After years of admiring them from a distance, I finally bought my very own Guerlain Météorites. I bought the 2016 Summer edition known as “Carousel,” which contains a mix of sunny yellow, bright pink, and white pearls.

Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - 2016 Summer Limited Edition Face Powder
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – 2016 Summer Limited Edition Face Powder

I came across this 2016 Summer limited edition release on NeimanMarcus.com, and I just loved the look of it. I committed to the purchase after realizing that the price ($62 for .08 oz) really isn’t that much out of the range of other powders I use, like Bobbi Brown’s (around $50 for a powder compact).

I’ve often heard that Météorites last forever, and indeed you get many more times the product here than with other face powders. Some random examples to illustrate my point: BareMinerals Mineral Veil: .33 oz for $22; Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder: .35 oz for $45; Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder: .2 oz for $30; Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick: .4 oz for $46; Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed: .28 oz for $38.

Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel feels like a box of luxury just for me to enjoy. The packaging is of course tailored to house the pearls, which you can remove freely from their place in the jar. There are also various sizes of pearls. When I opened the container for the first time there was already loose powder that had come off of the pearls. The applicator puff was coated with powder, and when I put it down on the counter it left a stamp of shimmering pink dust.

Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - 2016 Summer Limited Edition Face Powder
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – 2016 Summer Limited Edition Face Powder

I used a fluffy powder brush to apply the powder, instead of the included puff. I chose to only apply to the apples of my cheeks, like a blush. However, I read in the product description that this is supposed to be a full face powder.  I think it is far better as a blush/highlighter because it’s definitely pink in color. (Note, as part of my “research” for this post, I browsed Guerlain’s site. There I saw that there is also a specific Guerlain Météorites Blush – “Angelic Radiance.”)

I also spent time “playing” with and admiring the pearls. They take me to a fantasy land somewhere between Candyland and a Disney Princess castle. They are just so, so, lovely and fun.

Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - swatched on hand - with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – swatched on hand – with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - swatched on hand - with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – swatched on hand – with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - swatched on hand
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – swatched on hand
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - swatched on arm - with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – swatched on arm – with flash
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel - swatched on arm
Guerlain Météorites Pearls Carousel – swatched on arm

Do be aware that you will smell violets when opening the Météorites container and brushing on the powder. The smell seemed to dissipate after a while, or perhaps I stopped noticing it. Anyhow, I love the smell. But if you aren’t a fan of fragranced cosmetics or violets you should think hard about using a different product.

Don’t you want to run out and buy this beauty from Guerlain?  You won’t be disappointed with the pearls once they’re in your hand. Ah…. Sigh…. I adore the color, smell, and sparkle….

Here’s to hoping I dream of “Météoriteland” tonight!

Take care,

 

-JGG

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