2.16.2014

Review - Guerlain Météorites Blanc De Perle (00)

This was gifted by Bellyhead of Wondegondigo blog through her amazing giveaway, and I have already mentioned a few times about how great these ballz are for both illuminating and setting makeup.

Blanc De Perle (00) was introduced in 2012 as a part of their Blanc De Perle campaign, which was a brightening/whitening line and meant for Asian market.
Unlike the usual multi-colored Météorites, Blanc De Perle is mainly "white" resembling those pretty "pearls".

Guerlain Météorites, Blanc De Perle (00)



I had a multi-colored one with matte finish a long time ago, and my understanding for the product was a "correcting" powder for complexion.
Being young and clumsy, I did not really appreciate these rolling and moving powder and ended up crushing and losing many ballz.

Apparently, Guerlain has reformulated Météorites, and it is a setting & finishing powder among being everything.


Guerlain Météorites Pearls is an illuminating finishing powder, formulated to boost your natural radiance while evening out complexion. It's been reformulated to incorporate the brand's exclusive stardust technology which diffracts light upon contact to instantly envelope your skin in a halo of light.

How to use: Apply the powder evenly to the entire face to set makeup and improve hold. For a boosted radiance effect, illuminate the curved areas of the face by tracing a "G" from the center of the forehead toward the top of the cheekbone, then from the bridge of the nose toward the chin.



It is housed in a beautiful and sturdy metal tin.

When I said "everything", I meant it.
Not only the powder functions beautifully but also it satisfies our inner vanity and makes us feel beautiful using it. 
(*cue heavenly music*)


Behold the Ballz

I failed to capture the difference in the ballz.
Perhaps the previous picture shows it better.
The biggest one is matte and whitest in color and two smaller ones are shimmery and have opalescent tint to them. The smallest one might be lighter in color than the medium one, but I am not sure.


I do not have swatch pictures of the each balls or anything.
Placing them briefly in my palm for a close-up shot was already a blasphemy for me.
(Hold them tightly and try to draw lines on my arm? What for? ;o)

All I can tell you is that Blanc De Perle gives this insanely beautiful yet believable glow to your complexion and it holds your makeup better and longer.
I did try it as a sole makeup setting powder, but the result was not as impressive.
For me, it works best dusting lightly all over after I set my foundation with a sheer silicone-based powder.

I actually have some proofs as to "the glow" I was referring to.
I used Guerlain Blanc De Perle in these two different looks.







I think I can rest my case. ;)



Although Blanc De Perle was an LE in Asia, you can still find it from online stores.
It is suited best for neutral/fair complexions, but there are tons of other options with different colors and finishes as Guerlain brings out limited editions each seasons.


Have you tried Guerlain Météorites?
What is your experience if any?






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32 comments

  1. Ugh, so freaking beautiful, I can't stand it. (You and the ballz.) I'm eventually going to get the newly formulated kind in shade 02 or 03. I think I prefer the "finishing powder" option vs. the "illuminator." I feel like getting the brush too just to match, even though everyone says it's scratchy and crappy overall.

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    1. Thank you, Liz! :)
      I myself definitely want to get the multi-colored one. Blanc De Perle works so well for me but the glow is on the cool side, so I naturally want something warmer. ;)

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  2. I think without it, you already glow like Galadriel Lena. But with the Perles~~ oh gosh, can't take the GLOW! Beautiful but not over the top in your face kind of way. Just enviable, cant-detect-what-it-is-exactly skin that seems lit from within ♥ Ahhh, I love them Meteorites!

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    1. Aww, what a nice compliment, Sharina! xoxo
      I would have never bought one for myself cause I thought all highlighter powders are the same, but I guess I was wrong. Meteorites is definitely the best I've tried so far! :)

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  3. Hey Lena, oh the famous balls! I don't feel the need to collect them, but I do love the tub I have (Perles du Dragon from a couple of years' back). You have great skin to begin with, but these just add a little radiance to make it even better!

