My Makeup Must Have – Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder

by Paris B on · 68 comments

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I found out that for Summer 2010, Guerlain is updating their collection of Meteorites Perles loose pearls highlighter powder with new names, formulations and packaging. *whimper*

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Its a good time for me to share my makeup must have which is the Guerlain Meteorites powder. You have been seeing me mention this one a lot and you might be wondering if its worth all the hype. After all, it costs a pretty penny and never goes on sale!

For me, it is worth every penny of the hype. I use this like a finishing powder. After I’m done putting on my foundation, whether powder or liquid, I swirl my fluffy Sonia Kashuk powder brush into my Guerlain Meteorites powder and dust it all over my face. There is no obvious difference, but if you look carefully, it does give your skin a luminous effect, diffusing fine lines, increasing luminosity and just making you glow. Best used when you have had a bad night.

You can also dust some powder with a large fluff brush under your eyes to help illuminate your under eye area and diffuse dark circles after applying concealer. I have never found a dupe in any other brand and I never want to because this is my little bit of luxury in the morning icon smile My Makeup Must Have   Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder

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I have the Meteorites in Mythic in the loose pearls and in Mythic Parfait in the Pressed Illuminating Powder. I just added Nacres de Mer Illuminating Powder to my collection from Strawberrynet. Its a limited edition item from Summer 2009 icon smile My Makeup Must Have   Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder Do you want a review of this one even though its discontinued? Let me know and I’ll get down to it.

Guerlain does do a limited edition line of Meteorites perles in certain collections every year but I don’t collect these so I don’t buy them. I prefer to buy those that I know I’d use because these babies almost never ever finish.

I’ve since found out that for Summer 2010, Guerlain has revamped the packaging for the Guerlain Meteorites Perles, so it looks sleeker than ever. Dammit. Why can’t my loose pearls finish so I can replace the cardboard box with the new sleek metallic looking case?! Perhaps I just might anyway icon razz My Makeup Must Have   Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder

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The new Guerlain Meteorites Perles will come in 3 colours :-

  • Harmony 01 Teint Rose (which looks like Mythic) – overall reduce redness, evens out complexion, illuminates skin
  • Harmony 02 Teint Beige (which looks like Beige Chic) – adds a warm glow to the skin
  • Harmony 03 Teint Dore – Reduces the yellow hue and to brighten a golden complexion

Retails at RM185 per tub but never finishes. Worth every penny you save up for. I might just get Teint Rose – eeks! Time to get saving!

I’ve most recently had 2 national makeup artists for 2 major brands tell me my skin looked flawless and luminous and glowing when I met them. Too bad neither of them were from Guerlain because I don’t think they would have liked me attributing my glow to my Guerlain Meteorites instead of their products! *hugs my Guerlain Meteorites* icon biggrin My Makeup Must Have   Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder

So you know how I feel about Guerlain Meteorites Perles. Have you tried them or do you own them? Do you love them as much as I do or do you think they are just hype? Do you want a review of Nacres des Mers even though its discontinued? icon smile My Makeup Must Have   Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating powder

Paris B

Guerlain Meteorites Perles Summer 2010 is expected to be in stores in May 2010

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Sugar April 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

i want! i’ve been debating whether to buy it or not…it doesnt break you out right? have u heard of it breaking anyone out? i wannnn! i’m yellow toned and pale, which one should i get? advice =)

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 9:50 am

Nope it doesn’t break me out at all and I’ve never read of anyone breaking out from these. Oh perhaps I should mention the scent. Hmm… Go take a sniff and see if you like it first. I’d suggest Mythic – its the most user friendly and it gives the most amazing glow ever! :)

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Sugar April 28, 2010 at 10:35 am

ok, i shall get it too! in mythic rose =)

unlike you, i dont mind scents at all in products. thanks for the advice! hmm now i have to get a makeup brush, which i dont have. argh.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

Ooh Wait for the new packaging! ;) You just need a large fluffy brush – any brand will do though of course a nice soft one is better :)

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nabilah muhamad May 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm

pls give me near outlet in penang,malaysia
i’m interested want to buy this product

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ParisB May 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Try Parkson Gurney Plaza – I can’t confirm if its still there though since I’m not based in Penang.

