Guerlain is my favorite luxury brand, and one of my favorite products is the meteorites pearls (the loose balls). However, I’ve modified my meteorites pearls by removing the shimmering ones to create a matte powder. Recently, I discovered that Guerlain makes a matte meteorites powder (three, in fact), which comes in a pressed form.
Guerlain Météorites Compact Powder is an “illuminating and mattifying pressed powder” that has a natural finish – unlike the meteorites pearls, it has no shimmer or even sheen. However, it’s not a harsh matte; it’s a very natural, beautiful finish. As I tend not to get oily, I can’t speak to whether it actually controls oil. It did seem to make my makeup last longer overall, and it was not drying – which is the most common problem I have with powders.
The pressed meteorite compact has the signature Guerlain scent – I enjoy the scent in the Guerlain powders, as it feels luxurious to use, but it’s something to be aware of if you’re sensitive to scents.
The Meteorites Compact Powder comes in three shades; from light to dark, the are Teint Rose, Teint Beige, and Teint Dore. I have Teint Beige – which is really so sheer that it should work for most skintones.
The powder comes packaged in a plastic compact embossed with the same design that the meteorites pearls packaging has. The compact is surprisingly light – I would have expected a more substantial compact from Guerlain and at this price point. However, it’s sort of nice that this is so portable. It is a very sturdy compact.
The powder comes with a very insubstantial puff, which I don’t use to apply it – I prefer to use a brush. I also don’t like to store applicators directly on top of powders, so I’ve thrown out the puff entirely.
Overall, I really like the Meteorites Compact Powder. I enjoy the experience of using it – which is one of my favorite things about Guerlain products – and I love the natural finish. It seems to help my makeup last longer.
Because it’s basically a translucent powder, I don’t have a swatch for you; swatches didn’t seem very helpful! The finish is really lovely when applied, but it’s one of those things that doesn’t quite translate to photos.
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