LES BOITES A POUDRE
I must show my Coty loose powder box to you; its divine. The cotton flowers printed all over it are embossed which gives a unique 3D quality to the pattern.
I mix its much too light powder with one from Maybelline (I love both textures a lot) which I deliberately buy a tad too dark.
Why on earth do I do that? you are going to laugh. I like the carboard box from French brand Coty so much that I would rather do that than powder my face every morning out of a dark blue plastic box. Call me crazy. I'll do that until I run out and then I will surely put the right color Maybelline (I prefer it to any other brand I have bought so far and trust me, I have tried quite a few).
The whole exercise inspired me to look up the various loose powder boxes that have graced the vanities of many a chic lady in the 20th century.
I found quite a few and I am truly amazed at the beauty and artistry that went into those small rather fragile containers.
Klytia Institut de Beauté
Not sure; if anyone knows, please let me know.
D'Orsay's Milord; Very Haute Société
Tokalon; for a white Pierrot look?
Houbigant; sweet and feminine
Jean La Salle; very 20's
This Roger Gallet box is near and dear to my heart as it held orphaned shirt buttons for years in our family from our grandmother to our mother; one of us children surely has it today. I am not sure who does. No one would want to throw away such a stunning box (embossed aluminum) embellished with such magnificent birds.
images lobrial-toquam, e.bay, site-annonce