Guerlain • Meteorites Cruel Gardenia • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Everywhere i went i asked about this product
all answers were "sorry, sold out"
i was so happy when i finally got this.
perfect for daytime
perfect for night
i wear this for work .. outtig..parties .. beach .. EVERYWHERE
and it looks extremly beautiful on tanned skin.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Looks beautiful in the packaging and on darker skin! Did absolutely nothing for me so i gave it to my friend who has darker skin and it works perfectly for her.
Overpriced and i would not buy again if it was possible as this is a limited edition.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have scoured the city of Toronto to get this product and finally got my hands on one about 20+ miles away, but it sure was/is worth the effort. I have never 'really' understood highlighters so-to-speak as the ones that I have are ho-hum. This product is absolutely gorgeous. It gives a beautiful subtle shimmer and healthy glow to the skin. And, the packaging is not the best, but not a problem for me. The 'Gardenia' is just incredible! There is another Gurelain one just out which I also bought 'Sun in the City' - it is more of a very pale goldish tone - not a bronzer - nice, but I prefer the Gardenia, but will alternate. Worth every cent! Love it and it's too bad it is limited edition but I know this will last me a very long time.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is probably the most expensive single makeup item I have ever purchased but it looked SO beautiful that I caved. I was lucky enough to find a Shopper's Drug Mart that still had 3 of these in stock last week. By the time the weekend of their bonus points event rolled 'round, they had 2 in stock and the cosmetics gal put one aside for me. In all honesty, I think this is just too much to pay for one makeup item (a palette, okay; really amazing skin care - I'm all over it; but ONE ITEM??). However, the reviews were so good and it just looked so gosh darn pretty and I just sort of got a fever about owning this.
It is almost too pretty to use...ALMOST. There is no photo here and I'm too much of a Luddite to be able to post one but the textured glowy shell pink surface with all the 3D loveliness of a gardenia (actually, it has far more petals than your average gardenia and looks more like a David Austin rose, but I won't quibble) makes me reluctant to attack it with a makeup brush. But when you do, the results are so lovely. So far, I've only used it as a highlighter and at first I didn't think it had done anything. Then I angled my face into the light a bit and saw this beautiful pearly pink GLOW - not glitter or sparkle but a sheen, a glow, a dewy, beautiful glow.
As others have said, the packaging is just dreadful. A hinged compact that snapped shut would at least ensure that it wouldn't get damaged in the opening/closing process but instead, there's a lame screw on lid that makes it far too easy to gouge the surface of this beautiful and pricey product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this highlighter. It provides such a lovely golden shimmer, which is very fine - totally not disco, and appropriate for my professional work environment. Up until recently I had trouble understanding the purpose of an illuminator (yes, I know what it does, but I didn't see how the ones I tried really made any difference). But with this one the highlighting is so light but lovely, and doesn't make me look oily-shiny, that I find I use it daily if I'm using a matte blush (it seems unnecessary over a blush with shimmer). It was very expensive, which I'm sure is because of the design of the powder, but I think it will last for ages. I think it's sold out everywhere, but if you can find it, go for it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I was on the hunt for this item in stores (sold out) and finally found it online before it sold out online as well. It is pricey and at first I was hesitant to make the purchase but I'm so glad I did. It is so gorgeous. It has an opalescent quality to it and is super fine milled which gives a super fine glow and not heavy shimmer. A beautiful item to ooohh and aaahh at but also very useable. I love Guerlain's classy packaging usually but this one makes me nervous that I am going to damage the product when putting the lid back on so I have to be very careful. Very unique and well worth the price!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I succumbed to ordering this unseen (except online) before it sold out. I am very glad I did. Really gorgeous. Highlighter has an opalescent quality to it that I haven't seen in another highlighter, at least the ones I have. Super fine glow, not shimmery in a bad way, I'm a little too mature for that. No real fragrance, which surprised me. Just a lovely item, very collectible but also very useable. I would definitely buy again ( I don't interpret that question as to whether I would repurchase, just whether I regret the original purchase and I definitely do not.) However, I understand other reviewer's concerns over packaging and fear of damaging powder when putting the lid on, and I agree, so for packaging I had to give it 4, otherwise 5 all around.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
When applied with a loose fluffy brush, the Cruel Gardenia Météorites Pressed Powder gives the most subtle healthy glow to the skin without making one look like a disco ball. When used as a highlighter, a small dense brush is required to pick up enough colour without caking on too much product. This product works well both ways. However, in my opinion, this is nice to have but not an absolute must have unless you are a collector or Guerlain fan. The product is not particularly unique save for the design. The packaging sucks though; you might want to be careful with the screw on top because it might nick the petals on the powder.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I am a highlighter fanatic. I have tons of them, and I collect LE ones in particular, especially from Chanel, Cle de Peau, Giorgio Armani, and Guerlain. Of my large makeup cabinet, an entire drawer is devoted to them. But this one is a beautiful variation. Gorgeous and distinct from the myriad pale, warm toned white, gold, and champagne highlighters out there.
Strangely, the first time I applied this I ran my fan brush over the top of the powder a few times and each time I looked at the black bristles I couldn't make out any color. It looked like my brush was completely clean still. I was ready to toss it back into its box and return it. What expensive highlighter is so packed down that a brush can't even pick up color? I applied it across my cheekbones anyway just to see if something showed up and there it was: a subtly reflective, warm sheen. Not as pink as it looks in the pan, more of a nude rose-peach. It suits my pale complexion really well, and doesn't look like an obvious skin enhancement like highlighters sometimes do. It's a more natural pink than Dior's Shimmer Star in Rose Diamond, for example. And it doesn't have the milky pink of Benefit's High Beam.
The finish isn't frosty or glittery, and it doesn't appear powdery at all. There's shimmer of course but it's not garish or over the top. I love that about it. It doesn't act as a beacon with arrows pointing to "cheekbone area!" With a light application it catches the light in a believable way and fades into skin perfectly. Glow is an accurate description for the effect this gives. Another perk is the lack of fragrance. I'm surprised that this didn't have the distinctive powdery violet scent that a lot of Guerlain products contain. I've never been a fan of Guerlain's meteorites (not only the formula but the fragrance) and I hope they continue to create more like this one.
The 3D flower design is so pretty and unique. Given how little was needed to create such a huge difference in my skin, I know this will last a long time. I agree with the previous reviewer as far as the packaging goes. Why on earth they would put a 3D shape into a plastic container with a clumsy twist-off lid is beyond me. I have to be careful when I take the lid on and off so as not to bump the powder petals at all. For something like this I wish they had housed it in a heavier, more substantial container. I hate giving this 4 lippies when everything about the actual highlighter deserves a 5, but the packaging is so bad I had to knock off a point.
I rarely buy highlighter back-ups given how many I own, but this one definitely deserves a back up. It's probably my favorite cosmetic purchase in the last year.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This highlighter is stunning and worth the hefty price tag in my opinion. It lends a pink glow to your skin. It's not glittery or overly frosty. However, the packaging sucks. I'm terrified that if I'm not super careful that the lid will mar the beautiful flower design. It seems that Guerlain was too lazy to design a new compact for this highlighter and just stuck it in the old pressed meteorites container. I am NC25 for reference. Edit: I bought a backup because I would die if I ever ran out.