Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Face Powder (Spring 2016) Review, Photos, Swatches

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder ($59.00 for 0.30 oz. / $179.00 for 0.30 oz. in compact) is a translucent, cool-toned pink and lavender hue with a satin finish. Guerlain Parure de Nuit (LE, $67.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Beige (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Perles du Dragon (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Mythic (P, $55.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Perles de Nuit (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Clair (02) (P, $62.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hot Sensation (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Teint Rose (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Perles des Neiges (LE, $80.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NARS Paloma Highlight (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Poudre Signee de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $68.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Forever Marilyn (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder (LE, $72.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

For spring, Guerlain released a new Meteorites Voyage powder, except that I’m not sure that it is genuinely new in terms of the shade. It also appears to be part of the permanent range, as it is available for purchase with the compact ($179) or as a refill/pan only ($59), which is how the Mythic/Voyage Powder was sold before. As far as I could tell, this is an updated representation of the previously released Mythic, but the color, application, texture, and appearance applied were nearly the same, except I think the new version is slightly smoother and more even and has a little less shimmer. The new version contains slightly more product (0.30 oz. compared to 0.26 oz.) and retails for $2 more ($59 compared to $57). According to the brand, my older version of Mythic had six correcting/illuminating shades while this one has five. Similarly, when I reviewed Claire last January, I also found that it was nearly impossible to tell the difference between that and Mythic on, so that is worth a look if you’re in the market for this type of product but want to get more for your money.

There’s a little more information with respect to the new version, and the powder is supposed to: correct and illuminate as a translucent, pressed powder that can be applied “to the entire face to fix makeup and improve hold.” The brand also suggests that you can highlight specific areas of the face by building up the product on the areas desired. It’s more of a slightly mattifying, brightening, and smoothing powder than a true highlighter, so I think if you were looking for a targeted highlighter, there are better optinos out there, but if you want a finishing or light setting powder, this might work for you. It extends the wear of my base products by one to two hours (but keep in mind, I have normal skin), but the wonder that I’ve always appreciated from the Meteorites Voyage powders has been how it blurs the skin and makes it appear smoother, more even, and a little brighter.

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder
Guerlain Mythic Meteorites Voyage Powder

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
On eyes:
  • Buxom Suede Seduction Palette
  • Guerlain Khaki Driver Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Tarte Namaste Tarteist Lip Paint

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Nicole Avatar

I love the way this looks as as setting powder! I usually set with a regular powder thru my t zone and one of my other Meteroites on the perimeter of my face. This one doesn’t look too shimmery. I do not want to spring $179 for it though. So, if I get this, I would wind up doing the refill and a small Z- pallette. But, I already have Claire in a compact and loose . So, I think I will see how I like Claire as a setting powder before I decide on this. I’m so glad it’s permanent AND sold without the compact. I would love to have that compact. I just cant do it! Extremely nice review Christine!

Nicole Avatar

Hi Christine! Thanks for noting how similar Clair is to this one. I have been setting my whole face with Clair and I love it! Sometimes I dust a little regular setting powder on my nose and chin. Nice tip and saved me a lot of money too! I really love the compact and it sure would be pretty on my vanity. But, I just think $179 is a a bit much for myself right now. Too many other things that I want! πŸ˜€

Andrew Avatar

Beautiful product, beautiful packaging, but it’s still lacking that certain ‘oomph factor’ for me. I adore Guerlain as both a consumer and a bit of a historian (this brand is seriously like the matriarch of the consumer beauty industry). With that said, there’s only so many ways you can reinvent a product and it be genuinely different from its predecessors, and this iteration of the pressed meteorites is a perfect example. Do the colors look different in the pan, yes. Does it have a different design, yes. Does it do anything different, no. I mean look at all of the comparable dupes from other Guerlain products; that’s enough proof for me.

It’s a beautiful powder and definitely a collector’s item, but from what I’ve seen it’s not different enough from past release to warrant purchase. But it’s still gorgeous and they definitely did a wonderful job aesthetically!

Oh, and as always, thanks for the head’s up Christine!

Stacy Avatar

How does the compact compare to previous Mythic editions? I’ve recently gotten into the idea of collecting them but I’m not sure how the white would last if it’s plastic or enamel. The powder it’s self looks really pretty though!

Nancy T Avatar

I definitely can see how it does work! And adds a very subtle glow as well. But that price has me reeling, because obviously one needs to keep the powder in a compact, so $179. That’s pretty much my usual makeup budget for an entire month! Give or take. I remember back when Physicians Formula had a very nice one that had that effect. My now Ex, used to buy those for me, but I haven’t seen them recently?

SoSuSam Avatar

Stila’s Illuminating Powder Compact (not sure the name is quite right, but it’s something like that) fits the Mythic refills. And it’s less than $20. It’s not nearly as nice as the Voyage Compact! But…it’s $100 less. TBH, I bought a Mythic refill and put it in a Stila compact several years ago and have always regretted not just springing for the Guerlain compact. Still, it was much cheaper!

