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Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
OMG Gimme Ballz!!
Im quite new to the Guerlain Meteorites thing. First off a WARNING...
If you ever buy any meteorites from Guerlain, you will not, I guarantee, just buy 1 variety. it will be the start of an addiction. They are terribly more-ish
So... my very first purchase was the travel mini pots, (1 mythic, 1 pink, 1 beige chic)
Onto my 2nd purchase.. this. The most beautiful Perles de nuit. and, they are STUNNING.
First of all the packaging.. very pretty, sturdy little pot (spill friendly, regarding the fact the tub is no longer compressed cardboard)
Then you remove the lid and protective top sponge - Ohhhhh violets! the scent - violets!! YUM
This pot has a mix of shimmer, now, to rate the shimmer scale, I would say the 01 mythic balls would be 3/10 for shimmer-bility (theres a word for you) This de nuit is about 8/10 for the amount of shimmer pay-off. BUT what you can do is pick out the silver globes... this reduced the shimmer to about 5/10 therefore making it suitable for day wear, and not glitterball. I have not worn including the silver balls, but I think it would relegate the perles de nuit to, well, its name. The night/party time.
I agree with the above, not a fan of the tin man silver balls, yes would have been better bronze or gold.
Really getting excited now about holiday 2012.. Perles Du Dragon WHOOHOO!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Blue
This year's holiday ballz comes in a teal container? With pink iridescent pearls? Please and yes.
Guerlain Meteorites are an iconic luxury cosmetic. If you're new to the idea, it's colored little talc beads in a little container, which is usually very pretty. Smells flowery, like violets. Looks sheer when applied and somewhat sparkly. And that's it. It's not a miracle worker. What it does is provide a very nice finish that isn't too powdery looking and lasts. In fact, it is my favorite finishing powder of all time. (Please note: I can tolerate shimmer and I am not sensitive to talc. If you can't bear shimmer and/or talc, those would be some dealbreakers to seriously consider.)
It's overpriced for what it is, but you do get years of use out of it, and it's pretty.
I usually use Teint Rose, but I was intrigued by the holiday collection and my "fun budget" was in order, so I picked up Perles de Nuit.
Perles de Nuit meteorites are packaged in a lovely box with teal and black zebra print on the inside. The tin itself is also teal with black petals on top with the faux cloisonne effect most Meteorites have. It's not too blingy, but the unusual color makes it seem fresh and fun.
Inside, there's a black sponge, instead of the usual puff. These are not really for applying the powder--they're really just for holding the pearls in place so they don't move around too much and create a whole lot of dust.
The five colors of pearls, according to Guerlain, are:
Pink--a gorgeous pastel pink with a hint of gold iridescence
Silver-my least favorite, TIN MAN silver with very large sparkles... and perhaps some pink, as well.
White--you know what white looks like. it's more of an eggshell, with gold iridescence
Orange--looks more peach to me. Silver shimmer.
Gold--it's a light, neutral gold.
The thing is, the descriptions don't even really matter, because Meteorites are so sheer that the colors don't show up well on one's face. What does show up is sparkle and a "finished" look--not too matte, not too dewy.
I took off a lippie because my personal opinion is that a silver-glittered face flatters no one, and the silver ballz with those icky large silver glitter particles could definitely be replaced with another color... bronze, perhaps? pale yellow? Another pink?
If you have an opinion at all about Meteorites, it will probably not be changed by this product. It's pretty. It's like the other ones, for the most part, if a bit blingier than most.