It started when I was a student in the US. Every Christmas, I would buy my mother a limited edition holiday compact from Estée Lauder. I joined the bandwagon soon after. They make the most beautiful and glamorous compacts that bling up an evening bag. It’s even more memorable when someone special gifts it to you.
Inside the compact is Lucidity Translucent refillable Pressed Powder that suits all skin types with a small mirror to check your reflection and powder your nose. I’d admit it’s totally indulgent, really more an accessory that can fit into the smallest of evening bags than a major face shine eliminator. But the compacts are so pretty, who can resist? Definitely a scene stealer.
Here are some of my favourites from over the years.