Review + swatches: Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review

For Spring 2015, the limited edition star product from Guerlain is the Meteorites Perles de Blush (C$58). Previously I reviewed the other Guerlain Spring 2015 products – the Meteorites Baby Glow foundation and the Meteorites Compact – both permanent for Spring.

The Meteorites Perles de Blush is housed in a pink paper container with drawings of cherubs on the lid. Similar to the original Meteorites Perles, it is a collection of loose pearls of different colours. The Meteorites Perles de Blush is composed of fuchsia, champagne, and rose pearls in order to create a natural flush of colour to the cheeks.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
(in direct sunlight so you can see the shimmer)

The combination of the pearls creates a beautiful, natural looking flush of colour on the cheeks. I feel like this is probably the closest colour to my natural blush – a rosy pink. The pink is slightly warm, but not too warm, which means it can look beautiful on a variety of skin tones. It blends in effortlessly using a fluffy blush brush to apply this to the apples of my cheeks, and zero buffing is required.

On the flip side, I really dislike the packaging of this blush. It is made of lightweight cardboard paper and just looks so cheap, especially considering the price of $58 and the fact that Guerlain is a luxury brand. It is also not travel friendly at all, not just because of the loose nature of the pearls, but also because the cardboard packaging would likely get damaged during transit. Like all Guerlain makeup products, it is quite heavily fragranced with the scent of violets. I don’t really mind this scent but if you have a sensitive nose, you may want to reconsider it.

Honestly, I am on the fence about this product. It is probably one of the only products I’ve discounted due to the packaging. While I really love the subtle flush of colour that it provides, the package design would make me think twice about purchasing it, let alone recommending other people to purchase it. If you have a cute case you can depot this into, that could work, but at a price of $58, I really would like to see a product that is perfect as is without needing to DIY the case it comes in. Taking out the consideration for the packaging, it is a blush that I can see myself wearing often as it is super natural looking and also easy to apply.

The Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush is available now at Guerlain counters across Canada, including the Bay and Holt Renfrew.

Also check out my review of the Meteorites Compact here and the Meteorites Baby Glow foundation here.

The swatch

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush swatch

The look

Wearing Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow as base, with Guerlain Meteorites Compact dusted all over, and Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush on apples of the cheeks, sweeping upwards towards the temples.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review
Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush review

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9 thoughts on “Review + swatches: Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Blush

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    • Yeah, and I’m not too impressed that they decided to still charge so much for it. I remember the normal Meteorites balls from a few years ago had paper packaging but it wasn’t this flimsy… you’d think they’ve learned by now!

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