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 🙁
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 😀
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 😛
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! 😀
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.
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.
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 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
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? 😀
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 🙂
Guerlain Aquarella Meteorites Light Reflecting Pearls of Powder Price: RM195 Availability: Sephora, Guerlain counters Limited Edition: Yes, Spring/Summer 2014