For the third year in a row, Cle de Peau has created a special, limited edition holiday powder. Each year is unique, and though I haven’t seen Vintage Palettes I or II myself, my sales associate described them more as contouring powders compared to the 2011 edition.
To see the compact in person takes your breath away. The mosaic pattern of the powder is repeated in the geometric design on the lid. The powder also lifts up to reveal a full-but-wonderfully-soft brush applicator.
One of the sales associates used this brush to dust powder on the back of my hand. Instant angelic glow — can my hands always look this good?
I arm-swatched it with a triangle sponge — heavily, because this is one of the most finely milled powders I’ve ever tested, and anything less would be unphotographable. The result was an incredibly fine beige-golden shimmer. This powder is too delicate to use as a spot-highlighter (on your cheekbones, under your brows). I’d use it all over for an otherworldly glow.
The Vintage Palette III is $125.