| Review | Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder

Review | Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder

Probably the most highly anticipated product in the 2017 collaboration is the luxurious Skin Perfecting Powder. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the pretty powder! The packaging alone is drool-worthy but is it worth all the hype and extravagant price? 

The Victoria Beckham x Estee Lauder Skin Perfecting Powder retails for $85.00 USD for .29oz and is available at Sephora and other retailers. At $85.00 it is easily one of the most expensive powders in my collection and on the market. I think the only one that actually beats it in price, is the refillable Guerlain Meteorites Voyage pressed compact that retails for 179.00 USD but at least this compact is refillable! 

You can't deny the packaging of this product is a total stunner! According to Victoria Beckham, the packaging is a modern take on Estee Lauder's 1950's style packaging. I love the modern-vintage style because it looks so classic and luxurious. The gold clutch inspired packaging is the ultimate luxury packaging and it really entices you to use it at home or on-the-go. It is a heavy compact with a large mirror inside, perfect for touch ups! You'll definitely want to show off this beautiful compact by touching up in public. The packaging fits in beautifully with the rest of the line and Victoria Beckham's classic and luxurious style. The compact is quite large, not ideal if you have a small evening clutch. but it will fit in small handbag or crossbody bag. 

The powder is a pale yellow-toned beige and is meant to be a universally flattering and mattifying powder. The powder is indeed invisible on the skin and can work for all skin tones. The powder does mattify but it does not make the skin look flat or powdery. It provides a very natural, skin-like finish. It is a very fine powder that sits weightlessly on the skin and sets it, without sinking into lines or emphasizing texture. While it doesn't emphasize lines or texture, it doesn't blur them either. It keeps your makeup on a reasonable amount of time, like many powders, and does a pretty good job of mattifying. I love that the finish is very natural and I don't really see or feel the powder. For the very hefty price of this product, I was expecting a lot more from this powder than what it actually delivered. It is a very silky powder but I wasn't impressed. I think it meets my expectations as a very good powder but it isn't phenonmenal. I don't really feel that it is at this worth the expensive price.

I also find this powder is pressed very hard into the pan, so it is very stiff and a bit difficult to pick up product. You will probably want to use a brush that is natural hair or on the "rough" side. I noticed after only a couple uses, my powder developed the kind of film on top, you get from the oils on your skin and foundation transferring to the powder, creating "hard spots" that need to be scrapped off before being able to pick up the product again. 

You can see in this picture above, the "film" of foundation and oils that has hardened the powder because the powder is so tightly packed. 

I think this is a beautiful powder and great for touching up but I have so many excellent powders in my collection that do more than just set my makeup. I feel this powder is a very basic powder that it stunningly packaged. I will probably keep mine (instead of returning it) because it is so beautiful and I really enjoy having it on my vanity or in my handbag. However, the powder is nothing unique or mind-blowing by any means. You can find other powders that will give you the same results for significantly less. If you happen to be a massive fan of Victoria or luxury makeup, it isn't a bad thing to have in your collection. I will definitely get some good use out of it but I really can't recommend it to everyone because of that crazy price tag! I adore the packaging and it looks beautiful for on-the-go touch ups but overall it is just an average powder.  

I love the collection as a whole and all the products look beautiful together but not everyone is going to enjoy the collection as much as I do. The collection really reflects my personal preferences and aesthetic. If you are looking for one or two key pieces to get from this collection, I would pass on this one. 

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