Guerlain Meteorites: Perles Du Dragon

Guerlain Meteorites are one of my favorite products.  They are multi-functional balls that are multi-colored and create a beautiful luminescence while still being subtle.  I sometimes use them as a highlight or for a light dusting all over.  I was excited when the new Perles Du Dragon Meteorites were released because the colors of the individual balls look fascinating.  Not to mention the packaging is pretty fabulous!

Does anyone else feel that the packaging on these balls look like Christian Louboutin heels?  You have a black box and when you open it up the unexpected pop of red is brilliant.  I. LOVE. THE. PACKAGING!  The container is black with a gold accent on the top.  Very simple and chic.

There are 6 colors of the pearls.  Pale pink and beige to even out the complexion. White and gold to illuminate.  Plum and rosewood to brighten.  These are the prettiest set of colors I have seen Guerlain do in their Meteorites.  I tend to lean towards warmer toned luminizers and this one to me is very neutral.  It gives hints of warmth but it still has the beige and white to tone it down some. 

I assumed these would give off more color due to the plum and rosewood balls but they are honestly right on par with other Meteorites.  They give off a beautiful luminescence but really very similar to the ones that are in the permanent line.  It basically comes down to this: you don’t need to own every different shade of these Meteorites, but there are those that collect them for the beautiful, unique containers they come in.  

Guerlain Meteorites Perles Du Dragon are a limited edition product and they retail for $58 and can be found at Saks or Nordstrom (and possibly other select retailers that sell Guerlain).  I love that when used as a finishing powder to set your foundation the finish you are left with is skin-like, or “Your Face But Better”.   I find that when I use Meteorites as a setting powder my foundation looks better for longer!  I think they are absolutely worth the money, so if you haven’t tried these yet you should.  These are definitely something to be experienced before written off.  
What are you currently using to illuminate your skin?  Does it give you that natural beauty look that is so hard to capture?  Let me know in the comments below!  

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I'm Laura! I am a Navy wife and mother of two. I am passionate about all things beauty. I am a freelance makeup artist and because I am a mommy I am also a list of other things, including: chef, maid, chauffeur, dry cleaner, and I could go on. I am currently in Florida but who knows where I will be in a year's time! So grab a drink and read through my beauty tips, swatches, reviews, and other crazy parts of my life!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11408204020179071576 MrsCassizzleSparkles

    I have yet to jump on the meteorite bandwagon but I know it’s only a matter of time before I do. Great post!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      You need to hurry and jump on with these! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07617598353890176354 The Driveller Kate

    Beautiful post, miss Laura! Your photos are the truest-to-life I’ve found of these <3 And YES they do recall Loubies — I am trying very hard to resist the Wulong compact XD

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      I know!!! I really want the compact too but I am trying to be selective with my purchases right now. I need to pair down actually! LOL Like that will happen!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03232354017002360701 Anne JF

    OMG… no I want them more!!! I hope these arrive soon to Mexican counters :D
    And your pics are great!!!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thank you! I hope you can get your hands on them soon!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13942633915431999251 Polarbelle

    I’ve got the rose and the beige…one is cooler and one is warmer. Do these compare to either of those

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      They are somewhat similar to the Beige. I don’t own Rose though.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00389705056906889106 Natalie

    I love meteorites. I think I may just get this one! :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Oh Natalie! You really should!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17203899757128581331 Betzy’s Makeup

    truly pretty

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Thanks

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ BlushingNoir

    I totally need ballz. I’m so sad I don’t have any!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      *giggles*

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00052012782875486623 Red lips, Black hair

    Absolutely gorgeous!! *Smells your ballz*

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11274153782478267645 Laura MyNewestAddiction

      Sonia, you can sniff my ballz anytime you want! xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16154278497401530064 Lauren

    I’ve been using my honey bee ballz (D’Or) lately and I quite like them! I want Dragon, but am going to try to resist!! Thanks for the review! :)

  • http://www.primebeautyblog.net/ Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    Beautiful! The only ones that seem to suit me is the beige set. I have to dig them out again, I think they are hiding in the back of the makeup drawer!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09713421622843227375 Shalini Srivastava

    Thats one piece to be cherished !! Loved the swatches <3

  • http://www.lifecellskincreamreview.com/ Emy

    OMG!!! I am drooling over this. I so like the packaging and the content. It is extraordinary indeed. I want to have one of this badly.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09987596282543547267 Emily Rehse

    These are so gorgeous!!!

  • http://revealgreatskin.com/ Victoria

    Everything about this oozes high class. It is so elegantly beautiful!