You know the end result of the riddle. I decided to purchase, ordering it through my second husband, Nordstrom.com. So did I make the right decision? Well, if looks could kill, I'd be dead because see how pretty the presentation is? A sweet springy fresh box with a pretty light pink powder puff. By looks alone, this powder already seems timeless and decadent.
Inside the box is a wonderful array of pink, rose, lavender, peach, gold and silver. The silver is a metallic entrant to the mix. Here's a picture with flash:
You can see from the picture that there just aren't little sparkle pieces all over the place. I think my problem when opening the box was simply due to travel by air and all the shuffling the boxes go thru during shipping. When I applied it on my arm, I used the puff. It's really not intended for that. Guerlain makes a special brush for use with their Meteorites and it's really better to use a fluffy brush than the puff. But for the picture on my arm, I used the puff, which still had a few more sparkles on it due to travel. I hope you can see the section where the powder is applied. It ends on the right where my font is. I have layered it more heavily for the picture than I would on my face.
Guerlain Meteroites Perles du Paradis imparts a slight pink hue while it finishes your look when applied on the face. For me, it neutralizes my beige undertones and doesn't change my blush color at all. It has the ever so slight glow that you hope to achieve with Meteroites. It doesn't, however, impart a dominant sparkle to the skin. When I use it with a brush, I might get a couple small sparkles but it wasn't the glitter bomb that opening the box would have implied. I'm glad. I like sparkle, but for the Meteroites Perles, I really want a finished photoshop type of glow and this powder absolutely delivers that.
My thanks to Best Things In Beauty who answered my endless questions while I tried to decide if I should take the risk. I'm glad I did. This powder is a limited edition, ($70), and if you're tempted like I was, you better hurry. It's been on Nordstrom's website for close to two months already. I'll probably never use up this whole box...I think it'll last my lifetime, which makes it a great investment.