Beauty Review: Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Clair/Light

A soft and sheer coverage seems to be my preferred type of base at the moment as compared to heavier and full on makeup; and the Guerlain Meteorites Baby Glow Light Revealing Sheer Makeup in Clair/Light has been my go-to product. According to Guerlain, this can be used as a primer, a tinted moisturiser or a light foundation and is available in 3 shades – 2 Light, 3 Medium and 4 Golden. It’s infused with “rainbow” pearl pigments in red, blue, green, and gold shades that subtly correct and revive the complexion.

This is supposed to transform Guerlain’s signature Meteorites into liquid form, with light-creating polymer that dispels lines and imperfections, and illuminates the face. I’m a fan of the original balls of Meteorites, so when I saw that Guerlain has come out with a liquid version, there was no way that I could say no. I think the original Meteorites can be pretty hit or miss; the effect is very subtle and some may think that it’s not worth the price, but personally I think the subtlety is what makes it looks so gorgeously airbrushed.

The product is housed in a long slim pink tube with a pump applicator, which allows for good control of the amount of product that you want. The instructions say to smooth onto the skin from the centre of the face outwards, but honestly I just dot it anywhere I need it and spread it out. It is heavily fragranced, similar to the Meteorites balls. I would say that the coverage is sheer to medium; definitely better than tinted moisturiser, but slightly less than medium. On a good skin day, this is all I need to even out my skintone.

I really love this; I think it looks really natural, feels really comfortable and not drying. It reminds me of the blurring effect I get from the Meteorite balls; it doesn’t show in my swatch but it sort of have an airbrush effect, erasing the appearance of my pores. I like it without layering any powder afters, because it gives a rather dewy, fresh and radiant effect, just like its namesake “Baby Glow”, without looking oily at all; but it doesn’t look caked-on even when I do decide to add more coverage by powdering. It also lasts all day.

This costs about US$54, which is pretty pricey, but I think it’s worth every cent.

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