When I recently wrote a product review of Guerlain Meteorites, wildflower asked:
I’ve also seen the pressed powder equivalent of this–where the colors are discrete, and you swish the brush over all of them to get a blend of them all.
What is the purpose of either of these? Why not blend the powder together before packaging it?
And I thought to myself, damn, that is an excellent question.
Now, if I only knew the answer.
I kicked around on the intertubes for a bit, but couldn’t find what I was looking for. Then the other day, my daughter grabbed the box that the Meteorites come packaged in off my bathroom counter, and lo and behold, a product pamphlet!
This is what Guerlain had to say about why they make the Meteorites in pearl form (and as mentioned, pressed powder with discrete colors) rather than as a pre-mixed pressed powder:
For this unique creation, Guerlain took its inspiration from the way light separates into a spectrum of colour. When white light is split through a prism, it transforms into a myriad of different colored rays. Conversely, when these colours are brought together, a single ray of absolute white light is formed. Meteorites reproduce absolute white light to enhance your complexion by blending together small multicolored pearls, creating that sought after perfect radiance.
So, there you have it straight from the manufacturer’s mouth.
Is it true?
I am no scientist.
But I do know that the product does indeed work.