68%
would repurchase
3.9/5
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ingredients

Talc, Polyethlene, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl stearate, glycine soja (soybean) Phospholipid, Lecithin, Phytosqualane, Tocopherol, Phytosterols, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxy-Ethanol, Mica, Iron oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium oxide

Reviews

Reviews


5.0
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2 months ago

I purchased this powder for the first time in 1991 when it was in a dark blue square case with gold stripe on the side. Actually, this was my very first (compact) powder ever. And it was match made...

About reviewer (1108 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Wavy, Fine

EyesGreen



5.0
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6 years ago

Amazing powder, works well to set foundation and looks natural.

About reviewer (30 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinVery Oily, Fair, Neutral

HairBlond, Other, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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6 years ago

I seriously wish EL would bring this back! It was the best powder I have ever laid my hands on. Light. Reflective. Easy to use / touch up. But of course they discontinued it. The two new pressed...

About reviewer (3 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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7 years ago

I’ve been using this for some 15 years now and have occasionally fallen for other more hip brands like Bare Minerals, LM and Halo But always returned to this. It does all that it claims and then...

About reviewer (28 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinAcne-prone, Fair-Medium

HairBlack

EyesBlack


1.0
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7 years ago

I got translucent and it is yes, so translucent that I can only see a matte effect using it. I bought this as a setting powder to set my makeup. It seemed ok at first, it is pressed and isn't messy...

About reviewer (61 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinDry, Fair, Neutral

HairBlack, Wavy, Fine

EyesBlack


5.0
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10 years ago

I am anti-powder--loose, pressed, whatever. When the Bare Minerals craze came out and I bought some, I didn't see what all the fuss was about and wanted my money back! But the Estee Lauder...

About reviewer (4 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Not Sure

HairBrown, Straight, Fine

EyesBlue


5.0
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10 years ago

UPDATED TO ADD: Well it's now August of 2016 and I've ripped thru about many more of these, and have 3 more in my drawer untouched just in case they discontinue this holy grail! My original review...

About reviewer (301 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinSensitive, Fair, Cool

HairGrey, Curly, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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10 years ago

My friend recommended me this powder. I use it alone even I think it is made to put over foundation. I really like the velvety finish of it. It also gives me a bit of coverage with the 03 medium on...

About reviewer (218 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Olive, Not Sure

HairBrown, Other, Other

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

This is very expensive (31USD), but worth every penny. I have had my compact for over a year and I'm barely half way though it. It makes matte foundation look 'skin-like', and makes it last all day...

About reviewer (59 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinSensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

HairBrunette, Wavy, Medium

EyesBrown


5.0
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11 years ago

I got this to go with the Lucidity foundation, which I LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This seems to be good, but it might be the foundation that makes it seem that way?

About reviewer (64 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

HairOther, Straight, Fine

EyesGreen


5.0
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11 years ago

LOVE this powder! It's sheer and for the summer a necessary beautiful compact to have with me. Not that many shades to choose from but Medium works well. Doe NOT cake! it's an airbrushed look when...

About reviewer (240 reviews)

Age56 & Over

SkinCombination, Fair-Medium

HairBlond

EyesBlue


5.0
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11 years ago

love love love this powder.. I use it on top of the Lucidy Foundation and it gives a gorgeous light finish with a bit of radiance to the face. I hate mask effect powders or glimmer and glitter...

About reviewer (947 reviews)

Age44-55

SkinNormal, Fair, Warm

HairBrown, Straight, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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12 years ago

My aunt had this when I was a child. I used to steal it from her and use it! It is translucent..but I do not remember it being shimmery . It is not matte either. This compact has some luminizers...

About reviewer (272 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinNormal, Fair, Cool

HairBrunette, Straight, Fine

EyesBrown


4.0
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12 years ago

This is an average powder. It's neither amazing nor terrible. I only bought it because at $12 a refill, it's quite affordable and I really wanted an Estee Lauder collectible compact....

About reviewer (55 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair

HairBlond

EyesOther


3.0
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12 years ago

I used this in translucent and while it is actually translucent (doesn't change color of brow corrector or blush), I don't feel it's "luminous" as Lauder claims. It wasn't that chalky but it seemed...

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinSensitive, Fair, Warm

HairBrunette, Curly, Other

EyesBrown


4.0
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12 years ago

Love this powder! Looks amazing over my estee lauder double wear. 'Sets your foundation without making you look cakey or too over the top. Don't think it controls my oil as much as I would like...

About reviewer (7 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Medium

HairBrunette

EyesGreen


5.0
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13 years ago

This powder looks so beautiful on me! It keeps the oils in my face at bay all day with NO touchups! I don't look completely matte with it on which I really like. I have naturally tanned skin so...

About reviewer (31 reviews)

AgeUnder 18

SkinAcne-prone, Olive, Warm

HairBrown, Wavy, Other

EyesGreen


5.0
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13 years ago

Ideal for my needs. BEAUTIFUL packaging and just the right size for my purse. I like that I can buy refills for it.

About reviewer (9 reviews)

Age36-43

SkinCombination, Fair, Neutral

HairBrown, Wavy, Medium

EyesHazel


4.0
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13 years ago

My skin is normal to dry I'd say, and this powder gives me a light and luminous finish. I love it. I like my MAC Studio Careblend powder as well but EL gives a more sophisticated look. packaging is...

About reviewer (39 reviews)

Age30-35

SkinNormal, Fair-Medium, Cool

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBrown


3.0
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13 years ago

What I don't like about this is the fact that it's not cheap (I've found very comparable or even equal drugstore powders for less) and the customer serviced I received buying it both times was a...

About reviewer (23 reviews)

Age19-24

SkinCombination, Fair, Not Sure

HairBlack, Other, Other

EyesBlack