Guerlain Les Meteorites balls powder

4.1

282 reviews

74% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$$

INGREDIENTS



Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

After reading some other reviews I feel the need to set some people straight (not in a rude way), I just want to tell you that this is NOT a highlighter in the traditional sense. These multi-coloured, traditionally Guerlaine-scented balls, are a finishing powder. A fine dusting will give your skin some life. This product is not meant to be used to highlight the plains of your face. Rather, the colour correcting tones of the tiny balls will set your makeup and give you an instant awake look.

Yes, is this product outrageously pricey? ABSOLUTELY! But if you're looking to treat yourself, keep in mind that these balls last forever! Overall a gorgeous product and it still sells out to this day, so for those of you non-believers, I would suggest giving it another go.

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I have given this 0 lippies....let's see if this is possible on MUA.(OK I have had to put 1 lippy for rating to be recognised by MUA). I very rarely feel compelled to write a review, but I am so baffled by this product I have to. First of all it is so fragranced it must be bad for your skin. Second, it seems to me that it is more or less just talcum powder. I got the light/clair and the powder was green, which I guess is to cancel out redness....but who has green skin? Surely yellow toned products are what a make up artist would use to cancel out redness. To me this seems like something from a bygone era. It doesn't seem to have kept up with technological advancements in the beauty industry. I think you would be just as well to use talcum powder on your face. I will update this review if my opinion changes with further use, but don't hold your breath.... If you want a French powder product, buy NARS.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a review for the Meteorites Rainbow Pearls.

After reading many, many reviews, I finally decided to take the plunge. I ordered the rainbow version simply because I loved the tin! I had managed to convince myself that this product would do supremely miraculous things, take 10 years off me and turn me into Kate Moss.

The tin is beautiful, the scent is amazing (parma violets), and the little balls are enchanting. As you can imagine then, I was pretty nonplussed initially when not a lot happened.

I had bought a special brush for application, because it's meteorites and iconic and deserves a special brush. I swirled the special brush around over the pearls and applied.

I asked my husband if he could see anything, he said no. I couldn't see much either, but when I went upstairs I passed the landing mirror, and I could see it! This stuff gives you a sheen, that's the best way to describe it. It's subtle, but it's there, and it's rather lovely.

So yes, I like it. It doesn't work miracles, but I've got over that now. I will repurchase when I run out, possibly in the permanent line Medium, probably in 5 years time when these have run out!

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Absolutely beautiful! Love this product and the lovely sheen it gives the skin. It never gets cakey. I use it as my setting powder, and since I am oily it eventually shifts to a nice glow in about 3 hours. I love the scent. Cant wait to purchase this in the compact form. Pricey, but worth every penny! I will repurchase in either form ( powder of balls) again!


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I've been wanting to indulge in this purchase for a long time but kept putting it off, partly because of the price and partly because I've more than enough high end luminizing/highlighting powders from MAC, Hourglass, Dior and, yes, even Guerlain. BUT...Shoppers Drug Mart had a bonus redemption offer this weekend, which meant I could basically get Meteorites for "free", so I was out the door first thing this morning to hit the SDM near me that carries Guerlain and I came home with this in shade 02. I've only had this for a few hours butI waited so long and I was so excited to get it that I couldn't wait to post a review. I'm really happy with this (and I'll update if that changes). I sort of regret buying Hourglass Ethereal Light a few weeks back (during Sephora's VIB event) because I think I much prefer the Meteorites. Admittedly, Hourglass's pressed powder is much better for travel or tossing into your bag to touch up before heading from work to dinner, but I find the effect from the Meteorites is more noticeable, while still being subtle (we're not talking tinsel and glitter here!). I do wish that it was possible to purchase "refill balls" because it seems a shame to toss the packaging, which is very easily re-usable. It might be nice if they'd knock 10 or 20 bucks off the price for a more cheaply packaged "refill" of the product.

A more calm update: it's been about 2 weeks and I just love this stuff! It gives the prettiest finish to my face and brightens my whole look. Now I wish I hadn't splashed out on all the Hourglass Ambient Light powders I have because I much prefer Meteorites. I'm surprised, to be honest - I didn't think I would find this to be worth the price or the hype but I am really loving this.

5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I absolutely love this product. I have it in 02 Clair. It is very expensive, at $60 a pop, but it has 25g of product, while most other compact powders has only 10g. This means the meteorites will last you quite a while. I used to think this product is very gimmicky, but this year I finally made the decision to buy it because it's just so pretty. When you swatch it, it is very plain, kind of like a sheer white powder with a bit of shimmer. But once you put this one over your foundation, it kind of blurs everything away, and adds a hint of glow, which makes you look flawless. I tested this under sunlight as well, it is definitely not disco-ball action. Highly recommended. I have posted a video review, where I also compared it to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light. Feel free to check it out!






