First, I just want to say that I so wish we could purchase less costly (cheap plastic packaging) “refill pearls” for these products as the packaging is pretty lush and certainly easily refillable and reusable and saving a few bucks (or maybe more than a few) is something I’d sure appreciate.
I finally treated myself to these iconic beads in 02/Clair. All I can say is that these do not disappoint and I only wish I hadn’t spent a sizable amount already on Hourglass Ambient Light powders and Dior Rose Diamond (I was desperate to get another one before they were discontinued). Those are all nice products and good quality and give a lovely finish to the skin but they pale by comparison to the Meteorites. I think these will replace the other products I mentioned. I much prefer the glowing but natural results I get with Meteorites.
Guerlain Clair (02) Meteorites Pearls ($60.00 for 0.88 oz.) is described as a “harmony of green … white … and champagne pearls.” Clair (02) contains “green pearls for extra redness correction,” along with “white pearls to reflect the light” and “champagne pearls to adapt to the skin and gently illuminate it.” It also contains three colors that are the base of all the Meteorites (mauve, pink, and yellow). In general, this combination of colors and the way the powder swatches and applies to the skin, it seemed rather brightening. It softened the look of skin (primarily by smoothing out pores), brightened, and added a very, very subtle radiance.