Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Summer Shimmer with Guerlain

Guerlain Teint Dore Meteorites Powder ($56.00 for 1.05 oz.) is one of three new permanent shades of Meteorites.  Meteorites are something of a phenomena, but they are beautiful highlighters that just add glow and warmth to the skin without going overboard with glitter or heavy shimmer.  I find the shimmer imparted by Meteorites to be part glow, part shimmer, because it’s subtle but still noticeable.  It’s light enough to be able to dusted on the face, but it also works beautifully on the top of the cheekbones.

The new Meteorites come in much-improved packaging, too.  Gone is the cardboard!  Instead, it’s this metal-like plastic (I don’t think it’s real metal based on touching and holding it), but it has the metallic sheen of metal.  I like that both the lid and the cylinder itself have detailing that is definitely a signature of higher end brands like Guerlain, so it’s just nice to see it fully translated into the Meteorites range.  I’m also happy that Meteorites still pack quite a punch in quantity–a full ounce or thirty grams of satin-y, shimmering pearls.

Teint Dore is a mixture of champagne, chocolate, and golden pearls.  Together, they create a very soft golden sheen with just a touch of bronze that’s just really barely there.  It’s almost like a bronze undertone.  I think this is easily worn by all skin tones, because it’s not overly warm.  It will warm up any complexion a smidgen, and I think it would be beautiful on both pale and darker skin tones as well.  I’d recommend trying this over a coral blush or bronzer!

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

Recommendation:  It’s always nice to see a brand maintain or improve a product, particularly when they’re changing such a cult favorite!  If you already have the previous versions of Meteorites, you may find this shade redundant, but if you don’t yet have Meteorites in your stash, you should take a gander next time you’re at a Guerlain counter.

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora

See more photos & swatches!

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites
Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

Guerlain Gold Tint Meteorites

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45 thoughts on “Guerlain Teint Dore Meteorites Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Thanks for posting these photots! part of the reason I read your blog is because I can’t afford many of the products you review so it’s fun to enjoy the prettiness vicariously.

  2. I agree wholeheartedly! Love the new packaging and the new different coloured balls, out of the three my favourite is Teint Beige (which is actually more gold than beige, really gorgeous!).

  3. Melanie T

    Christine! Needing some advice here. I’m an Asian, with yellow undertones, probably NC35-40. Should I get the Teint Rose, Teint Beige, Teint Dore or the Beige Chic? Because I might be getting my hands on the The Meteorites Miniatures Collection and need some help in the decisions department! I’d love your know your opinion! Thanks, Christine!

  4. Wait a minute…how do you use this? I’ve never heard of this before. Meteorites?

  5. Sonya

    This looks beautiful!! I am debating on buying the Meteorites or the Dior Amber Diamond to sweep over a bronzer. Which would you recommend? Thank you!!

  6. Andrea

    Yes totally agree that the new packaging is stunning!!!! Haven’t had a chance to check these out in detail at Sephora yet, but can’t wait!!!!!

  7. Sylvie

    Hi Christine, what’s your final verdict on Teint Beige and Teint Doré? Which do you prefer and why? I should have waited 6 hours before purchasing the Teint Doré online today because now that I read your review and see your pictures, Teint Doré looks rather chocolatey and dull while Teint Beige had all those champagne and apricot tones that makes me think it would be a better all-over powder which is what I want. I purchased Teint Doré because of their description- skins that have a yellow cast when tired vs skins that have a grey cast when tired. I was rather hoping for something gold as Teint Doré means golden skintone. By the way, the page for your Beige Tint meteorites review isn’t functioning properly. None of the pictures are showing up. Instead they read “Please do not hotlink images” etc.

    • I like Teint Dore – I think it has a little more depth. :) I think either one will work, to be honest!

      Refresh your page — have you visited a spammy blog recently? If you have, we’ve disabled hotlinking of our images by that domain, but if you visit our site, it’ll take a refresh to remove ’em.

  8. Sabrina

    How sturdy/well made is the container? Is it something that can be reused?

