Beauty expression by Luchessa

A Thirty-something metropolis girl with a big passion for makeup, traveling & city hot spots & urge to share reviews, tips & tricks

Review: ♥ Artdeco Dita von Teese Compact Powder ♥


Hello my Beauties!

I know, it’s monday again. But let’s try to make the best of it. Think of all the little things, that can easily make you feel better today.
The fresh coffee in the morning; this deliciously looking cupcake in a little coffee shop you’re passing by every morning; that fabulous new nail polish, that you just got last week; a heart-warming phone call from your best friend or a dinner with your loved ones…tell me, what’s your instant “feel good” moment?

Today i would like to first talk to you about my most favorite compact powder of 2012 and ask you a very important advise later on.
I purchased the powder back in July, when it just came out in Dita Von Teese Classics collection, in collaboration with the german cosmetics brand Artdeco.
It came only in one shade: ‘Face Fatal’ No. 1 and it’s a micro fine compact powder that creates a transparent, gently matt finish.
That very fine texture blends completely with the complexion and mattifies skin perfectly thanks to its oil absorbing properties.
ARTDECO Compact Powder 01 Dita Von Teese Face Fatale

After trying this powder for the first time, i already knew i would be in love with it. First of all – how adorable is this packaging? It has a little Dita on the front and the slogan: “Beauty is Art” on the mirror inside.
“I think that anyone can learn to be glamorous with the right tools and practice.” – Dita Von Teese
Dita-von-Teese-ArtDeco-Cosmetics-Classic-Makeup-Collection(Picture taken from the Artdeco site)
The feel of the compact powder on my skin was definitely something, i have never experienced before. And i have been using compact powders for ages. It felt really silky and soft. 

I would say, this product is suitable for any women with rather fair skin, as it’s not 100% transparent. For me it was exactly the right shade, since i’m really light-skinned myself.
The product is a little scented, which didn’t bother my nose at all. Somehow i even find this scent nobel and classy.

To apply the powder i use a big fluffy kabuki brush, instead of the this sponge that it came with. I just don’t feel like it’s doing the job as good as a brush. The results are very even and silky. My face stays matte after using not too much of the powder, for at least for 6 hours before i have to do any touch-ups. Even better, if i don’t have any oil-based foundation on.

Another good aspect, that i’ve noticed is that it doesn’t clog my pores and leaves my skin “breathing”. For somebody who uses makeup on a daily basis, this is definitely something important!
It comes in a packaging of 10g /0.35oz for about 23€ or £29.00 in the UK (i found it here)

As you probably can tell from my picture, i used quite a bit of the products. And let me tell you – i took this picture a few weeks ago, so it’s almost all used up.

Now to the point where i need to hear your advice. Could you recommend me a good powder in the same price range? I’m not talking about real high-end powders, but also not quite the drugstore ones. Maybe something like MAC?!
Or should i just stick with the one, that hasn’t disappointed me for over 7 month? What are your thoughts on this?
I definitely love this compact powder, but as im a beauty blogger, obviously i’m always on the hunt for the next best product on the world-wide market.

Please let me know, what you think about it!
And until next time – stay beautiful!

ps: if anyone is curious, here is a video of the press conference and the making of her seductive advertisement.
(If i’m not totally wrong, Dita came up with at least 2 more limited collections last year.)

Author: Luchessa

I’m a thirty-something metropolis girl, with experience of living on different continents, speaking several languages, a big passion for skin care, especially Korean beauty, traveling and an urge to share my knowledge and tricks that I've learned over the past years. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

26 thoughts on “Review: ♥ Artdeco Dita von Teese Compact Powder ♥

  1. I love Dita, too bad they don’t sell Art Deco in the US. I used to have their eye shadow base, loved it 🙂

  2. I actually like Bare Minerals pressed powder. I think it’s the “Ready” line. It is excellent for oily and combination skin.

  3. I wish this was in the states! I love Dita! I’ve been trying the rimmel stay matte power for the little bit of powder use I do….but sometimes when I’m feeling fancy I use my Guerlain pressed powder.

