I picked up Guerlain Meteorites Illuminating Perfecting Pressed Powder in 02 Rose Frais. Instead of a ball presentation, it is pressed into a pan. There is no difference to the effect it gives to the skin compared to the ball version. The advantage to this packaging is obviously the convenience of travel.
The casing is stunning, with the flower imprint on the top. The lid screws and closes with a click.
The 02 version gives your complexion a more pink illuminance, as you can tell with the variation of pearl white, beige and pink powder.
It's not much of a highlighter but rather an all over face powder that can be used after your pressed powder. When swirled together, you get a pearlescent pigment that can be used as a setting powder after your liquid foundation.
The traditional meteorite balls weighs 33g, compared to the pressed version that weighs only 10g. However, this pan will last me a lifetime and 33g is probably not required or necessary!
Although it might be challenging to pick up the pink pigment to be used as a blush, you can already see that the pink is meant to give a smidgen of 'color' to what would otherwise give your complexion a 'white cast'.
The texture of the powder is not as 'butter soft' as powder foundations, instead it has a hard formula just like baked powders. It's not difficult to pick up the powder using a fluffy brush.
I usually use a fluffy brush (any kind), swirl it around the pan and apply it to my face just like any other loose powder.
I love the effect it gives. Not only does it illuminate your skin from within, it also fuzzes out any imperfections (blemishes, uneven skin tone, redness). It's not a traditional highlighter and not a traditional pressed powder. It's kinda hard to describe, almost. But whatever it is, I wouldn't call this a gimmicky product and has properties that makes your face GLOW!