T. LeClerc • Loose Powder in Nacre • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||73%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Green
I thought Camélia was the exact shade for my fair skin.... until I tried Nacré.
I like Nacré even better... it is a vary pale beige, so neutral that I think it will suit a huge array of skin tones (pale/white ones).
Super finely milled, it goes on smoothly, melts into the skin after some minutes, after application (do not be scared if -at first -you wonder if you are fainting, given the white apprearance of your face!).
No, it does not make you white, but melts w/ your skintone or foundation (my case).
Does not alter the foundation shade and prevents its oxidiziation.
Does not make your skin feeling "tight".
I am giving it 4 lippies instead of 5 just for one little point: it does not "hold up to the oilies": I mean, now w/ this hot steamy weather I need a super performing powder to that extent, with a good oil absorbtion on my T-zone.
T.Le Clerc was holding up just two hours, and then I needed to blot & re-apply.
The jar is beautifully old-sytilsh, but not practical at all: you drop a lot of product when opening, as there is no sifter (wish they made one) or other device a part a useless net.
Nevertheless it's a very good powder.
No shimmer, it's a classic one that gives you just that polished finish you need.
Price wise, it is more convenient than other powders : the container has a good 35 grams instead of the nowadays typical 20g or 25g (or even 15g of Mac and 16g of the new detestable Dior!!). So you get a ton for the price you pay.
Definitely a buy.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: I don't know what I was thinking when I originally rated this with 4 lippies -- now I'm reducing to a 2, which is still probably generous for this overrated powder. I managed to use this for several months and still have tons left, but never will it touch my face again! T. LeClerc looks unnatural and chalky compared to Chanel's loose powder. Even worse, the formulation is terrible for acne-prone skin -- it contains rice starch, which might be good for oil control, but also feeds bacteria. Ewwww. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I'm taking off a full lippie for the vexatious packaging. This comes in a small tin that's sealed with a ribbon glued around the lid. Peel off the ribbon and you're left with sticky residue on the tin. Even though I opened the tin very gingerly, a flurry of powder spilled out, and the stupid sifter (a little circle of mesh that's apparently supposed to sit on top of your powder) was closer to the bottom of the tin than the top. As for the powder itself, it's great! I debated between the Camelia, Translucide, and Nacre, and I'm glad I got Nacre. It suits my winter skin perfectly, but might be a tad bit light when I get more tan in the summer. (For reference I'm about NC15-20.) The picture on eluxury.com shows this as a ghostly shade of almost white, but it's perfectly suitable for a normal fair complexion. But I'm not convinced that I like it better than the Chanel loose powder I've been using, and they're about the same price. And although T.LeClerc is 1.2oz and Chanel is just 1oz, I imagine I'm going to waste a lot of product if I don't figure out where I'm going to transfer the rest of this stuff.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
I usually use MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder, but they cut their size into 10gr, making it very expensive since their previous canister contains 28gr powder! I bought this in France which is 25% cheaper than if I bought it in Indonesia. I opened the packaging with great care after I saw all the reviews here, but surprisingly I got no problem. Yes there's a very little powder spilled, that's about it. I apply the powder using Shu Uemura mini loose powder puff (my favorite!) and completely satisfied with the packaging, but I admit that it's a bad idea to travel with the tin. Now, the quality of the powder itself. Ladies who feel that TLC powder is finely milled need to try other high end brands such as MUFE or Shu Uemura. TLC is gritty! But luckily, the smoothness of the application is almost comparable to my previous MUFE. The mattifying action is comparable too, and the best part is, I feel this powder gives me a bit of coverage! I used to be a foundation girl, but now I just use tinted moisturizer and a little dust of this on top. Good powder indeed, but I've ordered NARS Loose Powder in Snow after seeing all the great reviews. I'll compare both of this later. BTW, I'm NC15-20 and Nacre work fine on me. People with very pale skin might want get Blanche, not Nacre. And for the last note: this is kinda drying. Better for people with at least normal skin. I'm dry-combination and this often make my skin flake or balls up when my skin is particularly dry. EDIT: cut a lippie off. This oxidize, while NARS loose powder does not. EDIT: Dropped some more lippies. I absolutely hate this powder now after I changed my sunblock into a greasy Euro sunblock. TLC goes on clumpy, cakey, and can't absorb the oil, making my puffs and brushes all wet, and my face a super messy arena! MUFE and NARS powder doesn't experience that much difficulty, not even my cheap Korean brand powder. Totally not worth the money.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Blue
Hmmm. I have this in NACRE and it still ISN'T PALE ENOUGH for my PPP skin. It applies very yellow - and I wear it alone. It does have enough coverage to wear alone I'll give it that, but it is very dehydrating on my dry dry skin if I wear it more than one day in a row. The packaging is unuseable so I immediately poured the contents into an old Versace Loose Powder container. But most importantly, even thou this product only has 3 ingredients, it still broke me out. GAH! I can't remember whether the offending ingredient was rice or corn starch, but they both perform the same evil of feeding the natural bacteria already on the skin, making my skin breakout like crazy, even on my neck! Also the rice / corn starch is a mattifier which is why it was so dehyrating.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Black
Isn't the most finely milled loose powder when compared to Cle de Peau, Make Up For Ever, Stephane Marais, Shu Uemura, Laura Mercier, Nars loose powder. It even feels a touch gritty between your fingers
