Guerlain • Les Meteorites Ball Powder Beige Chic 03 • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
PRICE/PACKAGING: -1 lippie
This product runs for about $60 plus tax. Which is why I'm a bit disappointed with the packaging because it is cardboard. (I believe that's no longer the case and it's actually metal now) but the one i own is cardboard and the powder goes ALL OVER the place if it's in my make up bag floating around (even when it's tightly closed),so that was a let down. I wish it would be a screw on top to prevent that. But we can't have EVERYTHING for $60 lol
Not offensive but my SO thinks it smells like "old lady" lol i rather like the smell, it's not strong and once it's on your face you can't smell it. So i don't think it's a reason to not buy this product.
These ballz have a generous amount of fine milled shimmer to them but are barely detected on my NC25 skin. It's a very light powder and you cant feel it on the skin, you can really pack it on and it wont look cakey like most powders will, which is why i think this is such a loved product. I do NOT see any color correcting miracles with this, it has no coverage, doesn't cover redness, my dark circles or even out my skin but it is a very nice powder for setting matte-fying skin and great for ladies with dry skin. As a highlighter there are much better options out there!
These ballz i would purchase again as more of a splurge purchase, not a NEED purchase. Besides the fact that one set of ballz will last you 20 years, it is lovely for it's packaging but it not a miracle product and a bit overhyped!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
The packaging of this product is beautiful and the pearls itself. However, i feel that the price of this product is too high. It does exactly what every other highlighters out there does, which illuminate your skin. It's very glittery up close and in the sun light, but for picture purpose it's great. I would love to collect all of them just for the packaging but i wont use them. I don't grab for it as much because it's take time to open the packaging and then the fall out makes a mess on my desk. The pearls are so pretty, i don't even want to use them. This product is very pricey so not unless you have money to throw away, I suggest get an inexpensive high-lighter else where. There's a slight smell to it but it's not strong and it don't bother me. It smell like perfumed powder.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I am giving this 5's across the board and a yes for repurchase- that more or less sums it up. Nice product, expensive, and glorious packaging. I admit my main desire to have this stemmed from the packaging. The kind shown in the picture for this review. The one I have is actually different, it's a metal tin. I kind of liked the other one, but others say it was cheap and cardboardy so I guess this is an improvement. Anyway, I was determined to own one of these b/c they are fancy and I like feeling fancy. When deciding between shades one two and three, the SA at Sephora told me the first (01) was a highlighter, the second (02) is a blush, and the third (this one, the one I got, 03) is a bronzer. No idea if this is true, I'd never heard that before. But that's what she said. This product (03) makes my skin look a bit more even and radiant. I really think it does. I don't know how much of my belief that this works is due to the fact that I paid so much for it, and love the packaging, and really want it to work. It may be an elaborate trick that works on all us makeup-people because we just really want it to work. If so, it works on me! Since I am already tannish (as the SA said) this really doesn't add color to my face, just evens the skin tone. Which is good, I am not a big bronzer fan anyway. If I rub one of the balls against my skin (heh) I can see glitter, but it doesn't apply that way on the face (thankfully). It claims to be light-reflecting, which may be the case. If I look VERY closely at my face, I can see an occasional very fine glitter particle; but this is only upon inspection, this doesn't make your FACE look glittery to anyone who is standing a normal distance from you. So I'm fine with that. Anyway, it makes me feel fancy to own and use. Is that shallow? Maybe! I love it. I'd probably repurchase. My impression of these products (since she tried all three on me) is that this shade might be best for tanner people or people who want their skin to look tanner (ie looking for a subtle bronzer). The first one is probably best for fair-skinned ladies, I think it might be too whiteish/highlighty for all-over use for others. The middle one... I think that's just a subtle blush, not worth it in my opinion. It's too pink to put all over your face. Anyway, those are my thoughts on this fancy product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Darn it! Darn it! I love this stuff! which only means that I will have to keep shelling out $50+ dollars on it when I run out but it's so worth it and you get a lot. It leaves behind just a veil of luminosity, making you look just a bit more awake than without it. I think I should point out that it is not a setting powder, but a finishing powder. A setting powder is much more oil controlling and offers color and coverage and is going to lock your concealer. foundation in place, while a finishing powder offers polish to a look and can be applied throughout the day; as the coverage is almost non-existant, whisper thin; i.e. while setting powder can take away the dewiness of a foundation, a finishing powder can add it back. Will purchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Hazel
If you are in the market for decorative pieces for you bathroom, this might be a worthwhile product. As for a make up product, I was sorely disappointed. In my opinion this product is greatly overrated! It really isn’t anything more then an average (or maybe even below average) highlighting face powder. I didn’t feel like it really did anything to improve the look of my skin. I thought the size of the shimmer particles where just too big for my liking. There are a lot of highlight products for much less that have a much finer texture to create a more natural looking dewy look. To me, this looks like a really dull, chalky powder with large shimmer particles trying to make up for that. It really isn’t a good setting powder for foundation either. It doesn’t control oil, it doesn’t make makeup last longer. It’s… kinda.. …just… pointless…. The “balls” are neat looking, but serve not real purpose. Some of them break, and I have a pool of dust on the bottom. It smells like candy. If you are looking for a nice highlight powder, I would recommend the Physicians Formula Powder Palette Mineral Glow Pearls for a whopping $13. This is nothing more then something pretty that is marked up a million times due to the luxury appeal. Pass. I can buy a lot of makeup for 50-somethine bucks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Other
Beautiful packaging, fairly pricey. I honestly did not see a lot of skin benefits/ results with this product, if it weren't for the gorgeous packaging, I would've thought it was some regular drugstore product. I do really like it only because it makes me feel "prestigious"
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is definitely a beauty splurge for me. Guerlain is one of the higher end brands that entice you with it's beautiful packaging and glamour. I'm a sucker for shiny things so I died when I saw the new packaging for meteorites. The old packaging was made of flimsy cardboard which in all honestly is not worth the $55 that you pay for it. But the upgraded version is much more luxurious and is made out of a metal tin with a gorgeous design on the lid. I still can't justify the price but I feel a little better because I feel like a princess every time I use it!
