Review of Guerlain Meteorites Poudre de Perles (Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder) by maliastyle
Thanks to the rave reviews here, I scoured the city looking for these in Beige 03 - every counter in the city seemed to be sold out. Luckily, I found one - $70 CDN later, this popular product was mine.
Beige 03 features subtle, warm color - varying shades of beige all over the compact, with a small lavender spot in the middle. When you first buy this, you'll notice it has a shimmery top layer, but it only lasts for the first use. After that, it's just matte.
While I don't know that this would impart enough coverage to use alone or even over a tinted moisturizer or light foundation, it does have the ability to give off a pretty glow. Who knows if I've ever understood what a 'finishing powder' is supposed to do, but this is what I've imagined a finishing powder would be - it's a great way to end the whole makeup routine; the light violet scent makes me feel happy; and perhaps it's knowing the price of this, but just the idea of dusting this on with my kabuki feels absolutely luxurious.
I keep the loose version at home, but I'm glad to be able to tote around the compact in my purse. My only gripe is that for the price, Guerlain should have come up with fancier packaging - the shiny black plastic turn-style container with the swirly design doesn't exactly scream luxe. But it's definitely sturdy, so that counts for something.