OK, OK .... one must be crazy to buy this product (it's over US$65) but its got to be the perfect loose powder. I've tried most major brands, Bobbi Brown, LeClerc, Mac, Laura Mercier & so on but La Mer takes the cake. Honestly, I don't buy in the "treatments" in this powder but oh my, the texture is super amazing, ultra fine & doesn't leave any color on my skin. After trying it on, my face doesn't look "made up" or cakey but dewy. So it's great to prep your skin after moisturiser & before makeup
I have combination skin (oily T-zone & dry cheeks) and upon application, it blots the shine but doesn't dry out my cheeks. Actually, after trying it on for the first time, my friend commented how natural but nice my face was. She had no idea what I used.
Pity the price is a bomb and while the jar looks great, it's too heavy (½ lb?) for me to lug on my travels.
Extremely fine powder. No need to repowder. Not drying at all. Beautiful finish. WHat else can you ask more? Don't fancy the packaging though.
I wasnt sure if I wanted to spend the $$ since La Mer is expensive but I bought this loose powder because I needed something that would get rid of excess oilies and shine after I was done with my makeup. This powder makes my skin so soft and flawless. I might buy the Nars one next time since its gotten good reviews and its cheaper, but this one is nice as well. I noticed my T-zone is less shiny after using this.
First, let me just say I was shocked to see how brown the translucent was in the jar. Shocked! It is very translucent, and even thou I applied barely nothing, it was far to yellow / dark for me. So I've taken off 1 lippie for that reason.
Product wise however, there is definitely NO SHIMMER visible on me. So those that have been scared off by the shimmer factor don't be.
Finish wise it is divine! Without doubt the most beautiful, creamy, fluffy [if that's even possible], luxe loose powder I've ever seen. All the reviews about it making your skin look airbrushed and hiding pores etc are right. Very, very kind to dry skin. Beautiful product.
This is a lovely, lovely face powder. Yes, it's mega expensive and it is definitely an indulgence so if you can afford it, go for it, otherwise, it IS a face powder. It's nicer than other face powders (probably the nicest I've ever used) and it has the silkiest, light as air texture I have ever seen in a face powder. I got translucent and it has the most beautiful sheen to it. There's tourmaline in it by the way but the first ingredient is Talc (like most face powders). It is beautiful over any foundation (I did not care for the La Mer foundation...has wheat germ in it which destroys my skin). The only complaint I have about it, other than the price is the heaviness of the jar. It is packaged in a HUGE glass jar which weighs like a pound (so not exactly something you can travel with). I have carpal tunnel syndrome that has migrated up to my elbow so my elbow actually hurts when I pick up the jar with that hand (shows how heavy it is). Anyway, other than that, it is a lovely powder!
*Beautiful*!!! The particles in this powder are so amazingly fine. The powder glides on like air. Creates a flawless finish. Unlike other loose powders where you can actually see "powder" on the skin, this loose powder just looks like your skin is airbrushed and perfect. So beautiful! So expensive too, but the heavy glass container this comes in is H-U-G-E, so it should last a long, long time! I wanted to purchase this in Translucent, but it was sold out, so I purchased it in Creme (the lightest color shade) instead, and I love it! The color Creme is the same color as NARS "Flesh" Loose Powder (if that helps anyone with color selection). I am very happy with this purchase! :)
I bought this in Natural (02) and wear it over my liquid foundation or the La Mer Fluid tint. It gives a nice finish, doesn't make me look cakey, flaky or dry. It also sets my foundation nicely and only adds to the effect. I'm pretty picky when it comes to loose powders. I have tried T. Le Clerc (Banane), Nars (Flesh) and Chanel (Translucent), to name a few. This would have to be the best one. I am Asian with light combination skin and yellow undertones. I like a clean and polished look but hate looking like my face was painted or air-brushed on. This helps create that "flawless" look without being heavy (you can still see your actual skin), and one application in the morning gives my make-up all-day staying power while keeping the shine away. The jar it comes in looks pretty and elegant but is huge and heavy - it feels like it weighs a ton! The screw-on lid is a good idea but I wish the container were a little less space-consuming and more portable. Despite the packaging, an overall great buy!
I bought this in Transparent. It's the finest loose powder I ever bought. It goes on smoothly. I use it with La Mer creme foundation and they last through the day. the color Transparent looks shimmery when i first tried it on my hand but when it goes on the face, it's not shimmery at all, it will give you a silky and smooth finish, will defintely repurchase. I tried many different loose powder: Cle de Peau, GA, Laura Mecia, Prescriptives Magic, Origins, and La Mer is the best.
I don't like its packaging though, it's too heavy!
Updates: This powder is so good taht I bought another color as well. Translucent is good for sheer coverage while the other color, Cream, will provide better coverage with my creme treatement foundation.
This powder has the softest, silkiest, lightest feel and it provides the most beautiful finish to the LaMer foundation or any foundation I would imagine. It compliments your face as it sets your foundation and does not sit on your skin like some loose powders in translucent. I do though, have to repowder my nose by mid day. I have dry skin, but my nose is oily, so repowder is a must for me no matter what powder I use.
Ok, so as a makeup artist I have gobs of powder - and from every line imaginable. Finding the right powder is key to the success of almost each job I do.
I still use and love many, including Becca Loose, Laura Mercier Loose, Chantecaille Delicate Powder and Rimmel Stay Matte. The most I have spent on powder in the past was $50 for Kanebo Loose, which is beautiful too. Each has a place in my work and heart. But wow, does the La Mer powder rock!
I bought shade 02 Neutral, and it works on a variety of skin tones. It's slightly luminous and leaves skin with a soft-focus appearance. I used it today for a bride/TV combo, and it read beautifully on camera. It's expensive, please don't run out and buy if you can't afford - there are many others that are phenomenal and do the job. But if you're a powder aficionada like I am, this is a great product to check out.
I've not seen anything amazing happen to my skin with their skincare, but have friends who can't go an hour without a nice coat of it on their skin. The powder, however is a big winner for me!