This is a very beautiful compact. I will be pleased to carry this in my purse and pull it out as needed. The powder is the color of aurora borealis crystals, like those used in clothing or on nail art or beading. I really like a hint of it on my cheekbones. The single compact came in a box with Catkin branded outer tape and it was protected during shipping with excellent large bubble wrap. In fact, they could have sent it in a smaller package, but I was very pleased with the packaging, speed of shipment, and most of all, the item itself.