Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

The Trifecta of Guerlain’s Meteorites: Teint Rose

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites Powder ($56.00 for 1.05 oz.) is the last of the three new, reformulated Meteorites powders we have to review.  Previously, we reviewed Teint Beige and Teint Dore.  These can be used as highlighters or all over the face–less for setting, more for an all over glow.  Guerlain makes a Meteorites brush, but you can use any blush or highlighting brush to swirl in the pot for application.

According to Guerlain…

Harmony 01 / Teint Rose corrects by using mauve to reflect light and brightening the complexion along with green to reduce redness; pink to give skin a more even look; and white for illumination, gold for “radiance.”

This particular Meteorite has a blend of champage, white, yellow, green, pink, and purple pearls that create a soft, subtle micro-shimmered glow.  It’s a very silky and finely-milled product–this is not powdery, heavy, or cakey.  It doesn’t feel heavy, and it never looks unnatural.

Admittedly, it is difficult to see the nuances between the three Meteorites.  Even in person, they don’t look terribly different on me when applied.  Teint Rose is less golden, more white/champagne shimmer, while Teint Dore is a little more golden-bronze, and Teint Beige is is still a bit bronze but less yellow.  After seeing all three in person, I think  any one of them would be appropriate across skin tones and undertones.  They effect they have is so subtle, I can’t imagine any looking bad because of skin tone.

Still loving the totally upgraded Meteorites packaging, too!

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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

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Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites

Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites
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Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites
Effect of BEIGE TINT

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116 thoughts on “Guerlain Teint Rose Meteorites Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Arantzazu

    Wow! The packaging is really incredible!!! So retro… So cute!
    But it’s still too expensive for me =(

  2. Tiffany

    It doesn’t look like anything but a little white shimmer on the skin…? Definitely not worth $56.

  3. I don’t see anything! Should I be seeing something on the skin? LOL! I remember being a little kid and first seeing a Meteorites add in Vogue in the 80s. I didn’t know what they were then and I still don’t get it! Haha 😉

    I remember thinking how cool and pretty they looked and how I tried to talk my mom into getting them because I wanted to know what they were about… Funny.

  4. Megan

    Cute packaging but I can barely see it so its not worth the price at all. At least in my opinion!

  5. Ludwig

    Hey Christine, what’s the difference between the old one and the new reformulated one?

    • I don’t have the older ones, unfortunately, so I can’t really compare. I heard Mythic is supposed to be similar to Teint Rose while the other two aren’t the same. As far as I know, the formula feels the same, but the colors/composition of pearl shades are different.

      Anita, who is an avid Meteorites collector, has a great post on the new shades:

    • There isn’t much of a difference between this one and Mythic. The other two shades are different, there isn’t a pink one anymore and the new beige one has pink and violet balls instead of gold/yellow. Teint Dore is slightly darker than the other two, but even on very light skin it’s not a bronzer, just gives a subtle bronzy glow.

      Just want to point out for those who think these are very expensive that you get 30 gramms of powder which is 3 times the size of a Mac MSF or similar compact. And they do last forever. :)

      • Thank you, Anita 😀 See, I KNEW you’d be all over this post and drop some Meteorites knowledge on us all!

      • Mariann

        Hello Anitacska,
        I have Pearly White in the shade 04 Pastel White. It is discontinued. Do yo think it is similar to Teint Rose? You’ve got a beautiful collection! Which ones are your favourite?

  6. Météorites are great to use as an all-over powder, because it reduces oiliness. That’s the big deal!

  7. Love the new packaging. I’m such a sucker for Meteorites, as you know. 😀 By the way, have you seen the very brief preview the Muse posted on her website about the Guerlain holiday collection? It is to die for! :)

    • I did see! I definitely look forward to seeing everything later on.

      Still waiting for the fall palettes to show up at my local Nordstrom. I refuse to pay $84 without seeing them.

      • Oh those are really pricey. I don’t know if I’ll get them, 68 Champs Elysees is beautiful, but it’s really only the purple shade that’s at all interesting, the rest of the palette and the other palettes are a bit too neutral for my liking. :( Do you know if they’re limited edition or whether they’ll become part of the permanent line? Thanks.

  8. Rae

    Thanks for the great post, Christine! I know you wouldn’t be able to compare Teint Rose with Mythic, but would you be able to compare them to any other all-over “glow” products, like MAC’s Strobe lotion or Too Faced’s Candlelight powder?

