Guerlain Meteorites Perles D’Or for Guerlan Holiday 2010 Review, Swatches, Photos

Meteorites, one of the makeup world’s greatest joys. Complimentary shades of color that chase away imperfections, refine the face, correct, and illuminate with a sweep of your brush.

This year, Guerlain offers a selection of it’s famous Meteorites dressed up for the Holidays in a jewel, metal case with an embossed golden bee.

Let’s have a look!


Guerlain Meteorites Perles D’Or is a selection of four shades which include copper gold, white gold, pink, and violet. Each shade address a specific problem area on your face and acts to not only illuminate and highlight but also to brighten up skin and refine it.

I’ve been a fond fan of Guerlain Meteorites for too long to remember and it was probably one my very first high end purchases over 10 years ago. Each year the Holiday Collection garners special attention with the cult favorite Meteorites taking a special place on the makeup stage.

This year and last year Guerlain stopped housing the Meteorites in the traditional, sturdy cardboard box, instead embracing a new metal casing. Don’t get me wrong I loved the older packaging but the newer packaging definitely gives a more elegant feel to the makeup, keeps the product fresher, and just has a more overall gorgeous feel and look.

One of the most pleasant things about Meteorites is is the beautiful violet fragrance. It quite reminds me of my favorite chewing gum, Choward’s Scented Gum. The second most noticeable thing is the fabulous packaging. As I mentioned above the new tin design really gives the product a more elegant feel plus it’s considerably more sturdy so you won’t feel scared to use it. Pop the lid and inside several shades of Meteorites await you.

The shades of the of Meteorites work together to address several issues. The Coppery Gold and Iridescent White warm up dull complexions and give skin a more refined look. The Violet and Pink revive tired skin and brighten up shadowy areas. You don’t have to pick and choose which shades to use, simply swipe your brush across all the shades and proceed to dab gently onto your shadowy, dull areas and the product will go to work.

The change in your appearance isn’t a drastic one but you’ll notice a certain glow and illumination where at once there wasn’t one.

Meteorites aren’t an essential part of your makeup regime and they are a very luxurious indulgence but they are indeed one of the makeup world’s finer offerings.

If you’re a lover of gorgeous makeup, these will appeal and need no introduction.

Have a look back at Guerlain Holiday 2007 and Guerlain Holiday 2008 to compare past Meteorites.

The Guerlain Holiday 2010 Collection is available now at Guerlain counters. Find out more at

Is Guerlain on your Holiday wish list?

Any fans of Meteorites?

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This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 10/20/10 21:14 Cj:

    I saw one these products before on and wondered what the heck they were lol. So its just like little powder balls that you swish your brush in?


    • 10/21/10 15:41 the Muse:

      Yup CJ. :) Swish and apply!


  • 10/20/10 23:03 Lindsay:

    I have never known another person aside from myself and my grandmother to like, or have even heard of Choward’s! I love every thing violet.


    • 10/21/10 15:38 the Muse:

      ha lindsay it’s an obsession of mine ;D


  • 10/20/10 23:25 Ricci:

    Very pretty! I really would like to get this!


  • 10/21/10 5:34 Aire:

    So pretty, I also look forward to the Loose shimmering powder in the bottle as well, thank you for sharing.


    • 10/21/10 12:17 the Muse:

      my pleasure aire :) I’ll be reviewing that shortly :)


  • 10/21/10 7:55 taxi:

    I like the Meteorites. I do have trouble sometimes though with the balls getting stuck in the brush bristles. Doesn’t seem to matter id it’s a regular powder one or a dome brush. What do you like?


    • 10/21/10 12:16 the Muse:

      ahh me too taxi :) I use a flat top brush to apply. It’s the old Stila 51 and works a treat ;-D Kinda shaped like a bronzer brush :)


  • 10/21/10 8:30 Anitacska:

    Ooh, lucky you! I can’t wait to get my hands on this! And the entire collection really lol. I’m going shopping on Sunday, hope they’ll have this here by then.


    • 10/21/10 12:16 the Muse:

      Anita same here. Eager to get to a counter to see the rest ;-D I want the eye palette and powder ;D


  • 10/21/10 9:12 Promise:

    Hmmm…would you use this as an all-over face powder?


    • 10/21/10 12:15 the Muse:

      I don’t use it as an all over face powder Promise, bit too much if I did I think.


  • 10/21/10 14:35 Eli:

    The svecnt is more than lovely – it’s gorgeous, amazing, outstanding, enchanting… But, sadly, I don’t alow anything with even hte tiniest amount of shimmer to be near my face :(


    • 10/21/10 14:38 the Muse:

      sorry to hear it eli!


  • 10/28/10 13:39 s a b l e:

    How would you compare the effect of this one versus the Mythic (I think they changed the name to Rose something?) in the permanent line? And is there a brush you’d recommend using with it?


    • 10/28/10 13:43 the Muse:

      I’m not sure sable I don’t have those Meteroites so can’t compare. I like using my MAC Kabuki SE with it.


      • 10/28/10 13:48 sable:

        Thank you so much! I JUST ordered the original Meteorites during Sephora F&F, but these sound divine… I love how Guerlain really makes the whole experience of makeup/beauty luxurious. Will try to see if my local counter has it for comparison. Am curious about that gold powder as well!


        • 10/28/10 14:07 the Muse:

          my pleasure sable wish I could compare for you. the several boxes of metorites I have are all LE ones ;P I don’t have any from the regular catalog 😛 I agree, it really is such a luxurious experience ;-D The gold powder looks divine! I purchased it recently but my order hasn’t arrived yet. Did you see my old holiday posts? There are other powders in those posts which is similar ;-D


  • 12/27/10 5:29 kat:

    hi muse! i’m so lemming these meteorites since forever. i havent tried one though but from all reviews i’ve read it really gives a nice glow. but its sooooooo expensive. it costs around $60 in our country if converted to usd. with that price i can get a LOT of items from other brands like etude, skinfood and others… do you think it’s worth splurging on?


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