Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

by Paris B on · 26 comments

in Highlighter,Makeup,New on shelves,Powder,Product Reviews


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On June 20, 2014
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Apologies for the radio silence folks! Things have been quite hectic around here on many different fronts and I just haven’t been able to settle down to do much blog related stuff, nor if I’m to be honest, am I in the right frame of mind to. But, having stolen a few minutes to myself, I thought I’d do a quick, simple update. It’ll be mostly that, or silence from now on for a while, I’m afraid icon sad Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

While it seems awkward coming after my rant about limited edition makeup and the effect it has on us, I’m afraid I’m going to show you something limited edition today. Bad me. I know icon biggrin Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

guerlain aquarella meteorites Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

The item in question is something I have a very soft spot for – Guerlain Meteorites Light Reflecting Pearls of Powder. I confess to a weakness for these colourful balls and am almost on a mission to catch them all, like they were Pokemon icon razz Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

One which seems to have sidled in almost unnoticed among the Spring/Summer collections is the Aquarella Meteorites. I only spotted them online fleetingly and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of hype or information about it, which surprises me. But when I spotted them on sale during the Sephora sale a while ago, I picked up a tub. At 20% off to boot! Yay! icon biggrin Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

This limited edition tub of light reflecting powder pearls comes in a pale pink tub, as opposed to the regular silver tubs, and the pale pink box comes in a mint green interior.

guerlain aquarella meteorites tin Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

This would be the newest formula of Meteorites which means it comes in a 25g tub and the pearls have a softer texture than previous versions. This also means that it is easier now for most brushes to pick up product as opposed to previously.

guerlain aquarella meteorites pearls Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

I managed to identify 6 different shades of balls in the tub – a pearly white, a pearly champagne, a gold, a mint green, a light pink and a shimmery purple-grey. The last is the most interesting of all because I’ve never seen that shade in any of the tubs I own.

While each colour is supposed to perform a different function to illuminate and infuse skin with radiance, it is quite futile even picking up colour individually, because it all blends seamlessly on the skin to a translucent glow. So, the easiest way to use this is to use a brush, swirl it over the pearls and apply to the skin.

I find that Aquarella Meteorites gives skin a very lovely radiant glow that is very noticeable, without too much paleness as I’d experienced with Perles du Dragon. However, I also find it to be among the more shimmery/glittery Meteorites out there. There is noticeable glitter and shimmer on my skin especially in sunlight, and if I touch my hands to my face, it does come away with shimmer bits on it.

So, while it does give a lovely glow, it isn’t as subtle as it’s permanent cousin, Clair.

guerlain aquarella meteorites clair Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Left: 02 Clair Right: Aquarella

If you compare the permanent shade 02 Clair (formerly Teint Rose) with Aquarella, you may notice how Aquarella appears to be the softer, more pastel, more shimmery version of Clair. (Please ignore what looks like red balls in both tubs, they’re all pink, it’s shadow that’s turning the colour weird)

So, if you want that radiant Guerlain Meteorites glow sans shimmer, then go for Clair. If you aren’t averse to having some shimmer and highlight on your skin, then Aquarella may suit you. It after all performs the same function, and on skin, looks the same as Clair, except more “glowy”. Whether you’ll like Aquarella depends on whether you like shimmer.

In a nutshell

The Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites Pearls are a limited edition tub of Meteorites that, like all Meteorites powders, infuse skin with a very subtle glow and luminance that I personally find very flattering. It is similar in effect to Clair, which is permanent, but I find it to be more shimmery on skin. When you compare both Clair and Aquarella, you will notice that Aquarella contains markedly more shimmery balls, while Clair is a mixture of matte and shimmer balls of powder. I don’t find it super shimmery, but it is quite noticeable especially in the sunlight. So I prefer to wear Aquarella for the evenings, when the light is softer and you don’t looks like a character from Twilight.

Pros: Adds a soft luminous glow to skin, Gives skin a flattering smoothened effect with a touch of highlight

Cons: Limited Edition, Pricey, Shimmery

Who will like this: Anyone who is a fan of Meteorites powders

guerlain aquarella meteorites closeup Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

I did notice that the Aquarella Meteorites is less “dusty” than Clair so I am wondering if they may have improved on the formula a touch.

Here’s the catch though – I don’t know if this is still available but when I was last at Sephora, there was a substantial number of boxes with very little interest. So if you’re interested, check this out at Sephora or at Guerlain counters.

Did you grab the Aquarella Meteorites? Have you succumbed to the lure of the Guerlain Meteorites pearls yet?

If there’s one item I’m a little more than bonkers over, it’s these coloured powder balls. Heaven knows why, but there’re some things we can’t explain yes? Now, have YOU succumbed? icon biggrin Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

NOTE: I may slip into radio silence again but you can always check out what I’m up to on Instagram or Twitter where I’m most active, or just get in touch with me there. I’ll reply, just that it’ll take a while when I manage to grab a moment of peace icon smile Add a highlighted glow to skin with the limited edition Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites

Paris B

Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites Light Reflecting Pearls of Powder Price: RM195 Availability: Sephora, Guerlain counters Limited Edition: Yes, Spring/Summer 2014

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xin
Twitter:
June 20, 2014 at 9:02 am

such pretty balls and i love the tin! but i am not going to succumb to any balls for now…unless it’s one that i am dying to have! #determination

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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Wait for Xmas ;)

