When I decided I wanted to start wearing more make-up, the focus was healthy, glowing skin. I gradually moved away from my old eyeliner and red lipstick routine and went for a more natural, fresh faced vibe that most importantly involves a light coverage foundation, some concealer where needed and, my favourite part, highlighter and blush.
I was at The Body Shop a while back and couldn’t justify bringing both this pretty little box of pearls and the Shimmer Waves so I went for the Guerlain Météorites dupe, prior to even reading some of the raving reviews about this product.
The rose gold lid twists off and inside you’ll find a sponge to keep the pearls from damaging each other during transport. I’ve seen people write that TBS delivered a very shitty applicator but I hardly think that’s what the sponge is for. It’s just part of the packaging.
Both the jar and lid are made of lightweight plastic, not the best material if you travel a lot or like to keep this in your on-the-go make-up bag, and frankly a little bit cheap compared to mother brand L’Oréal’s products at the same price point. Perhaps what TBS spends on ethics (yay!), they save on packaging? In that case, I’d be down with it. Transfer some of the beads into another tin and you’re set to go! Either way, it’s functional, it’ll last you forever and you’ll be sure to use up the last milligram of powder in there.
I’m still learning to take good swatch pics, so for now you’ll have to do with this oddly coloured, oddly lit image of my hand in artificial light. For the swatch I used a small, dense brush, Jessup’s Large Fluff, to really pack it on. For my face, I used a big powder brush.
Without highlighter/With highlighter on cheekbones, nose, chin and forehead
The result is very subtle and suitable for a daily, natural look. At first I was a little bit disappointed because it didn’t make that impact my other (liquid) highlighters do, but I learned to appreciate the softness of it. I feared because the effect is so subtle, I feared it wouldn’t last through the day, but surprisingly it did! I definitely recommend!
Considering I don’t own the Guerlain Météorites myself, I’d like to redirect you to this thorough comparison by Dorothea Beauty!