Please be aware that there IS a difference between this compact and balls/pearles! I ordered mythic from a major department store online and was surprised at the tiny size of the refill (happy that I didn't purchase the entire compact). The finish is not as ethereal nor is it as matte. My nose could not be deshined for any longer than 10 minutes after application and I do not normally have a terribly shiney nose at any time anyway. I found it slightly chalkier and slightly highlighting instead of the inner glow from the balls/pearles. Very disappointed : (
I bought this compact on my trip to Finland from Amsterdam when my skin was looking a bit tired. I've found it to make my skin look brighter and more luminous as well as evening out my complexion. Couldn't be happier with the purchase. This product does have light scent to it that I really enjoy because it's clean and feminine. It hasn't broken out my slightly sensitive combination skin. Does help with oil to an extent, but I wouldn't recommend for that purpose. Overall this gives me a wonderful glow and definitely looks wonderful on my fair (not porcelain) skin tone.
I bought this coz I love the meteorites pearl and wanted something to travel with. I put it on as finishing powder after the guerlain primer, lingerie de peau and meteorites pearl. Look into the mirror and I was wow by it. My face look photoshop and even. I had bad acne scars and it covered it well. Went out for 7 hours and my nose didn't shine unlike when I just use the meteorites pearls. It's pricey for sure, I bought the case n refill but I think it's worth it
To think if I had never bought this powder in the first place I wouldn't have fallen in love and made this a future repurchase requirement - we met - we hit it off and fell in love, this takes me out and about during the day and I know I can rely on this compact for a good night out :)
Mythic 01 works on my NC15 skin tone as a translucent finishing powder that imparts the most soft and subtle healthy glow. Voyage powder is more subtle and not as shimmery as the loose balls version of this. You will also get through this a lot faster than the balls, saying that Iv'e had mine for ages and only made a few dents in the surface. I love to apply this with the ELF Studio flat top Powder brush and buff it in. In winter when I don't often wear a setting powder I often just use this powder to touch up instead and it works just fine on my normal/combination skin.
As I have minus zero self-control when it comes to make-up purchases I bought the sturdy metal compact with this powder but can definately see it been refilled over and over, there would certainly be plenty of other compacts out there that would fit this pan if you were just looking at buying the refill.
I have heard this compared to the Physicians Formula Mineral Glow Pearls - translucent Pearl as a possible dupe for Mythic. As I have both I have tried one on each side of my face for comparison and checked under different lights and in a magnifying mirror. - PF Mineral Glow Pearls on my combo skin is a slightly heavier looking powder with more sparkle and almost a very slight gold effect where as the Mythic powder side looks softer and less shimmery - more airbrushed looking. The PF Mineral Glow Pearls are closer in effect to the Meteorites Balls in Teint Rose which I have and love too.
I love the guerlain meteroites voyage pressed powder!, it gives a slight fresh pink all over glow when swirled over with a big brush for a finishing flawless touch... makes my skin look so healthy and polished, the compact is absolutely gorgeous, but i refuse to pay almost £100 for it... so i always get just the refill and keep it at home so it doesn't bend... ive never broken one theyre quite sturdy despite the sales girl saying i would need the compact or the refill would bend and snap... it doesn't... the refill is a reasonable price, think about £35... I've repurchased many times over the years, though it does last a very long time as its sooo finely milled.... gorgeous!
I picked this up at Heathrow Duty Free so the price was not too ridiculous. I agree with all the comments in respect of the sheer beauty of the compact! For my travel routine, I find that setting my foundation first along the T-Zone with pressed translucent powder, then brushing on Meteorites compact provides the perfect finish. My skin looks radiant and not "shimmery." There is absolutely no highlighting of imperfections either- it really is so finely milled that the effect achieved is smooth and natural- only better. I do tend to re-touch once during the day and definintely if i am going out in the evening. Added benefit- the fragrance is as beautiful as the Meteorite balls.
Bought the refill for this, as the compact was too expensive, even on strawberrynet. I ended up putting it in a Shiseido translucent powder compact, which is a perfect fit! It's held in using double-sided sticky tape.
I've tried using this over Shiseido Sheer & Perfect foundation but it seems to make my face look a bit chalky. The real beauty of this compact, for me, is when I dust it over a bare face. Without any foundation/tinted moisturiser/BB cream, my face can look a bit sallow, unevenly toned and tired (probably not enough sleep!) but once I dust this on bare skin, it really brightens my face and my face looks fresh and my skin tone looks so much better. I applied it to my face at work this morning (the bathroom has great lighting) and could really see the difference. I think for me, this is a real winner for the days I'm either too busy or really just can't be bothered using anything to even out my skin tone but still want to look refreshed.
I apply it using a Korres retractable travelling brush.
I think of this as a beautiful piece of jewelry filled with goodness. Well I guess that's how I justify the price tag. I almost like this better than the balls, it picks up better and is portable. Sure I carry around plain old Mac blot powder if I'm on a rugged adventure, but this really takes the cake. It's magical, you just have to see for yourself. Illuminates and mattifies (gently) all at once. Wonderful in your evening bag ;) I bought 2 meteorites pink brushes, one for the balls at home and one for this. I know the brushes aren't that popular but to me they r beautiful and I like things that match. I like the way the bushes pick up the product and mine are soft. Seems like some got hard ones. I will always use this and buy the refill. Mythic is perfect for my guerlain rose clair 12/nw20/022 diorskin/p40 cover fx. Good, worthwhile splurge! Treat yourself! Thought about buying the new mattifying/illuminating powder by the big G but thought I'd go for the real thing. Ladies, this does not come w a puff. You have to swirl a brush to pick up/blend the colors together. You get what you pay for. Ill gladly shell out $50 for a refill!
This is a wonderful product. I have never used up a pressed powder in my life because i simply got tired of them as they did nothing for my skin and makeup. BUT this is totally gorgeous! I have actually repurchased this because I am totally in love with this. I think this has to be the one product i cannot live without. Totally HG!!! I apply this with a big fluffy brush over my tinted moisturizer or foundation, and it simply enhances my skin making it look radiant, glowy, brightened, and healthy. As someone mentioned 'airbrushed' but in a very natural kind of way. On 'very good skin days' i can only wear this and it will even out my skintone and provides instant 'pick me up' for my skin. Yes, initial purchase was SUPER expensive because of the case (needless to say it is GORGEOUS), but the second purchase and ongoing is cheaper because I only buy the refills. I wish I could give this 100 lippies. Guerlain please please please do NOT discontinue this pressed powder in 'Mythic 01' ever!!!
For reference, I am NC20 in MAC, 020 in Diorskin Nude liquid foundation, 010 or 020 in Chanel. I have normal/combination skin and very prone to breakouts.
Broke me out everytime I used it, not cysts but irritated red skin . Didn't illuminate my face like the raves on the board, doesn't control oil, emphasized dry spots.
I think I'll try the teint rose meteorites original instead , I returned this and bought a bronzer instead