    • Candlelight is sooo yellow in comparison – much more obvious. I’d say Strobe is a closer effect, since you can easily use that all over, but I do find Strobe can look a lil’ oily under a lot of light.

      • Rae

        Thanks for the comparison, hon :) As long as the new meteorites give a more natural (and less oily!) glow than Stobe lotion, I think I’m still interested in checking them out. Especially seeing as they’re so darn CUTE!

  9. Silvia

    I love my Meteorites, use them everyday. It’s amazing how the makeup stays longer (besides the radiant skin) :)

    This package is so cute!

  10. heba

    i never used it but i would love too where can i get it from ?

  11. Suzanne

    I love you so much right now!!! I have been wanting to try these newer ones (I have the old ones) but I haven’t had a chance to go into a store to look at these IRL & I wanted to order online but didn’t know which to pick until now =) You are the best! Thank you so much! This helps me a lot & for that I am so grateful!!!

  12. Eileen

    Judging from the comments, it’s pretty obvious that Meteorites is misunderstood. For those of you who have never actually tried it, be advised that it is, first and foremost, a finishing powder. It is not meant to alter the basic look of your make-up by adding an obvious shimmer or color. Rather, it is meant to unite the various make-up components (base, blush, concealer, etc.) by giving your make-up an air-brushed, soft-focus glow. Applied lightly, it will impart luminosity; not sparkle, shimmer, or color. Looking at Christine’s beautiful skin, you should not see Meteorites the way you would see, let’s say, a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. What you should see with Meteorites is that her skin has a lovely, soft glow. Using Meteorites tends to elicit comments such as, “You have such beautiful skin!”

    • weng

      i totally agree with you….i had been curious with these pearls long time ago but would always chickened out because of the price. anyway, since being a collector of their guerlain rouge g lipstick, i decided to try out one of the meteorite in teint beige..i was really doubtful at first, and always think that it was just a hype and i would just look all oily..but after bringing it home with me and had used it..i was really amazed..its not really suppose to be very obvious…but as you and cristine had mentioned, it just impart a healthy glow and luminosity..i have so many highlighting powder, msfs etc but basing on my experience nothing compare to the glow and luminosity that these pearls the other who have not tried, give it a go..i will say, buy it in sephora as they have a very good return policy should you really be unsatisfied…

  13. Sofia

    I love the new packaging but my old ones are still half full so I won’t be getting them soon.
    I would also like to add that they last forever so for me they worth the price…and being an excellent finishing powder when you do not want a matte look.

  14. Lorraine

    So would you recommend this for oily skin? I have yellow undertones but redness on my cheeks -which one do you think would look best? Thanks!!

  15. Natalia

    Own and love these!

  16. Ritournelle

    What a coincidence! I was searching your website for reviews of this product because I’m considering buying it, and here it is!
    I tried Meteorites in the pressed powder version (the super expensive one) and it is amazing : your skin glows and radiates in a subtle and refined way. It’s definitely worth a try.
    I’m worried about the “pearl” version being too shiny though. I tend to have acne and with this powder, would my skin look sloppy? I’m hesitating between Meteorites and Chanel loose powder which is more matte.

    • I loveee the pressed ones, too – I haven’t tried any of the Voyage powders, but they came pressed a year or two ago, love those as well.

      I don’t think this is too shiny!

  17. Cheyenne

    So this is a finishing powder? I LOVE the packaging of this. I would love to have it in my collection :D. For lip products I have a harder time giving up my money…but for face stuff I seem to have an easier time. :/

  18. Thu

    If I didn’t know it was makeup, I would totally pick up one of those meteorites and eat it. =P

  19. Natalia

    this is so pretty, i might have to try it sometime. i was wondering what does a freestanding store mean? could you give me an example, i know this is a stupid question, but i really don’t know.

    • Thanks, Natalia!

      Freestanding means it’s the brand’s store – that’s it. It’s not at a counter, it’s actually in the mall as its own store location.

  20. Katie

    Pretty! :) Which brush do you typically use for this?

  21. Rachel

    This is my favorite out of the three :) I was hoping you would review it! Btw, what lipstick are you wearing? I think the whole makeup look you have going on in the picture is GORGEOUS.

  22. Marina

    I have all three old versions of Meteorites and i’m definitely getting the new ones!

  23. Hanne

    Thanks Christine,
    I use to have the old ones but gave them aways cause I really disliked the smell – it really made physical ill;)
    Do they still smell the same?

