Oh Thank Goodness it's BAAAAACK! Estee Lauder discontinued this wonderful stuff, and just as I'd lost hope, I saw it on their website, so I went to my EL counter and there it was, BACK AGAIN!!!!
This time in an ugly square container with weird ridges on the surface just like the photo. Before it was killed off it used to come in a nice looking round compact, smooth surface and they even sold it in refills for their collectible compacts the big and small sizes. The ugly square container has a magnetic closure, and a weak hinge that tends to torque a bit when I try to pry it open, so I doubt that hinge will be long for this life. However underneath it's new ugly exterior lies perfection in powder form.
This is the finest, best, most wonderful sheer finishing powder ever. It doesn't give me that Granny dipped in flour look that is so underwhelming. It smooths out my blotchiness, tones down my rosacea (and doesn't aggravate it either!) and doesn't oxidize and transform itself to another colour. It stays sheer and beautiful and silky.
I'll quit hyperventilating. It is good for anyone with combination skin where some is oily and some is dry. Which is me, I can't speak for people with severe dry or severe oily patches. This does control oil but not in a dry matte sort of way.
It doesn't go on all cakey and matte, the finish is silky and looks airbrushed. It is so finely milled this powder doesn't look like it's there at all, just skin perfection. It blurs things out and provides a magnificent finish. I can oxidize a lot of powder foundations and some pressed powders, but not this one. It doesn't go orange on me, stays the same.
I've been using my precious new compact 2 ways; 1 on my bare (moisturized spf) skin, and 2 to set my favourite foundation (Revlon Colorstay Normal/Dry skin). Either way this is a wonderful choice in a pressed powder.
I don't bother using the puff thing it comes with. I always apply with a blush brush and while I was on the EL site I noticed a video on applying powder with a brush that had the m/u artist rolling the brush onto the face. This works nicely but so does lightly dusting it on the normal way then buffing the excess off.
I have a bit of my other favourite now d/c powder, Revlon's New Complexion Pressed Powder (not the powder foundation they just released under that name) in a pale shade so I bought Medium Warm instead of Medium Light Warm. I figure this will function as a cross between a very pale bronzer for giving a touch of glow in winter and being a perfect powder when I'm sporting a fake tan in summer. So far my plan is working well.
But the next GWP I'm going to get another Aeromatte in my warm light medium and toss out my Revlon powder. This stuff is MAGIC in a compact.
I never understood why they push Lucidity which is a far inferior product and killed off Aeromatte, but it looks like the people at Estee Lauder figured out they made a serious mistake, and brought this beauty back to life.
Good for you Estee Lauder! Thank YOU!!!!!!!!!!