Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique for Les Tendres Spring 2015 Collection, Review, Swatch & Comparison

Sometimes ideas which are being discussed in beauty and make-up forums become real. During the recent years I have read a growing wish for a more pigmented version of Guerlain's cult product Meteorite Perles which has the same heavenly glow as their classical counterparts but made for the cheeks as a blusher. I am happy to tell you today that Guerlain must have heard it and made our dreams come true. Their Spring Collection Les Tendres comes with their first Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush to give you an lit within glow.


Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique for Les Tendres Spring 2015 Collection

Les Tendres Collection is about a soft tender glow, which Guerlain describes as angelical. In promo photos, Natalia Vodianova posses in light-weight pink organza, her hair disobeying a soft wind and the light is touching the high points of her face in a delicate way. If you ignore for a moment she is looking slightly cross eyed and it is all blurred a bit too much, it is a lovely spring image.

Packaging:

Upon my post in Instagram, I was mostly asked about the packaging. Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique comes in a card board package and it sounds like some of the fans would prefer a tin one. I believe the decision was to get a vintage packaging with a Toile de Jouy motive of cherubs. It is super cute and this printing wouldn't be possible on a tin can. It doesn't bother me that it is card board but the type of card board chosen here is without lack on it, so I am hoping it won't look dirty after I open it with my hands full of make-up.

The packaging is smaller than the regular size Météorites please refer to the end of this post for a side-by-side comparison. 


Packaging: Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique 

The Product:

Once the lid is removed, there is a white powder puff inside, which on one side turned all pink since the pearl balls are very pigmented. The size of the balls are smaller than the regular ones. Approximately the half of the container is empty so that the puff can fit in. 


Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique 

There are three different pearl balls inside:

#1: A warm white with shimmery finish. This one is the closest to the regular Météorites formula to get the soft focus glow going.

#2: A medium warm pink with satin to matte finish and very good color pay-off. This type dominates the other two, which makes the application easy and fast, meaning you don't have to swirl your brush over and over.

#3: A very light baby pink with satin to matte finish. This one brightens up the complexion with its fresh tone.


Three types of pearly balls of Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique 

Three types of pearl balls swatched: Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique 

When it was time to swatch the blush, I was like, "well, how am I going to do it?"

I tried several techniques which didn't work all that well, like swatching three balls on top of each other or using a brush applying blush all over my arm, then removing parts of the application with Bioderma. In the end it turned out that the best way is to use the dust accumulated at the bottom of the compact and swatch with a finger. 

You can see that the resulting color is somewhere between strong warm rose tones of #2 and delicate cool rose of #3 with a glow which #1 gives. It is a universally flattering shade, which would look good on almost anyone. Although it is very pigmented, the resulting color is a soft medium tone so I am not sure how it would look on very deep complexions. 

Here are some comparisons for your reference. Chanel Joues Contraste Rose Initiale, another universally flattering shade is very close, even in terms of shimmer, except the fact that Guerlain Météorites Blush is slightly warmer. Dior Corail Bagatelle (reviewed here) is brighter. Tom Ford Wicked is denser although the tone of the pink is quiet close. Chanel Joues Contraste Angelique (reviewed here) is warmer.


Shade comparison of Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique to Chanel, Tom Ford and Dior

I have already mentioned that the box and the balls are both on the smaller side once compared to regular Météorites. Below you can find a size comparison with Météorites from Holiday Collection which is the same as ones from the permanent line. Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush is around half the size. Blush Météorites have 13 g of product while Météorites contain 25 g. Considering that Blush Météorites are thousand times more pigmented and that 13g of any blush is a good size, I think I can live with the size difference. 



Size comparison, Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique vs. Météorites Perles d'Étoile
Size comparison, Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique vs. Météorites Perles d'Étoile

The Ingredients:

Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique shares the signature Météorites perfume. Upon application it is not noticeable. The formula is is free of parabens.


Ingredients of Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique

Price and Availability: 
I believe as of today Guerlain Spring 2015 Collection Les Tendres is available in the states. In Germany the collection will be released in January. Guerlain Météorites Perles de Blush Éclat Angélique is going to retail for 46.50€.


Final thoughts: I am happy to see that Guerlain tries an interesting twist for their cult Météorites for upcoming season. I think the glow of Météorites combined with a universally flattering pink makes a lovely blush and it is one of must-tries this season. I would love to see a pressed form of this product in a travel friendly form too, similar to Crazy 68 Terracotta but with less bronze and more pink. 


What do you think about the packaging and the idea of Météorites Blush?














The product in this post is provided free of charge for my consideration. 
I am not paid for this review, all opinions are honest and my own.


