Review of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 by valngau
One thing about mineral makeup is that it is more pigmented/heavier than regular loose powder so you can't expect it to be superfine. To achieve a more natural look, you'll have to apply it with a light hand & not like regular powders. However, I find that LM's Mineral Powder SPF15 is much finer than Philosophy's Supernatural & Loreal's Bare Naturale and has a slight shimmer, supposedly from the pure Pearl Powders & Mica. I bought "Real Sand" which was supposed to be the lightest shade for those with yellow based complexion (I'm a NC20-NC30) but I found it darker than my regular LM's Ivory or Mac.
The MUA told me I have to take a bit of the powder with a brush, swirl it on a tissue (to break down the pigments) & apply it on my face in a circular motion to avoid the heavy look. I think some would complain that this powder leaves a heavy/shiny/cakey finish but if applied properly, it should work fine. This powder is great because I felt that the powder is light & has a slight shimmer finish. Not too sure about oil control because the shimmer doesn't leave a matte finish. I wouldn't advise you to apply it after foundation (too heavy) so I'd use this after a sunscreen moisturiser. I took out 1 lippie because the hassle to apply it & the color selection is on the dark side