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est June 14, 2010 at 2:24 pm

there’s no gurelain counter in Parkson gurney penang :::(

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Hanny
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April 28, 2010 at 9:19 am

OOOOOO PRETTY!!! But I won’t find a use for this at all. I’m more of a matte girl ! ^.^

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 9:51 am

This doesn’t make you shiny – just gives the illusion of having flawless skin

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Jenn
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April 28, 2010 at 9:41 am

Paris you evil, evil woman!!! You sure know how to make me yearn… T_T Hahaha!! XD

I’m simply drooling at the sight of your Meteorites collection!! I’m hoping that they revamp the 3-colors-in-1 ones you only get at airports so i can get them all!! But then again, i think i’ll have most use for Mythic so i might just that Teint Rose… oh be still my heart!!! XD

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 9:51 am

Yes I’m evil *hangs head in shame* hehe… They might change those mini ones once the new packaging comes into play. I’ve seen those mini meteorites but its a bit too small to be honest. You can’t get a brush in there properly and the balls tend to fall out.

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louise April 28, 2010 at 9:44 am

Hi Paris,

Not to break your heart or anything, but Guerlain meteorites is on sale here in Singapore. 50%! All three colours of the loose pearls as well as Nacres des Mers. ^_^

Please review Nacres des Mers too. I would like to know the difference between this summer shade and the usual pressed powders.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 9:52 am

Haha!! Probably thats in preparation for the change in packaging! Thanks for letting us know and i”ll get down to Nacres des Mers soon. I’m sorely tempted to get them at 50% off but I think I’ll save for the new packaging and formula ;)

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Jaslyn April 28, 2010 at 11:42 am

Louise>> Omg 50% off at which outlet?! I’m gonna ask my friend to haul some back here XD

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louise April 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

Sorry Jaslyn,

The loose pearls promo was for the whole of last week at Tangs Orchard. The pressed powder might still be available at Taka B2. One thing for sure, you could find lots of resellers online.

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xin
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April 28, 2010 at 10:01 am

honestly i have been drooling over it too! i am going to save up for it and get it after my *er hem* financial crisis. LOL

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:14 am

Well fortunately these Meteorites are permanent items in Guerlain :) Lots of time to save up for it ;)

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rinnah
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April 28, 2010 at 10:29 am

Argh! You evil woman you… and this post had to come after our Twitter conversation last week… I wanna wait for the new packaging… *sobs*

Yes, please do review Nacres des Mers even though its a limited edition… I wanna know more about it!

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:41 am

aww… have you gotten yours? They are dead cute in the mini boxes except I found them a bit fiddly :D I’ll get down to Nacres des Mers

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suzanne April 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

yes its a definately must have item. and it does not seem to finish ever! i love it. was at the singapore airport – and they have like a special mini set of 3 of the pearls. you can go have a look.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

Yep at duty free they sell the mini set of 3. I don’t personally recommend it due to the fiddly size (and the balls keep leaping out coz there’s no space to swirl your brush) but otherwise its a good enough deal to try. :)

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lyn April 28, 2010 at 10:52 am

I tried them on my hand and it looks rather shimmery? Does it make your face shiny? My tzone gets rather oily and I don’t really wanna look like a disco ball :-p I might go check them out again this weekend.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

It doesn’t make my skin shiny – it does seem that way on the back of the hand but I recommend using a fluffy brush (it picks up less and sheers it out) and buffing it lightly all over your face. I don’t get the disco ball look if it helps, just lots of compliments :)

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Anne L. April 28, 2010 at 10:55 am

Is it alright to use it after sunscreen? coz i don’t put on makeup that often.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:58 am

Yes you can use it on its own. You might want to try the beige toned ones in that case to add a bit of warmth to the skin.