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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I really debated about putting out the $60 for this. I used Guerlain Terracota for many years and thought it was well worth the hefty price tag. So after reading many (mostly positive) reviews of Les Meteorites, I took the plunge with the 02 Clair. As soon as I got home, I tried it...and I was disappointed. It was late evening, I'd had a long day, and I just couldn't see what difference it made. But when I put it on the next morning, it was everything I wanted it to be!

Let me explain this - I like to look very natural (as in "no makeup makeup"). And Les Meteorites is very, very subtle (at least the 02 Clair is). It gives my face a very soft glow and I don't why or how but it makes me look younger and fresher. The scent is luxurious and lasts for hours. And the packaging is absolutely beautiful. Once you've tried it, you really understand WHY it's so expensive.

While $60 is probably the most I'd ever spend on a single makeup product, I'd happily shell out the $60 over again for Les Meteorites.

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

PROS: brightens complexion, matte and glowy look, soft focus finish, emphasizes natural beauty
CONS: may be difficult to notice the effect, cost

APPLICATION: Meteorites is best used as a finishing powder. I apply it with EcoTools's powder brush. I simply swirl the brush over the perles and apply all over the face.

APPEARANCE: When I first used this my skin had a very shimmery look after application- turns out that the perles on top were the white shimmery ones. Thus, make sure you have a good mix of all the perle colors at the top of the tin when applying. When applied properly, your skin should have a matte, yet glowy appearance (due to the shimmery perles...but the shimmer should not be obvious!) Meteorites have a brightening effect as well. The color I own, Teint Rose, favors cooler tones but because it is translucent warm skin tones can pull it off without looking ashy. Overall, the powder seems to blur imperfections on the skin, even making my dark undereye circles appear less harsh. Essentially creates a 'soft-focus' look, radiant and natural.

DIFFICULTY NOTICING EFFECT: It took me awhile to fully notice and realize the Meteorites effect on my face. The product gives such a natural look that it is hard to tell. Thus, if you have trouble seeing the product on your skin, you will have to note how it appears when you have *only* tinted moisturizer or foundation on, or versus a true mattifying powder, to be able to compare and contrast.

PERFORMANCE: I have combination skin, so whether my skin leans oily or dry is dependent on the weather. But my T-zone is the area that usually gets oily. After an 8-hour school or work day my skin is slightly shiny in the T-zone, cheeks, and chin but certainly nowhere near as much as there would be if no powder was applied. To avoid breakthrough shine, apply Meteorites over a setting powder.

SCENT: Scented with Guerlain's signature violet fragrance. I personally adore it, but it may not appeal to everyone. Recommend that you get a whiff before purchasing. However, the fragrance is not detectable once applied to the face.

PACKAGING: I own the version of Meteorites that was discontinued at the end of 2013, which has a different package design than the current version. I couldn't decide whether I wanted the newest formulation or the older one, but I chose the older because I loved the appearance of the packaging so much more. It is made of metal, with a floral design on the lid. Reminded me of vintage cosmetics. There is a sponge that sits on top of the perles to keep them situated in the tin. The lid can dent however, so be careful not to drop anything on it!

LONGEVITY OF PRODUCT: I have used Meteorites on a regular basis for the past several months but it looks as if it was barely touched! After buying Meteorites Voyage in Mythic compact (the pressed powder version of this product) I let my mom have some of the perles, because there is so much product that it will expire before I would be able to finish it! The cost is high (the newest formulation is now $60, with a reduced quantity of 0.88 oz), but it is worth the investment because it will last you for ages!

TIP: There will probably be crushed powder at the bottom of the tin. Every now and then, carefully turn the tin upside down (hold the lid against the tin of course to prevent the perles from tumbling out) and tap the bottom of tin. The crushed powder will reach the top of the tin as a result, leading to less effort when using your powder brush to pick up product.

OTHER COMMENTS: I still prefer Guerlain's Les Voilettes (because a velvety matte finish is my favorite type of finish) but Meteorites (both the perle and the pressed powder versions) are excellent for an everyday, 'my-skin-but-better' look. Perfect way to add a little luxury to your daily routine!

Highly recommended!

UPDATE 12/28/2014: I purchased the holiday 2014 Meteorites, Perles d'Etoiles. I have not noticed any difference between this new formula and previous one. If anything, perhaps it is slightly easier to pick up powder with your brush, that's it!

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Seems to me that this product is a marketing gimmick. It's beautiful to look at in the packaging, but it didn't make any noticeable difference to my face. This product gave a very slight sparkle to the face that could only be seen up very close. Packaging is such that if you accidentally drop the container you can lose quite a bit of expensive product.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Green

You are paying for packiaging here - and that can be cool to display on your makeup table - but the actual product is just OK. Physician's formula offers multi-toned highlighter powders for a fraction of the price.

Meanwhile - every true makeup junkie has succumbed at least once in her life and forked over the cash. (Try ebay for last season's design).

3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.


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