I love the Guerlain meteorites, but they do not travel well. So instead I bought the refill compact (not the case) and bought a case at shiseido for $10 (the luminizing powder case which comes with a great little brush). The powder fits easily into the case, just slap a little rubber cement on the bottom of the compact to secure, and you're good to go!
This beautiful compact comes with solid powder in mytic. This is great for all skin types and tones. Some asians want lighter skin and I'm totally one of those. Although my skin is pretty light to begin with, I found this powder gave my skin a nice clean look without the yellow undertone. The powder comes in a combination of green, gold, white, pink, pearl and mavue. The green tones down any redness, the white lightens the skin, the pink gives skin a healthy glow, the gold and pearl creates highlights and brightens the skin. This is a very expensive compact, but it's a great addition to any collection.
I love this product! The secret is in the color spheres: Mauve attracts light, green tones down redness, pink imparts a healthy glow, gold and pearl create highlights, and white brightens. I apply it over my foundation. As someone who always seems to having trouble picking the right color match for my skin, this product relieves me of that decision and does what it says it will: brighten and provide the skin with a veil of perfection. I like this much better than BE Mineral Veil which seems to make me look pasty white no matter how little or which color I use and that defeats the purpose of a finishing powder. The packaging is beautiful and the compact is sturdy and will last forever. Refills are available so you only need to pay the big bucks for the compact once though these refills are getting harder and harder to find. That said, however, this lasts forever. I will definitely repurchase when and if mine ever runs out even though it is so expensive.
DH just bought this for me from Asia and I am so happy that he did. It does impart a certain glow. It really evens out skintone and I personally don't mind the scent. I use a fluffy brush to apply it as a finishing powder and it makes my skin look great for hours. I am glad this set includes 2 refills, because I have been using this everyday since I've gotten it. I would repurchase this, even with its hefty price tag. I just wish it came with a nice small purse brush.
Thank goodness I got the casing free - it made the pressed powder itself so much more affordable. Pros: Helps tone down shiny nose yet give face a nice soft glow. Lovely scent. Beautiful casing. Cons: Casing is HEAVY. Must carry extra brush. Expensive. In short, the finish is nice but I'd like to find a cheaper alternative. Meanwhile, will say that I will repurchase but only if I can't find a good alternative.
So everyone always praises the meteorites and MUA is not going to be a fan of me for doing this, but I’m going to poopoo them. This product has been the most expensive makeup purchase mistakes I’ve ever made. Granted, it’s not *bad* just totally not worth the money.
Overall, I’m obviously unimpressed. You would think that for your $150ish dollars for the compact or $50ish for the refill, you were getting some kind of miracle in powder form. This couldn’t be further from the truth. I feel like for the most part, people have been duped into praising this because it’s by *Guerlain*. Why did I pay so much for a product that does so little?! Of course I didn’t expect to see a huge difference, but I did expect that I would be able to notice some kind of effect, even if no one else would. I suppose there’s a small “soft focus” look...but not enough to warrant the praise that this has received. As far as looking “luminious”, there hundreds of products on the market that can create this look in addition to the “soft focus” effect. There is also no oil control in this at all. I believe if this product was by a drug store brand and came in an ugly compact, people’s opinion of this would be quite different. I prefer the loose balls version vs the pressed for the subtle micro-shimmers, but the pressed is certainly easier to apply. Which reminds me...there’s no room in the compact for a puff. That’s right ladies, you must carry around a brush with you, separate from the compact. All that money on a rather gaudy gold compact that you can’t fit an applicator into. (Although I have to admit, the special edition compacts in different colors are more desirable to me.) You can however, drop your $50 and put the refill into a compact by another brand. My advice is save your money and by some good quality mineral makeup which will give you a gorgeous soft-focus, ethereal look, will be less expensive, control oil and will be good for your skin. Sorry Guerlain, this is a low-rate product in elaborate packaging and a very expensive price tag...totally not worth it. P.S. You may want to try Givenchy’s Prisme Again face powders or Shiseido’s luminizing face powder for a similar effect at a lower price.
Not a chance that I’d buy this again...in loose or pressed form.
Yes, this does gives me a luminous glow altho I don't see any shimmer at all. I love the smell (fortunately). I find that I hardly need to touch up when I use this. Coverage is buildable and because of this I have to be careful not to overload this as it does make me look a little ashy (i'm a little tan) if I put on more than 2 layers. Just a light hand all over my face and neck will do. Surprisingly it does control the oilies on my forehead and nose altho I'm more of dry/dehydrated skin. Lovely and I have no regrets splurging on this.
Beautiful Powder!My fair skin is so even and luminous when I wear this.The compact will give more coverage than the loose balls.Worth every penny.Try it!!!
When I first bought this, I totally regret it because I put it on my bare skin, and nothing showed. Then, this sat in my drawer for months before I took it out again yesterday, I was totally amazed when I put it over my foundation. It gave me this natural rosey cheek without any blush, then it tones down my forehead and chin. I love this! Now, the only thing I need to worry about is if it runs out. The refills aren't cheap neither. Compact is beautiful.
it's my second one, bought two compacts already
they didnt have many amazing affect, the whole "LIGHT FROM HEAVEN" is kinda of joke
the reason for me to purchase my second one is that I lost the first one just after a week usage.......
and really wanted to own one, as it is voted the most wanted cosmetic item amongst all the women
but I just like to use them and show them off in front of my mate...kinda of cool
specially when i go shopping and those beauty assistant, you know how rude they can be...
and I just took out my compact, you can see their expression change in a second....
speically the CHANEL girl...........
it costed me about 98 pounds in Harrods, so buy them when you eant to splash out
but dunt if you need a cost worthing compact
i shall say, even govergirl aqusmooth is better