Guerlain • Meteorites Brush • Makeup Brushes
|Would buy this product again.||45%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I didn't buy this brush seperatly, but received it together with miniatures meteorites. It is absolutely not suited to be used with them, since it is not dense enough to pick up any product from the perles. But I now use it as my go-to contouring brush, since it is perfect to shade just below the cheekbone for the perfect contour and then blending. The quality of the brush is very good. I have it for 4-5 years and wash every week. It hardly lost any hairs and looks clean and just as good as new. So I don't think it worth the money if you purchase it to apply Meteorites, but you can maybe use it for contouring if you get this one in the set.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
- Packaging is beautiful
- brush is cute
- works great with any guerlain product
- Soft to touch
- The bristles fall out far too easily, even when brand new
Overall: This brush is really great for what its made to do: break up the meteorites balls evenly for even coverage. I like using it for the terracota sun in the city to reflect more light under my eyes.
I just wear tinted moisturizer and use this brush for meteorites over that and I have gotten a ton of compliments since I starting using the meteorites along with this brush.
Other then those dang pink bristles falling out all over the place, this is the only brush I have that picks up all the colors of the balls evenly to even out my skin tone (i get redness).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I bought the Meteorites brush along with the pearls 3 months ago, I had been wanting them for ages and finally caved.
I bought the brush because it's so adorable and matches the pearls.
there is far too much hating on this brush! trust me guys, it's really not that bad. I like mine!
the brush is kind of small. the bristles aren't really that small though, infact the dome is as big as many powder brushes. it's the handle that is short. and there are powder brushes much more expensive than this.
my brush doesn't smell, it has the very VERY faint normal smell all brushes have. and it has absolutley no smell when wet, so I don't know how some people's brushes smell of actual goat.
would people even say that if they didn't know it was goat hair? and other people are saying it's not even real goat hair! so how it can it smell of goat when it's not goat hair?
I did have some shedding with my brush though, it happened the first few times I cleaned the brush. and now every time I clean it, usually no hairs fall out. but occasionally one or two will shed.
but I don't think the shedding is down to poor quality, I think it's because the bristles are goat hair. I have a Boots No7 kabuki brush that is goat hair and that sheds like crazy, especially when I wash it.
also, the brush is stiff but not hard, there is a difference. it is stiff as in the bristles aren't too flexible but they're not hard as in solid hard, it is hair not metal wire. and this brush doesn't scrape along the skin like some people claim. stop whining and get a grip, just because this isn't your typical flimsy soft fluffy brush.
people are making out like it's a stiff garden brush! I think it is actually quite soft. plus, my brush got softer and more flexible after washing. and at first the bristles were almost straight so the dome was narrow, and also after washing they fanned out so the dome is wider now.
the Guerlain assistant at the counter told me this is dyed with natural vegetable dye. so there is no reason for it to irriate the skin, which some people claim it has irritated their skin and caused a rash.
stiff brushes pick up more product. so the Meteorites brush is stiff because the powder pearls are so light in terms of coverage. now, I don't know if I'm pressing too hard when I swirl them on my face or if it's just the brush, but after I use the brush there is makeup on it, more than there should be for such a light powder. I know some of the product stays on the brush but this actually buffs off my foundation. which yes does make my foundation smoother, but also messes up my brush. so I have to swirl it on the back of my hand before I next use it or it gets onto the pearls. so this is a bit of a hassle.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
a super-expensive synthetic plastic brush which bristles look tangled. doesnt pick up much product. i bought it to go with meteorites perles as i thought it would be best suited for the use of the powder but no. pointless.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This brush is beautiful and absolutely non-functional. It is small for the price with a short handle, I guess to be convenient for travel? This bristles are some type of pink artificial material and IT SHEDS! I used it twice in my meteorites (which i love) and put it away permanently in its pretty velvet pouch. Now whenever I use my meteorites, with an Estee Lauder powder brush, I get stray pink bristle/hair things stuck to me, cause they're all still trapped among the balls. So upsetting!
Skip the brush, it's unnecessary. Just use a good quality smallish powder brush - you'll get a much better result!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've had this brush for years, it's honestly the first brush I've ever had. My mom bought it for me as a youngster at the Paris pavilion at Disney, I was at least in middle school then. It's so adorable! I loved using it with my meteorites. Not a single hair has fallen from the brush. The only reason I wont buy it again is the price, and I don't see why I would need too. No shedding, no sinking, perfect down to the pretty pink goat hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
Save your money, ladies, and buy a different brush instead. As a rule I adore/love/covet all things Guerlain, but this is an exception to my Guerlain rule. This brush is just not impressive for application, and it's not the best way to apply Meteorites balls or pressed Meteorites (or any powder). Instead, there are several other brushes I highly recommend for these purposes (and these are not in order of preference but the way to most logically describe them IMO).