  4. Great post hun!
    I think you should stick with this because you love it so much. I’ve had a hard time finding the right one for me. I’ve tried a lot of different brands but the last two years I’m hooked on Dior’s Loose Powder. It’s almost transparent and therefore perfect for almost every skin tone. It’s quit pricey, but then again, I need to buy just one each year 😀
    So, once you’ve found your perfect match I think you should hold on to it.

    But… (there’s always a but, isn’t it?) I’d like to try a powder by Clinique. The reason that I didn’t tried it already is because they use alcohol in their formulas, which I don’t like. Have you ever tried Clinique?

    • Oh i heard a few good things about Dior’s Loose Powder, but as i’m not a fan of loose powders in general, i didn’t go for it.
      Now i only tried skin care products from Clinique…so can’t really tell how it is.
      I might stick to this one, since i haven’t found a good dupe.

  5. What a great review, I’ll have to look out for it! I’ve been using Alison Raffaele. It’s a transparent powder that is loose but comes in a tube complete with a fabulous brush. I absolutely love it. It was a random find and I don’t actually know anything about the company….. this probably isn’t much help but there you go.

  6. Your description does sound a lot like Forever Marilyn from MAC! I wish that was permanent. I do recommend Maybelline Dream Matte powder, if you have it there. It is my absolute favorite face powder. I don’t know why, but it just works wonders on me! Also, I say this as someone who has been wearing face powders since high school. 😀

    • Im going to believe you on the Forever Marilyn one, since i haven’t tried it, but i’m putting Maybelline Dream Matte powder on my “to investigate list”. 🙂 Which number do you use? I guess they come in different shades as well…

  7. Lovely review Luchessa! I was looking at Artdeco’s stuff over at before actually since their eyeshadows look fab. Never really a powder gal as I could never get it right or get the right shade, hence I’m thankful BB cream was invented hahah. I do tend to stick to a product that suits my shade unless I get to try another brand (sample) and feel that it’s better, then I would switch! 🙂

    • Yes but thats exactly what im talking about – first you need some suggestions and ideas to know what you want to try…i might check out that Dream Matte Powder by Maybelline, that Melissa suggested. It’s just the half of the price and if its good, i might get it next. 🙂

  8. Have you tried any of the Laura Geller Baked Pressed Powders? All LG face products are at the top of my list, unfortunately though I think the rest of the range is pretty rubbish!
    Which funnily enough is also how I feel about Art Deco! I used to work for them and their products are so hit and miss it’s unbelievable. Don’t ever waste your money on any of their eye liners!

    • I dont’ think we have Laura Geller line here in Germany. I heard a lot of the brand on youtube though.
      I think i will give a few different drugstore brand a chance and get maybe two different powders to see if there is anything that i like.

    • I dont’ think we have Laura Geller line here in Germany. I heard a lot of the brand on youtube though.
      I think i will give a few different drugstore brand a chance and get maybe two different powders to see if there is anything that i like.

  9. This is really interesting. I’ve heard of Dita von Teese before, she seems quite glamorous! Too bad it only comes in one shade. My recommendation is not exactly compact powder, but I use Organiqs (danish cosmetics) mineral bronzing powder. I would recommend it because it works really well, feels very light on my skin and is a responsibly sourced cosmetics.

    • A mineral bronzing powder? Hmm interesting. But im not a huge fan of bronzing products. Im looking for a simple powder, in best case transparent one.
      But Organiqs looks like a nice “healthy” cosmetic line, which reminds me of the german brand Alverde, that looks really similar, when it comes to the packaging.

  10. That sounds awesome! I wish I could see it for myself! If you’re looking for a finishing powder, I LOVE Bye Bye Pores from IT cosmetics! It’s so wonderful! In other wonderful news, I just nominated you for an award! Thank you for being so lovely!

  11. I bought the same powder a few months back.I must say it’s absolutely amazing! I don’t use foundation, only concealer and this powder is the perfect finish for my milky white skin 🙂
    I’m not planning on changing it. ArtDeco is a lovely brand!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Dimana.
      I think you are totally right. I have tried a few other powders in the meantime, but i haven’t found any, that would come close enough to the Dita vo Teese one.
      So i guess soon i should purchase a new powder. 🙂

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