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I can't compare this to anything, as I have never really used loose powder before, but I can say I like this one so much I don't think I'll ever feel the need to try anything else in its place. After much agonizing over the colors (I had to order online, sight unseesn), I settled on Nacre, which is just perfect on my pale slightly warmish skin. This gives a flawless finish over most of my face, but does cake a bit under my eyes. I don't mind the scent or the packaging. The scent reminds me of an old fashioned cosmetic smell and the tin is TOO cute. I don't travel with mine and I've never had any problems with it spilling out or the sifter sinking in.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is a beautifully fine, natural looking powder. It's not cakey or chalky at all, and feels very soft and velvety on the skin. As far as controlling oil goes, I couldn't comment as my skin is normal/dry, but I can say that it doesn't accentuate any of my dry patches. I don't mind the packaging as I just keep it on my vanity, but it would definately be worthwhile getting the voyage tin if you plan on travelling with it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is one of my holy grail powders for fall/winter. I have fair skin with yellow undertones. The color of this powder appears to be mostly translucent as I apply this but there is something in this color that brightens my face and makes my face sort of glow. It's hard to explain but it gives me an etheral look that I don't get from any other powder. I love the container that comes with T LeClerc loose powders - it's not convenient for use ( it has a really silly and useless sifter and is very easy to spill) so I always move some of the powder into one of my clear sifter jars but I like having this container on my dressing table. It's very old fashioned but classy looking. If you are fair skinned I would highly recommend that you give this loose powder a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
So gorgeous! I wanted that beautiful pearly white complexion, and achieved it with this. As with all T. LeClerc powders, this made my skin look so smooth and flawless. Expensive, but will repurchase.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
A beautiful bright light beige with a little peach undertone. Don't let the color of the powder in the container scare you! It is beautiful and natural looking on. It really brightens up my fair skin. No breakouts or irritations.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
T. LeClerc has earned its reputation. Nacre' is a pale, pale biege. It doesn't have yellow or pink tones. Perfect for us super-PPP's. Like all the LeClerc powders, this one is super fine milled and wears beautifully. Like everyone else, I would suggest you either splurge on the Voyage box (totally worth the extra $$) or empty it into another container.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
doesnt really help in controlling oil.. but i love the texture, its really silky! the light beige suits me and makes my skin look flawless, the only downside is the price, way too expensive!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
This light beige color loose powder is my staple powder currently. Texture is very silky, doesn’t accentuate dry skin yet it doesn’t make my skin oily. With or without foundation, this powder makes my skin look flawless. Expensive yes, but worth every penny. Oh, and the packaging is very beautiful and luxurious, but definitely not for traveling and also the shifter is useless.
Updated: I've re-discovered this again after wearing Becca, KP, GA loose powder etc since my MIL and husband says my face glows when I'm wearing it :).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Grey
This is my favorite shade of the T. LeClerc powders. It's nice, but I prefer the Laura Mercier transluscent and the Sonia Kashuk loose powder in Naked to the LeClerc in Nacre. Both the Laura Mercier and Sonia Kashuk feel lighter and work better for me. They wear better and look better. I'm glad I tried the T. LeClerc, but I do not plan to repurchase it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Recently got this in a swap- my my this is lovely!
I have to say, I am a Px Sheer rose (BR family) usually the second lightest shade of any foundation in general. I have slight yellow undertones, so I can get away with Mac NC20 most of the time (except in winter). This powder definitely looks light in the tin, but goes on beautifully and blends in perfectly. GORGEOUS product.
I have read so many reviews of T.Leclerc loose powder, and I now understand the hype! I don't know if I would spend this much $$, but I will absolutely try to swap for it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Black
You need to get this in the voyager box... it is much more sturdy and has a sifter, unlike the silver canister. I love the finish... it is very smooth and the result is a matte, even finish. I can't use this when my skin is very dry, b/c it highlights my flakes, but otherwise, it is very nice!
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I love this powder, it is great if you have extremely fair skin tone. It makes you look like you have flawless skin, without too much coverage.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was really lucky to get this powder for really cheap: In Macy's they stopped selling it, and when I asked a salesperson, she brought out the leftover stock and they were all 75% off! So I got this loose powder in Nacree, a sheer peachy color, but its so sheer, it works well on my Asian yellow skin tone. Its so lightweight and sets my makeup really well. I will definately buy this again. Minus: The case was so stupid, clumsy silver packaging with a disk/sifter inside. I had to buy another loose powder holder for it. But I'm definately going to buy another one. This one has lasted me 2 years now, and I still have a lot left!! :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
FRom the first time I tried T.LeClerc, I was hooked. Nacre is the perfect color for me. I am in between a Stila A and B, Laura Mercier Porcelain, and BB Porcelain. It makes my face look flawless! The first time I bought the poweder, I bought the tin. Big mistake!! The tin is cute. but is very impracticle. I splurged the next time and bought the voyage box. Much better for traveling and life with a three year old! Now, I just buy the cheaper tin and refill my voyage box. The powder is outstanding quality and it takes me about a year to finish a tin. It is actually a very good deal considering how long it lasts!
It also wont cause acne. This will always be a staple for me!