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Anis June 20, 2014 at 11:10 am

i succumbed, pick me! lolz. i totally caved after you mentioned in a post that they were increasing the price and reducing the amount of product and bought the teint beige one (not this one though, one is enough for a non-collector like me). i managed to get it at sephora on discount and in the old size. felt super proud of myself that day. *useless life achievements*

i like it. cute packaging + lovely scent. don’t notice a whole lot of difference when i use it but i suspect i’m using it wrong and am still experimenting. do you use it to set your foundation or as a highlighter or an overall face powder? (sorry if you’ve mentioned this before)

p/s: hope things sort itself out and you get that moment of peace soon! you will be missed. (like, seriously, i check this website every day. you are the greatest of enablers lol). ;)
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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Yay for getting the older tin with more product AND at a discount! That’s an achievement indeed :D There’s no right or wrong way to use it. I use it as a final step after applying my foundation and concealer etc, then I take a brush and just pick up the powder and apply all over my face. It’s just very subtle so you may not notice anything but I like how when I catch sight of myself in the mirror, my skin just looks a wee bit better, and more polished. Thanks so much for your kind words Anis :) I am still struggling to get back into the groove. Thanks for standing by even though I’ve been really sporadic with my posting <3

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Jacqueline June 20, 2014 at 12:19 pm

As pretty as they are, I never had much luck with the meteorites, they don’t show up on me and honestly I find them a hassle. Not something you can bring along with you.

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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Nope, absolutely not LOL! They won’t work for everyone I’d agree but if you’re really curious, try the Medium one. I think that’ll suit your skintone more. It’s not as shimmery and it has warm tones that sets the skin somewhat and makes it look even and smooth. Well, to me anyway :)

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plue
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June 20, 2014 at 12:32 pm

i saw them earlier but wasn’t inclined in getting them. Too similar to Clair and I don’t want that shimmery/ glittery particles all over my face. I much prefer the subtle permanent cousins LOL

i hope everything gets better for you soon! *hugs*
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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Plue and I remember you saying they were similar to Clair :) They are in effect, but just a bit too shimmery for daily wear.

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phyllicia June 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Hello there Paris.

It’s been a while since I’ve stopped by as I too have been pretty busy. Huhu.. I haven’t succumbed to the lure of Guerlain Meteorites Pearls simply because it’s not available here in Kota Kinabalu. I’ve been curious about it for years though and would love to give it a try.

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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Hello Phyllicia! Hope you’re keeping well :D It’s a pity that it’s not available in KK :( Maybe you can check it out the next time you’re in KL? Or if you want to get it online, Stawberrynet has them hehe… ;)

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Rae // theNotice
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June 20, 2014 at 3:44 pm

Ooh, these look so pretty — but shimmer isn’t something I’m typically on board for, so thanks for the warning!

Hope things ease up on you soon <3
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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:42 pm

Thank you Rae! <3 Hope you’re keeping well! And yes, the shimmer on these are a bit too visible for my tastes but it does look lovely under warm evening light :D

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gio June 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm

I love shimmers, but I think this one would be too shimmery for me. With my pale skin, I resembled a character from Twilight enough without the need to add that much shimmer to my face!
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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Hahhahaa that might be true Gio! :D Stick to the permanent one then, much less shimmer! :D

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Shija Rahim June 21, 2014 at 3:07 am

I got this.. N loving it!

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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Yay! :D I am too, but I take care not to use too much LOL

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Tine
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June 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm

OMG I want this. Good Lord, it’s pretty. Hang on, didn’t I just sell off my tins of Meteorites? SOMEONE STOP ME PLEASE!

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Paris B
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July 3, 2014 at 5:46 pm

LOL! You still want it? I think you sold off the Pucci ones right? I just used them today and they make me a bit more tanned than I like. Still keeping them, just got to remember not to use so much of it :P

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Erin June 24, 2014 at 9:05 am

Paris,
You don’t have to post all the time. Just when you feel like it. You’re such a doll.
I would like to try these cosmic balls, but never have. I don’t even know how to apply them! Is Clair the best shade to try for a first time buyer? I am very pale- ivory- and blonde.

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Paris B
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July 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

Aww thank you Erin! :D I’d gotten to used to posting almost daily as I’m sure people were used to getting almost daily updates, that I sometimes forget that it’s not the norm, so thank you for being so understanding! Applying these cosmic balls, as you say, are easy! Just take a brush, run over them and apply all over. No skill required hehe… Clair sounds good for you. It gives a brighter visage and a glow. If you want a touch of warmth, then look at Medium. But I think Clair will work just fine :) Do let me know if you do try it and if you like it! (If you have a Guerlain counter nearby, try it out first. It’s too expensive to just buy on a whim)

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Lana June 24, 2014 at 6:08 pm

You got an LE for 20% off…lucky!!!
How did you manage too pick out the balls without destroying the others??…I gots too know…hehehe
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Paris B
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July 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

I was! Couldn’t believe that it was also on sale LOL! Which balls did you mean that I picked out Lana? They’re pretty solid so it’s quite easy to pick them out and if you’re not careful, they can fly out of the tub too! LOL

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Sam Still Reading
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June 29, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I love! I’m a fan of the paler Meteorites, but I’m not sure about the shimmer. However, I’m still likely to buy them because they’re so pretty!
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Paris B
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July 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

Yes, these are very pretty! Like a pastel version of Clair. The shimmer isn’t terribly obvious. You won’t look like a discoball, but if the light catches you, it’s there.

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Jay August 27, 2014 at 5:04 pm

I cant seem to decide between this, dragon, nuit, and azur. the only real difference i know so far is that azur is warmer and matte-r than the other 3..is aquarella as shimmery as dragon and nuit.. or more shimmery than those?

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Paris B
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September 1, 2014 at 5:45 pm

No, Aquarella is between the regular Meteorites Clair and Dragon or Belle de Nuit. Not as markedly shimmery as the latter two, but definitely more shimmery than the regular ones.

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