today i finally want to review the Guerlain Météorites Perles de Nuit from Guerlain's holiday collection 2011. seeing the preview pictures for this look, the new Météorites was the item i mostly anticipated.
i ordered them right when they became available on douglas.de about a month ago, they cost about 44.90€ and are probably still available at many counters although they've sold out in a few online shops. like the regular version, this contains 30g of product, which is quite a good value for your money.
the packaging is beautiful and really showcase-worthy on your dressing table, it's similar in design to the regular container, but coloured in rich peacock blue with black enamel design in the middle of the lid.
the inside is of black plastic. it comes with an aweful black latex sponge which is a big turn-off for me. where are the velvet poufs? well, they weren't of high quality or even useful, but definitely nicer to touch and to look at than these nasty sponges.
|with some codes i could grab a few nice goodies!|
|it comes in a box with black & turquoise zebra design inside|
these Météorites have a peachy colour harmony, consisting of 5 different coloured pearls:
- a pearly golden tan/beige and a pearly white to enhance luminosity and add a nicely balanced glow
- a matte pink to brighten the complexion and make it appear youthful
- a matte peach to make your face look fresh and healthy
- a silver pearl of tiny glitter bits: well, i always remove these from my container whenever i use it.
it adds some healthy brightness to my complexion and a beautiful glow. it has a strong soft-focus effect, even more than the regular version. my skin looks soft and even, unevenness and large pores are less obvious. these glowy Meteorites don't have that nice oil-control quality like the regular version, at least i get shiny a earlier with these than with the regular shades after about 5-6 hours.
i like to wear it sheerly all over the face, but if i'm in the mood for, i also use a smaller brush to add a bit more to my highlight-areas.
the pearls are scented of violets like the permanent Météorites, i'm not a fan of that scent (reminds me of eldery women) but i am used to it by now.
compared to the Météorites in #2 Teint Beige (review) which is the most similar (in my stash) to these colour-wise, the Perles de Nuit are more shimmery and have a more intense soft focus effect and create a pearly glow instead of the velvety satin-matte finish of the Teint Beige.
|only slightly blended|
only foundation - with Guerlain Perles de Nuit
with Perles de Nuit - full make up