Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact and Collectible Compacts

Estee Lauder limited edition Shimmer Power in Gold Pearl is a lovely shimmer powder in a gold compact. Its usually available only during the holidays each year. I got it as a gift last year.  These compacts are highly priced collectibles for gifting and private collections.
Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact
As stated on their website-

“Mrs. Estée Lauder, fragrance innovator and artist, introduced her first compact collection in 1967. Since then, each new year has brought a new collection of magnificent hand-crafted compacts.

Estée Lauder collectible compacts are hand-crafted by a team of master craftsmen schooled in the fine art of jewelry making. Each compact design begins as a solid block of pewter, which is sculpted into a master-an exact likeness of the approved pattern.

From the master, a mold is created, and molten metal is poured into the mold to create a casting. Castings are hand-cleaned and polished with three different buffing wheels, refining the surface to a high luster. Then they are plated, a three-step process of dipping into various metals. This ensures that each tiny work of art will retain its durability and glossy finish throughout its lifetime.

The final compacts are hand-assembled, enameled and many are hand-set with Austrian crystal stones-sometimes as many as four hundred. Each compact is carefully inspected before being filled with solid perfume or pressed powder.”

Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact

Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact

Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact

The shimmer powder in itself although pink-peachy in colour, becomes just a lovely shimmer when applied. Its comes with a gold colour topped sponge. Great for applying as a highlight on cheeks and decolletage.

Estee Lauder Collectible Compacts

Estee Lauder Collectible Compacts

To sum it up-

Pros of Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact

-Lovely Gold pocket watch look.
-Heavy solid jewel like crafted look and feel.
-Easy to carry in your purse.
-Rare limited edition exquisite pieces that enjoy a worldwide following among collectors.
-Family heirloom worthy.

Cons of Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact

-Expensive. Depending on the type of compact retails $50 onwards.
-Might not be used on a regular basis-just for special occasions.


I just love the gold compact and the concentric circles design. Some designs look grandmotherly and old fashioned and worth a miss. Some of them very lovely.

Estee Lauder Collectible CompactsEstee Lauder Collectible Compacts
Plan to collect them each year when I become filthy rich. Till then I will drool on this season’s collections.

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51 thoughts on “Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact and Collectible Compacts

  1. me tooooooo…droooling with you!! 😀 😀 :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

    1. Rati I am actually jealous! :green: U always have the best and the most drool worthy products 🙁 I also want them!!!!!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

              1. I somehow feel that the compact form is a little more shimmery than the loose powder. Loose powder is very very subtle. I mean it would be there highlighting your features and you wouldn’t be able to figure out what’s giving you that glow. :))

        1. Rati dear, i agree with Suma that you have the bestest products. :green: But planning thoughtfully??? How do you do this? May be you can do us a post on this.

          1. I do a lot of research before buying my stuff , when it comes to high end brands. I mean for Lakme toh I have to come to IMBB only 😀 😀 but for estee lauder or mac or clinique, I can probably use a bit of google. Sometimes if i have to buy an expensive product, I probably avoid buying stuff that particular month and buy it the next month. I never compromise on buying foundations because that’s the base of the makeup., if I have to I can spend upto 5000 as well to get a good base makeup. And I think everyone has a wish list, I keep making mine and I slowly buy products from it. Plus, my mad swatchings and test & trials over the past year has given me a good feel of the products.I am making lesser mistakes with every purchase. :))

            That’s it. Nothing major.

            1. Rati dear, ur an angel. :worship: :-* Post us the pic of “all the products” you have. Do they all fit in 1 pic???? :yahoo:

  2. the compact caeesigns are simply breathtakingg….!!!!! me droooooling…!! :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
    and i like that subtle shimmer the pwder is giving..very fine…!!

  3. Let my marriage get fixxxxxxxxed..I swear I’ll use only Estee Lauder and MAC products on my face!! :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

    1. Hey Cali, i thought you were saying something else when you said “let my marriage get fixXXXXXXed”….. :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

  4. These cases are really drool worthy and that shimmer powder is really subtle..great for a night out…and Rati you are so right….I love almost all Estee Lauder products.

  5. I like these very solid collectables from lauder – the powder collectables as well as the solid perfume collectables. Lauder should offer refills for the solid perfume collectables, that would be great :woot:

  6. I want these!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

  7. :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pray: :pig: :pig: :pig: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :shame: :shame: :secret2: :secret2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

  8. :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: I might purchase it for the packagingggggggggggg :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: looks so good !!!!!!!!!!!
    :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

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