Dita's "Golden Vintage" Candlelight Powder "Dita" is a finishing powder that I apply only after I have applied all of my makeup...my liquid foundation, mascara, and highlighter, then, and only then do I apply the Candlelight powder with a fluffy brush and a light hand all over my face for that subtle glow. I was so elated to find out that it is suitable for any skin tone. The packaging is gorgeous with a 40s Old Hollywood flair. The compact itself is not as heavy as I had hoped it would be since it is made of plastic. I own a vintage 1940s Elgin American compact (pictured below) that is made completely of high quality heavy metal that I only paid $50 for, while Dita's compact is $48 alone. I would say that if you are looking for a great finishing powder this is your product, but if you are looking for a high quality compact for show, then look for better vintage options over the internet (Etsy in particular has great options).
Can I just say WOW, when it comes to these fantastically glamorous No. 43 eyelashes. I have not had the chance to try them on yet since I am saving them for New Years. I just hope that the band is not too thick, which can make the application and wear of eyelashes a bit difficult.
The tall cylindrical tube pictured above is the undeniably sexy and femme noir "Sexpert" lip lacquer. I mean come on the name alone conveys images of the ultimate sexual encounter. It is a lusciously deep vampy beet color. The brush is short made of natural hair and it applies a super seductive glossy finish. I love it paired over Black Dahlia lipstick. Perfection!
I received this volumizing mascara as a promotional deal from Dita's Fall Favorites collection and it gives loads of volume, not so much length. This product does exactly what it says. In the future I will forego purchasing this product since there are better mascaras on the market that give length and volume in one without the $20+ price, but then again who can beat free.
L-R: Manslayer, Black Dahlia, Sexpert, Erotique, ValentinaThe lasting power of these "Fall Favorites" and "Golden Vintage" lipsticks are indelible. I purchased "Erotique," (pink based red) "Black Dahlia," "Manslayer," and "Valentina 36" (subtle shimmers). They do not budge at all. Even after I eat a full meal. I am in love with these lipsticks! The only thing I would mention as a con would be that you must exfoliate your lips properly. Since these lipsticks are matte, they tend to show any dead skin left on your lips. The packaging is super luxurious and heavy. Truly of vintage standards. The white etched pinstriped design is my favorite detail.
I just love this beauty quadrant. Especially the black etching "Beauty Is Art," in Dita's signature script. It holds my blushes and eyeshadows perfectly with a magnetized bottom and fits beautifully in my purse for on the go applications. The eyeshadows I must say are super duper teeny tiny in person, but the quality more than makes up for that fact. I opted for "Opulence" (a shimmering ivory) and "Plush" (a taupe grey with subtle shimmer) from Dita's Classics Collection, which are perfectly pigmented and soft to the touch. They apply evenly and blend effortlessly even without an eyeshadow base. I also purchased the two "Fall Favorites" blushes in Orchide and She-Shamen (subtle gold shimmer). They are just slightly powdery when I dip my brush in their respective pans, but on the skin they have great lasting powder. I get at least 8+ hours of wear from them without fading. All the eyeshadows and blushes come in magnetized pans.
I am still waiting on my Maitresse lipstick to arrive in the mail, so when that arrives, I will add a picture and swatch to this post. In the future, I have my eyes set on Parlez-vous lipstick and Chinos lip lacquer from Dita's Classic Collection, Vermillion lipliner, No. 39 eyelashes, Petticoat matte eyeshadow, and her Golden Vintage Eyelights compact.