Guerlain by Emillio Pucci Meteorites Pearls d’Azur Illuminating Powder Review

June 30, 2012

The Guerlain by Emillio Pucci Meteorites Pearls d’Azur Illuminating Powder is one of the few makeups I bought from the many summer 2012 collections. I have been very selective with makeup this year (proud of that!) and promised myself that I would only buy items that I will use frequently rather than for the sake of “collecting them”. So the limited edition Meteorites Powder is one of them.


The Meteorites Powder has been a cult product in the beauty industry for as long as I can remember. Guerlain clearly knows how to take advantage of its cult status so every year they release a limited edition version of it with a slightly different color in a different packaging. I initially wanted to pass on it as I already had a couple of them from previous collections. But I caved in for its Pucci packaging (I’m sure many of you did it for the same reason!)

I am not going to swatch each individual color of pearls – there are plenty of them online, and they all end up looking pretty transparent on the face anyway. The Meteorites Pearls d’Azur Illuminating Powder contains blue and pink pearls to counter the yellow tones, and beige and orange pearls to warm up the complexion, and ivory and light-gold reflectors for an illuminating effect. On my NC15-20 complexion, it applies completely translucent with a brightening and soft focus effect. It is my go-to product whenever I feel my complexion looks dull and flat, as it adds a beautiful natural radiance and makes it look like your-skin-but-better. I normally use it to replace loose powder to set my makeup, and it keeps my makeup shine free and look fresh for the whole day. Last but not least, the dreamy luxurious feel of the Meteorites Powder never fails to cheer me up in the morning!

Bottom Line: Totally worth buying if you are after a setting powder that makes your complexion naturally radiant.

The Guerlain by Emillio Pucci Meteorites Pearls d’Azur Illuminating Powder retails for $130 in Australia! As usual it is half the price to get it in the US.  If you are “unfortunate” enough to live in a country with an exorbitant markup on cosmetics like Australia, Harrods ship makeup internationally! (except fragrances and Tom Ford) And best of all, if you live outside the EURO zone, you don’t have pay to the 15%VAT at Harrods 🙂


{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Caroline June 30, 2012 at 9:08 pm

OOh, I’m glad to hear these can also be used as a “glowy” setting powder! Most other reviews I’ve read mention them as a highlighter, and since I don’t highlight often I couldn’t even begin to justify the price for something I wouldn’t use that often. I’ll have to check them out in person now 😉


yuni July 1, 2012 at 5:44 am

i just bought this from nordstrom because of your review. i love designer collaborations and seeing the pucci print …ooh i cannot wait until this arrives in the mail!


Reika July 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

I am so glad to hear that Yuni! Hope you will love it as much as I do!!


May July 1, 2012 at 8:43 am

I also buy from Harrods too! But they don’t ship Eve Lom internationally either… =(


Reika July 3, 2012 at 11:48 am

Oh no..I didn’t know that. I was just thinking to re-stock my fav eve lom cleanser soon!


MrAJBx3 July 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm

I have used the metorites before and omg they are theeeee most gorgeous thing in the world! <3


baby in a corner July 1, 2012 at 7:54 pm

oh my god, how are cosmetics so expensive in Australia? $130 aus is equal to €105 and these are only €46 in Ireland!


Cindy July 2, 2012 at 2:23 am

Thanks for the tip about Harrods! 🙂 Off to go shop right now haha


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