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.Whatever.
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." ---mizian.com
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.