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    1. I agree that if you find something that works for your skin tone, one is enough.
      Thanks for the compliment! As I'm aging, I'm noticing hollow parts on my face. Meteorites helps to minimize that tired look, I think! :)

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  4. ohh the packaging...so beautiful!
    I have never tried any meteorites but I am always curious tbh.. I might get one when I'm traveling to Asia in may, because usually they have nice offer ( and nice sets ) in duty free.
    the finish def looks glowing and radiant on your skin, so beautiful!

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    1. I maybe wrong, but they were in some sort of plastic (or paper?) box. Metal tins are definitely better for these beautiful ballz not to mention the price it comes with! ;)
      I think this particular ballz are still everywhere. I might even want to get a back up. ;o

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Lena! I haven't really paid attention to the all the reformulations and types and whatever with these, because I'm not much of a finishing powder person (eep?).

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    1. Thanks so much, Larie!
      Yeah, I was just like you. I could hardly fathom using two different type of powder. But now I see the different, it is hard not to. LOL

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  6. These are INSANELY GORGEOUS as are YOU! Too bad it was LE in Asia only! I would have gotten them for sure! I have the Pucci Ballz, and LOVE them. My favourite setting powder by far!

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    1. Aww thank you, Tracy!
      I did some research and these ballz are popping up in the weirdest place, like Sears.com! LOL
      This will suit you beautifully for your neutral/fair complexion. Get it if you can! :D

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  7. LE is in asia only? lol le sigh. i wish companies wouldn't do that..
    i can see it definitely gives a great glow!

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    1. I know! But each market wants different things, I guess. Bronzers are not selling as well as in Asia, for example. ;p
      You can still find it even at discounted price. :)

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  8. Wow! The Blanc De Perle looks absolutely BEAUTIFUL on you! I wish I could get my hands on it, I think I might have to hunt for it online to see whether there's any available because I definitely want to look as gorgeous and glowy as you :)

    x
    Phoebe
    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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    1. They are available at many different online stores last time when I checked!
      Some offer them at discounted price as well. ;)

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  9. I have wondered what you use to get that amazing glow! Your skin looks flawless.

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    1. Thanks!
      My skin is not all that. This is a solid team effort but Meteorites definitely made the biggest difference! :D

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  10. You look glowy for sure!!! I only have the Teint Rose, and I really want this white ballz as well. Thing is, I doubt I'll see much difference in results (between the 2, that is) and getting different tubs of balls is just the hoarder in me acting out. So, I'm going to be insanely grounded and say, while I love to have it, I'll pass.

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    1. You are probably right on the similar effects. Still I admire your self-control! LOL
      I still want something with different colored balls or even the pressed version of it although it seems half the price of it is for the beautiful metal compact! ;o

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  11. Stopped by to say hello! :)

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  12. Glad to be able to see how it looks on. It really is beautiful! I love it.

    xx, Mary

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    1. My pleasure!
      The glow is very believable and pretty. Love it so much! :D

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  13. p.s. you have gorgeous bone structure!

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  14. O.O HOLY BEAUUUUUTIFUL GLOW! Wow, it makes your already fabulous skin looks even more beautiful. I see the ballz went to the best possible winner. I'm so happy you love them. :))

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    1. Thanks again, Belly!
      I didn't know I would love the ballz this much! It's like I cannot live without them. ;D

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  15. oh my GORGEOUS, Lena. I haven't tried them but I have lusted over them forever and ever! Might have to treat myself!

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    1. Thanks, Laura!
      Go get them by all means! I still think the pressed version is overpriced, but the ballz are worthwhile. ;)

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  16. that looks beautiful on. I have yet to try one of these magical balls from Guerlain. I have read more about the colored ones than this one, but this one seems pretty interesting too. Hopefully one of these will eventually find its way into my collection. You are so lucky! I never win giveaways. I gave up on them altogether.

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    1. Haha, I know what you mean about giveaways. I usually enter with minimum entries and find it amazing some people do it with passion through various SNS and such! ;o
      I'm really happy that I won this particular giveaway. When you least expect it! LOL

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