Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls Review, Photos, Swatches

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Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls
Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls

Birthday Candle Pearls

Guerlain Birthday Candle Pearls Meteorites Pearls ($62.00 for 0.80 oz.) is a translucent, satiny powder with flecks of small, but more noticeable, shimmer throughout. The amount of shimmer was still sparse, so it still worked well for all-over application but was a little more noticeable compared to other Meteorite variations if applied more heavily to the higher points of the face.

The 30th anniversary edition of the Meteorites Pearls is supposed to “warm your complexion and bring radiance to all skin tones” with “gold pearls to fight dullness, pink pearls to reveal glow and champagne and white pearls to reflect light.” The powder, like most of Guerlain’s products, has a violet scent, though it was subtle and I did not personally detect when applied to my face, only when I initially opened the jar.

According to Guerlain’s current copy for the product, the powder can be used to “fix make-up and improve hold,” which I find to be fairly minor in practice–maybe an extra half hour but a true setting powder would do more. In the past, it has been described more as a finishing powder than a setting powder, and I think that is a more accurate description of this powder. It has often brightened my overall look slightly, breathed a little life back into my skin if I’ve gone too matte, and the like. No matter how you describe it, though, Meteorites Pearls are subtle and are designed that way, and for some, it will be a product that calls to mind a story of the Emperor with No Clothes.

Ingredients

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
  • Giorgio Armani Power Fabric
On eyes:
  • Dose of Colors Baked Browns Eyeshadow Palette
  • Dose of Colors Magic Momint Eyedeal
  • Dose of Colors Mint to Be Eyedeal
  • Marc Jacobs Whirl(pool) Matte Highliner
On lips:
  • Dose of Colors Mintea Matte Liquid Lipstick

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Andrew Avatar

I’ve been using this powder for about a month now and I love it. I use it after foundation/concealer and then sweep a little mattifying finishing powder over my T-zone and the sides of my face to add more dimension. It’s fantastic! And the metal tin was a huge welcome surprise as I thought Guerlain had switched to heavy cardboard packaging. Total win.

I loved this powder so much, I bought the anniversary addition of meteorites from Sephora (if for nothing else, that perfectly rounded mother of pearl packaging.) They were described as ‘mattifying’ but the iridescence was way over the top. It reminded me of Kevyn Aucoin’s new setting powder ombré compact; nothing matte about it, just a pretty highlighter. Brands are getting very loose with the term ‘matte’ nowadays lol.

Lulle Avatar

They look lovely, but close enough to the permanent Clair that I don’t feel I need them. Plus the Clair offer me a bit of color correction with the green and lilac pearls.
I think this is typically a product that people who like their makeup to be bold or very noticeable will not enjoy – although it would help bring life and dimension back to a face that looks very flat because of full coverage foundation. I personally am an addict, there’s no other product that makes my skin more beautiful while remaining so subtle that it’s almost invisible like the Meteorites.

Christine Avatar

I agree, Lulle — I think for some, it’s a necessity, and for others, they don’t understand why anyone would purchase them to begin with!

Over the years, one thing I can agree on is that one does not really NEED every edition they release but I’ll always have at least one!

kjh Avatar

Holy what the bfg! 30 year anniversary? Seriously? I’m still using an original, as in, when there was only one. Guess I really don’t use up powder products appropriately, and it’s not that I don’t like it….maybe just too subtle for my then taste. Prob better get on that. Not like I never use it, either. I just neglect it for far too long. Better start to use it daily, if I want it done before I die. Seriously. This was a big awakening. No wonder I never bought any other iterations.

Cjay Avatar

How do these compare to the Houglass ambient light powders? I keep skipping these because of the price, but I really do love the Hourglass powders I have. This edition is making me feel I might need to try the meteorites.

Christine Avatar

The Ambient Lighting Powders have a similar effect on the skin but have more powder to them, so they might not be as translucent as the Guerlain Meteorites – I feel like the Ambient ones are better as a dual-purpose setting/finishing and these are better for finishing.

Jane Yeung Avatar

Love how these look but apart from the presence of shimmer how do you find these (or the other meteorites) compare as a finishing powder to hourglass ambient lighting powders?

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