We all see colours differently. Guerlain Meteorites made it easy for makeup devotees to play with and manipulate colour long before all of the colour correctors flooded the market like locusts. Few people truly understand how colour and colour correctors work and where to apply them. Of all the colour correcting pens, pencils, palettes, sticks, powders and pots that have become so ubiquitous lately, in 1987 Guerlain gave the market a product that has since been re-interpreted by countless makeup brands at various price points.
What makes Guerlain Meteorites unique, is that it’s tested and packed by hand in the north-central city of Chartres, France. Each sphere has a specific role and together, they highlight, shade and illuminate the face. Since its inception, the evolution of Meteorites has been unparalleled, riveting and worth knowing about.
In an industry that changes it’s spots every Monday morning, Guerlain’s Meteorites has remained true to itself and has arguably become better over the years. While some say Meteorites is not a must for your makeup stash, others believe it is. Naturally, I’m in the school of ‘must’ as it enlivens the face, and is especially good for those who steer clear of a proper blusher.
How to use Guerlain Meteorites
Sweep at the highest part of the cheek bones, along the contours of the jaw line, down the bridge of the nose and at either side of the temples. This is your secret weapon for full glamour days while also being your go-to when you need to just pass for being alive. If your skin veers towards very dry or oily, use extra care to adjust any complimentary products you apply prior to Guerlain Meteorites.
At times, I simply choose a few spheres I feel I need that day and work from those to customise my effect, rather than dipping into the entire pot. Alternatively, I sometimes pick out the brightest spheres, place into a separate pot and use that as blusher when I’m not in the mood for full maquillage.
Guerlain Meteorites is now sold in a pressed version as well, while the spheres version comes with a powder puff. Personally, I prefer to use a brush albeit a smaller one, as opposed to a big fluffy one. A smaller brush helps me to be more precise when applying. Over time I’ve lost a few of my spheres on the floor, and the ones I’ve re-captured I simply spritz with a little toner to sanitise it and then replace in the box. In terms of value, Guerlain Meteorites has the potential to last more than a year, depending on how many times you drop it and how many spheres roll away each time.
Meteorites is a gem among Guerlain’s makeup offerings and it eliminates guessing because it is so easy to work with. All that’s needed is a brush or a powder puff. The packaging is always exquisite, and the advertising campaigns for each version is always compelling.
There are numerous versions of Guerlain Meteorites and for a hot minute I was lusting over the version released this past Christmas. I opted to forgo it because it likely would have been too cool toned to be of use to me. Thus, I’m counting on Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s esteemed Creative Director, to expand the colour variations of limited edition Meteorites. That said, lest you forget, this is Guerlain so the spheres are indeed fragranced. Whether you use it as a corrector, as a finishing powder, or as that ‘pizazz product’ in your routine, just use Guerlain Meteorites as you please and enjoy it.