Guerlain Les Meteorites balls powder


279 reviews

74% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$$


on 10/12/2006 9:43:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Maybe this product isn't really worth whole 4 lippies but somehow I actually like it a lot (more than I objectively should :D). I use it over my liquid foundation and as other reviewers said it gives you a nice subtle glow, but that's pretty much it. But than again that's quite enough :D
It's not my HG highlighter and it's definitely much too expensive, but I can't say that I regret buying it because it does what it sais. So if you're not expecting anything spectacular and don't mind the price you should try it.
I have it in Mythic and it's a good match for my PPP skin.

on 9/3/2006 11:30:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

After reding all the reviews on what sounded like a powder "too good to be true", I decided to purchase a mini powder balls on ebay for $20AU. First of all, it is TINY! The size of a box is what you would place a ring or earings in, I did not think it would be that mini. Anyway, I was very disappointed with the way this turned out. I don't understand how everyone could say this gives a "natural glow"? This stuff is completely glittery!!!
Im guessing I got Mythic as mine has purple, dark pink, matt white, glitter white and yellow. I opened the small box, which is the only good thing about this (very cute), and all this powder fell out all over me and everything was glittery. Then I put some on my face and it does not give a subtle glow like I had hoped, it was really shimmery and glittery. Then I tried each colour seperatly just on my hand, and the shiny white and yellow are the culperates for all the glitter. The green is good for redness but the pink is useless and the matt white is cakey. So I really do not know what all the fuss is about, and it is a ridiculous price even on ebay as the mini is "mini". Sorry, but I was just so disappointed and really wished it gave the glow effect it seems to give everyone else. I guess I will have to keep looking for that perfect natural glow, but I don't think anything will beat mac strobe, as I tested it yesterday at the counter, and it has NO shimmer at all, just sort of a white pearly glow, which is what I was hoping this was like.

4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

on 8/23/2006 1:14:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have this in Mythic and like it. The coverage is sheer but not matte, just enough to get that little bit of foundation shine off my face and replace it with a subtle glow. Would have prefered something other than a cardboard-based container. Plastic would be better! I worry now about something leaking and turning the whole thing to mush. I haven't gotten to the point where I know how to work the colors individually, but maybe one day.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 8/21/2006 8:10:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wore this over my Everyday Minerals sample foundation and when I saw myself in the dept store mirror, I couldn't believe how beautiful flawless my usually spotty, blotchy Rosacea skin looked! I had this lovely GLOW that wasn't shiny. Just soft focus. I felt like a 1930s movie star... ha ha... It doesn't do anything for oil control I don't think so I do have to dust my nose midday. But it gives a beautiful effect and has a lovely scent. It will last forever I think but chances are I might repurchase if the little balls should actually disappear. It doesn't have any color on me but gives a nice finishing.

on 7/25/2006 8:36:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Beige chic provides a lovely even look to my complexion. My main problem is enlarged pores, and Les Meteorites helps minimize the appearance of my pores, which is suprising because most products that contain shimmer seem to exaggerate the look of my pores. This powder also seems to help absorb oil.

I enjoy the fragrance. At first, it's very strong, but the fragrance seems to dissipated after a few minutes.

Beige chic is shimmer, but not sparkly. On my medium-beige complexion, it blends right in. I wear this all over my face during the summer months, and it helps impart a slightly tanner look (I don't like to tan). I can't wait to try Pink Fresh, which I believe it will work well as a blush.

A definite winner.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

on 7/18/2006 11:19:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

altho an ok highlighter I can't get past the smell. I have both mythic and pink but I cant wear them. The smell makes me sick.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I absolutely love my Meteorites! I have this in Winter Radiance and I use it daily all-over as a finishing powder. It really does impart a beautiful, subtle glow. It doesn't really provide the smooth finish that one would expect from a powder, nor is it really noticeable enough to work as just a just makes me skin look incredibly dewy, glowing, and fresh. I bought the brush that Guerlain markets to go with this, but any large powder or kabuki brush would be fine. I paid about $48, but I can see this lasting for years even with daily use. The product is packaged in a fabulous vintage-look container.

on 6/26/2006 10:10:00 AM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Wow! I am in love! I bought a small size of this off of eBay, and after trying it, I knew I had to purchase the big size! It gives your face a lovely glow, and it's so subtle, noone can tell you're wearing a thing! The jar is very pretty as well. Thankfully, I found this gem on ebay for a good price!

