Guerlain Crazy Pearls Meteorites | Holiday 2013

October 22, 2013

Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorites Pearls for holiday ($58 for 30g/1.05oz, limited-edition) is a hybrid Illuminating/Finishing Powder. It is very sheer but glowy on my medium olive tone skin. There are multi-colored pearls of powder in this year’s holiday meteorites. There is a white pearl, matte peach, bright pink and some gold. I haven’t had much experience with Guerlain Meteorites in the past. Most shades I’ve tested were barely visible on my skin and while I know they are designed to be finishing powders, I found them too sheer for my taste to purchase in the past. My preference in the past for the perfect glowy finishing powder was for the Chanel Poudre Douce powders (now discontinued). The Guerlain Crazy Paris Powder is more sheer and glowy with visible shimmers compared to Chanel Les Beiges (which is best used more like an all over sheer soft setting powder). The Guerlain is also significantly sheerer and more sparkly than Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders (which I feel are more user-friendly for all over the face).
The Crazy Pearls Meteorites this year are visible on my skin to give that glow from within. I tested at the counter where the artist dusted this all over the face. For me this would be more of a special-occasion product to use all over the face. It’s a tad too glowy for me to use all over for everyday. My preference is to use it to highlight the cheeks (over bronzer or blush) and temples to add that soft glow. If you layer this more you will see a bit more pink on the skin. It’s still extremely subtle. If you want something more visible I would suggest you opt for one of the Hourglass Ambient Light powders (the best shade will depend entirely on your skintone, the holiday palette is a nice way to try three shades).

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It gives a glow from within kind of glow. The sparkles are visible on the skin but not glittery. Even though the pink shows up well on my skin it’s too sheer to use as a blush. It makes a lovely finishing product. I highly recommend you read the review and reader comments at Best Things in Beauty – there are many Guerlain fans that have chimed in on their thoughts and comparisons.
Is it a must-have? I’m not sure I can say yes or no. Those who are familiar with Guerlain Meterorites Pearls will most likely say yes. The Guerlain Meteorites have a unique finish compared to any other highlighter – one that is sheer but meant to be applied all over the face. I would say test before you buy. I am very happy with these – I find the finish is more visible compared to past Meteorites I’ve tested.
The Guerlain Crazy Paris Meteorite Pearls are limited edition. The collection is now at all Guerlain counters. You can find it online at Nordstrom and other online locations.

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  • Stunning!!! I find thre one set of standard meteorites perles that I have rather underwhelming, but this is gorgeous from packaging to swatch.

  • I want these ones! I think the Guerlain Meteorites are great-they really do soften your makeup and make it last longer. I think they're my fave finishing powder!

  • This looks absolutely lovely. I love how subtle and pretty it is when applied ❀

  • Anonymous

    Great review. I love your blog; your photos are amazing. Thanks for indulging us addicts. Your swatches and reviews are so helpful; I have a Nordstrom's near me, but they don't carry many high end brands at the counters, so I really rely on blog reviews. Thanks also for the link to the BTIB post; I read the original post at the time she wrote it but the subsequent comments (which I did not read at the time) were interesting. Personally, I'm eyeing the pressed meteorites compact from the Crazy collection, as I recently purchased the original version of the balls (and love them!), and wish to try a similar but slightly different version. -Nicole

  • What a great review. Love your posts and styles.. Thanks for sharing..



  • Anonymous

    What brush did you use to apply these? Thank you!!!

  • OMG! love the black cute box XOXO

  • HI Sabrina,
    I guess Guerlain meteorites always gets my heart to beat faster. It is so pretty! However I am not sure if this is a must have. The packaging is so different compared to the other releases though.
    Thanks for the swatch!