LOVE! I could not imagine doing my makeup every morning without this. I use Bobbi Brown corrector and concealer, and I top it off with this. I have it in 02, and I am incredibly fair, but it looks very natural. I dust it on with the Bobbi Brown eye blender brush because I feel like the Laura brush that was designed for this product gives too matte of a finish. I like a natural finish, not matte. This product is amazing!!
I received this in a swap after reading the great reviews about this product, and I have this in 01...I am NC 30, and find 01 works well w/ my skintone, but perhaps 02 would work better...who knows as 01 works great for now. I have med-dark under eye circles and usually use 2 concealing products to hide my circles...I 1st use MAC Full Coverage foundation in NW25 and then I apply my EL DW Concealer in Med over that...after I let my EL DW concealer set for a minute, I lightly buff my LM Secret Brightening Powder over it. The results are amazing! My dark circles are hidden, and my under eye area looks awake and naturally bright. The results last all day w/ no apparent creasing or drying...this product is truly amazing as it did not settle into any lines, unlike past products I have tried to set my concealer with. I like the sifter jar packaging as it reminds me of my BE days. I dip my brush in the product, swirl it in the lid of the jar, and tap off the excess, then buff it over my concealer. I took off one lippie as it wouldbe great if it had a SPF of somesort in it, but that's ok, as I like this product so much I will keep using it regardless...will I purchase it when I run out? Yes!
I've been using this product for about a year and half .. i must say it deserves HG status for me. Being a makeup artist, i use this only as highlighter, especially under my eyes. A very little amount of product goes a long way. It may not appear much when you look at the mirror, but once you take a picture - your eyes really pop out! if you apply too much product, in the picture, you will appear to have a stripe of white under your eyes. I use Cle de Peau concealer or Bobbi Brown concealer pot, then afterwards, use LM Secret brightening powder on top of it to seal and highlight it.
I guess you will really appreciate this product when you see your face in pictures. For normal day use, you will appreciate how even the creamiest undereye concealers stay all day long. LM brightening powder is also a must have if you tend to do the smoky eye look or any dark eye look. It cleans up the whole undereye area.
I've been using this practically every single day for almost 2 years and i'm still using 1 pot!
I bought this in #2 during FF 2007 to go with my new MUFE Lift concealer. I purchased it solely based on the reviews here. It seems to be very finely milled and not sparkly or anything unpleasant. I'll have to use it different ways because I don't think I can justify the price by only using a small amount for under my eyes.
I have been using Bobbi Brown concealer in the pot for years but always thought the powder was too yellow. THIS powder is absolutely perfect over my BB concealer! What a great combination. I have light to medium skin tone and use BB concealer in sand and this powder in #2 over it. It definitely has light reflecting properties but I do not find it to be shimmery or sparkly at all. Do not use too much, though, or it will make under eye area dry. Just a touch is enough.
I am not sure if this powder actually brightens my undereye circles. It has tiny sparkles in it and quite drying. It dries my undereye areas which are supposed to stay moisturized. I still use it but don't like it as much as other people do here. For a brightening effect, I prefer NARS albatross. I think albatross works way better than this for brightening my undereye areas.
I've been using this powder for a year or so - and my feelings on it are lukewarm. I use the Secret Camouflage concealer, and then brush this over my whole face to set everything. It does give me a nice soft look, but I find most powders do that anyways (isn't that what powder is made for? To soften everything...?) But it doesn't look cakey - like some others on the market. I don't feel such a small amount is worth the price, but, I'm a huge LM fan and I can usually stretch it out to last at least 6 months.
I use this to set concealer...not as a concealer in and of itself. For that, it works great. I use either MUFE's Lift or YSL's Touche Eclat and follow it with a precise dusting of this fine-milled powder. It is mainly a matte, sheer white powder that does have some fine "shimmers" here and there - but they don't really show up (at least not on my PPP/FFF skin) once on. Has a nice, soft focus effect. Should last quite a while, too.
It's not often that I'll be so excited about a product that I'll review after only using a few times, but this product has made such a difference to my appearance I just had to share. I've had dark circles my whole life and although I have found products to help hide them, they're always noticeable. I had despaired of ever being rid of them. Until I tried this stuff. For the first time in my life I have no dark circles! Hallelujah! I just put the tiniest bit on with a fluffly blush, and hey presto, the shadows are banished. I was a bit reticent to put a powder under my eyes, but when its on, it doesn't look like I have powder on at all and it doesn't settle into fine lines. I also use a bit around the side of my nose to smooth out the skin tone (although it can give me a sneezing fit). My only regret is that I didn't discover this earlier. I'm fair and use the #1 shade. It looks startlingly white in the pot, but it blends beautifully when its on.
Not sure what the big deal is about this stuff...I tried it for two days and all this stuff did was dry out my undereye area. I used my usual Chanel eye cream, and then concealer, and lightly dusted this on w/ a fluffy brush and by noon I saw lines I never knew I had. Not good...