It’s Hard Not to Go Crazy for… Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder & Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder

Guerlain Crazy Terracotta

If you think you already have enough bronzers and finishing powders, think twice because you might not have something quite as perfect as Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder and Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!

Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiant Powder, Crazy Teracotta Healthy Glow Powder

Guerlain “crazy powders” come in the same packaging. If you missed out on the overview post, 68 is the number of the newly-renovated Guerlain headquarters/boutique on Champs-Élysées.

Guerlain Crazy Powders packaging

Guerlain Crazy Powders compact

The compact is made with plastic but still has a lovely heft, and it snaps shut with a magnet. See how the color changes depending on the angle/lighting? But that’s not the point. The point is, my oh my aren’t these two powders awesome!

Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder

Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder is not a “bronzer” in the most traditional definition. Crazy Terracotta has a satin finish, and it swatches more peachy/orangey on me. The powder is so finely-milled that it feels like velvet to touch. I wasn’t sure how the shade would work for me when I swatched it, but the first time I put it on I was hooked! I never really go to town with bronzers, not even in summer. For me, a perfect bronzer should add a little warmth and that’s about it. This is exactly what Crazy Terracotta does!

Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder closeup

I have tried to use it both as a bronzer and a blush. I use my Bobbi Brown Bronzer Brush to apply it to the high points of my face as well as my jaw line. The effect is subtle yet powerful. Nobody would be able to tell you have a bronzer on, but the warmth adds so much to the face! As a blush, I need a little building up for it to show up enough. It still looks great and lasts well, but I personally prefer to use it as a bronzer.

Here is how Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder swatches:

Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder swatch

I would recommend Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder to people who are fair to medium, as I suspect that any darker it wouldn’t show up too well. Also, if you are looking for a “bronzer” bronzer, this might be too subtle for your taste as well. If you are only after some warmth that doesn’t look out-of-place even in winter however, take a look at it!

Here you have seen me use it as a blush:

Guerlain Crazy Paris Eye Palette, Guerlain Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder, Provocative Rouge G FOTD

Here you have seen me use it as a bronzer (actually, this is what I have been doing in all of my recent looks):

Givenchy Rose Precieux Le Rouge (311) FOTD

Now let’s move on to Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder. It practically made me weak at the knees the first time I put it on, and I have been wanting to tell everyone who would listen how great it is!

Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiant Powder

Guerlain‘s Perles du Dragon Météorites from last year’s holiday collection is my go-to finishing powder (except for when it’s warm and I need more oil control). The famous “balls” are famous for a reason! Despite the fact that they may look too “shimmery” when you swatch them, on the skin it is just a beautiful veil of light that makes any makeup look 10 times better.

But there is a problem: I have never taken the tub with me on a trip, as it is too bulky and I am paranoid about the balls shattering. Well, my traveling conundrum has been solved by Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!

Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiant Powder closeup

Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder is again so finely-milled that it feels like velvet. When swatched heavily, it has a cool-toned pink tint. On the face however, it is just a perfect brightening finishing powder! In other words, if you are warm-toned and freak out a little when you hear “cool-toned pink” just like me, don’t worry because it will work very well for you!

Besides the brightening and pore-blurring action, Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder prolongs the wear of foundation as well as blush/bronzer. It doesn’t mattify, but it doesn’t add as much “radiance” as the Météorites in tub form. While that radiance is what makes many devoted fans, I am not as comfortable recommending it to those with oilier skin. Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder on the other hand, isn’t as full-on in the radiance-boosting department. Therefore, if your skin is on the oilier side or if your shimmer phobia prevents you from giving Guerlain Météorites a try, consider Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder!

Here is how it swatches:

Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiant Powder swatch

I stand by what I said: Guerlain Météorites is something you have to try on to be converted. There is no way for anyone to gauge just how good it is from a simple swatch!

I am showing you two pictures here in hopes of you actually seeing what Crazy Météorites does. In these two pictures I am wearing the same foundation (Chanel Vitalumière Compact Douceur). This is how the foundation looks on its own, with no setting powder:

MAC Divine Night look

This is the version with Crazy Météorites:

Guerlain Provocative Rouge G FOTD

Can you see just how much brighter and softer-focus my skin seems? Also, forget about not setting a powder foundation with powder. I’ve been doing it and loving it (it most probably depends on which foundation and which finishing powder you’re combining though)!

Bottom line: Drop by a Guerlain counter to see if you can try both Crazy Terracotta Healthy Glow Powder and Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder on! Both of them are incredible products that are subtle but add so much to the rest of your makeup. They are honestly pieces you shouldn’t miss!

