My First Tub of Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder


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I’ve been wanting my own Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder for a while now. I wasn’t sure which one to choose, and finally decided to go with Teint Rose 01. In fact, I got it online when there was a one day special and it was half off its retail price! I knew I had to get it then or never. I’m glad I did because all were sold out within an hour. I ended up paying less than RM100 for this, so I’m very happy with the purchase.

The Guerlain Meteorites Perles in Teint Rose comes in a tin. There are colourful pastel beads inside which are supposed to provide colour correcting effects to the face. Teint Rose eliminates dullness and gives a subtle glow to the face. There is a subtle floral scent which isn’t unlike most Guerlain products. From all the reviews I read, they make this setting / finishing powder sound like it performs miracles. Face looks healthy with a subtle glow from within aura, foundation lasts longer and it mimicks beautiful skin. I didn’t understand completely until I tried it on myself.


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I swirl a face brush around the little balls and no matter what brush I use, it doesn’t pick up a lot of product. Then I just swipe it all over my face, and I was surprised at what I see in the mirror. Imagine a blur / beauty filter in those photography apps. Skin looks smoother, brighter, with a soft halo. Is this really possible? Apparently, it is. I can see why some are just addicted to these magic ballz! I for one, have been using it every day since I got it. I’ve taken so many before after photos, but unfortunately, it just doesn’t show up on camera. So, you just have to believe what I said.



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The Guerlain Meteorites Perles Illuminating Powder comes in a few shades, the others being Teint Beige and Teint Dore. If you’re looking for a setting powder, look no further. If you’re unsure, well, don’t be, because it’s awesome! This is better complexion in a round tin of pastel balls. Highly recommended!

Do you have your own ballz?


xoxo Lily



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  • Jessica

    I’ve wanted a beautiful tin of these for an age but just haven’t been able to bring myself to splurge. Perhaps I’ll wait until the holiday collection and purchase. Your description of their magical abilities certainly makes me want some :)

    ♥ Jessica

    • Lily

      Me too, Jessica! I don’t think I’d be able to get one if it wasn’t such a deal… but really. Its effect on my skin is amazing. I can now gush along. LOL!

  • Petrina

    I’ve been using them since I was in high school (weekends) and love them! They’ve been through so many packaging changes over the years and I have to say I love the current metal tin better but the older containers were bigger with bigger pearls – lasts longer. I still have all the old cardboard containers!!

    • Lily

      Whoa! Awesome!!! I guess for me, it’s better late than never eh? :-D

  • Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Yay!! You did it! Aren’t they freakin amazing? I kind of forget about mind though now since I have a Hourglass one, but I’ll pull out my Pucci ones tomorrow in honour of your initiation into the BALLZ CLUB. :)

    • Kristen @ Glambunctious

      Lily’s initiated into the BALLZ CLUB!!! Dying!! LOL!!!

      • Lily


    • Lily

      And I am proudly initiated! Yes, I DID IT!!! Finally :-)

  • Larie

    BALLZ!!!! I love the way Guerlain products smell, too.

    • Lily

      Oh yes, the scent is so feminine. I’m growing to love it more and more…

  • Kristen @ Glambunctious

    “I can see why some are just addicted to these magic ballz!” This. This is why I love you and your blog!! You crack me up! From the moment I saw your post about the Revlon ColorStay Whipped Foundation wherein you nicknamed the white stopper the “camel toe divider”, I knew we would be BFF! :D

    • Lily

      LOL I’m glad you appreciate the not so subtle humour. LOL! I thought maybe some people might be offended, but what the heck, just getting it out there is most of the fun. Hahaha!

  • Claire

    I love this powder, I don’t know exactly what it does but it photographs beautifully, blurrs some imperfections and is just amazing, I also like the smell xxx

    • Lily

      You’re so right, Claire. I can’t believe just a dust of this can make my skin look so much better. I’m so glad I got this!

  • Parita

    wow it looks like it does magic on skin! from which site you got it? would love to check it out :)

    • Lily

      Hi Parita, I got it from strawberryNet and they have amazing customer service.

  • Emma Brown

    I’ve been so tempted by your reviews of these! They sound like they would be an even better replacement for my favorite highlighting powder that was discontinued years ago.

    • Lily

      This is definitely the powder to get, Emma. I really didn’t get it at first, it’s like ballz schmallz… but I still wanted to try it out of curiosity and now I’m a convert!

  • Mary

    Is the best beauty product by far, I own several of them, but the most good looking was the last one a pink tin with pink puff! Really nice review, well done
    You can check my reviews if you like in

    kisses from Greece

    • Lily

      Hey Mary, Oh, I remember the pink ballz… I think they were extra large ballz too right? LOL!

  • Fernanda

    I adore the balls too!! I also have the Guerlain Meteorites primer and using them both together (without foundation) your skin looks like a fairy tale!!

    • Lily

      Oh, thanks for the tip! The Guerlain Meteorites primer will be on my list :-)

  • Sunny

    Hey Lily, I’m glad you finally gave these famous balls a go! I have dragon balls from last year’s holiday collection, and it’s my go-to setting powder! I do have to switch back to Tarte Smooth Operator when it’s very warm, because the balls don’t offer much in terms of oil control. However, I love the effect and how it seems to make blush last longer on me! My tub has reduced significantly since I got it, but it’ll take YEARS before it’s gone!

    • Lily

      Yes, I caved and I’d gladly cave again :-) In fact, I find that my face doesn’t get shiny much when I used these ballz. Oh, I KNOW it’ll take forever to use them up, but they’re so pretty I don’t mind getting another one… Also, now that I know for sure they work so darn well!

  • Liz


    That’s what I needed to see first thing in the morning, so thank you. LOL

    I always wanted one but it’s a difficult splurge to make. I believe you when you say it works for you, but my face was always so oily that it would have been difficult to enjoy it. When I can afford it, I’ll probably just enjoy it as a vanity piece.

    • Lily

      Of course Liz. Ballz in your face the first thing in the morning is a great wake up call, eh? LOLOL!!
      My T-zone gets oily too, but for me, the ballz delayed the shine which is just mind blowing. Doesn’t look like much, when I swirl my brush in, but somehow, magic is done. I’m completely blown away!

  • Icaria

    Half price??? Oh why don’t I ever get those deals! Lucky you, glad you love them. :)

    • Lily

      I was SO LUCKY!!!! I’m totally in love :-)

  • Taylor

    Awesome deal and nice balz Lily. I can’t get into this product myself though I can absolutely appreciate there prettiness.

    • Lily

      It’s definitely a vanity piece. It’s now part of my daily routine, and it feels a little weird not smelling a whiff of violets when I set my makeup :-)

  • Kiss & Make-up

    One of these days I am going to treat myself to this as well. The meteorites have been on my wish list for so long now, it is high time that I finally scratch them off.

    • Lily

      Oh you should, Melissa! I’d love to read what you think of them too :-)

  • Sofia

    I’ve always wanted one of these but never got one both because I didnt want to spend the money and also just in case it wasn’t worth it. I trust your reviews though ;) It sounds fantastic!

    • Lily

      It’s worth it. It IS fantastic!! HAHAHA!