Guerlain Meteorites Powder: Best Thing Ever?
In the November issue of Allure (I do read other magazines), I read an article (Legends of the Mall) about the makeup/beauty items that warrant the most devotion. It was a list of items that no woman should live without. And yet, to no surprise, I hadn't heard of most of them.
The one that caught my attention the most was Guerlain Meterorites Powder. From the Allure article:
"The idea from Meteorites came from China, where women had long been condensing face poweder into tiny balls to ration it. Researchers at Guerlain decided this format would be perfect for blending colors: green to hide redness, pink to add rosiness, and white and gold to provide a soft glow...This was the product that showed women how to make their skin glow in a foulproof way, and it's popular to this day for that reason."
Make my skin glow in a foulproof way? That certainly sounded good. Inspired, I picked up a package of Meteorites in a Duty Free shop in London during my last business trip. Anyone who flies a lot knows that plane travel wrecks havoc on your "soft glow" so I welcomed the transformation.
Meteorites makes sense know since we've been introduced to a great number of products that does the blending of different colors thing. I even had a couple powers that did just that -- but they were compressed powders, not the magic little balls.
Foulproof? No. I managed to drop a couple of the balls each time I applied my brush to the powder. My first mistake was treating it like blush. It's too subtle -- this stuff needs to be all over the face. When applied, there is a nice glow. It's dependent on a nice application of foundation to really look good.
At $64 for three little containers, it is certainly not worth the price. Or maybe it is, and that's why I'm just clueless about beauty. I guess I was just expecting something miraculous to happen. Even so, I still use it every day.
Have you used Meteorites?