What is your go-to finishing powder? Many brands came up with their own version of radiance-boosting powder this year. Have you checked any of those out?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure


  • Sara_BeauTime

    Yes, I am crazy for both of these too. It is hard to see the effect even in real life but it is there. Both of these are very subtle but pretty. Looks great on you. What do you mean by using it as a bronzer? I thought you meant applying it on the cheekbones/temples rather than on the apples of the cheeks? Or are you using a part of the product (without that much pink)?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Sara, yup I apply it with a bronzer brush around the edge of my face as well a my forehead/nose bridge. I mix all the colors in it, and I don’t see any “pink” or “peachy” on. It melts into my skin tone beautifully!

  • Bella

    The effect is really clear in your pictures! I have been enjoying the Crazy Terracotta too….maybe I should try those pressed meteorites? I only have the standard meteorites balls from a few years ago, and I’d forgotten I had them until I read this. The perils of makeup addiction!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Bella! You definitely see the difference in real life as well! You really should give this compact some serious consideration. I used to reach for Perles du Dragon as my go-to finishing powder, but I think Crazy Meteorites is EVEN BETTER!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Oooh my…I have SUCH a weakness for Guerlain’s Terracotta Sheer Bronzing Powders and the Healthy Glow version is just calling to me. Soooo pretty! Love how subtle it is! And really, I usually can’t tell the difference between the before and after photos that bloggers post using a setting powder but really and truly, you can see the different before and after using the Crazy Meteorites powder. I am SO scared of cool toned pink foundation/powders but you have really convinced me to give this one a try!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Becca, I had serious doubts about the “pink” in the powders as well, but as it turned out it’s really just brightening and very natural! With this powder you really see the difference. The foundation I have is already a radiance-boosting powder foundation, but even then the powder adds so much to it! Grab one when you can!

  • Judith

    I love the “bronzer” it’s so perfect for fair skin! I can’t wear real bronzer because they make me look muddy, but this one looks very good!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Judith, that’s what I thought! This should work beautifully for the fairer ladies! Glad to hear you’re loving it!

  • beauties

    soooooooo pretty :D

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      These two are absolutely to-die-for!

  • Diana

    These are indeed to die for, wow!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I know! They are really really pretty on!

  • Stephanie |

    What a luxurious powder – it’s so beautiful! The effect looks amazing through your pictures!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Stephanie! Check these out when you can!

  • LifeOfBun

    Ahh that météorites powder is soooo gorgeous on you… I have the loose pearls but they’re not nearly as pigmented I feel :/

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Anouchka, actually none of the powders is supposed to really give any “color.” It’s more of a brightening effect I think!

  • rachlovespenguins

    I’ve long been wanting one of the pressed meteorites powders but fear I’ll be even more addicted to them than to the perles. Maybe someday I’ll still pick one up though. They’re just too pretty for words and I kinda like the kooky compact of this one. I do take the balls traveling though. I’m always looking for a way to make them more travel-friendly, but usually I just pull a selection from the tin and put them in a smaller jar with another piece of makeup sponge on top. It’s just like they came originally, only more compact.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Rach, now that is a smart idea! I’ve never tried to take any balls out, but maybe I should try it next time!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    LOVE. I did see the collection in stores in the US on holiday, but passed. I think I might be regretting it a bit now haha!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww well if you own other versions of the Guerlain bronzers/finishing powders, they’re probably just as good!

  • syrena85

    I have the bronzer and I think for the winter it’s great for me. For summer I think it will be too light. I love everything about it, especially all these pops of pink :D I wanted to buy the Meteorites Compact as well but they didn’t get it where I live and then I was away but I bought Pearles instead and I love them too :D My dream is for Guerlain to make a bronzing pearles in one of their LE!!! That would be fantastic.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, I get your point! I wonder how the bronzer will work for me in summer as well. I’m hoping it’ll still add some warmth! Glad to hear you like the pearls! I love my tub, but it would take YEARS to go through it, so I don’t feel the impulse to collect more for the moment. Bronzing pearls sound like a great idea! Let’s hope Guerlain hears you!

      • syrena85

        I’m wondering what the new formula of the Pearles will be like, if they are gonna be really softer :)

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Hey Irena, I have no idea actually! All I know is these are really nice LOL

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I love how this powder has such an impact while being so beautifully understated. That doesn’t make sense, right, but you know what I mean :-) I don’t like the packaging though. Too un-Guerlainy for me.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yes, I get ya, Melissa! The packaging actually has some heft, so it is not a cheapo plastic thing!

