Limited edition for this years Holiday collection, the Meteorites Perles d’Etoiles (£37.50) come packaged in a gold case with the Coque d’Or red bow on the lid and a matching red powder puff.
Though its meant to
contain 6 shades, I can only identify five; beige, gold, pink, red and
bronze in a mix of shimmer and matte finishes (there is some sparkle but
its not over the top). The overall colour effect is very
different to what I was expecting. Even though I only have 2 red balls
in mine, they are so pigmented that their inclusion makes this work as a
Swatched below, I've swiped each ball twice.
For me this is too dark to use as a highlighter/finishing powder
unless I first remove the red and also bronze balls first. All the
colours used together results in a very warm rusty bronze
effect. With the red and bronze balls omitted the result is a warm soft
golden beige with a extremely subtle glow. The powder feels quite smooth and soft, though as its quite light in texture its a bit flyaway
instead of instantly adhering to the skin, I'd say it lasts about 5
hours before I notice fading.
Swatched below all colours combined and then with the red/bronze balls removed.
Overall as pretty as the Night at the Opera Collection is the majority
of products, like the Meteorites Perles d’Etoiles, are best suited to
those who suit warm tones. There has been a lot of hoopla over the must
have status of these Meteorites Perles d’Etoiles but for me they just
don't deliver on the expected luminous glow. Whilst it undeniably warms up
the complexion I find the finish is just a bit too flat.
Ingredients below, this is scented.
I bought this from John Lewis.