Guerlain reinvents their iconic Météorites Pearls of Powder

In 1987, Guerlain launched a revolutionary makeup product — little balls of iridescent powder in various complementing shades. It’s used just like regular loose powder; just swirl a brush over the pearls and sweep it over the face, or take a powder puff and then pat the product directly onto skin. For makeup lovers, it’s a sensorial experience that sets your makeup and gives the complexion a beautiful radiance.

What’s updated is a formula that is now composed of 95% naturally-derived ingredients. In each jar, there are two types of complementary mother-of-pearls: sparkling coloured mother-of-pearls that provide radiance to the skin, and silver light mother-of-pearls that radiate light naturally over time. The result is a longer-lasting radiant complexion that looks fresh and naturally glowy for up to 12 hours.

With this new version, there’s a hint of the original scent from the previous powder, but it’s subtler — I suppose to appeal to a wider audience who may not favour such a heavily-fragranced powder. Even the packaging has been updated from the silver jar to a far more vibrant and colourful golden case. There’s also an accompanying powder brush ($90) to apply this with if you want the full experience.

Guerlain Météorites Light-Revealing Powder Pearls, priced at $111 and available in four shades at all guerlain beauty counters.