Guerlain Beige Tint Meteorites ($56.00 for 1.2 oz.) is one of three new shades released with Guerlain Meteorite Perles Collection, due out in May. The two other shades that will be available are Rose Tint and Gold Tint. The new Meteorites are designed to enhance/correct certain issues with skin.
From the press release, “[A] rosy complexion tends to show redness, while a beige complexion turns grey with the onset of fatigue and a golden complexion becomes yellow and dull. As the uncontested expert in color and powder, Guerlain has created three different Météorites Perles color harmonies to address the ways that different skin tones reflect color and light, in line with the principles of the color wheel and interaction of secondary colors.
Which one is for you?
- Harmony 01 / Teint Rose (Rose Tint) 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.” I think this is suitable for those with cooler undertones, rosacea, or uneven or reddened skin.
- Harmony 02 / Teint Beige (Beige Tint) corrects with mauve and pink to keep skin from looking dull; beige and apricot beige to add warmth; and white and white gold to reflect light. I think this is suitable for most skin tones, though warmer skin tones may find this more beneficial than those with particularly cool undertones; also good for those with more neutral or beige undertones.
- Harmony 03 / Teint Dore (Gold Tint) corrects with mauve and blue to eliminate yellowness amongst a golden tone; beige and chocolate beige enhance golden tones; and white gold reflects light while pearly apricot brightens. I think this is suitable for those with yellow, golden, or olive undertones to bring out the natural warmth in the complexion.
Keep in mind that Meteorites are not an opaque powder in the least bit! Just like traditional Meteorites, the ones from Meteorites Perles have the same feel and texture. I’ve only tried Beige Tint in person thus far, which is a good thing, considering it’s the one that matches me best. I think I could also work with the Gold Tint as well, but it may be more of a definite highlighter than all over powder. We shall have to wait and see on that aspect!
Beige Tint contains several different colored spheres ranging from champagne-peach, peach-apricot, shimmering white, pinky-apricot, darkened apricot, and lilac. On skin, it has a champagne-lilac illuminating base with sparkles of gold and champagne. It’s a soft, fine-milled shimmer/illuminating powder that looks subtle against skin, even when used all-over. If you do choose to use it as an all-over face powder, using a fluffier or stippling brush ensures you don’t overdo it. Otherwise, it can be used as a light highlighter wherever you want to reflect light (usually cheekbones, Cupid’s bow, etc.).
The Meteorites Perles Meteorites are packaged in a “metal” container. I think it’s more of a harder, metal-like plastic than pure metal (it just doesn’t have the weight of metal), but it’s certainly an upgrade from some of the cardboard-esque packaging they’ve used in the past. Though I don’t mind myself, since it’s still pretty, more eco-friendly than plastic, and I don’t carry my makeup around very often, except when I travel (then I bring the whole bathroom… and the bathroom sink!). It’s sleek, classy, and elegant–I love it.
The very idea of running out of one of the Meteorites is not something I can fathom, because it takes so little to get what you want out of it as a highlighter/illuminator. I think one will last you quite awhile (aka years), but it does carry a steeper price tag than other high-end highlighters–though in line with Guerlain’s pricing point overall.
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 8/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 5/5
Recommendation: I think this is suitable for most skin tones, though warmer skin tones may find this more beneficial than those with particularly cool undertones; also good for those with more neutral or beige undertones. For those with cooler or pinker undertones, consider Rose Tint; and for those with more golden and yellow undertones, consider Gold Tint.
Availability: May 2010