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jayie April 28, 2010 at 11:44 am

i bought Nacres des Mers at around S$50 at the airport…
The smell is really heavy for me and i feel that the oil control is not that good for my oily skin (as in my face oiled up faster with this powder)
but I agree that it gives a luminous glow…. :D

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 11:55 am

Yep the signature Guerlain scent isn’t quite for everyone. Actually the Meteorites offer no oil control whatsoever. Might not be one for the oily skinned ladies. But I’ve found that if I use a mattifying loose powder e.g. Make Up For Ever Super Matte and then dust a light layer of Meteorites over everything, it helps with the oilies and stops it looking too shiny yet keeps the glow :)

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lazeny April 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Oh I have the meteorites mini’s. I got them from HK Duty Free and apparently it’s a limited Asian edition. It’s a good thing that I have the minis because that way I can justify buying the new revamped meteorites collection LOL..

I’m “almost” done w/ Mythic and Beige Chic is halfway there. My favorite to use is Beige chic as an over all finishing powder, as this matches my skin tone perfectly. I use the Pink one rarely as a blush, but since it’s very sheer, I only use it when I have dramatic eye or dramatic lip makeup. I use Mythic whenever I’m using cool colors on my eyeshadow or lipstick (w/c recently has been very frequently) . I have oily skin, and I have no problem w/ this. This is a must have in my makeup routine. I sort of feel incomplete w/o my meteorites on LOL.

The opening of the minis are very small though, so I have a hard time using & swirling my fluffy brush. But the trick I learned is shaking the box so the powders become loose. So I just dip my brush to get the product, like a loose powder and swirl it to my face.

I’m going to buy the Teint Beige and Teint Dore once I’m done with my meteorites! I’m so excited I can’t wait!

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shaynaJo April 28, 2010 at 12:58 pm

yups, i always wonder how to use those lil balls of powder hahha.

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shaynaJo April 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm

wow i am so jealous of ur collection there! and I didn’t know what’s the purpose of it although I had my eyes on them for a very long time already. hahhaha
Maybe I always wonder how do i actually use them.. Do u break the meeorites into powder form on ur palm n use a brush? or what’s the correct way of using it? forgive me if this is a dumb question! :D

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 1:05 pm

How to use: Lightly shake box, Open cover, dip powder brush in and swirl over the coloured balls. Apply to face. Repeat if necessary :)

You don’t see a lot of powder on the brush. I don’t on mine anyway but it applies enough to my skin and you can layer it to your satisfaction.

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Connie
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April 28, 2010 at 1:07 pm

gahhhh… stop tempting me!! Teint Beige looks like something I could wear

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Unfortunately, you will be right :P

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Kaz April 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I was just trying to find some info on this stuff last night. There must be some sixth sense going on! I recently got a Meteorites couture that comes with the radiant pressed powder and a perfecting palette.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 4:25 pm

That sounds lovely! Hope you found some answers here :)

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domncroxd
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April 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Hi ParisB! Would you use this before/after foundation? I’m using mineral powder foundation.

Many thanks! Internet is choppy where I am right now (am not in KL at the moment).

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Use it after foundation or after putting on all your makeup. It doesn’t change anything coz it doesn’t add colour so you can use it on top of makeup :)

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Krissy April 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Another huge fan of the Meteorites though my can’t- live -without item is the pressed perles compact in Rose Fresh. Lifesaver on a bad day. Much better than Mythic IMO but it looks like it’s not appearing anymore? :(

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:50 pm

Hmm I’m not recalling that one – might it have been a limited edition item in one of the collections? I’ll be watching out for a pink one soon :) I saw Pink Chic but it was a tad too pink for my liking

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Krissy April 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I just checked and I think Meteorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder (what a mouthful!) in 02 Rose Frais is a permanent item. Not sure if they’ll be revamping that too cuz it’s way better than the Meteorites loose perles in Pink Fresh which is a tad too shimmery. Am gonna get a backup just in case!

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ParisB April 29, 2010 at 9:59 pm

aiks! I must take a look at Rose Frais next time I’m near a Guerlain counter! :D Thanks for fueling my addiction :P

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black.tulip April 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm

everytime i passed by Guerlain counter i can’t help but to wonder what these balls are for.they seem like marshmallow, at least to my brother lol. now that i’ve read your review it’s kinda interesting to try.
one question tho, can it be applied with kabuki brush?

