Aha! You thought I was done collecting Guerlain Meteorites pearls didn’t you?! Well, so did I! LOL!
So what do we have here?!
After I bought the last Meteorites pearls at the end of 2016, I told myself I was done. That’s it, this Meteorites pearls collector was hanging up her credit cards. No more Meteorites!
There have been a few new releases since, but nothing that caught my eye, so I didn’t feel any loss. And then one day a month or so ago, my eye was caught by a gaudy paisley tin.
And I looked a little closer. It was the Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Satin, released for Summer 2019.
And I felt the old stirrings tugging at my heartstrings once again. Ah, my love for the Meteorites pearls can never be dimmed! 😀
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Satin – Summer 2019
The Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Satin are a limited edition release for Summer 2019. Incidentally, Guerlain Malaysia does not bring in Summer makeup releases (the general theme of bronzing and warming of skin tone isn’t well appreciated here) but I’ll tell you where to buy this below 😉
I didn’t look up any reviews or photos before buying but when I received it, I was in for a very pleasant surprise.
Guerlain says that the Meteorites Perles de Satin contain pink and coral toned powders to refresh the complexion, correct dullness and catch the light. It softly illuminates the skin and gently warms up the skin tone.
The pearls (balls!) are housed in the signature metal tin, this time, decorated with pink, gold and yellow paisley print. It is quite gaudy to my eye, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the powders within.
The tub contains a mixture of pink, coral and pale gold powders in the now iconic pearls, or as I like to call them, balls. The texture is quite light and powdery, so I find that a brush picks up the powders very easily.
But what really makes the Meteorites Perles de Satin stand out however, is their texture.
Satin textured powder is not glittery
In the Meteorites Perles de Satin, as the name implies, the powders have a satin texture. There is no obvious shine in sight, unlike most of the regular Meteorites releases. None of the powder pearls have that shiny sheen.
While the pink and gold powder pearls have a soft pearlescent sheen to them, the pale peach/coral powders look almost matte. For this reason therefore, I find that the powder is less illuminating when applied on skin, unlike the regular Meteorites, or previous releases. Yet, it gives skin a glow. How? Magic is all I can say! 😀
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Subtle hint of warmth on skin
Like all Meteorites powders, the Meteorites Perles de Satin imparts a very gentle illuminating effect on skin. The slight difference between Perles de Satin and other Meteorites releases, is that this also imparts a very subtle hint of warmth to the skin.
It is very very subtle, and I only notice, because I’m looking for it. I know my Meteorites, and I can usually tell from a look at the colour combination, if it will be brightening or warming. The Perles de Satin remind me a little of the permanent range in Medium, without the brightening lavender powders.
Instead, I find the pink powders help lift the complexion, even as skin is softly illuminated from within. The soft peach-coral and gold powders deliver a very gentle hint of warmth.
I like wearing the Meteorites Perles de Satin either over a foundation or base, as a finishing powder, to pull the look together. It does it fabulously! Or I like wearing it directly on bare skin.
On bare skin, it offers no coverage, but it still works its magic, so skin looks naturally luminous and even. It is however, very subtle – just the slightest hint of perfection 🙂
Manage your expectations!
As I have oft-said, set aside all expectations of actually SEEING any product on your skin when using Meteorites powders. This is not for those who want, use and crave a blinding highlighting effect.
These powders aren’t for those too, who wear makeup to be seen and noticed. The Meteorites powders are best appreciated by those who want a little bit of magic to lift the complexion, without being obvious; who want a softly candlelit from within appearance, without shine and shimmer.
The Meteorites Perles de Satin is for the one who knows and understands that the magical unicorn dust that magically and inexplicably makes you look better, is found in little round powder balls in a tin 🙂
I don’t usually say this, but the Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Satin is one to get, whether it be your first Meteorites pearls, or it be your 10th (who me?) 😛
IN A NUTSHELL
The Guerlain Meteories Perles de Satin is a limited edition Meteorites powder for Summer 2019. I find that the colour is a hint deeper than most Meteorites releases, and has a more satin texture with very little highlight and shine. On skin the pink powders help lift the complexion, while the peach-coral and gold powders add a hint of warmth to the skin. The effect is very subtle, but as with all Meteorites powders, very flattering in a very understated way. I think this one’s one to own whether you be new to Meteorites, or a collector.
Soft, subtle powders illuminate, lift the complexion and gently warm skin
Not shiny nor obvious on skin
Not sold in Malaysia
LIMITED EDITION: Yes, Summer 2019
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who is new to using Meteorites powders, Anyone who is a collector of Meteorites powders, Anyone who wants a very subtle illuminating finishing powder that gives a hint of warmth to the skin without being shiny
Did you cave for the Meteorites Perles de Satin too?
I compared this side by side with the other tins I have, and it is quite different so I feel the purchase justified. As if I needed that validation! LOL! but if you are wondering, it doesn’t look like any other tub of Meteorites I own 🙂