Guerlain Meteorites Compact – Medium

I’m a bit of a Meteorites completist, I admit.  So, when I was brutally mugged by this compact at the Guerlain counter at Vienna airport recently, I didn’t mind too much.  I love Meteorites, and have almost every edition they’ve done in the last ten years.  It’s very sad, as I rarely use them, because they’re not very portable.  I do love the glow you get from the little pearly balls though, there’s nothing quite like them.

The Meteorites compact is very prettily embossed, and, because it’s plastic (boo!), it’s actually quite light, which improves its portability.  I chose the shade medium as it contains a little more yellow, which is good for covering up my redness:

It still has the same incredibly finely milled texture, and slight pearlescent glow that you get with the beads, but they have been pressed flat in the compact, which contains apricot, lavender, white, pink and beige which are meant to correct redness, sallowness, and dullness on the skin.

Once swirled together, however, these shades blend together to form a translucent powder which is excellent for setting a slightly too-dewy foundation, without leaving your skin “flat” or chalky-looking.

So yeah … couldn’t resist. It’s actually in stores now and will cost you £40.  It’ll last you practically forever though.

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