At last! I think I've found my perfect foundation. Up til now, that had been Sheseido The Powdery, but that is quite expensive and I go through it quickly. Also, by the end of the day, I could see it in my pores. Not a good look! This gem, on the other hand, is amazing. It covers my red cheeks, makes my skin look gorgeous, and doesn't make my pores look huge. In fact, even on my nose, where the pore issue is worst, it seems to float over them and they are less visible. I've never experienced that before! And there is no dot highlighting my pores at the end of the day. The color I got must be a perfect match or the formula prevents that pooling in the pores. I use Tender Rose and it's the perfect neutral beige color. I'm not seeing pink like other reviewers say. My skin is not pink or yellow. It's straight beige with a slight greeny cast under the eyes. Most foundations are waaaay too yellow for me now, unless they are waaay too pink/orange - and I've tried sooo many! This and, believe it or not, a cover girl foundation are the first in my long search that had colors that were beige-y - like so much Caucasian skin is. Even though Prescriptives says I'm yellow-orange undertone, their foundations always oxidized on me and I ended up looking straight orange. I cannot recommend this highly enough!! Just having the pore issue gone is enough for me. Do yourself a favor and at least stop in somewhere to sample this. You may find that, like me, the long, painful search for a good foundation is over!
Laura Mercierís mineral powder is the best loose powder foundation Iíve ever tried! The powder itself is very finely milled, which means that I donít have to use as much product to get my desired coverage. All I need is a light dusting to even out my skin tone. A few minutes after application my skin looks luminous, NOT shiny. A wonderfully lightweight, natural-looking finish. I wear this over LORACís Aquaprime and it lasts all dayóabsolutely no need for touch-ups. However, I think the oil-control could be better; toward the end of the day I find myself having to blot my nose, but aside from that this product is perfect!
I also love the packaging; the rotating cover on the sifter gives me more control over the amount of powder that comes out. It retails at Sephora for $35USD (0.34 oz). For reference, I have olive-tan skin and I have this in PURE HONEY.
I had high hopes for this product after reading reviews here. I have tried bare minerals, everyday minerals, j lynne, etc. and liked them all ok but felt that they settled into my pores too much. i hoped that this one would be different but it wasn't. not only did it settle in my pores but it added an awful sheen to my face! after 30 minutes i was glistening like never before -- even my husband commented on it. must be the pearl powder in this product. i am going to try to retunr this -- definitely not a keeper for my oily skin!
This is one of the best mineral foundations I have tried. Does not have a dry finish and it takes a lot to look over done - very subtle finish and this is best to try if you have not used mineral foundation before or have drier skin. It is also very long lasting and does not streak during the day or by sweating like BE. The finish is not very sensitive to the amount of product you use or to technique, so great to use if you routine is very quick. Finish is slightly more matte than other mineral powders and blends easily to give a very natural look. Highly recommended. The powder is more finely milled than BE. The shade Golden Sand is slightly darker than Prescriptives Vellum and is the perfect summer version of the Prescriptives.
i saw the many good reviews on this product. so i went to the counter and tried it on, the SA matched me with soft porcelain, it looked so natural on me and the coverage is pretty decent.. really love it.. but i havent really applied it in full out yet.. so still not entirely sure how it will turn out.. quite scared that it will turn out to be too pale.. but still certainly looking forward to it though..
edit: i've started using it.. it looks so gorgeous on me.. and i realise it makes me look so good on the camera.. but somehow it accentuate my bumps on my forehead which my YB foundation could have covered.. other then that it is fantastic so far..
My sister uses this and loves it so I wanted to give it a try. It turns out my perfect match is tender rose. I just use the tiniest bit so I think the jar will last forever. A kabuki brush gives a heavier finish so I use a skunk or a softer bronzer brush to apply for lighter coverage. The powder makes my skin look flawless and soft.
It took me a long time to try mineral makeup out because I have sensitive skin that is easily irritated or dry but Laura Mercier mmu doesn't bother it in the least.
So far I have just used the mineral powder and have yet to try a primer or a finishing powder with it, but am looking forward to doing so.
ETA: Changed the rating from 5 to 4, if I use this daily my face gets itchy and little bumps appear, I guess my skin is sensitive to the bismuth like others have mentioned. Still looks lovely on if I don't wear too many days in a row
Wow. One of the best mineral powders I've tried hands down. It makes my face look flawless and natural and I just feel so naturally beautiful wearing it!! It's got these pearly, soft, finishing effect. Just imagine your skin in a photo, and when u applied this mineral, it's as if someone slightly blurred ur skin using photoshop. HAHA hope this makes sense. It's water-proof too, i went to swim in the beach and the powder still stays on!! As for staying power, it's not too bad - but you do need to reapply after 4-5 hours. Now am trying Revlon's colorstay - and the staying power is AMAZING. If i need more coverage - i just lightly brush LM powder over the top and i get this soft-focused natural look !! Love you LM!!!
UPDATE: I just finished the powder, and didn't buy it again (I bought Chanel mat lumiere instead) because I noticed that my face gets so dry and itchy after application. It contains some bismuth oxy. so maybe that's the reason why. I get clogged pores with it as well. The colour did match my skin well before, but somehow the colour changed overtime, it looked dark on my skin (as if i was using bronzer all over my face), just weird. Anyway, LM has good coverage though but it dried my skin out!
I think I'm one of those people who just cannot wear a mineral/powder foundation at all. The Tender Rose shade matched my skin better than BE but still settled in all my pores and lines. Sigh. Back to By Terry Light Expert.
Note that if I could wear mineral m/u at all I would much prefer this to any other, as it has a good range of shades and looks nicer than others I've tried. I just have the wrong skin for powder m/u. I'm sending this to a friend who has the same skintone as I do and loves mineral m/u.
If you're looking for something that is VERY easy to apply and provides medium coverage, Laura Mercier's mineral makeup is a great option.
This makeup has a very natural look and also feels light on your skin. I also agree with previous posts that Laura Mercier's mineral makeup is 1000 times better than Bare Minerals. I found the makeup itself to be finer than Bare Minerals and it also didn't leave a cakey like appearance on my skin.
Although it is expensive, the jar itself lasts for a while. Each application doesn't require much product, so paying roughly $45 up front will last you more than a month and a half.
What I really love about this makeup is that it's practically fool proof (so long and you purchase the right color) and so easy to apply. With the right brush, you could apply this makeup without a mirror in the dark and come out with an even and perfect complexion.
For anyone who may be new to makeup or has never been able to apply foundation evenly, give this a try. It's just way too easy!
This lovely product is getting me so addicted!
I have oily and sensitive skin, with bad quality make up product I can see pimples growing in a week. With the invention of mineral foundation which emphasize on "healthy skin" and "natural ingredients", I chose the brand with 5 star in foundation production - Laura Mercier.
At first I thought powder foundation would have minimum coverage, it turned out to be really good! It's light texture, medium coverage, natural looking, it literally just melts into your skin!
Tips: a good powder brush is crucial.