They had featured on one of my ‘objects of desire’…. I had asked about their arrival at least 4 times at the Guerlain boutique…..
Imagine my delight then, when flying home for the holidays, I found my much coveted Vol de Nuit Meteorites from Guerlain’s Holiday 2011 collection at duty-free ! At only 37 euros, a veritable bargain (I have issues), I nearly missed my plane making sure I didn’t miss this purchase.
And really, I’m so happy I did purchase them….
You see, Meteorites are sort of the original highlighter. Long before we were addicted to liquid highlighters, these delightful little pearls of shimmer were making skin glow. More subtle than other highlighters, the Meteorites can be used both as a highlighter or a setting powder – they simply perfect the skin.
These, being a special edition, are inspired by Guerlain’s iconic Vol de Nuit perfume (worn by the late, great, Katherine Hepburn) and the first female aviators. The packaging has been updated to reflect this – the blue tin is the most wonderful color and the rose pattern on the top, as well as the lines on the side, give this a very art deco feel. Even the box is detailed – the inside is a blue and black zebra print, lovely to behold. I’m elated to display this on my vanity, as both a functional product but also a decorative one.
The pearls themselves are simply gorgeous, in four colors – a shimmering white, a golden amber, a sparkly cool pink and the most unusual silver. I managed to swatch each pearl individually, by pressing them on my arm, but photos do not do justice to this lovely product. Inside the tin is a puff intended for application, but I use a large brush to swirl around the pearls and then apply to my skin – cheekbones, nose, temples, but this product is subtle enough to be used on the whole face. No, this product does not travel well, but I’m willing to forgive it that for its excellence!
These magical little spheres perfect my pale skin in ways I cannot even begin to describe – my skin looks airbrushed and luminous, as though I had a candle constantly held up to my face. There is no obvious shimmer or glitter, and the overall effect is very pleasing indeed. I imagine this might look a bit frosty on darker skin, but I’d like to try to see – something tells me this might be a universally flattering product, though it does make pale skin in particular look SUBLIME.
The Vol de Nuit Meteorites were from the Holiday 2011 collection but are still available on some makeup counters (I saw them recently at a Nordstrom in the US) as well as online. If you can, try to get your hands on this product – do. It makes an excellent gift …. for someone else, or just for you.