Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Estée Lauder Scorpio Zodiac Powder Compact- Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder

In recent weeks I've finished several staple products and travel companions that live in a little leather pouch (made by Jola V Designs) that moves from purse to purse. One such item was my old Chantecaille Voile de Rose, which I replace with an equally impressive compact, Estée Lauder Scorpio Zodiac Powder Compact. It holds the old Lauder standby, Lucidity, in its transparent version (Lauder also offers five tinted options) that is slightly beige, so it'll never look ghostly or ashy. If you're not familiar with Estee Lauder Lucidity, it's one of those soft-focus powders that give a luminous look without drying the skin.

But the main story here is about the compact, a perfect gift for the Scorpio in your life. I've always been fond of my zodiac sign, despite the fact that it prompts people to write this drivel:
"There's not a Scorpio female alive who doesn't think she's all woman. This girl certainly has enough glamour, and she's enormously seductive... It's just that, unconsciously, she would prefer to be a man. Less restriction-more opportunity. It's the one secret she even hides from herself, and seeing it exposed won't sit well with her.
Once the Scorpio girl has figured out the difference between blue booties and pink booties, she'll resign herself to wearing the pink ones, because she's fabulous at making the best out of a situation. But pink is not her natural color. The true shade of her nature is dark maroon, or deep wine-red, not a female color at all. However, to give her proper tribute, she's able to make you think it is. I know one who's great at pretending to be a fragile, fluffy kitten. She purrs so contentedly most men guess she's an ultra-feminine Piscean. They topple into her trap and wake up later, sadder but wiser. She is no kitten."                       

This Scorpio loves shiny things, and the golden Estee Lauder compact with the little citrine-colored crystal (November birthstone) in the clasp fits me perfectly. It's tiny enough to be shoved in a pocket, but I'd recommend keeping this little treat in your makeup bag. The mirrored compact is refillable and isn't too heavy (it's smaller and lighter than Guerlain Meteorites). It comes with a black velveteen pouch and a mini puff.

Bottom Line: I love it with my passionate little Scorpio heart.

Estée Lauder Scorpio Zodiac Powder Compact- Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder ($70) is available from Nordstrom, online and in store.


  1. LOL sounds like they are describing Leo which I happen to be, although I'll pass the whole wanting to be a man part. I prefer the glitz and glam of being a woman and this compact in Leo. :)

  2. I think that's from Linda Goodman's Sun Signs. I LOVED that book in high school, more than I care to admit. I now think astrology is total hooey, but I am glad to be a Scorpio because I do like the scorpion.

  3. Oh dear, I am a triple Scorpio ... wonder what they'd say about that.

  4. I'm a scorpio too. Totally craving this compact!

  5. Love the compact ... and since I, too, am a Scorpio must have this! Thanks so much, Gaia:) Charlotte M.

  6. Very chic! I have been thinking about getting one for about a month. I just don't know how much I would use the powder.

  7. It was the 1970's and Sun Signs was on everyone's guilty pleasure reading list and I had one of these gorgeous little compacts in Cancer. Good memories :-)

  8. As a Scorpio, I saw this and wanted one. I'm not sure I can live up to the lofty ideals set by astrologers, but it's fun to pretend.

  9. I had to score a vintage one off of ebay. hooked for sure!


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