Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder SPF 15

3.5

66 reviews

56% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.7

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide. Ingredients: Silica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lipids, Jojoba Esters, Pearl Powder, Lauroyl Lysine, Copper Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract, Lycium Chinenesis (Lycii) Berry Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract. ( /-): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).


on 4/21/2015 4:41:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I wanted so much to like this foundation, but this foundation just did not agree with my skin. The only thing I liked about this was how it worked well with my dry skin - it did not cling onto my dry patches nor did it make my dry patches obvious. Every time I used this foundation, however, I noticed that I would get two to three new pimples each day I would use it. I gave it about two weeks and it just did not agree with my skin. This also did not last very long, perhaps 7 hours tops. After 7 hours, I could see the foundation slipping and sliding on my skin. Another thing that bothered me was the strong chemical scent it had. Returned it to Sephora or else I probably would've kept using it as I really really wanted to like this foundation. :(



Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I got this from Sephora after this particular friendly beauty consultant who tried really hard on her job.

I got it in Tender Rose and it does suits my Medium Fair skin with sufficient coverage of my light freckles. The staying powder is fairly well however the T-zone will appear its shine in the afternoon. Usually I used this as my overall powder without any base other than my sunblock.

However, I do realize that it clogs my pores a little and small bumps start to appear on my T-zone after 1 month of usage. Proper cleaning and exfoliation is recommended if a your are acne/oil prone!


Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This powder meets all my expectations! First of all I love that it's pressed and not loose b/c when ur on the go u have no time to worry about the mess mineral powder makes. I love the color range, Rich Vanilla is my favorite. This powder gives me a flawless natural look and that is exactly what I look for in a powder. I apply this powder over the LM tinted moisturizer and voila perfect face! Does not clog pores or make my face oily. The best!!!!!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 10/23/2014 1:07:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is by far the worst powder foundation that I have ever used. It separates and cakey even during the application. It is worst than the drugstore ones such as Loreal true match powder foundation and Za powder foundation. Don't waste your money on this.


on 6/21/2014 8:59:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I originally went to the LM counter to purchase the loose mineral foundation, but since they were out of my color I decided to give this one a try.

This is a very natural looking powder foundation that provides minimal/light coverage! I usually apply this first with my real techniques buffing brush, then go over blemishes with a concealer and the end result is a natural looking foundation.

I have the color natural beige which is a spot on match to my nc30-35 skin.

I don't know if I'm gonna repurchase this because I still want to try the loose version but we'll see.


on 6/8/2014 3:08:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I'm a NC40 (MAC), Barcelona (NARS) and have been using the Rich Vanilla shade in LM's Mineral Pressed Powder range for 3 months now. I often interchange between this and MAC's Studio Finish compact but I'm starting to lean towards this Mineral Pressed Powder these days.

Pros:
- medium coverage
- bit of glow, not mask like
- doesn't dry out my skin, make it flake or emphasise my pores
- I dust it over my face with a puffy Sigma brush and it looks polished first time, every time
- my current winning face is Garnier's BB cream followed by L'Oreal's Magic Blur and a dusting of LM's Mineral Pressed Powder over the top.

Cons:
- bit exxy but it's lasted well so far
- smallish mirror in the compact.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 1/29/2014 1:49:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I need to preface my comments by stating my skin is sensitive to silicone and it is extremely difficult to find any high-quality foundations (or skin care for that matter) that are silicone free. I also don't like the "glow" or mess associated with loose MMU and most pressed versions actually add silicone (or significant oil) to improve texture (just like 99% of liquid foundations). LM Mineral Pressed Powder addresses all these issues - and does so with a formula that is smooth, lasts reasonably well (I have normal skin, moderate pores, no real issues), and leaves behind a nice semi-matte finish. I apply this with a LM powder puff (small & square, flocked, however not the one that comes in the compact) and then run a large, fluffy brush over my face to ensure a light finish. I would give this five stars if it didn't tend to emphasize my pores later in the day.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


on 1/11/2014 5:47:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

I wanted to love this product. It's one of the few talc free pressed powder foundations I've found (talc makes me itchy). It has a lovely satiny finish so it's not a flat looking powder. But it realy emphasized my pores on my cheeks. That's a deal breaker for me, sadly. I think if you don't have an issue with big pores, go for it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse

Eyes: Brown

I usually use the loose powder version, but I'd thought I'd give this a try just because its more convenient to travel with. I use real sand in both. The pressed version is slightly lighter than the loose version, but both are a good match for me. The pressed powder has amazing buildable coverage and a matt finish that doesn't look too 'flat' or unnatural. It doesn't have the glowy effect of the loose, which isn't a bad thing. I have oily skin so its great on those extra shiny days! It lasts all day and I've started to use a light dusting of the Laura Mercier mineral finishing powder over it which gives a flawless finish.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


on 9/30/2013 9:30:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

According to the LM website, this is a powder foundation, offering “a natural, buildable foundation for sheer to full coverage”. Unfortunately I was looking for a sheer, light setting and mattifying powder, and instead I was sold this not knowing it was actually a mineral foundation product. (This is the last time I will ever listen to the SAs at Space.NK!) I was incredibly angry when I found out what had been sold. But, to the product itself – to be fair I have to judge it on its own merits.

I think it is a decent mineral powder foundation for someone with no skin texture issues, it is not overly shiny, and it holds fairly well through the day. However, it looks quite obviously made up, and it is not really possible to get that naturally polished look. The product is so soft that a huge amount of product comes off on the brush I use to apply it with (forget the sponge, it is useless), so I have to tap off the excess to avoid applying waaay too much. The colour “natural beige” is a good match, but will probably be a bit too dark in the winter.

One thing that loses this product points big time is that it really emphasises pores – not only on my nose, but also on my cheeks – they look like little craters! No other powder has ever done this. If I try to buff, it just makes things worse so I have to apply sheer finishing powder on top of this product to hide them.

I would not buy this product again, but it is possible option if you are looking for medium to full coverage mineral foundation powder and either have no issues with pores or do not mind having to apply another powder on top of this powder foundation. Lastly, a word about the packaging – it is the standard square LM compact but why can they not make the mirror bigger?


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