I have been meaning to get ahold of this cosmeceutical must-have for a while. But, always deliberated because it is a finishing powder and not an essential makeup item. After all your makeup is on, you dust it on your face like a highlighter to complete the look.
I was lucky to get this compact at the price of a refill, that means I can't choose the colour and instead received the classic gold with multi-coloured swirls in front. I really like the compact better than the box mainly because it's soo handy for touch-ups and picking up more powder if I wanted.
When you open the box, you can immediately smell the heavily perfumed powder. I always like that in compacts. It's like aromatherapy when you reach for a touch-up mid-day or in transit.
At first look, what I noticed is that the compact doesn't come with a puff or brush and you really can't sandwich one in between. I didn't mind as I happen to have a new heart-shaped pink lacquer brush on hand.
The powder does illuminate the face nicely, providing a soft glow on the complexion. Although one of the colours on the compact has glitter, it doesn't show on the face. So the overall effect is very subdued and natural.