pale skins. But this is just ridiculous. It's even too glittery and imprecise to function well as a highlighter. I get the most use out of mine by using the dust as a glittery loose eyeshadow topcoat. And I feel like I can't even purge this to someone else because it has so much dust at the bottom. I can't recommend this to anyone. Unless you feel like paying a pretty penny for a face full of glitter.

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