Guerlain Gold Pearl Meteorites Pearls ($65.00 for 0.88 oz.) is a translucent, light beige powder with warmer undertones and flecks of larger, light gold sparkle. The effect was slightly smoothing with stray, visible sparkles on my skin. The latter effect is not something evreyone is going to appreciate, so keep the sparkle factor in mind if noticeable shimmer or glitter on the skin is a deal-breaker!
Per Guerlain, the limited edition holiday version of Meteorites is supposed to “warm up the complexion and fight dullness” with “reflect[ing] light.” I actually felt like this year’s powder did a lot less to smooth and blur my skin’s natural texture and pores than past releases, and it did not seem to do much in the way of brightening or warming up my skin tone, though I am warmer in tone and light-medium in color, so the latter wasn’t a surprise (it’s lighter than my skin tone). Over the years, I’ve often found that the subtle effect is something I can tell in person but is less noticeable in photos, but this version definitely doesn’t do as much as past Meteorites Pearls (of which I am normally a fan). There was a slight effect, but we’re taking what was already subtle to a very subtle level. If Meteorites were on your radar, the permanent iteration does a better job.
This year’s version is also a bit smaller than past iterations at 0.70 oz.
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