  • Replica

    I love the look of both of these on you, the Radiance Powder has sold out from most places here, that always makes me want something more! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      OOO you’d better hunt it down fast if you want one!

  • Liz

    These are my favourites from Guerlain holiday! So gorgeous!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I normally pay more attention to pieces like eyeshadows and lipsticks, but these turned out to be the best of the best!

  • liyeun

    Oh dear! After seeing your swatches for the meteorites pressed powder, I want it so badly! I didnt get it earlier as I wasnt too sure how it differs from the meteorites released in spring but now I see it! Thanks Sunny! U looks great it both powders!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Liyeun! Grab them while you still can, because I heard they’re selling out fast!

  • Jacqueline Ma

    What lovely buys! I never had luck with the meteorites myself, it just didn’t show up on my skin. If I were to pick I would definitely go for the blush/bronzer. I do love how both powders look on your skin my dear. So pretty.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, Meteorites isn’t really supposed to show up though! It doesn’t brighten your skin or blur out imperfections? I’ve tried this and Perles du Dragon. Both produce a nice effect!

      • Jacqueline Ma

        Perhaps I have to try these again but I do not see any face brightening or blurring of my imperfections when I had them. Maybe I should choose the right one.

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Hey Jacqueline, I know that there are minor differences between different versions, but that’s what they should do in general. I tend to notice the brightening effect the most in pics!

  • Icaria

    Squeeeeeee!!!!!!!! I’m so glad you like both! I love them! The only way to take these away from me would be from my dead hands! :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL yeah pretty much. NOBODY takes my Guerlain powders!

  • Natalie

    I love Guerlain powders! They are just such amazing quality, the way you talk about Crazy Terracotta powder Healthy Glow makes me want it.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Natalie, check these out before they’re all gone!

  • Krystle Kouture

    Really pretty! Someday when I have a big girl job I’m going to treat myself to these!

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Yup that sounds like a great idea!

  • Siri Lovise Eliassen

    Hope I’ll find the time this week to do a piece on the pearls. Your photos are very inspiring :)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks! I’d love to hear what you think about the pearls! Don’t think I’ll get them because I still have the pearls from last year, and now I have this great little compact :)

  • Sofia

    These crazy powders are so cute! I think I’m resisting going anywhere near the Guerlain counter, but I love “not dark” natural bronzers on me so…. hmmm

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Well you’ve got to act fast, girlfriend. I heard they’re selling like hot cakes all over the world!

  • jenn @Abeautifulzen

    i was looking into the radiance powder and totally skipped over the bronzer b/c i thought the pink shades would be too obvious but blended together, the color is so nice and not what i expected. i think i like it better than the radiance powder.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Jenn, I wasn’t sure what the “pink” would do at all when I swatched it, but I swear the first time I plucked up enough courage to put it on I was hooked! The radiance powder is REALLY REALLY nice though. You need to have it applied to know what I’m talking about!

  • RxBeautyChic

    They look lovely on you! One day when I’m out of school…I’ll splurge and get everything!! (Well, not everything, you know what I mean :p)

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL thanks, girly! And yes I get what you mean. The great thing is you can do YEARS with these two!

  • Anu

    I have not tried any guerlain products yet, but eventually I might have to. The price is just little too much for me at the moment.

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Anu, I understand. I hope one day you’ll save enough money to try SOMETHING from them though!

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  • JhoAnne Luna

    nice review. I wonder how does Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder compare with the nars reflecting powder?

    • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey girly, I don’t own the NARS one so I can’t really tell! Sorry for not being more helpful. All I know is I like this one A LOT!

      • JhoAnne Luna

        No worries :) Last question, does Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder have a similar effect as the Guerlain Meteorites Pearls?

        • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          I only own one version of the pearls (Perles du Dragon from last year’s holiday collection), so this is a bit of a generalization. I would say the effects are similar. They both give a luminous, airbrushed finish as well as extending the wear of foundation/concealer/blush. It might be the pink in Crazy Meteorites, but I think it is more brightening than Perles du Dragon. I also think my T-zone looks shiny slower with Crazy Meteorites!

          • JhoAnne Luna

            Thanks for the reply. I’m waiting for the Guerlain Crazy Météorites Radiance Powder here in our country. I only own the Meteorites Pearls #2 and I love the effect on my skin as a setting powder for my foundation :)

          • Sunny @Mostly Sunny

            Hey girly, do stalk the counters and act fast if you want that one! It was sold out fast in Belgium, which is amazing since people aren’t crazy about makeup in general!

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