I have both, and I think with the balls it is a little more of a radiant finish. The balls also seem to be more sheer when applied and you definitely have to use a brush with the balls, a sponge/puff won't pick up enough product properly. The balls will last you a very long time, even with repeated daily use, so they are a better value--but not as portable as the compact.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
I did buy the "ball" powder and can say it is different from the compact. The compact provides coverage masking shine and absorbing oil; the "ball" powder only provides a sheer brightness to give you a "glow."
I prefer a little coverage so I was disappointed by the "ball" in that regard, but I use it to just set my foundation in the morning, but I probably won't buy the "ball" powder again. I did buy my third compact powder though.
And I use a powder brush - not a puff - for loose or compact powders. Hope this helps.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
No, the loose Meteorites balls do not give the same effect. I love the loose Meteorites and use them as a finishing powder but they give a glowier, very sheer effect. They do not give coverage or the same blurred pores, shine control effect as the Pressed Meteorites compact.
answered 3 years, 5 months ago