I wrote an earlier review of this item but decided to completely rewrite it, since my opinion of it has radically changed. Once upon a time, I was enchanted with Meteorites...but that was before I'd had much experience with cosmetics. I was dazzled by the famous name, the elaborate packaging, the luxury pricing, the glowing editorials, and of course, the reviews right here on MUA.
Eventually, I got distracted by another shiny new makeup item and stopped using the Meteorites for awhile. When I tried them again, I was surprised to find that the pretty glow that they once seemed to impart, was in fact, a slight dusting of silvery microglitter. The packaging, which I'd once been proud to display on my dresser, now looked tacky and over-done. And wasteful too, since the cap created a vacuum effect, causing a puff of powder to burst out of the container every time I opened it.
I tried to recapture the magic by sampling the Beige Chic and Pink Fresh Meteorites, but realized that they too merely added fine glitter to my face (but gold and pink this time instead of silver and white) and did nothing more. Not that there's anything wrong with the discrete use of subtle microglitter to brighten up the complexion, but the quality and delivery system (those annoying balls) is inferior to much cheaper options like MAC's MSFs. I also realized that glitter never looks natural and that I prefer the soft, more realistic sheen that products like Becca's Shimmer Powders provide (especially the Pressed versions).
In conclusion, this is an outrageously over-hyped and over-priced item. It's not terrible, but there are far nicer face powder or highlighter options out there for less money. continued >>
umm....i still sitting on the fence about this product. I am giving it a 4 though because so far i quite like it, but i dont see anything spectacular yet. I like the packaging, and though the scent can be a bit overpowering at times, i like it. I dont see the 'candle lit' glow everyone else is talking about.......but my skin does look different with this on and without. I have combo/oily skin, and my nose is a LOT oiler than my cheeks. This does NOTHING for oily skin (which is expected, bbecause nothing helps with my oily skin). But i dont have anything to complain about this product..not yet anyway. will update....
I got this in triple pack which include Mystic / Beige Chic / Pink Fresh and one brush. First I tried at the counter and couldnít see any difference at all but still bought it since my friend have been raving about it so much. That night I applied Mystic all over my usual make up and touched up with the Pink Fresh around my cheek and fore head and I got a lot of complement on my complexion and how good I look from people on that outing. Today Iím wearing Beige Chic over my bronzer with no other makeup powder or foundation and I like how I look so heaps. Itís dewy but not so dewy, itís not shimmery and itís glowing without obvious shimmer at all. I can even use it replacing my loose powder for occasion that I donít want to wear makeup but still want to look good. I underestimated this little gems box and now it become the MUST for me.
I'm happy that I believed the hype and finally decided to purchase Mystic. At first, you think it's like any other powder but it's so finely milled that skin immediately feels like porcelain. Then, about 5 minutes after application, skin starts to glow. Not the cheap, shimmer and oil glow but a real, candle-lit, soft-focused, chic and refined glow. I'll definately be repurchasing!
Definitely one of my favorite recent purchases. I use this as an all over powder after I apply foundation and concealer. It gives my face an even, slightly glowy finish without looking at all powdery. I don't like lots of shimmer all over my face, so I was looking for something subtle that still brightens and highlights. This fits that description perfectly. It also doesn't make me greasy or make my pores more noticeable. I don't care for the scent, but I really don't even notice it much anymore. The scent does not linger after application either. The packaging is terrible (you should get something better than cardboard for the price!) and hard to travel with, but I guess I can deal with it!
Everyone needs these IMO! They are the perfect finishing touch, like an airbrush, I look breathtaking and radiant without shine, like I am illuminated from an inner glow. Hard to describe, it is a subtle but important difference. For reference I am fair to medium neutral skin, brunette highlighted hair, dark brown eyes. I use the Mythic balls at home and carry the Voyage compact for touchups during the day using a plush kabuki (not the Meteorites brush). Lovely packaging, a bit OTT for some tastes, but very elegantly French. Subtle yet intoxicating scent (for me, the scent invokes fond memories of being a little girl, testing my mother's luxe velvet-like Guerlain powder.) I will never be without Meterorites! Pricey compared to some powders, but lasts for eons, and so well worth it to look stunningly perfect! Sephora has the balls for $48 presently. Really, we pay a lot more for a single pair of shoes that is worn probably no more than two times each week (some only a few times a year or even once!), so why hesitate to spend on something quality to wear daily? There is only one you, I believe in investing in beauty! I'm ordering the silver compact soon, will review Winter Radiance when it arrives :)
i call these babies my greatest purchase of 2005! i have these in mythic and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, them.....did i mention I LOVE THEM! my skin absolutly glows when i have this on. i have fair to medium skin tone and blonde hair. there is no "shimmer" in this powder but it leaves a beautiful glow to my skin. it's really hard to explain. i put this on as my finishing touch after i apply all of my other makeup and i get compliments on my skin every time i have this on. it's just beautiful in my opnion. the packaging sucks-cardboard! i will never be w/out this product. if i ever run out (which i don't see happening for a really long time) i would definately re-purchase. these were worth every penny!
After hearing about this being a cult fave, I bought a sample size (8g) of the Guerlain Meteorites Mythic 1 from a friend. But with my raves, I'm now thinking of getting the full-sized one. These little balls of color do wonders to brighten my dull skin. I didn't know how to use it at first, but now I just sweep over it with my MAC 129 brush and dust it over my cheekbones as a highlighter after applying blush, and I tell you it does make a difference. I don't know if the individual balls of color will show on my NC30-35 skin, but anyway I'll try that next. I'm slowly getting hooked to this luxe brand!
I have been using this powder for a year now...I have no idea why I have waited until now to review it! This gives a very subtle, healthy glow on my LLL skin. Its especially good in summer over high-protection sunscreens which give a weird cast to the skin. It doesn't actually cover any problems, but it just makes them less noticable. Prior to this, I used the Physician's Formula version. I liked it, and got similar results, but the Guerlain does it noticably better.
I have the same complaints about packaging as everyone else...I am actually considering buying a PF pearls to transfer the Guerlain into as it has a screw top lid.
Not sure if I'm the odd one here. Love the smell! It's not a great powder to use if you want to have a matte look over your foundation. It's a great face highlighter AFTER you have your typical powder on. I use the Meteorites(Mystic 01) as a blush. I am on the fair side with dark brown hair and a hint of this powder makes my cheekbones stand out more without looking like I've use blush...
I don't use a kabuki to apply(a dense, doom shape brush). I use Bare Escentual's flawless application brush for highlighters/blush.
Looks angelic and smells wonderful(reminds me of the violet edu from L'artisan)