guerlain meterorites blanc de perle

Today’s post is for my Asian based readers. Let me introduce you to my first Guerlain meteorites ever: Blanc De Perle. This is an Asia exclusive edition of the famous Guerlain Meteorites and is not available here in Europe as far as I know. So how did I get my hands on this? Well I was lucky enough to get this as a gift from the Guerlain PR and that’s how it made it’s way here. Blanc de Perle meteorites is part of  Blanc de Perle range, a collection that is all about brightening and whitening, something that is really big in Asia. That’s why they released it there and not here because people tend to go for the opposite of whitening instead of getting actually paler.

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If you are not familiar with the Guerlain Meteorites yet, well you must live under a stone I guess, lol! They have quite a big following and some people really collect them like Pokémons, lol! In the make-up community people refer to them as ‘ballz’. Guerlain has it’s permanent Meteorites and they often come with limited edition versions as well. So what is it actually? It’s basically a tin filled with little balls of powder. They idea is to swirl around with your puff or brush and you apply it on the face. Depending on the shade you can use it all over or as a highlight and maybe even a bronzer or a blush if it’s pigmented enough. The meteorites come in various shades so I bet you can find something you like!

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guerlain meteorites le blanc perle

Meteorites come mostly in a pretty tin which you can open. There on the inside you see a puff and under that you can see all the pretty balls! You can use the puff or a brush. I personally prefer a brush, it makes things a bit easier but that’s up to you ofcourse! The meteorites have the amazing scent of violets, it’s incredibly well done and I just love the scent. Blanc de Perle carries 30 g of product. I have no idea about the price of meteorites in Asia but here it’s around 44 euro.


guerlain meteorites le blanc perle detail


Blanc de Perle 00 contains white balls. At a first sight you think you see all the same coloured balls but when you look closer you can actually see that there are different versions. Some are matte and others have shimmer. You can also see white balls and ivory balls. The ivory balls have a beautiful ethereal glow which looks amazing on the skin. They have this pink pearl in them that gives that effect. If you swirl them all together you get a soft, slightly brighter effect with glow. You can see some shimmers too but it’s in a very subtle way. It does not make you look oily or greasy and the shimmers do not travel around.

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it’s nearly impossible for me to make this show up on my skin, but here you go

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These balls are definitely brightening and whitening. They are perfect for fair to light /medium skin tones but if you go darker than let’s say NC/NW 30 it might look ashy. It really does lit up the skin, so don’t use too much because you might get a white cast. I was really impressed with the meteorites because honestly I didn’t really understood the whole fuss about these. They looked like a shimmery product to me in the tin and it scared me a little.  I don’t know how they do it but once you apply it on the skin you don’t see any of that. It’s really amazing if you want to look extra good because it flatters the skin in such a good way. As for the Blanc de Perle version, I’m really happy with this because I like the brightening effect. Another thing that I did not expect was how well it is at controlling the oil. I didn’t expect something like that at all but my face was actually still pretty good at the end of the day. I do think it depends on the foundation/base you wear under it, but still, it’s another great thing about it!

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So yes, this might look like your average white pearls at first glance but it’s not even close!

27 comments - Reply

  1. Hi Teri, you look absolutely lovely! Thanks for your review on ‘the ballz’. Have been wanting to get one of these for a long time but was unsure which version to go for. This edition looks good and being Asian, I guess this is the one for me. Btw, do you think a liquid highlighter like Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector is still necessary if I’m using the ballz?

  2. Oh my goodness, this just looks so stunning. I’ve always been interested in these, but have not tried them. Your skin looks very bright and glowy but so naturally.

    • Thanks Catherine! You should really try some because they are amazing, give such a great overall glow and they actually last long too!

  3. You’re just beyond gorgeous Teri!! These white pearls concerns me a bit because a) I’m skeptical with brightening powder and b) they might look ashy on my skin. But they’re very natural and pretty on you.

    • Eee, you’re so sweet Joanne! These pearls are really intended for fair to medium skin tones, anytyhing darker will have problems with it appearing ashy idd!

  4. I like it! Too bad it’s only available in Asia…

    • Yeah true, it’s a great product, but ppl here are more into tanning I guess ;). You do have a nice selection of other shades tho!

  5. wow that is the coolest thing! wish listing it! (but for 44 euros I will probably never get it, haha!)

  6. Arrghhh this is so beautiful! I really want Teint Beige now! :(

  7. I like the colored ones more :-) These look good too, don’t get me wrong, but the multi-colored ones speak to me more.

    • O hyeah I can see your point. This is why it’s really targeted at the Asian market because ppl there are kinda obsessed with whitening products!

  8. I love ballz ;) I skipped the spring one, because I already have ballz and they pretty much look the same. The blanc de perle ones look so fresh and remind me of snow white, those could be her ballz :D the close-up pic of your ballz (hehe) looks incredibly nice and tempting Teri!

    • Haha, embrace those ballz :p. The Dpring one is so pretty too, I don’t have anything like it, lol. And yeah, snow White would love this version, good thinking Claire!

  9. Ik heb deze ook! Prachtig!!

  10. I have to say that I don’t get the whole fuss about them as well, but I love the look on you. It gives such a beautiful finish to the skin.

  11. I have yet to own a tub of ballz… and I’m being very picky. LOL! I’m contemplating on getting either this one or Teint Beige…

    • I think both are great but it also depends on what skin tone you are :). I’m very late to the party as well but they are actually as amazing as ppl say they are!

  12. Funny how they look exactly like mintdrops. For something so small the effect of them is beautiful, very subtle but pretty highlighter!

    • Mintdrops? I’m not familiar with that, hehe ^^. It’s an amazing overall highlighter, something with the right amount of shine without being too much. And it’s great for a slightly oily skin too, love it!

  13. Love them balls! My blush lasts so much better with the pearls, but I don’t know if they work like that for everyone. Dragon balls have been my official go-to setting powder for a while now ;)

    • They are so popular for a reason, right? Or maybe there is just something about collecting all those balls, lol!

  14. ik ben ook grote fan van de météorites!

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