Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

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Something magical and ethereal has landed this holiday season by Guerlain

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

Encased in an opulent snowglobe-type packaging, the Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés (directly translated, Flocons Enchantés is “Enchanted Snowflakes” in English) are one hella expensive item. At $89 CAD (BEFORE TAX!), this is easily the most expensive singular item in my makeup collection.

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

And why on earth did I “need” it? I don’t even have a good answer for that, but I can try to tell you my excuses! I first saw Steph post about these special edition Météorites on Fun Size Beauty during a pre-launch event in September, and it was obsession at first sight. I’d never owned anything by Guerlain, although I had lusted after their regular Météorites for quite some time. I guess you could say I had been waiting for the perfect opportunity to purchase some. (Although I’m not sure how $89 equals the perfect opportunity…)

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

Let’s take a look at the packaging. Les Flocons Enchantés come in round ball that mimics a snowglobe. A lovely embedded gold Guerlain logo peeks through the top of the frosted sides. The cap twists off to reveal a mirror in the lid and a powder puff with a gold bow.

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

When you pull off the powder puff, you might gasp. And you might gasp from either the gorgeousness that is les Flocons Enchantés, or maybe from the scent. I WAS NOT PREPARED. A lot of people had forewarned me that Guerlain was very “old lady makeup scented” and man, were they ever right. Supposedly this is scented like violets. To me, it smelled like a thousand old ladies pulled out their makeup bags from the 1950s and went to town. I was not impressed with the scent AT ALL. That being said, the scent does not transfer to the skin, so you’re pretty safe in that respect. (Major, MAJOR relief on my behalf there.)

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés - macro
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés – macro

Scent aside, les Flocons Enchantés are absolutely breathtaking. The slightly iridescent gold and champagne balls are shot through with handcrafted white-beige stars. I own a lot of makeup products, but nothing as gorgeous as this one. Just looking at the macro shot above is enough to make me swoon. There is nothing about this product that isn’t gorgeous and luxurious.

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés - macro
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés – macro

So what is it about this product that made me NEED it? I knew from Temptalia’s review that it was nothing extraordinary, and yet I wanted it so desperately that nothing was going to stop me from getting it. To me, this is a product that sings of winter’s crisp air and the sun’s reflection on the snow. It reminds me of winters past when I used to go to figure skating practice at 7 am during the dead of winter (which was definitely not glamorous at the time, but as with everything, nostalgia adds glamour and a hint of remorse to anything in our past). It makes me feel like a fairy princess, and for that, the price tag was worth it.

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés - on the face
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés – on the face

Here’s a full face shot so you can see how it appears on my skin. I’m only wearing Bourjois’ Health Mix Serum foundation in 51 Light Vanilla. There is no bronzer, no blush and no other highlighter applied to my face. I applied les Flocons Enchantés all over my face, packing on even more on my cheekbones.

Guerlain Météorites - Flocons Enchantés - on the face
Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés – on the face

Close up, you can see a bit more of the texture of the pearls on my skin. There’s definitely a white shimmer on my cheekbone, although it’s subtle. You can even spot some shimmer particles in my eyebrow from when I had applied it to my forehead.

I mean come on... they're so gorgeous I turned them into a desktop background!
I mean come on… they’re so gorgeous I turned them into a desktop background!

Final Thoughts

Do you need this product? No. Especially not at that price point.

Should you get if it makes you feel wonderful? Absolutely, yes. Although the scent isn’t my cup of tea, I love adding this step into my makeup routine. It’s the kind of product that I’ll reserve for special occasions because it makes me feel special.

Is this something you’d pick up? If not, what’s the most expensive makeup item in your collection?

39 thoughts on “Guerlain Météorites – Flocons Enchantés

  1. I didn’t realize they had a scent, but glad to hear it doesn’t transfer to your skin when applied. It’s such a pretty product. I won’t be buying it, it’s too expensive for me. My most expensive item was a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick, but I tossed it. I was doing a major de-cluttering of my beauty stash and it was something I used only 10-15 times in the last few years and I couldn’t justify keeping it. I think my W3llpeople items are probably the pricier things I have right now in my makeup stash.

    1. Yeah the scent was a bit of a shocker to me. I wasn’t expecting it to whack me in the face with the scent of old lady!

      To be fair, the only reason I could even afford to shell out so much money for this one product is because I had a $50 gift certificate to the Bay, so it offset the cost down to a “reasonable” $45 or so.

      omg you tossed a Shimmer Brick??!? None of your friends wanted it??

      1. I tried to tell it (after sanitizing) for $15 no one wanted it, so I figured I wasn’t using it plus it was at least 3-4 years old, so yes I threw it away. I hold on to lots because I paid for it but don’t use it ever. I’m trying to let go of beauty/skincare stuff that I don’t use or have way to much of.

        1. Aha, gotcha. That makes more sense. That’s a shame though – I feel a lot of products are highly coveted and then left out in the cold when we get bored of them. I’m certainly guilty of that! Good on you for decluttering!

    1. So far I’ve only used a flat top buffing brush (the Real Techniques one) to apply it, but I think I need to find something that’s going to create more impact on my cheekbones if I want to wear it as strictly a highlight. I’ve been swirling my brush in the pot to get product onto the brush. I have to say it doesn’t seem like the most efficient process, but I think if I crushed them up it’d just be a messy powder. (Plus I wouldn’t have the lovely stars anymore!)

    1. The makeup look (with way more tweaks) is for an upcoming guest post on Jodi’s blog! This was the seriously toned down version so I didn’t steal the thunder from the post going up on her blog. 🙂

      And you can still get them can’t you? Aren’t they in Shoppers? (Wait, do you have Shoppers?)

    1. We definitely pay more for packaging and brand names than for the actual product itself. Price point is such a stickler for people that it can be hard to justify paying more for something when you can achieve the same effect with a far less expensive item. I’m happy I bought this, but it’ll likely be my only meteorites by Guerlain!

    1. I’m in total agreement with you. If it makes you feel magical, then there’s something to be said for ignoring the price tag. I couldn’t do it with any kind of regularity, but sometimes it IS worth the price tag, no matter what.

    1. I didn’t mention it in the review, but I did have a $50 gift card that helped alleviate some of the burden of the price point. (Cuz holy cow… STEEP!) I had to laugh when Steph pointed out that the pressed compact version was something like $225!

      To me this feels like a once in a life time kind of product. I’m fairly certain I’m never going to buy another powder with handcrafted stars in it! Let me know if you get it and what your thoughts are!

    1. It’s lovely, but for the price tag you kind of expect it to hit you in the face like the Becca highlighters do. I realize it’s not a highlighter… but still… yeah….

      I totally used your suggestion to leave it open for a few days and it’s been working quite well so far. I get too nervous to leave it open for multiple days in case I forget and spill it everywhere, but the few days I’ve managed to keep it open it seems to have done well to air it out!

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