1) The Burberry Beauty Brush is lovely and is lovely to powder products you want to use all over your face. It works great for the balls, loose and pressed powders. It's soft and not as dense at the NARS Botan, but it is definitely worth having in your brush collection, and I think you'll find yourself using it a lot.
2) The NARS Yachiyo Brush is THE perfect brush to apply blush and bronzers. Some Meteorites work better as a blush or a bronzer, and the Yachiyo is perfect in every way for this. You could use it as an all over powder applicator, too, but I feel like the Burberry Beauty Brush and the NARS Botan (next) are better for this. FYI, the Botan and Yachiyo (my favorite two brushes in my stash) are part of NARS Artisan Collection (there are four brushes in that collection). The other two are better for contouring. And also, FYI, the Botan and Yachiyo are both made of goat hair, like the Guerlain Meteorites Brush is.
And finally, the granddaddy of them all, 3) the NARS Botan Brush is a super kabuki that I LOVE for applying powders (balls, loose, pressed) all over my face. It is VERY densely packed and not as soft as the Burberry Beauty Brush. But it is amazing, IMHO, and the BEST for buffing in your makeup for an airbrushed (as much as makeup can do this) look. I adore my NARS Botan and it is my favorite for using the balls. I put the Botan (it is large) over the mouth the the full sized Meteorites container and then turn it upside down. The I buff the powder residue from the balls all over my face. Voila! Perfect application. I've read on the MU board before someone saying they wish the Botan was softer, but I think it's soft enough. It's just SO dense, and I find it's denseness and firmness are perfect for the best powder application.
But if you are looking for soft, get the Burberry Beauty Brush. It is super soft (and lovely). You can't go wrong with any of the three above, and all are better than the Guerlain Meteorites Brush. I'm giving the Meteorites Brush three lipsticks, however, because it does not shed (which I think indicates it is very well made) and because, as noted above, I do love all things Guerlain. :) I've had my brush for around eight years and washed it a lot (not as often as others because I don't reach for it very often), and mine does not shed. I got mine at Sephora, FYI, and not from ebay or Amazon. I personally believe that all brushes, no matter how high the quality, are going to shed on occasion, which is why I feel my Meteorites Brush is well made as it has not.
Also, another nice thing about the Guerlain brush is that the bristles are dyed pink, which is cute and different from the black bristles in most of my other brushes (including the three above). But I like brushes for functionality as opposed to just appearance, and the Guerlain Meteorites Brush, while well made, simply is not as functional/effective as the other brushes. I find it harder to control application with this brush.
In conclusion, the Meteorites Brush, at $36 now (and cheaper when I bought it) is less expensive than the NARS or Burberry, but I recommend taking the money you would spend for the Meteorites Brush and put it towards one of the other. Most people will probably find the Burberry Brush ($52) the most appealing (because it is so soft and has a cute squared metal plaid handle), and I do love it, but I find the Botan (the priciest at $75) and Yachiyo ($50) to be the best for me. I have the most controlled application with them. The Yachiyo is unmatched as a blush/bronzer blush. You simply cannot beat it. And the Botan is unmatched, in my opinion, as a kabuki brush (the Botan is definitely a SUPER kabuki) and as a buffing brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
Although I despise short-handled brushes since they lead to giving me hand cramps, I just can't get over this brush! Besides the fact that it is obviously adorable, it's the perfect size for powders. Yes, it is coarse since it is goat hair, but that's fine by me. I use it on my Guerlain Terracotta Sheer bronzer in Blonde 01, and it picks up the perfect amount of powder, and is the perfect size to swirl all the colors of the compact together - a bigger brush wouldn't be able to do it so efficiently. It distributes just the right amount to the perfect areas of my face, since it's not too big or small.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Other
This is a cute brush. There's not much more I can say that hasn't already been said, but if you have the extra $$$ for the matching brush, get it. Nice black velvet pouch, elegant pink/white/silver brush, coarse goat hair that gets the meteorites onto your face or body efficiently.
It's a little pricey. If you have a good set of brushes, you don't need this brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this brush, however I do not own and never intend to own the Meteorites powders because I don't like shimmery powders... That said this is an excellent brush for my Dior Original Tan bronzer. It picks up just the right amount of powder and distributes it evenly across my face and does not look at all overdone! It also is a gorgeous brush, I absolutely love it!!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This came with the Miniatures Collection package. I love the miniature size of the brush, perfect for traveling. I must say, this is NOT a SOFT brush. It has a slight bristly feel to it. ouch. I'm just glad it came with the package. Pink + Gold, how can I refuse~
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I have to agree with several of the other reviewers, this brush is not the softest brush out there. The brush hairs are natural goat hair and are not as soft as some of the other brushes. That said, it is still a very good brush. I like that the brush is travel sized and comes with a velvet carry case. It picks up just the right amount of powder when used in conjunction with the meteorites ball version. It buffs the powder out and leaves the softest finish.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this brush! I use it for my powders/ powder foundations. It is amazing. I love the small handle and i have tried other brushes and this seems to brush everything on so smoothly and at just the right amount! I won't use any other brush! I have purchased two of them and i love them.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Did they wash the goat first before making the brush?