22 comments

  1. Oh I definitely have this on my wish list! No idea when the collection will be available here, but Guerlain tends to be later than Dior/Chanel. It seems like an excellent collection tho. I can hardly wait!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      yes it is also my favorite from the three. I can't wait to play with the eye shadow quads and lipsticks.

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  2. hi sara!! oh my guerlain guerlain!! there is 1 small guerlain counter where i live. chances are the sales associate already has their new spring tester unit, on the floor, behind the counter because it's sold out. many of the guerlain counters that i've heard are sent with just 2 of each. i think the idea of this being a blush is long overdue. i think guerlain always continues to be the leader in elegant packaging. but, i'm seeing an ongoing trend...less expensive packaging which contains less product and higher pricing from the year before. but, with guerlain it's just pure love for me! so far, this is my favorite spring collection. the only one i haven't viewed is mr. ford's! unfortunately, this is a very sad no for me! those ingredients in those magnificient balls will lead me straight to the dermatologist. i also have to say that i cannot tolerate their new kiss kiss formula. when i read your first reviews, i had my list ready to go. unfortunately in testing this formula it was a no. i also am not thrilled that there's not a new gloss. and, i'm a gloss girl. i just have to "anchor" a lipstick with a matching gloss. in your last post about chanel it was about buying the camilia blush just for the packaging and i was firmly nooooo! but, if i could, i'd buy this entire collection (along with the tester unit because natalia is my most favorite model) and just stare at it all day! xoxo.

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      I can't agree more, it is also my favorite collection of Spring. I can't wait to get my hands on other products too. It is breaking my heart to hear that the ingredients are not suitable for your sensitive skin. I know there is some alcohol inside, what else? I am also sad to find out Kiss Kiss doesn't work for you. I love that formula and eyeing the nude lipstick from Spring Collection. LOL about the tester unit with Natalia. But believe me she looks a little cross eyed in that photo ;-)

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  3. Guerlain has actually made blush Meteorites before - it was called Blushy Blush (I still have mine!) and was a redder version of this. I'm looking forward to trying these, though. Thanks for the review and swatches!

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    1. Thanks so much for this info! I checked it out, these are really ancient. You are so lucky to have them. They are rather soft in color though right? Not as pigmented as this one?

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  4. I'm more inclined to buy the blushes rather than the finishing powder versions, it looks so cute! :)

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    1. Me too, fishing powders may look very similar but these would be distinct.

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  5. This is def something I want to try out! Love your idea of a compact version!

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    1. Yes compact version would be so much better. I am always a little cautious when things may split all over.

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  6. Gorgeous colour and very exhaustive review ^.^

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  7. I love Guerlain's novelty blush formats, and this is no exception in terms of appeal. I do like the meteorites formula in general, so I will definitely check this out at the counter this week. :) Do you like when you wear it? The color looks very sweet & wearable!

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    1. Hi Belly,
      I love it when I wear it. I was wearing it at the photos with hubby at Tom Ford post but I didn't mention it since those were a little dark. I will make appropriate photos once my nose stops dripping ;-)

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  8. I think I would prefer the tin too, but still, it's gorgeous! Guerlain products are always lovely in presentation! Also, I ordered that Laura Mercier palette today ;)

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    1. You are so right, it has a lovely presentation. I can't wait to see Laura Mercier Palette on you, I think it will go so good with your complexion!

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  9. These are just so lovely! I've collected LE Météorites for years and have an interesting collection. I usually transfer about a third of the pearls to a small plastic container. Those are the ones that I actually use. I leave the rest of the pearls in the orginal container and put them aside as part of my collection. That way, both the container and the pearls are maintained in pristine condition while still leaving me with a generous sample to wear. On my NC15 complexion, each finishing powder actually looks unique and so I'm always eager to get the latest edition. I've also found that many of them make a strong enough color statement to be used as a delicate blusher. I simply adore the soft-focus glow of the Météorites formulation and can hardly wait to add Éclat Angélique to my collection.

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  10. Ahhhhhhh ich brauch die unbedingt!!! Das Design ist zum niederknien!

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  11. I like the idea of this Sara but as I own all the comparison blush swatches I will pass this time. I quite like the packaging though, I think it's pretty

    Stacey | Expat Make-Up Addict xx

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  12. This is a great idea (an obvious one really) and very beautiful indeed!! I got the pressed Crazy meteorites from Stacey's blog sale and I can't wait to start using it regularly, as you say the pressed version is more convenient! Great post as always and very thorough, you always do an amazing job!! xx

    Ingrid Hughes
    www.ingridhughes.com

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  13. The idea is pretty unique! :)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ http://www.kallony.com.ph/brand/nyx

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  14. It's one of the best cosmetic and perfume companies in the world!And Les Meteorites are something a girl needs : ).Pricey but it pays off and it lasts long!

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