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

A kabuki brush might lay it on too thick. You want a sheer dusting all over your face. Still, if you can control your kabuki brush you could try it. I prefer a fluffy brush :)

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Liesl April 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

I find my guerlain mythic balls too sheer and my esprique precious balls a tad too shimmery.
Hence, I have since crushed them up and voilà! A nice formula that impart a slightly more luminous glow that’s a bit more visible but not screaming for attention.

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:51 pm

That’s awesome that you got them to work for you with a bit of innovation! :)

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Jyoan April 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm

You are really giving me a reason to arrive super early for my upcoming flight, so I can duty free shop for this! I had thought I would just stroll if I had free time before boarding, may not be buying anything… … =)

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:52 pm

Hehe duty free shopping is one of the fun things about airline travel! ;) Where are you off to?

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EveShuji April 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm

Can i apply this jus after sunscreen as i dont like foundation and all those stuff ? Will it clog my pores up ? I love all ur posts , but i know once im done here , i’ll be dead broke . LOl .

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ParisB April 28, 2010 at 10:58 pm

As I’ve told Anne L. in a previous reply to the same question, yes you can use it over sunscreen. I don’t know how effective it will be but you can try. As for whether it clogs pores, I wouldn’t know as it did not clog mine and I have not really come across any complaints of this nature. I’ve told Sugar above that I haven’t heard of people breaking out so perhaps it doesn’t. Still, if you have very sensitive skin, it could happen.Who knows! Thanks for coming by!

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li April 29, 2010 at 8:01 am

Meteorites are pretty much the first expensive beauty buy I ever made. i’ve had mine since 1997 – crazy right! Not sure if that is a testament to how long they last or how little i use make up though… I agree that this one is a beauty classic everyone needs.

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Sugar April 29, 2010 at 11:42 am

THROW it out and buy the new packaged one woman! never keep makeup for sheesh, 13 years?!?!?

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MJ May 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

They are gorgeous to look at!

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stellarvixen June 2, 2010 at 7:18 pm

ParisB! any clue are the metallic casing meteorites here on KL shore already?
which parkson malls carry them?
does one utama has guerlain counter?!

eekk am soo tempted!
i’m done with my mini soon! mythic is gone… beige chic half gone..fresh pink as my shimmer highlighter!!

your obsession i can truly understand~ the lux & scent feel is so divine~

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ParisB June 2, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Hey I don’t know if they’re out yet. I haven’t been going malling :) will update when I know! I believe there’s a Guerlain counter at U Parkson

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stellarvixen June 3, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Thanks ParisB! wish me luck~ moving out to pavillion later..!
jilted badly lolx ~

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ParisB June 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

I hope you find it and I hope it makes you feel better :)

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stellarvixen June 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

its has reached our shore~~ priced at rm182
i pickup teint rose flavor since i’m sensitive fairskin ~ hurrah~ for new formula!
the SA gave me a mini goldbar lippie – as GWP luvvv

thanks parisB! for reliable info !! *hugss

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Sue September 25, 2010 at 9:23 am

Hi there, would the TBS face and body brush be a good brush to use with this powder? I am in SG and can’t think of an inexpensive fluffy brush I can buy. I have a million blush brushes and don’t want to spend on another brush. TIA!

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ParisB September 25, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I’m not familiar with that brush but why don’t you give it a shot and see if it works? :) I think most powder brushes will work well with this powder as its not a blush but a powder.

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sana January 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

Hi i dont know how i came across this page exactly lol but i started reading u’re page and now i WANT this.. i dont really know too much about these im sure u know it all.. i love luminous skin so which one would you recommend for me, i have fair asian skin with slight yellow undertones. Should i just go for harmony 01, whats the difference between harmony 01 and mythic?
x

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ParisB January 24, 2011 at 10:13 am

Harmony 01 Teint Rose and Mythic are the same. Teint Rose is the new version available in the metal tin. My review is here.

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