Put the powder in your puff

Soft as snow

My Christmas Countdown continues, and we’re on the home stretch – just a week to go before Christmas and the end of my gift guide.

Today it’s all about vintage glamour. And it doesn’t get much more glamourous than a powder and puff. Perfect for the vintage glamour-puss in your life, this lovely loose powder is by legendary Parisian perfume house Caron.

The powders come in two ranges – Les Transparentes and Classic. There are six shades available in The Transparentes, three – like my Transparent one offer sheer, natural finish while the other three are shimmering, iridescent shades for evening. The nine Classic shades offer more of a mattifying, powdered coverage.

The powders themselves are made from all natural ingredients, which are blended and sifted several times to give a lightweight, fine texture. What’s more, it is also sweetly scented with the fragrance of natural Bulgarian Rose, distilled by Caron’s in-house perfumer.

This powder is ideal for sensitive skin, and in fact is recommended by dermatologists. My transparent version gives skin a fine veil – I apply it over my BB Cream – and then sweep off any excess with a large brush, before applying blush. Gorgeous and so unbelievably soft.

But it’s the packaging that you’ll fall in love with – the gold compact shimmers and gleams (sending you right back to the 40s). The studded lid screws off to reveal a baby-soft  ivory puff to douse you in a cloud of powder. They do make them like they used to!

£38.50, fortnumandmason.com

Packaged retro style


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