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown


Meteorites are small balls of powder in different colors that do multiple things varying on color and your choice of use. Mostly I would call these a finishing powder (creates a nice soft focus on your skin), but they can be used for highlighter and/or blush if you wish. Something to remember, for the most part, these are *subtle*! When you apply most of them (esp Mythic, which seems to be most peoples first set) the effect may be hard to see. These are NOT glittery or ubber shimmery and if that is what you are looking for… run away! If you want something that can give you a glow, then these may be for you. I recommended using a medium to large powder brush with these. A kabuki brush would also work well for these. I wouldn‘t use a skunk brush as the look is already subtle so need to make it more subtle.

My personal favorite is Pink Fresh #02, but I use it more as a blush (or over a blush to give it some umfff), this is one of the more noticeable ones imo. I adore Winter Radiance as well as my overall glowy powder.

Price: $46-51

Weight 33 grams / 1.2 oz (or 29 grams / 1 oz for the older style packaging).

If $51 seems to be a bit much for you, you can try a smaller size of Mythic (was a GWP but can be found on ebay for around $10-$15 with shipping), 8 grams / .28 oz. There was also a set of 3 smaller ones (including Mythic #01, Pink Fresh #02 & Beige Chic #03 and a brush) from Asia for about $65. You might find this on ebay or for swap, but you probably will need a CP. If you can get a hold of the 3 piece set, I recommended that one.

Just because the manufacturer made each set with certain mix of colors doesn’t mean that you can’t mix and match balls to make more or better colors for yourself. I find Mythic too cool for my skin tone, so I removed most of the matte white balls and some of the green balls, then I added some peach balls from Pink Fresh to warm it up more. I’ve made other mixes just for my self and it’s quite fun, almost as much fun as mixing Pigments, lol.


Edited to add: If you go to a Guerlain counter, you may see these wonderful little balls in a large brandy snifter, that is often how they display them. You can find these at many places like Bed, Bath & Beyond or Crate & Barrel or other. I went to Walmart and bought clear sugar bowls with lids for $2. I love these things for my Meteorites (esp my custom mixes)! There is more room to swirl then in the box and a lid to keep dust out. Plus, as most of the Meteorites containers are hard to open, this is just easier.

I'd also like to add that in general, Guerlain brushes suck! If you are going to indulge in Meteorites, shouldn't you have the right tools? Don't get sucked into the hype of a matching brush, spend that money on another brand and there are soooo many better brands to choose from. I adore Trish McEvoy #37, it is my HG for applying Metorites, but it is fairly expensive. MAC makes many great brushes and the powder brushes are to die for. Japonesque makes a wonderful big fluffy powder brush for about $35. I have found that a good flat top brush will give you more coverage, so I use that for Pink Fresh, Blushy Blush & Perles de Velours when I use them as blush.


(This is Part 1 of 2 Reviews. For some reason I was not able to fit all of it into one review. I also could not post 2 reviews under one name, that is why this review is under my CarolineSwing2 account. With all the new colors that have come out, my review isn't short enough to include them all. I have moved the Mono colored Pearls and the Scented Pearls to the bottom of this review. Sorry for the confusion.)



(gold box with multi colored half moons, the older style plastic box, shorter & wider then the current boxes)

~gold (shimmery yellow gold)


(same box as Dorees)

~green (for toning down redness, for toning down redness)


(same box as Dorees)

~purple (not shimmery, but not quite matte)


(same box as Dorees)

~pale pink (not shimmery, but not quite matte)


(same box as Dorees)

~matte white


-These balls are larger then the regular Meteorites
Guerlain Champs-Elysees Pearls ~ LE

(frosted white glass w/ pink & gold lid)


~creamy white
Guerlain Shalimar Pearls ~ LE

(frosted white glass w/ blue & gold lid, these balls are larger then the regular Meteorites)

~pale gold
. continued >>

42 out of 43 people found this review helpful.

on 6/12/2006 11:54:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown


-- I have many Meteorite pics in my account, please take a look since a picture is worth a 1000 words. :)

MYTHIC #01 ~ aka regular or original, permanent color

(gold box w/ multi colored "half moons" or w/ the old style plastic box that is wider & shorter then current cardboard box, was pre-2001)

6 colors:

~matte medium pink

~matte green (used for toning down redness)

~mauve (called mauve but it's the purple ones)

~gold (yellow gold)

~opal (shimmery cream w/ a hint of champagne tones, Guerlain describes as "mother of pearl", same as opal / "mother of pearl" from Mythic, Pink Fresh, Beige Chic, Winter Radiance, Glittering Pearls, Reflects de Nacre)

