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HG eye concealer setting powder. No matter what concealer I use..this stuff goes over it.. Other powders that Ive used to set my eye concealer might look ok at first, but always made my eye area look all creepy after a few hours, not this stuff.
Im N20/25 from MAC sometimes higher if I self tan. It sets my concealer with no creases and helps brightens up the inner eye area. I also use concealer on my eye lid area, and set it with this powder. If I'm in a hurry, this is all I use besides mascara and a little tightliner. I also apply eye cream and let it set in before i apply any concealer or powder.
this is the brush I use but I would recommend the one LM sells too. I gently press and smooth in. maybe gently blend a bit.
I cant imagine this being good to use all over your face..just the eye area
Sigh. I had high hopes for this product.
Although the powder did not settle into the fine lines under my eyes, it did not provide a 'brightening' effect at all. I selected the correct shade (#1) for my skin tone and yet, the powder barely appears, let alone illuminate my undereye area.
I assumed I had been applying it incorrectly and approached a Laura Mercier MUA for advice, to no avail. She placed a small amount of Brightening Powder under my left eye, and when I looked in the mirror (under both natural light and artificial light), it looked precisely like my right eye. There was no difference between both eyes! I don't understand why it's not working for me..I have dark circles and I really hoped this product would lessen the severity of my circles but unfortunately that wasn't the case.
I'm happy that it works for others though!
this powder makes any concealer work to the best of its ability. concealer may slightly stick in any little eye crevices, but not to the extent of other concealers. its a very natural finish, and you can use it on your nose as well for shinyness. Of course the packaging sucks, I'm never a fan of LM cases, but tap both sides, swirl on lid, and use each side of nbrush for each eye. I use the LM secret powder brush with this. love it!
like the other reviewers said, this powder looks frighteningly white in the tub, but applied with a light hand and a good makeup brush, makes all the difference! i use it over my concealor and eyelids (they tend to get a tad oily) and the results are beautiful - really, just like the lm flawless face ad! i have zero problems with creasing or caking, and my eyes look great. given the miniscule amount you need, the tub should last anyone at least 3-5 years.
A little goes a long way. I use it over/under foundation, on the cheekbones, and on the browbone. Don't use too much, you can always use more.
I'm becoming a Laura Mercier addict, thanks to her oil free foundation, Secret Concealer, and this. I love this for the fact it's ridiculously finely milled, but also because it really does brighten up the under-eye area, something I've left so neglected for far too long. Without a tiny amount of this to set Secret Concealer, I feel unfinished - and Secret Concealer would probably crease or disappear if it weren't for this powder. It's pricier, yes, but one needs so little it's actually economical - if you use it, anyway. My routine is such now: moisturizer, sunscreen, foundation, concealer, secret powder, and then a light, sheer setting powder all over. And I look rested, even after a sleepless night - or two.
It's the most finely milled product I have come across for setting my concealer. I am pale with yellow undertones and I use #1. Pretty amazing stuff. With it, my undereye area does brighten up a bit. I use this with other concealers and other brightening pens, and it still works great. This is one of the products that I will not like running out of.
I adore this. I use it as a finishing product - like B.E. Mineral Veil - but this is better. It just smoothes and heightens and it's beautifying.
Ok I'm going to start of by saying that I didn't have really high exepctations for this product. I just happened to be wandering around Nordie's and was playing around in the makeup area.
Recently I have developed some darkness under my eyes and was thinking about trying something to hide them - more or less looking for an excuse to buy more makeup. The LM counter caught my eye and the SA dabbed on some Secret Concelear and put the Brightening Powder on top...and I immediatly fell in love. I adore the "Bright Eye'd" look underneath the eyes that seems pretty populare these days and this gave me just that. Woke my face up and even on those really bad mornings this does the trick to make everyone think that I have had a great nights sleep. I think the trick to avoiding "settling" into the not so good areas under the eye is to go easy with the product. The SA told me about five times NOT to over do it and just use a very small amount to get the effect needed. She was right...because those few time that I got overzealous the powder did settle into my lines.
I love this stuff! the MA told me its for going over concealer on the under eye area to which I said psshaw! I use this HG on my under eyes, on and around my nose to brighten my face, and on my chin. GAW-jes! I get a lot of compliments on my skin (i also use laura mercier undercover and MAC select spf). One of my good friends even told me she wished she had skin like mine that "didn't need foundation" . GO buy it now!