You will doubtless have seen numerous blog posts or photos on Instagram of the absolutely breathtaking piece of art that is the Guerlain Meteorites Flocons Enchantes or in English, the Guerlain Enchanted Snowflake Meteorites. Guerlain truly outdid themselves this year, with one of the prettiest powders I ever did see.
But despite the anticipation and social media-driven hype, I stayed away. For some reason, despite my Meteorites collecting habits, I couldn’t bring myself to drop almost RM300 on a tub. Prices sure have gone up since I started my collection. Instead, I picked up the Rouge G lipstick, which I happen to love.
But as providence will have it, I was gifted with a tub of what is confusingly known as the Meteorites Flocons Enchantes or Enchanted Snowflake Meteorites or by some people, called the Perles des Neiges Meteorites. The former is what’s printed on the box. I’m not sure where some sources got the latter name from.
Call it what you want, isn’t this a thing of beauty?
I do have a bit of an axe to grind with Guerlain though. They call this the Enchanted Snowflake Meteorites, and in the press release, it says that it has snowflakes amidst the regular pearls. Yet, what they put in there were…. stars.
Come on guys, aren’t those stars in there? No one in their right mind would say “Ooh, snowflakes!” Instead, everyone and their aunty are going “Ooh, such pretty stars!” Note to Guerlain – work on your presentation LOL!
Since this has been done to death, let me just show you some photos and some quick thoughts I have about this. As to whether you should buy it, I think you can answer that for yourself… though I’ll offer some pointers