  9. Anna

    I’m really curious about these so I have to ask – How do you recommend applying these? Is there an applicator or is there a specific type of brush? Thanks!

  10. I have always been interested in Metiorites, but how do you use the product? Do you rub a brush over the top of the little balls or what?

  11. Bethany

    If they weren’t so expensive, I’d be jumping all over these. They look gorgeous, and to top that off my last name is Dore!

  12. Jenn

    Ahh! Christine! You’re always reading my mind! I was just looking for swatches of these last night! I think I’m going to go with Teint Rose, though. Like always, thanks for the swatches! :)

  13. FlyingBuffalo

    How on earth do you use these? Pick them up individually and smear them on? Stick your brush into the cylinder? Thanks for posting these photos!

  14. I would be buying first and last of my METEORITE…can u suggest what would be a good choice for NC42 skintone.
    THIS ONE OR THE BEIGE TINT that you reviewed in the past. Your reply will be of great help…Thank you!

  15. Marina

    I own all the Meteorites from the old permanent line plus a couple of limited editions, i love them! But i’m not happy with the new packaging. Ugh, just what we needed – more plastic! The old packaging was environmentally friendly and retro chic.

  16. Kim

    Never tried this before…how do you apply?

  17. I think I was accidantally holding my breath as I watches this article. This product is soooo beautiful!

  18. serene

    I wish I had done more research. I went to the counter 2 months ago to get the metorites and was informed that they were sold out. So I got suckered to buy the compact version as I was just itching to buy something that day. After that, I realised there is no brush so I had to buy the EcoTools retractable kabuki. So not a smart shopper! So these came out a few weeks ago, and off I go to buy it again. I got the no. 2.

    Do you think it is silly to contemplate getting all the 3 colours? Why do so many people own all different versions of this product?

    • Aww! :( Sucks that they weren’t like, “Hey, getting replacements in soon!”

      Nope, not at all. Meteorites are really beautiful and subtle… and they look really lovely, too. I know a lot of Meteorites collectors!

      • serene

        Yes they told me I had to wait for replacements but I couldn’t wait. I thought the pressed powder would be as good as the Meteorites, which it is, I think. But in the end it didn’t satisfy my craving for the Meteorites. Plus I didn’t realise the whole compact was bloody heavy as the display was basically stuck on their counter, you can’t lift it up. All in all, I should have just waited. I think I’ll check out this shade that you reviewed too.

  19. helena

    Hi christine, was wondering if teint dore was similar to beige chic becuase i have the latter.

  20. Vanessa

    I’m so confused, Christine. I thought there were also mauve and blue colored pearls? According to your original post from March 28:

    “Harmony 03 – Teint doré
    Corrective Effect: eternal mauve and blue eliminate the yellow hue in a golden complexion.
    Unifying Effect: unifying beige and chocolate beige enhance a golden complexion.
    Light-Enhancing Effect: white gold reflects light and pearly apricot brightens.”

    Just curious why you only have the chocolate, beige, and gold pearls. Thanks. :)

  21. Mary

    So, this can be used as a loose powder or can just be used as a highlighter ?

  22. Hi Christine!
    I went to Sephora to check em out today but when I swatched them, they were SERIOUSLY shimmery! Each container only had about 10 balls and the bottom was filled with powder and chunky glitter. However, from your opinion and swatches, it looks quite natural and satin-y. I didn’t end up getting them but I’m rather confused. Please let me know your opinion on this, thanks! :)

  23. Hi Christine!
    I’m thinking of getting the Meteorites, but they’re so expensive! I’m a NC43 and don’t know which one to get. What would you suggest?

    Also, I’m getting married soon and want to look my best on the day of my event. Would you recommend going to a beauty salon or a makeup counter to get my makeup done? I’m South Asian, if that helps! :) Thanks a bunch!

  24. Marilou

    Hi Christine, I dont know if you are still answering questions here but I just want to know what do you think about this meteorites compared to Les Violettes loose powder. I wanna use it as a setting powder. If I wanna get the meteorites or the Les Violettes what color you would recommend? I use Punjab in Nars on summer, Fiji on winter. Thanks you