Monday, 5 May 2014

Photoshop in a Jar

The Guerlain Meteorites Pearls Illuminating Powder in Teint Beige is exactly what the title of this post claims it is. Simply put, it is Photoshop in a jar. A very fancy looking jar with the most beautiful lid you will ever see.
It illuminates your skin with both visible and invisible shimmer. It blurs over your pores, acne scares, pigmentation - any skin defect, basically. The one I have, Teint Beige, has pink, lilac, pale gold, bronze and white pearls. Incase you didn't know this, you have to swirl your brush and you pick up the product and lightly dust it on your face.
I wouldn't say its a game changer for me, because it really is the ultimate luxury product, but if you have textured skin and blemishes galore - this if for you. Despite adding shimmer on troublesome skin being a big no no - this somehow makes them appear less, prominent.
If you're in the market for just an illuminating powder, this works as that too - but a few specks of visible shimmer may be off putting for some. But if I'm being really honest here - there are too many brands that do faarrr better highlighters/illuminating powders or liquids for this the price of this product to be justifiable.
Also, let me just take a second and talk about how good this smells. Now, I know sensitive skins hate fragrance, but I love when my products smell good - adds to the luxurious feel that one should get from a brand like Guerlain.

At INR 3500 for 30 grams (enough to last you a lifetime, unless you're inhaling it) of product, I would NEVER say you need this. But I'd give this product one thing - it makes me feel like a princess.
The Verdict? So if you fancy feeling special and covering some imperfections while you're at it, this is the powder for you.


  1. I wish I could find a way to buy just the empty jar - it's so gorgeous! I have a sample of these ballz (as I call them) and.... I'm not impressed. They're a tad too shimmery/sparkly for my taste. Still, that jar... *drool*

    1. Thats exactly what I wish I could do. I like the pearls I really do, but I'm curious how these would compare to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders - because they did sort of use this idea while creating 'em.
      What do you feel?

    2. I don't have a 'proper' sample of the ballz, so take this with a pinch of salt - I prefer the Hourglass ones because they're not as sparkly (a few have shimmer, but it's fine and not noticeable). The HG ones can be used both as illuminating/finishing as well as a setting powder. The ballz I only use as a highlight; anything else and you would give Edward Cullen serious envy.

    3. Maybe it depends on which ones you get? Mine aren't that shimmery - more satiney, but there are a few particles of shimmer that annoy me. Hmm. So houglass it is. I want to get the Ambient Lighting Palette.