And i have to say that i was really looking forward to this the most! When i found out that Guerlain decided to have the meteorites mini collection i was in high cotton! I decided to buy it as soon as i can & i found Dee of theTraincase. And let me just tell you...she is one of the nicest sellers out there! She is a member of MUA (makeupalley) & has a good record. You can also get some authentic mac pressed pigments from her site. Make sure you check her out,ok?
Take a look at her business card..isn't it cute? i love it! (sorry if the pic is blurry though -__-")
Anyways,back to the Meteorites...
This is the number one item on my wishlist & i have never been so happy to be able to try all 3 of them. I said to myself that once i receive this, i'll not open it until it's my birthday so it would seem like a birthday gift for me from me...hahaha..silly me!
But upon getting the package, i couldn't contain myself & open it as soon as i can. The temptation is so great! To think that i am in a restaurant because i decided to meet with bf & he said we ought to eat first. Im about to burst with happiness that i tore open the plastic just to take a peek!
The box is cute because it's so girly...pastel colors!
& yep...it comes with a free brush
yipee!all 3 of 'em safely tucked inside the box
It says that the brush is made in china...swell... (-__-")
anyways, im not counting on the brush because most products that comes with a brush doesn't work half as good you expect it to be.
Then these are the ingredients:
these are what's inside the box..
a cute pink brush!~
but then the bristles are too stiff & it smells awful! yech!!!!
Oh! & they're not made of cardboard. The package is made of plastic...though i think i'd rather have it in cardboard because cardboard (i think) lessen the impact if the balls hit the surface compare to plastic, therefore the risk of the pearls being broken is lower compare to hard surfaces. Well, you don't need to fret about the pearls breaking because they are tough cookies!
& it's wrapped with a sticker design, so it looks cheaply made.
Wondering how cute the containers are?
If you have seen The Face Shop's Pearl Blossom Powder Pearls Mini, that's how cute it is!
They're perfect to tote along on your cosmetic kit.
I'd rather have these instead of the full size one where it's too bulky...so im really so happy about this!
Ok, now on with how they look like...
& boy was i glad to see that they're not broken...yay!
The thing that im dreading the most is that they would be broken because of the transportation..but no! These little babies are quite resilient & mama is so happy to see that they are in good condition!
Now these are when you compare it with TFS pure blossom...
The thing about the meteorites is that it's a finishing all-over powder. So you can dust it over your face right after your make-up is done to set it on place. It got different color to target specific areas that needed covering. You can even just use it for highlighting if you want to.
- Green one is to neutralize the redness
- Pink one is to give a healthy glow
- Gold & pearl is to create highlight & add radiance
- White is to brighten the complexion
- Mauve is to catch the light
As for the other 2, Pink Fresh has the pink, pearl, gold & peach balls while Beige Chic has the brown, pearl, gold, brown & peach balls. You can see for yourself (on the pictures) what is the most dominant color for these.
Mythic will make your face brighter since it's the most shimmery of them all, but not that shimmery unlike the TFS Pure Blossom.
Pink Fresh can be use a a subtle blush, that is if you are pale. The color is so subtle that it won't show up on tanned complexion. This would be a perfect finish for the cheek area!
Beige Chic can give you a natural looking complexion since the color is neutral/nude. The perfect finishing touch after a foundation. For girls with pale complexion, it can be used as a bronzer!
How do you actually use this?
Just swirl the brush on the balls...although this has such a small container, my face brushes doesn't fit quite right. But it's ok since i can just rotate the handle of the brush so that i'll be able to get the powders to stick on my brush with the right amount of everything!
Some girls consider this as a HG. Saying that it makes them look poreless, radiant, etc. I have been lemming for this ever since i saw my friend use this. I've been fascinated how this little balls can actually be used as a face powder.
The smells takes a while in getting used to. It's sweet but it has that distinct smell. Some says it reminds them of old ladies. I prefer my stuff to be unscented but in this case, i didn't mind the smell as it doesn't linger. When you apply it on your face, the scent will be gone in a matter of seconds.
I have a very oily skin. That oftentimes i don't have to use a highlighter because after 2-4 hours, my skin will just shine on their own! LOL
So, i dust meteorites on my face after im done with my make-up & is expecting that i will have to retouch or worse reapply my makeup, but NO! i did not look THAT oily. It feels like as i get oilier, i just gave me that nice subtle glow without the oily look & feel. But it doesn't mean that the oil is not there, i just have to blot my face with an oil film & i look & feel as if i just did my whole make-up!
& im not kidding!
Since i have all 3 to try with, i can alternate what i would use. I can use the Mythic when i want to brighten up my face, Pink Fresh to give me that flushed look & Beige Chic for a natural-looking glow. Mostly, i use Pink Fresh to top my blush & it does make my blush last forever!hah! love it!
Now i understand what the hype is all about this mysterious balls & i understand that it actually live up to its name. It gives me an ethereal glow that even bf said "you look different. you look so....serene.have you been using something?" (ehhh?!serene?!hahaha!) then i showed him the meteorites & he said "these balls can do something that awesome?haha"
he had never said anything like that before because he said that i should not wear too much make-up (he doesn't like cosmetics that much). i take it it's a compliment (because he said it's awesome?...or not?what do you think?)
I knew that the wait for this is worth while! I will definitely buy a full size, but i don't see myself buying it anytime soon since i feel like this will last me for a year.
AS for the brush, the moment i washed it, the bristles became stiffer but fuller.
Though it didn't have that funky smell unlike ELF brushes. But still, it's ok since it's pink! It stands out among my cosmetic brushes.
- perfect finishing powder
- small enough to fit in your purse
- will last you a long time
- won't make your skin look & feel oily
- a perfect set to try the meteorites before you spend big bucks on the full size ones
- it's cheap
- it's scented
- container looks cheap
- the brush is useless
- not available locally
You can buy this at Cosme-de.com or hop on over to Dee's site.
By the way, Guerlain also released the Meteorites Mythic Travelling Kit. This would be a perfect trial pack before you decided to buy the full size Meteorites Voyage Powder.
Well, that would be it!
Hope you have a lovely weekend,ladies!