  24. Natalie

    I bought this based on another blogger’s review. When I first tried it, I thought..’huh? do I see anything?’ Then I saw myself under a bright halogen downlight and I could see all the glitters (I put way too much lol). Now I can’t seem to go back to MUFE HD powder as it seems too flat for me. Meteorites makes my skin healthy and glowy, without the obvious shimmers! Can’t live without it now!

  25. Anja

    You look so gorgeous in that photo!

  26. Is this the kind of powder that you have to swirl your brush in a bunch of times to get some pick up or is this a one swipe deal? If you get some decent pay off in a swirl or two, I’ll definitely look into this! =)

  27. I love the packaging and the cute little balls, but for such a small effect, it’s wayyyyy too expensive for me!

  28. Brianne

    I understand the use for this product and still don’t think it’s worth the money. The finish on this isn’t much different than the other photos I’ve seen of Christine (of which I’ve seen many!) and there are products out there that offer a nicer and more obvious finish for much less money. This seems like a case when you are definitely paying for the name and packaging, and not so much the product :(

    • Eileen

      If you have the opportunity, go to a Guerlain counter and actually try Meteorites. I can guaranty you’ll see a difference. Of course, whether or not you’ll like the look is a whole other matter. To each his own :-). As for the pictures of Christine, the finish is not supposed to look obvious. This is a very subtle product best judged in person.

  29. Jacey

    They look like yummy candy. If I get one I just might try to eat it D:

  30. how do you apply these? i think it’s gorgeous!

  31. Dini

    What beautiful, glowing skin. It looks great. What lipstick do you have on in this look?

  32. nicci

    Thanks Christine, I was researching these last night but could not find any good pictures or anyone who had it on their skin. I like how it is not so obvious. I was planning on testing it out tomorrow during my lunch break at work :)

  33. inaya

    i honestly like theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer more

  34. Carolynn

    your skin looks flawless, just purchased this.. LOVE IT!

  35. Marisa

    Wow. I have to admit I had zero interest in these before and never understood the hype until now. That packaging is to die for and I think that is one of the most beautiful pics of you I’ve seen. I’m sold!!

  36. As a very pale chickee (think NC15) these meteorites basically enhance my paleness in a beautiful, attractive way. They basically make my face glow. Yes. GLOW. They’re beautiful, and I can really tell a difference. I think that’s the point of the meteorites, and putting the teint rose on someone who is obviously tanned defeats the purpose of the teint rose meteorites, I think, as it is meant to make pale skin glow. That’s my opinion, anyway.

  37. Katie

    I was actually just playing with these at Sephora the other day. I agree with you Christine that it’s really hard to photograph the effect it gives. For me, it gave me a very subtle sparkle effect. Almost like very tiny glitter everywhere.

    I agree that it was silky smooth and not powdery at all.

    However, for the price I had to pass because I think you can get a similar effect with other products for less money.

    • I think they’re worth it (price-wise), since they *will* last for a very, very long time, but they are a pricey investment. At least for the price, they don’t gip you on quantity!

  38. Leslie

    Okay feel dumb for asking this but how are they used/applied?

  39. michelle

    awww u look amazing!!!! def going to be purchasing this item.. it gives you such a beautiful glow! love it..!

  40. Hend

    Oh I lovve this shimmer
    and the amount of product is good !

  41. wow! you look gorgeous! <3

  42. Lily

    Wow Christine, you look great with this look!! The lips, the eyes, the cheeks… it suits your complexion so good! Othen than that, you convinced me to try out these meteorites! I already tried Mythic but that one was too shimmery for my taste, and not subtle enough… I really hope these new shades will end up looking more natural!

  43. Coonie

    Is that white glowyness on your skint he effects from it? Whoah, i see it

  44. I have swatched, not tried on face at Sephora. It appears shimmery to me. Like Sparkly…I don’t know if its sparkle transfered frm other products…My first impression was, its not something I cud apply all over the face…

    • Eileen

      Sephora is notorious for cross contamination of products–especially true for things that are glittery. If you can, go to a Guerlain counter and test the pearls. There is nothing sparkly or glittery about their glow and they are perfectly suited to all-over application. And, as Sofia mentioned a few comments above, they last forever so they really are very cost effective.

