Dressing table: The best compacts
1. La Rose Deco
Rosewood and shimmer combine in the form of an Art Deco rose. Achieve instant highlights.
£32, Lancôme, from Harvey Nichols from 20 August, nationwide from September
2. Fresh Bloom All-over Colour
The petal graphic and shimmery-soft shades perfectly coincide with fashion's current love affair with florals.
£23.50, Clinique, 0870 034 2566
3. Péché No 1: L'éclat
Shimmery flesh-tones inside and a beautiful gold chinoiserie case, this compact has the mystery and seduction of YSL's beloved Orient.
£35, Yves Saint Laurent , available nationwide
4. Protected Paradise Face
The embossed pastel whales in this pretty compact will be a reminder of what you're helping to save: 5 per cent of the proceeds go to the Pew Institute for Ocean Science.
£88, Chantecaille, spacenk.com
5. The Tailleur Bar Palette
Inspired by Christian Dior's favourite colours, this limited-edition eye palette shaped into an elegant Rene Gruau illustration is simply stunning.
£65, Dior, exclusively at Selfridges, selfridges.com
6. Blush 4 Eclats Sculpting Blush
Made for balmy evenings, these warm brown tones will give your complexion a dewy hint of a tan.
£31, Guerlain, 01932 233887
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