Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat, $40
“Sweetie, have you seen my golden hat?”
“Yes, babe, I think so. I think I saw it downstairs on an illuminating powder.”
Um, how pretty is Poudre Lumiere in Golden Hat ($42)? It’s the illuminating highlighting powder in LancÃ´me’s new The Golden Hat Foundation Holiday 2011 collection, and I absolutely love the design on that pan.
Designed to make skin shimmer and sparkle, but in a quiet way, it can be worn on the cheeks or all over the face.
The first time I opened the compact, I thought, “Glitter!” Big flecks of it on the two shades in the pan — a cool, pale gold and a cool, pale pink. The big flecks appear to be part of an overspray, though, because beneath the uber-shimmery top layer sits colors with a soft, subtle sheen, as opposed to a high-intensity glitter shimmer.
“LancÃ´me is thrilled to announce its support of the Golden Hat Foundation, a non-profit created by beloved Ambassadress Kate Winslet to raise funds to better the lives of children living with autism. To support Kate Winslet’s inspiring philanthropic endeavor, LancÃ´me has worked with her to create a stunning holiday collection that brings to life the spirit and message of the charity.”
On my tan, warm skin, neither of the finely milled powders really registers very well (and also look a little ashy), not even after several layers, but I have a feeling that’s because they prefer paler princesses with cooler skin tones than mine.
Still, even though I’m not a perfect candidate for this Golden Hat, I can’t help but like the idea and style. I could just sit and stare at the pan for hours…
AVAILABILITY: Available now at LancÃ´me stores and also online
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,