  45. Margot

    I bought it just for the packaging, I have to admit ! But I fell in love with the product after a couple of uses. It gives me a nice flash of light on the cheeks, I love it

  46. Amanda Enn

    I think it looks really good! And I also love the packaging, but it’s a bit pricey. What stores sell this? Do you think it has too much shimmer for an all over the face look?

    • Sephora & Nordstrom for sure for me. I know Sephora carries Guerlain, and Guerlain counters, which can be found in Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, etc.

      Nope, not at all!

  47. Ashley D.

    Totally getting this.

  48. Katie

    Christine, how do the Meteorites compare to Dior’s SkinShimmers? Which do you like better?

    • Meteorites can be worn all over, Dior’s SkinShimmers are best to highlight certain areas. Since I use a different setting powder, I don’t always reach for Meteorites. I’d say I use Dior’s more.

  49. The look you’re wearing here looks great on you! I need a play-by-play. 😉 Thanks, Christine! For making my shopping so easy for a few years now.

  50. Heather

    I can definitely see the subtle glow on your face! It looks really gorgeous. Too bad I’m broke, lol!

  51. Joanna

    I have wondered about these for a while, and based on your review and wonderful photo, I think I will fall off my wallet and get one. Probably Teint Rose since I am NC15/NW15.

    The smell sounds intriguing too!

  52. Kate

    Thanks for the review, I’m gonna buy this product now!
    Your skin looks very fresh with it, and all the makeup suits you well (eyes & lips). You look gorgeous! :)

  53. Kelly

    I love the whole look you are wearing, it looks fantastic! So glad they changed the meteorites packaging :)

  54. Tania

    Hi Christine! i need some advices here.. I’m asian fair skin w/yellow undertones.. which shade should I go for? Teint Rose, Teint Beige, or Teint dore? and which of em are less glittery cause I’d like to wear it as an all-over face powder….

    btw, anykind of lipsticks always looks good on u it makes me envy 😉

    much appreciate for ur reply

  55. Mia

    I can see you use the MAC 165 brush for applying meteorites, but I haven’t got a 165, and it’s LE.

    Which brush, from MACs permanent line, can you recommend for applying meteorites?

  56. nicci

    I have been eying this one and the illuminating pressed powder version in Mythic Parfait. I am told both give you a nice glow. Have you tried the pressed powder version? One advantage of the one that comes in a compact is that I can take it to work and touch up if I wanted. I have been looking at this for a couple yrs but still have not decided. I do notice a glow in the picture, especially when compared to other pics you have up w/o it. I just can’t decide between the two… :(

  57. Gia

    OMG you look so beautiful. I love your lip color. What is it? I want this to be my holiday look. I just discovered you on YouTube and reviews from Sephora. I can’t wait to start coming here daily for inspiration.

  58. Lady Natsume

    This looks like it would last a long time (product wise), and I can see the glow. x; If I had some extra money to spend, I’d really love this.

  59. Brittany

    Ahh Christine! This pic is so pretty of you!

  60. Anna

    Christine, I absolutely love everything about your look in this photo!! Every color you’re wearing (makeup and clothing) is incredibly flattering on you. Gorgeous! :)

  61. aradhana

    note sure if i commented on this post previously…very pretty pic! your skin looks radiant!
    i think i might go check these out sometime soon! i guess it’ll be my first guerlain product! do you know what might be a good one to try for nw40? also, you don’t happen to remember what else you are wearing in this pic?

  62. Heather

    These are so beautiful. It’s like they were handcrafted by GOD himself. I think the heavens opened up and sent down Guerlain Meteorites. I ues this everyday and people think I’m an angel. Go out and get this if you want to look like a little baby cherub. It’s worth every penny. I hate cheap stuff.

  63. D

    I really see it. Your face looks radiant and it suits you so well!

  64. Marie

    I’m so jealous of how gorgeous you look here!!!

  65. Alyssa

    I am a little confused :/ I thought this was a review for Teint Rose but the caption under the picture of the product on your face says, “Effect of BEIGE TINT.” I just wanted to make sure the rose is the one we’re looking at because it looks absolutely GORGEOUS on you.

    • It is a review for Teint Rose – the picture of me wearing this product is the shade Beige Tint, so you can see the glowiness. I don’t always do cheek swatches, sorry!

  66. Inês

    I think this product is so beautiful. I’m NW20, should I buy Teint Rose or Teint Dore? I think Teint Rose might be better for pink undertones but Teint Dore is more unique, I’m just afraid it looks too “bronzed” for me. It’s winter, I don’t want to look like I’m tanned.