GUERLAIN Météorites Illuminating Powder Perles D’Or Review (Holiday 2010)

This is my so-far favourite item of Guerlain holiday 2010 collection. You get 30grams of pearls for $56.

The pearls are housed in a silver box which looks metallic on the outside, but the inside is made of black plastic. The cap is completely metallic and has a golden bee in bas-relief. The pearls come with a black puff (regular Meteorites come with a white one).

The shade Perles d’Or contain five different pearl coulours: white, light champagne, golden, light pink and medium dark eggplant.

I’ve bought three versions of Meteorites pearls so far (Perles d’Or, Midnight Butterfly pearls from holiday 2009 and regular Meteorites in Teint Dore) and this version is the least shimmery of these three.

While I use others shades of Meteorites on the whole face, this is not possible with this one. Perles d’Or, contrary to its name, leave a pink colour on the skin. Therefore, do not use it all over your face as you will end up looking very pink.

So how can you use it?

If you like glowy, naturally looking pink flushed cheeks, this is the product for you. I’m serious. This is the most amazing, naturally looking blush ever. I’m pretty light so I always have a problem when I’m trying to apply the right amount of blush on the cheeks. I rarely get it right ao every day I have to spend ten minutes blending and toning the over-applied blush down.

I don’t have that problem with Perles d’Or. They blend effortlessly and give just the right amount of colour and radiance (not shimmer). It looks pretty light, but it will work even on darker skin as highlighter which gives a touch of pink on the cheeks.

I apply them with a brush from old Divinora blushes, since this brush is the best blush brush I’ve found so far. The best way to pick the product is to get what falls down on the bottom of the container or what sticks to the side of the container.

This will definitely find its place in the list of my favourite items in 2011.

Overall impression:

 

 

INGREDIENTS:

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Nylon-12, Distarch Phosphate, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Carbonate, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, Silica, Hydrated Silica, Parfum (Fragrance), Meteorite Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Sorbic Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, [+/-Mica, CI 77891(Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 73360 (Red 30 Lake) CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue I Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 77000 (Aluminum Powder), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride) CI 77288 (Chromium Oxide Greens), CI 77289 (Chromium Hydroxide Green), CI 77510 (Ferric Ferrocyanide), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet)].

 

Swatches (the shimmer is less obvious in reality – you can click on the pictures to enlarge them)

 

 

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