One if my favourite collaboration of recent times must be the collaboration of Estée Lauder and Victoria Beckham, where style and fashion combines with beauty to give one of the most luxurious and sleek collection. I placed my order as soon as the collection was released in the UK (reviewed here). The Skin Perfecting Powder was out of stock at the time so I talked myself out from wanting it, but my lust for it never wanes. So in the end, I had to have it! Afterall, it is the star of this release.
Let me tell you! The compact is a piece of luxury! It’s a hefty, luxurious gold square compact with a textured metallic finish. It’s one of those compacts that I would so proudly take out and about for touch-ups!
Enough of me gushing over how beautiful the compact is. Let’s find out if the powder can perfect my skin!
Here’s what Estée Lauder says:
Pore-blurring, translucent sheer powder creates an airbrushed finish. Sets makeup and minimises the look of imperfections.
Luxuriously soft, lightweight and comfortable.
In one universal shade perfect for all skin tones. The soft yellow undertone brightens and awakens all complexions.
Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder is a soft yellow, however it doesn’t impart any colour on my skin nor leaving any white cast. It is ultra finely milled and smooth to the touch. To me, it’s a little like a really fine soft banana powder that could brighten up your skin. Does it perfect my skin? Yes it blurs and gives skin a somewhat airbrushed finish, but the effect is very subtle. If you expected miracles, you would be disappointed:) That said, in my experience most products with blurring properties can only offer a very subtle and transient effect. I’m referring to the likes of Guerlain Météorites Pearls, Guerlain Météorites Voyage Powder, Givenchy Prism Libre Loose Powder, etc.
The powder sets my makeup well, my shine is controlled for up to 6 hours. I do wear matte and long wearing bases on top of a mattifying primer therefore only a small extra help is needed from my setting powder. London has been rather cold recently too so my skin doesn’t get overly oily.
I like that the powder is fine-milled. It is tightly pressed so there’s very little powder kick-back. I tend to use a soft and slightly dense natural hair brush to pick up the product and it works fine. Gently dabbing the product over my base, the powder sets and softens my complexion. You can definitely reapply without it looking cakey or heavy. I ensure my foundation has set completely before applying to make sure the powder wouldn’t get any staining or hardening ( I came across a few reviews pointing out this as a con).
I am glad that I have the Skin Perfecting Powder in my collection. The powder does live up to its claims. However, I feel that it is passable if you already have a few good setting powders in your collection. The draw here is mostly the exquisite packaging with Victoria Beckham name on it and the heavy price tag. The whole collection resonates with my personal preference. Makeup is so much more to me than adding colours to my face, it’s also the little fine details that make the whole experience enjoyable.
Have you picked up anything from this fabulous Victoria Beckham Estée Lauder collection?
You can find the collection here.
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