Nov 20, 2011

Guerlain holiday 2011: Météorites Perles de Nuit.

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 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.
together this is a soft peachy pink powder with pearl shimmer and tiny silver glitter bits (you can avoid these when you remove the silver pearls beforehand). i would use a softer brush (for example my Lunasol Powder Brush N (review) or my SUQQU Face Brush) than my Le Métier de Beauté Powder Brush (review) that i normally use to apply Guerlain's Météorites since i find that the finish of the Perles de Nuit is much glowier than of the regular version so i like to apply it more sheerly.
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



  1. They look amazing! I love Guerlian! thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, the sponge is a real shame! Thank you for the nice review!

  3. I've had this on my wishlist since I first saw your review! Too bad they include a sponge with this one as I like the blue packaging. I would prefer the pouf but like you said, I would probably use a brush anyway.

  4. thank you for the review! guerlain meteorites has always been on top of my wish list and it's just sooo tempting! :D

  5. Oh, ich habe diese Perlen auch, meine ersten Météorites...und ich bin begeistert. Sie sind toll, sie riechen wunderbar und es macht einfach Freude sie zu benutzen. Den Schwamm finde ich auch unschön, aber ich denke, er soll in erster Linie die Perlen in der Dose schützen. Wenn vorher immer Puderquasten enthalten waren ist der Schwamm hingegen natürlich wirklich unschön.
    Viele Grüße

  6. I think that that is not a sponge to use on your face,just to protect the lid to stay clean ;)))

  7. thank you everybody! well, i never intended to use the sponge or even if it was a pouf to apply the product, it's just not adequate to such a pretty packaging and at such a price point. it's just nasty :/

  8. Looks like Météorites Perles De Nuit will do a good job as a sheer highlighter?

    I still have the old Météorites (in the paper card container), but I'm kinda tempted the new version in 02 Teint Beige actually... But more than that I'm longing for the Météorites Voyage Powder so badly!

  9. one of my favourite blogs and also in english - fantastic. love it.

  10. Do you like this more than the one from holiday 2010?

  11. Well it really does brighten your face but I just can't get over that price tag!

  12. i really like your blog, its so helpful, although it constantly tempts me to buy more makeup ahh! could you pls do a review on Cargo Prague blush? I'm trying to decide between that and Tonga, since you posted a review on it. There aren't many photos online of either.

  13. I am perplexed by the negative responses to the sponge. I assumed the function is like that of cotton in the asperin bottle. The sponge minimizes movement during shipping. It never occured to me that it was to apply the powder. I purchased the Guerlain brush appropriate for applying the powder. People, get over it. There is nothing nasty about the sponge holding the product in place during shipping!

  14. haha but wouldn't you find a nice velvet pouf much better than that? well, it previously was like that and the pouf does the same job. just a more luxurious way which is what such a luxurious powder deserves! the sponge just feels extremely awkward to touch.
    and people ranting about it are those who appreciate luxury!

  15. Hiyya,

    I was just wondering, in a direct comparison between the Meteorite Teint Beige and the Perles de Nuit, which do you recommend?


  16. @sheyna

    i have compared both shades in the post, it comes down to your preferences. if you like it more glowy, go for these. if you like it more matte, go for teint beige.

    :) have a nice day!


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