The balls are pretty much the same, which all the colors of the rainbow coming together to give you a beautiful complexion. It gives off more of a sheen than a shimmer which is what I like about it. a lot of highlighters or powder give off too much sparkle but this gives of a subtle glow to your skin.
I don't know what this stuff is made of but it is definitely a winner as far as finishing powders go.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I bought this for myself as a special treat with some birthday money I had and could hardly wait to try it!
Unfortunatley, the first problem I had was how to get into the damned thing!!! It was almost impossible but managed it eventually (I have short nails so I didnt break any fortunatley)
The initial use as a glowy setting powder for my foundation was I have to say underwhelming :( Maybe I hoped I would resemble a glowy celebrity but it was not the case) The finish was nice and sheer and the wear was good but I guess I was hoping for a little more of the glow factor.
Over time I have been a little more realistic and have perfected the art of getting the top of the container off without losing the precious little balls down the sink and now use to set my concealer in the under eye area.I have a particular loathing for both a shiny finish to my concealer (makes any slight puffiness more obvious) and a crepey finish after setting it with powder (for obvious reasons) and the meteorites tackle both these issues well.
After applying my concealer, I use a foundation brush (Not a concealer, fluffy or any other brush) sweep it lightly over the balls and stroke gently over the applied concealer concentrating on the inner areas of the under eye (If that makes sense).
This sets the concealer for the day, giving a light glow and not caking or creasing and works well for me. In the summertime or when Im hot I have also applied as a setting powder using the Bare essentuals flawless face brush which mattifies but doesnt look too heavy.
Seeing I only use on a daily basis such a small amount I probably wont repurchase. Hope this helps! :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I got this from a sephora set with 8 over sample products. It has an odur that is almost like baby powder scent. Consists of beads that are peach, pale yellow, dirty pale purple and pearly white making it the perfect combo of highlighting colors. If it isn't for the price (around $50+), I might buy the full size but I haven't even made a dent in the product. XD Very long lasting
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is my HG secret weapon in my makeup arsenal. It just does the trick for my complexion, whether I am having a good skin day or in particular a bad one, it evens out my skin tone (after powder or a bit of concealer/foundation that is) and makes my skin look even, warm and glowing. I have bought meteorites for years (they last for years as well) and this is my most favourite colour out of them all, way better than mythic which tends to add too much pink to my face (nc20 for ref, can get splotchy and red). Its expensive yes, but for me, lives up to the hype, lasts forever so is worth the price tag. I am not crazy about the packaging, i hate how they changed from hard plastic container to these crap cardboard container, looks super cheap and they are hard to travel with, but i suppose then you could just buy the pressed version (which I never have because the price was sooo much higher!) but if you want more coverage, def the pressed is the way to go, my friend uses the pressed and it eliminates the need for foundation whereas the balls are more of a finishing powder. love this will always buy again and again!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Despite all the raves about this product, sadly it did not really live up to my expectations. On my NC20 complexion, it does not really show up except as little itty bitty scattered glitters... not a great look as either a highlighter nor a face finishing powder. Thankfully I received the mini size from a swap, so I don't need to cry over money wasted in this product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Black
Beige Chic 03 is my favorite among the 3 shades. This compliments my skin tone very well. I use this as a finishing powder and it gives me a luminous glow. I have oily skin and, initially, I steer away from products that claim to make skin look "dewy" or "luminous". But Beige Chic is perfect, the texture is so soft and smooth, and the shimmers are subtle that it makes the skin glow - not the usual sparkle shimmers give out.
I know there are many people that are disappointed w/ this product because it's expensive, has fragrance and for some, doesn't show up on their face.
Perhaps this can be used as a light bronzer by those w/ very fair skin tone. As I have a medium skin w/ deep yellow undertone (964 from Shu Uemura and YO03 from Lunasol) this is just right as a setting/finishing powder. The overall effect of the meteorites is very subtle, especially for medium to dark skin tones. The only thing that will show up is the very finely milled shimmer that plays up the light around my face .