~white matte

PINK FRESH #02 ~ permanent color

(gold box w/ mostly pink & some peachy-orange half moons)

6 colors:

~maroon (with gold shimmer)

~pink (a little darker then the pink in Mythic)

~orangy-peach (with gold shimmer)


~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

~champagne (shimmery, same as WR & WP)

BEIGE CHIC #03 ~ permanent color (more warm then most Meteorites, imo)

(gold box with brown & beige half moons)

6 colors:

~matte light brown

~matte beige

~shimmery beige (has the barest hint of pink to it, on it's own not at all pink, but when compared to the other beige, def some pink)

~light peach

~pale gold (lighter then Mythic or Dorees)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)


(rose gold box w/ white half moons on top & small stars on side. These balls are much smaller then regular Meteorites)

5 colors:

~silvery-lilac (shimmery lilac w/ silver glitter)

~matte peach
~champagne (shimmery, same as PF, WR & WP)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

~white shimmer (same as WP)

PUCCI ~ Spring 2007 LE

(silver box w/ pink, green & cream design. Very similar to Mythic)
6 colors:

~cool dark shimmery pink

~pink (same as Mythic)

~light matte peach

~green (same as Mythic)

~light gold

~matte white (same as Mythic)


(gold box w/ dark burgundy & red half moons)

6 colors:

~burgundy, light shimmer

~medium burgundy with lots of gold shimmer

~shimmery peach

~matte peach

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

~champagne (shimmery, same as PF, WR & WP)

WHITE PEARLS ~ summer 2006 LE

(silvery glitter box with pastel rainbow half moons)

6 colors

~light cool pink (same as light pink from Reflects)

~pale green (shimmery, looks more like a bluish green, much lighter then the green in Mythic, same as in Winter Radiance, very few of these in the whole pot, maybe 4)

~pale lilac (lighter then lilac from WR & Reflects)

~champagne (shimmery, same as PF & WR)

~white shimmer (same as Gold Temptation)

~white matte (same as Mythic & WR

WINTER RADIANCE ~ Holiday 2005

(silver box with pastel multi colored half moons)

6 colors:

~light pink (shimmery, lighter then Mythic or pink fresh, but not as light or cool as WP or Reflects)

~pale green (shimmery, looks more like a bluish green, much lighter then the green in Mythic, same as in WP)

~light purple (shimmery white a lit of pink & gold tones)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

~champagne (shimmery, same as PF & WP)


(a dark "black" silver box with silver/rainbow prism type half moons)

4 colors:

~burgundy (with gold shimmery, darker then Pink Fresh 's maroon)

~silvery-lilac (shimmery lilac w/ silver glitter)

~light glittery gold (shimmery gold with gold glitter, lighter then Mythic's gold or Dorees)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)


(silver box with white, pink & red half moons)

3 colors:

~light cool pink (same as light pink from WP)

~lilac (with gold shimmer)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

BLUSHY BLUSH ~ Holiday 2002 LE

(red box with dark pink & white half moons)

4 colors:

~dark fuchsia (with gold shimmery, has a bit of burgundy but def more pink then burgundy, very pigmented)

~fuchsia (shimmery, lighter & more pink then the dark fuchsia, very pigmented)

~light pink (with gold shimmer, same as in WR)

~lilac (with silver shimmer, same as lilac in Reflects)

PLUIE DE NACRES ~ 2001? LE (not shown in above pics)

(gold box with multi colored half moons, the older style cardboard box but no metal rim)

5 colors:

~light cool pink (same as light pink from WP)

~pale green (shimmery, looks more like a bluish green, much lighter then the green in Mythic, same as in WR and WP)

~purple (light shimmery purple, close to WR but less pink)

~gold (same as gold from Dorees)

~shimmery white (unique w/ gold & pink flashes)

Unknown older box shimmery balls ~ sometime between 1996-2001 LE

(gold box with multi colored half moons, the older style plastic box, shorter but wider then the current boxes, same as Reflects de Nacre with one extra color)

4 colors:

~light cool pink (same as light pink from WP)

~lilac (with gold shimmer)

~opal (same as opal from Mythic)

~champagne (shimmery, same as PF, WP & WR)

((My review was too long, so the Mono colored Pearls & Perfumed Pearls have been moved to my Part 1 review)) continued >>

108 out of 109 people found this review helpful.

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