Lulle Avatar

About the similarity between this Mythic pressed and the Claire pearls: Guerlain revamped and renamed the permanent pearls a few years ago, the lightest shade used to be called Mythic too (I still have a box of the pearls called Mythic) so I’m not surprised they’re basically the same!
I’m glad Guerlain is making a more affordable compact version of the MΓ©tΓ©orites! As much as I love the pearls, they’re not exactly convenient to carry around for touch ups. Oh and I’m just out of pressed powder. Perfect timing πŸ˜€

Eileen Avatar

First off, I had to smile at all your comparisons to other Guerlain powders that you said were 95% similar. My complexion is light enough that many of those powders you mentioned actually look quite different on me πŸ™‚

I’ve always loved the original Mythic Voyage but it does have a bit of shimmer albeit a very refined one. It sounds like this new Voyage is an updated version designed to fit in with the current trend towards powders that are more satin-matte. In your pictures, the glow is dispersed and looks very natural. I’m sold! πŸ™‚

Nicole Avatar

Hey Trish. I already own the Guearlain meterorites pressed in Clair in the compact. Christine mentioned it in the dupes and its swatched in the side-by-side swatches. Also, she mentioned it in the writing as well. I have been using it this week to set my foundations. I really like it and it comes in a nice compact for around $60-$65 I think. It’s permanent. So, I decided to skip this for now. You may want to look at Clair if you don’t want to buy a Z palette and refill. Just give you another option. πŸ™‚

Trish Avatar

Ah ha- good idea Nicole- Thanks for the info! I heard there’s a new Guerlain store in NYC & I’m headed up that way for Easter holiday. I’m going to hold off and see what all the boutique has to offer as I’m hoping the staff will show me something I don’t already know (from Christine)! I really want a compact form of the meterorites though so I’ll keep in mind your suggestion-again Thanks!

Joanne Lunsford Avatar

It is so pretty, it just makes your beautiful skin look brighter. I was going to stop buying makeup after my Christmas haul, but I might need to take a look at this. I like your eye makeup too! I have been trying to create a simple matte look and may have to copy this one.

Susan Dowman Nevling Avatar

I love the glow of Metiorites but I have two. The first I’ve been using g for at least six months and is still half full. The other hasn’t been used at all except to swatch. Two different colors, same appearance on me with light to medium pinkish complexion.

kisha Avatar

I had the refill in my cart buuuut if it’s like Clair then I don’t need it. I just got the medium shade in the pressed version but between the holiday and summer balls im content n happy!!

Abir Avatar

It’s strange. I can see that the side with the meteorites is a bit more bright and diffused but I like the other side better. It looks like beautiful skin whereas the one with the powder looks like you have makeup on.
Perhaps it’s different in real life? I also wonder if because you have such nice skin, the meteorites don’t help you like they wouldn’t someone with texture and large pores.

Leslie D. Avatar

What’s the diameter of the refill pan (sorry if I missed this being mentioned elsewhere)? Will it fit in a older Mythic compact? Thanks!

jocelyn Avatar

I am so excited about this! And yes, I have to agree, a fragrance free would be nice. Though, I do love the fragrance of the Guerlain line, but know plenty of people who stear clear for that very reason.

SoSuSam Avatar

First of all, thanks so much for your early-bird review on this one. I’m a huge Mythic fan and was dying to get it…but wanted to hear a perspective on it first. Yours was so welcome. πŸ™‚

I ended up buying the refill to put in my existing Mythic Voyage compact. (To be clear: not the less expensive Mythic compact for $60 or so; the heavy expensive Voyage compact. I like the look of my original Voyage compact over the new Voyage compact, which is plasticky on top.) So I got the refill–and it didn’t fit. It’s larger (wider) than the original Mythic powder. I’m bummed: the powder is so pretty, but I’ll either have to get the ugly new compact or not be able to carry it around in a compact. Anyway, I thought others might want to know they can’t refill their Voyage compact with this new version of Mythic. It also means this new version won’t fit in the Stila compact that can hold the original powder refill.

Morena Avatar

Hi, Christine..
At work on my short break and quickly reading through the article. Not much time to read and research right now, I’m shopping around for setting powders to set my foundation, to buy during sephora sale, wanted to know with this show as a white cast on top of makeup (I am brown-skinned) or in photos, and I was also looking at Laura Mercier setting powder but it looks to white and there are mixed reviews on it k sephora thanks

Christine Avatar

Laura Mercier has a translucent one that is more beige (not straight up white). For setting, I would go with something like LM over the Meteorites – I think it’s better bang for your buck. If I was going Guerlain, I’d go for their loose Les Voilettes powder (I use this one currently, and I have repurchased it twice now) – that comes in light, medium, and intense shades.

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