As for the price, I think this is worth the money because this can last for years. And it never goes bad, like the powders drying out or clumping, or the fragrance starting to stink.
As for the packaging, many have complained that it looks cheap, because it's just a cardboard box. But I seem to remember that powders were usually cased in cardboard boxes way before the advent of modern cosmetic packaging. So perhaps Guerlain is just sticking to the old tradition of packaging their powders or something. I don't mind though, because I like the intricate designs of the cardboard boxes.
This is my HG powder and I will definitely repurchase this again.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
Well, I bought this based on the rave reviews.
I have this in Beige Chic as I am yelllow undertoned and the very famous "Mythic 01" looks too "white" on my skin (due to the lilac and blue balls, that give a cold tone, while I am warm toned). Beige Chic has balls in champagne, light brown, yellow, pale fleshy pink, ivory white.
All in all the color is perfect.
What I really do not get (from some of the reviews below) is why people use this as a setting powder.
This is not a setting powder, it is a highlighter; it does not absorb any oils, nor fixes makeup.
What it does indeed, it is giving an additional -after you applied all the other stuff - nice glow to your whole face. I said GLOW, not shimmer nor glitter (nothing like BB Shimmerbricks or Becca shimmering pressed powder, that are quite obvious).
The magic of this product is that this glow is barely noticeable, you can tell only if you go very very close to your skin , but the others, from a distance, will not notice.
They will only notice that you look nice and polished, without wearing any obvious glittering makeup. That's the reason why I like the Météorites!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I received this in Sephora Favorites Glitz & Glam Shimmer and Shine Deluxe Sampler (what a mouthful). The little pearls of powder are really cute. I really like how this product looks on my skin. I'm wearing it in my profile picture all over my face. I think I'll only be applying this to my cheeks in the future as it's just a tiny bit too sparkly for my tastes to be applied all over.
I don't mind the smell at all, I almost like it in fact. Reminds me of roses, and I usually don't like roses.
However! The packaging is horrible. Google image search this product and look at how the lid and container are designed. The lid kind of slides over the container. Every time I've opened this the powder that has collected between the lid and container goes everywhere! The sample size's packaging is plastic, and apparently the full sized packaging is cardboard! How cheap! I'm going to put this stuff in a shallow powder jar with a twist lid. I think that might work out better.
I have a feeling this sample size is going to last me a long time, and at $53 for the full 1.2 oz size I don't think I'll be repurchasing unless they change the packaging.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The very best powder for me. Somehow it makes my huge pores less visible. Mattifies, unifies and smoothes the complexion. No allergy, no breakouts. Gives a nice glow from within. Very expensive, but lasts for years. Nice old-fashion package. Definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
great highlighter. i used to own the mystic and the pink fresh one and wasn't too wowed by any of them and swapped them away. mystic didn't show on me no matter how many times i layered it and pink fresh..although it was pretty didn't wow me for the price since i felt it was a typical blush. beige chic is great tho because you can swipe it all over your face or just on your cheeks and it actually shows up. gives a nice glow to your whole face. not shimmery or sparkly just a nice glow. i got mine in the 2009 sephora favorites glitz and glam that my friend sent me. so i'm not too fond of the price for the full size one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have never been one to be completely put off by a product's smell until this product. I'm thinking Guerlain was trying to have this smell like roses, but it's cloyingly sweet. It doesn't help that this product does not blow me by any means. Actually, I can hardly see them product on my skin except for the random glitter specks which are not exactly flattering. Overall, this isn't the worst product I've tried, but I'd never waste my money on it again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I understand I'm the only one, but I detest this.
Right from the get-go, I object. This is the most inefficient and frivolously packaged item I can imagine. It takes up most of my makeup kit. It looks like a spilling hazard. It's hard to use, because the silly little balls slide around like oiled mice.
If you get past that and actually decide to use the product, you have to deal with the smell. It smells like old ladies at a funeral. Roses, powder, and something sort of like old perfume in a musty fur. So hideous.
If all of that isn't an issue, you're left with the product itself, which doesn't do anything for my skin but leave behind a weird, powdered, made-up look.
I hate this. I'm sorry, Guerlain.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I am in love with this! It gives me such a nice glow. I pair this with bronzer and NARS orgasm. Love, Love, LOVE! Hate the price but I'm pretty sure I can make this last a long time. I don't mind the smell either. But was a little surprised on how strong it was. I can't believe how long it took me to find this. Definite repurchase
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is a nice powder, works really well and looks nice. I like it. The quality is fantastic and I think it will last me forever. Is it amazing? No. Will it transform your face? No. Will it make you glow from within? No. But it is really nice, and does give your face a nice finish. I think there is too much hype surrounding this product, and you could probably get something just as nice, if not better (without fragrance), for less. I also own Mythic Parfait in the pressed version, and I would say the same about that. The balls are fun to use. :) And I don't mind the packaging - cardboard doesn't bother me. There is too much plastic in this world.