This brush stinks to high heaven, and I've washed it twice and the smell is still there. Worse when wet. Smells like a wet dog! Yuck!
Don't buy this. Put on rose colored glasses and run to your MAC counter and buy any other brush from them instead, and just pretend it's pretty and pink. MAC should really make a few limited edition pink brushes. They made the Red Carmine ones, and the Special Edition Gold handle ones, why not Pink? They should have introduced a pink brush with Barbie, or Hello Kitty. It would fly off the shelves.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Perfect to use with yours meteorites. Doesnt shed. But it is not the softest one. So if you have sensitive skin I wouldnt recommend to use it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
When my 11 year old son saw me with this, he commented "what is that, it looks like something from Hollywood!!". This is the prettiest, most gorgeous brush around - a short black and gold handle (almost 3 inches) with pretty pink hairs wrapped in a black velour soft casing which gently closes with a hidden magnet. I purchased this to use with the pressed meteorites and I LOVE it. I can just swirl some on the brush and pop it into its casing then into my handbag without having to take the compact. Extremely happy with this brush, no hair shedding and believe it would work well with any pressed or loose powders.
This would be the perfect luxury gift for any of your friends - whenever I show this to anyone you can see the look of delight in their eyes!! They always reach out to hold it and look at it closer, asking where I got it from.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This brush is pricey, but worth it. I use this with my Meteorites Pressed Powder, and it gives you the perfect application. It is flat-topped, so it is great for a light application and then blending. The white goat hairs are extremely soft, and this brush never sheds! It might seem a little more expensive than you'd want to spend, but it really gets you the most for your Meteorites Powder, and it will probably last you for quite a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Love this brush! I bought this when Guerlain came out with the "Pucci" addition. Admittedly, I had never even purchased a Guerlain product before but because I am a Pucci addict I couldn't resist the adorable packaging and splurged on the brush despite the fact that I had never used Meteorites. I did still use it to occassionally apply blush or a mineral powder and I was always happy with the results. The bristles definitely have a coarser feel to them compared to other brushes but I feel this is what really gives you a great application. I hate brushes that don't pick up product and require multiple applications to get good coverage. I finally bought the much coveted meteorites and was so excited to try this brush with them. I was not disappointed! This brush gives great coverage with the meteorites and disperses the product so evenly and naturally throughout my face that I look like I am glowing. This brush is definitely among the best I have bought (This & Mac #150 are my HG's!!) and I will repurchase.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I used to believe that it didn't matter which brush you use, for the most part, because the product will be deposited onto the face more or less the same way. That all changed after my experience with NARS Laguna and Guerlain Africa Rhytm bronzers. Now I know that irrespective of how well a certain product gets deposited onto the face with a plain brush, the brush that is recommended for the product (usually from the same cosmetics company as the product) will ALWAYS provide the BEST application of the product. Case in point with Gurlain Meteorites brush. While it may come across as a regular brush, as most people noted, it's not as soft. If you've been using Meteorites powder (pearls) for a while, and if you have tried using is with different brushes, you WILL notice the difference with this brush. And here is what you will notice... First of all the brush is a perfect size to "dip" into the meteorites box, get powder on the brush, without having the little beads "jump" out of the box all over your desk. I know this sounds funny, but if you've tried using Meteorites with a large powder brush, this is exactly the case. Secondly, the amount of product that gets ONTO the brush is perfect and allows you to apply Meteorites with 2-3 sweeps of brish across the face, without too much dipping into the product box. This saves the product and makes it last much longer. If the brush were smaller, on the other hand, it would concentrate too much product into it and would cause product overload on certain areas of your face. Anyhow, I know this all sounds too scientific, but the brush, as someone pointed out before me, does EXACTLY what it's supposed to do - disperse Meteorites on your face in the best possible way!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I don't know what everyone is talking about! I love my Meteorites brush!! I bought a back-up even! I agree with the review below that it does just what it says it will do... apply meteorites! It is perfect for it! I do not notice any gross goat smell, even when washed and clean. It did shed a few hairs the first few times I washed it, but it was no big deal. I love the pink hair, and I love the magnet closure on the pouch it came in. I will continue to use it with my collection of meteorites... and LOVE it!