Guerlain Meteorites Pereles de Nuit Review, Swatches Photos

Guerlain Meteorites Pereles de Nuit are the limited edition run of Meteorites that will be released with the Guerlain Holiday 2011 Collection.

The formula remains the same but Meteorites Perles de Nuit come packaged beautifully for the Holidays and contain smooth pearls to correct, illuminate and even out the skin.

Let’s take a look!

Pearls for illuminating the face.

It’s not great surprise that the Guerlain Pereles de Nuit are stunning. Guerlain has released these in a turquoise tin which I find considerably sturdier than the cardboard boxes of old. I’m glad Guerlain continues to embrace the tin packaging as it’s not only reusable after you hit pan on your pearls but also a good deal nicer in terms of presentation and sturdiness.

The pearls have a beautiful violet scent that quite reminds me of my favorite gum, Choward’s Violet Gum. I find the scent intoxicating as it’s one part sweet and one part floral.

The pearls this year are made up of a pure silver white, a peachy beige, a golden peach, and a pink with fine shimmer. Each pearl performs its own duty to correct, illuminate, and even out skin. The pink and white pearls capture light and illuminate your face while the gold reflects light and the peach boosts radiance. And finally the silver adds shimmer.

The overall effect is a delicately illuminated complexion.

I find this year’s version has an ickle more shimmer than years past which I love! No secret I adore shimmer. I’m a bit of a klutz when it comes to applying highlighters however I’ve always found Meteorites foolproof for application, simply swirl, tap, and buff gently onto your face for an instant glow!

Even in a tin jar the pearls are delicate and break easily so I do not suggest keeping them in your makeup bag or tossing them in your purse.

  • Those who adore beautiful highlighters.
  • Those who want an easy way to illuminate their face.
  • Those who like a delicate, soft focused glow on their face.

  • Those who aren’t keen on spending a good deal of money on makeup (at $56 these aren’t cheap).

I say it every year but I truly adore Guerlain Meteorites and I love how they create some new way to make your skin glow every year….! Pereles de Nuit are best described as a full moon on a brisk snowy night as the color reflects shimmering white just like a blanket of freshly fallen snow with the moonlight touching it…!


Muse Approved for purchase.

These will be available at Guerlain counters starting in October.


This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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  • 9/19/11 18:34 Summer:

    Why oh why did you have to make this post, I’ve been refraining from buying this for so long and now I’m not too sure I can! xxx


    • 9/20/11 12:24 the Muse:

      ha Summer must tempt you with evil things ;-D!


    • 9/21/11 21:28 Taylor:

      Same here. The most I’ve ever spent on one product was $23 for a NARS eyeshadow, and I still cringe at that. But these are beautiful… I’m adding this to my Christmas list haha


  • 9/20/11 9:02 kiwikiwidragon:

    Gawd these are gorgeous! I could collect all of these. Sadly, I do not own even one. I want so many pretty things, sigh…’s a sickness.


  • 9/20/11 11:53 Sara:

    So, these are shimmery-er than previous meteorites? Are you using them just as a highlighter in certain areas then, or all over like the other ones? Assuming you use the other ones all over…



    • 9/20/11 12:13 the Muse:

      seems so for me sara :) I highlight tops of cheek gone and down the nose…


  • 9/20/11 14:34 Sara:

    Kewl. I’ll still give ’em a jab while at the counter…but man, that’s a pretty penny for a highlighter in a pretty box. ‘Specially when I already get carried away with shimmer as it is. :p


  • 10/3/11 11:07 Melody:

    I’m lemming these hard! I’ve always wanted to try these out, but the midnight teal packaging kinda pushes me over the edge. I’ll probably cut my MAC budget to get them…after how MAC is going lately.


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