I bought during sales. I only paid USD 16 for the refill. I bought Anna Sui's compact case to put this refill, it fit perfectly. I have best of both world:)
Okie, it is white shimmer on compact. Once you pat on your face, it is actually translucent. I use this to set my makeup. It doesn't adds any colour, just some shimmer on my skin. It doesn't make you look like disco ball. The Quality is superb. I would love to get the actually compact once i am done with my current 2 refills.
Love P&J makeup, it is the best brand in the market.
I haven't actually reviewed this yet so here I go.
I bought this at the start of the year, I've had it for about 4 or 5 months now and have the following comments on it.
The good things about this product are first of all, the packaging - beautiful pearlised pink compact with a pretty flower design, it's dreamy, it comes with a very good quality paul and joe puff inside which makes it look very luxe. It is beautiful to look at. So of course the packaging is the first good thing you see about the product.
When you shine a bright light on this powder it does sparkle, that's what made me buy it in the first place!! It looks like "angel powder", gorgeous!!
The powder is very finely milled so be careful how rough you are with your brush, you only need to stroke your powder brush over this to get some product on, no crazy swirling to be done with this product otherwise you'll be showing pan within a month I should think!!
The powder leaves a lovely finish on my face, and I haven't noticed any oiliness with it. It's probably not the BEST powder for oil, though my face isn't really one to test on as I don't suffer that much. It's more of an evening finishing powder to be honest, not the most practical product out there for sure.
The bad things about the product are the price first of all....it's very expensive but then it IS luxury, secondly I don't think you get much (it's very finely milled so you could run out quick!).
Regarding the vanille colour, if you're the palest of the pale then this is the one for you, I have to say that I should have brought a different colour to be honest, that sucks for me I guess but my own fault!!