Jane Vanroe on collecting vintage powder compacts and compact mirrors. You can find Jane's designs at www.vanroe.com and on Amazon in the EU & USA
I’m often asked which compacts can be filled with Max Factor’s Creme Puff pressed powder. It seems that there’s a brilliantly loyal following for this brand, which is one of the few original “cream powders” still produced after their explosion in the late 1950s.
I stock compacts that fit Max Factor Creme Puff over at Vanroe Compacts, but here’s a quick guide to all your options…
Vintage powder compacts for Max Factor Creme Puff
New powder compacts for Creme Puff
All the above will of course fit 67mm refills by other brands. These include Estee Lauder Lucidity and Rimmel Stay Matte.
As a side note, my Grandma took her much loved Creme Puff to my sister’s wedding, and lamented the demise of compacts to fit.
“You can’t find them anywhere,” she exclaimed. “They used to stock them in Boots but I’ve looked and looked!”
She hadn’t made the connection to anything I’d proudly told her about Vanroe! Of course Grandma now has a gorgeous new Stratton… which, my Mum reports, she still hasn’t used because “it’s too nice”! She’s waiting until her old powder runs out, so that she can pop a brand new refill in!