Just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the Guerlain Météorites Perles….
When I first decided I wanted to splash out on a high-end, luxury setting powder, I of course did my research. After browsing various beauty blogs, magazine articles and review websites, the two words “Météorites Perles” continued to pop up. Well I was definitely intrigued, but the £36 price tag needed some consideration. I decided to make a trip to Sephora (I was living in France at the time) to take a closer look.
When I was presented with the Perles in shade Beige (there are 3 shades; Rose, Beige and Doré), I think I fell in love a little bit and I knew I wouldn’t be leaving the shop empty handed. The little girl inside me was completely taken by the beautiful silver pot decorated with flowers which when opened, revealed the most delightful contents. Filled to the brim with glistening balls in pastel shades of lilac, pink, white, yellow and apricot, you would be forgiven for mistaking them for candy. This is even more enforced by the delicious aroma of parma violets which fills your nose on opening.
Something about this powder is so decadent. It gives you that same feeling of satisfaction you get from indulging in the most fantastically chocolatey gateau in a Parisien patisserie. You know you probably don’t need it, but that doesn’t stop you wanting it!
Now that I’ve sufficiently gushed over this illuminating powder, I’ll tell you whether the effect lives up to the hype. On first application, I thought I might be a little underwhelmed. After lightly dusting it all over my face with a kabuki brush, concentrating on the high planes, I couldn’t see a huge difference. While my foundation looked set, I didn’t see the luminosity I had been promised.
However, since I started wearing this, I have had so many compliments on my skin. My mum would remark, “You look very glowing today” and friends would ask me what makeup I was wearing as my skin looked so good. I’ve now realised that this powder does exactly what a fabulous illuminating powder should do. It doesn’t look sparkly or glittery, it isn’t overly obvious that you’re wearing it and it doesn’t make your face look like a disco ball. However, what it does do is give you a subtle, beautiful radiance that I haven’t achieved with any other powder.
On a day to day basis, I simply wear moisturiser and a little concealer underneath my eyes, followed by a very light layer of these Perles. It keeps my face from looking shiny by the end of the day, and it gives me a little colour and glow. For a night out, I use this to set my foundation and contouring and sometimes apply a little to my collarbones for definition.
The success of the Guerlain Météorites Perles means that there has now been a whole line of products created around them; including a light-diffusing primer, pressed compact powders for on the go application, a foundation and various spin-offs of the original Perles. I personally want to get my hands on the Perles du Paradis and the Perles d’Etoile.
If you’re thinking of splurging on something or need a gift idea for a makeup-lover, this is definitely my recommendation. They are stunning and last for such a long time, I promise you will not be disappointed!
So what do you think of the Météorites Perles? Would you spend £36 on them? Do you have any other recommendations for something a little cheaper?
Thanks for reading!