Monday, March 08, 2010

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Pressed Powder Refillable Compact (01 Mythic)

A couple of incidents with a broken compact resulting in a powder spillage inside a makeup train-case (ugh) and in my purse (double ugh) had made me super picky about the makeup that goes with me everywhere. Add to that a bunch of felines who get into absolutely everything and you'd see why I'm a fan of sturdy makeup items. While the original Guerlain Meteorites powder in pearl form and a cardboard box was very cute, it's not meant to leave the house (or live anywhere that cats can find it and drop the box off the shelf).

Enter the new (reformulated) Meteroites Voyage press powder. The refillable metallic compact is as heavy as it's chic and elegant. It comes in a velvet pouch that protects it from scratches (it really is so pretty you'd want to keep it as pristine as possible inside your makeup bag) and looks very luxurious (it'd better be, considering the price tag). The powder inside is silky and air-light. The texture is certainly more refined than what I have in pearl form, though it also might be because Mythic is the translucent, glowy option, while my pearls are in Beige Chic which is more pigmented.

If I compare Meteorites Voyage to another favorite pressed powder- the one from Le Metier de Beaute, I'd say that the Guerlain is lighter and works more as a subtly highlighting veil, while the LMdB melds with my skin and other makeup to look completely natural. That's not to say that Meteorites Voyage is shimmery or adds too much glow- it's actually very daytime friendly. It's just has a little something extra in the finish, which I like a lot.

The different colors blend on your brush as you swirl it and apply evenly. I've had great results with every face brush I own, so there's no need for an extra brush to use with the powder.

Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Pressed Powder Refillable Compact ($170, the refill is $55) is available from most decent department stores. I bought it at my local Bloomingdale's.

All photos by me.


  1. I have the old Voyage compact which isn't nearly as lovely as the new one. I'm seriously thinking of investing in this. I always love the subtle luminous finish I get with the pressed powder. I use it to add some highlights to my cheekbones, eyes, nose , and forehead.

  2. I've been a fan of Meteorites in Mythic for years, and like Serena, I have the old compact and before that I had the pearls. I can't say enough good things about the powder. It gives the proverbial airbrushed finish and a soft glow that just seems to pull everything together. It's a perfect finishing touch.

  3. I have golden brown skin and am mad for Guerlain- do you think the Mythic would suit or is it too light? What a gorgeous objet!Gaia, your blog is the best- it is always such a treat to read.

  4. Maisie100, Mythic is a light nude pink. It's the only one I've ever used.

  5. Thanks so much, Eileen. I appreciate your help with the color :)

  6. Maisie100, check out for a post on 3/11 that shows the new Meteorite pearls that will be soon coming out. There is a Teint Dore (golden) that might work for you. good luck!

  7. Hi, I'm feeling really stupid but how do you take out the finished powder and insert the refill?

    1. I also have a finished powder and need to insert the refill . . . any help here? Thanks!

    2. Yes! got a response from Guerlain. There is a tiny hole underneath the compact, just need to poke it to release the refill. Funny how I have never noticed that hole before LOL


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