68% would repurchase
on 12/16/2017 5:18:00 PM
More reviews by pricklypear
On Sephora, this Highlight 01 is described as a “golden nude” but on my warm skin tone (approximately M.A.C. NC25/C30), I would say this is more of a beige leaning pink. It is still very natural if I keep it sheer, but if I really build it up then the pink starts getting noticeable. For your reference I rarely ever wear foundation, so I normally use this on top of clean, moisturized skin.If you are after that “glowing from within, healthy, radiant skin” look then this is great for that. This product is very finely milled, quite powdery and because of that, the inside of the compact tends to get dirty looking really quickly. It has minimal, fine shimmer that can only be seen up close. The lasting power is pretty good (around 6 hours on my combination leaning oily skin). At the end of the day, I tend to find stray sparkles on areas of my face where I did not put any highlight so there is definitely some migration happening. Some downsides to this product: it can emphasize texture (acne or dryness) when really built up, and the packaging is quite bulky. It takes up substantial space in my travel makeup bag.Overall, this highlighter is a great product to have in your makeup collection but it is not something spectacular that you NEED to have (in my opinion).
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on 12/10/2017 8:26:00 PM
More reviews by mrsvarshy
This was my first eyeshadow palette. Before getting this, I only had Mac Vintage Selection paint pot that I used when I was going out for a brightening effect on my lids. I was a minimum makeup wearer back then and I wanted to slowly ease into eyeshadows. I was thinking I'll buy a MAC 4-color palette or Urban Decay Naked. But, I was just reading about secret camouflage and came across Laura Mercier. I did not do as much research back then - in terms of whether this was a neutral palette, a warm palette or a cool palette. I'm nc41 in studio fix powder + foundation (this is now a little orange on me) and Bobbi Brown Natural Tan 4.25. But, I was having a tan and was darker when I purchased this one. At first, I was very disappointed with this one. The color bamboo swatched very sheer. In fact I might have gotten a palette where bamboo was from a bad batch. It was hard and the brush didn't pick up any color. Over time, however I've used this with fingers and after I made a significant dent, the product appears to pick up the color. I didn't like it at all for over a year and a half and I only used the darker shades - espresso bean, truffle, fresco, violent ink and African violet only once. In the hindsight, I think a lot of the colors are too light for me. People call this a cool neutral palette - I'm neutral with less yellow than an average Indian Skin tone. I like the colors in this palette on me. It is not overly cool that it turns ashy on me. However, someone with my skin tone surely needs a lid neutralizing primer like a paint pot to help show the colors better. I have pigmented lids too and I find that the lighter colors show up better with a primer. After a year and a half, I bought some other shadows Camel from Bobbi Brown and a mini Bobbi Brown neutral palette as a gift and some Bobbi Brown cream shadows - stone, taupe. I also started watching Hannah Martin's videos. Then I picked up my LM artist palette again and I applied it over a cream shadow. I never used the lighter colors in the palette much and I found them grey and ashy because I have pigmented lids. On top of the cream shadows, they looked amazing and true to pan color. Also, I swatched many MAC, UD and Bobbi Brown during this period and I haven't found a better eyeshadow formula than LM. Now that I've found a way to use the lighter colors in the palette too under a cream shadow, I am liking it a lot better. Because, I cannot return used makeup in my country and because I love the darker colors in this palette, I'm trying my best to make it work.Pros:- best best formula of powder eyeshadows. Very buttery and applies smooth. - very good pigmentation - all colors apply smooth and pigmentation is amazing. - darker shades are excellent. I find the undertones in violet ink and espresso bean and truffle will work well on all skin tones. The darker shades are a dream to work with in terms of the formula too. - great palette for very light skin tones as you could use all colors with little or no help from a primer. - color selection is well coordinated. Every color works well with others in the spectrum. Top is cool and bottom colors are warm I guess. Cons:- not a must have for me. Not a must have for anyone my skin tone as you can't just slap the color on and it just works for you. You have make lighter ones work better with a primer. I suggest buying separate LM shadows. The palette is however amazing value for money if all colors work on you. - lighter colors look very similar. Guava (light beige) and primrose (a light pink hue). Sparkling dew is also similar to guava in tone. - the pigmentation and color can mean differently to different people. I find the colors are natural, subtle and muted, but pigmentation very good. For instance, I expected African Violet to be a rich purple-gold based on swatches. It is good color however not a very bright color if you will. If your tastes are more bright this palette may not be for you.
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on 12/8/2017 9:57:00 AM
More reviews by lily4ever
I bought the travel size of this to try out... 30$ canadian for less than 10 grams of product... umm even if i loved this i couldn’t bring myself to repurchase. It makes my skin look smooth and flawless but that doesn’t last the whole day. It helps control oil... sometimes. If it’s muggy outside or i’m wearing a foundation that doesn’t particularly last great on me, this powder doesn’t help out unlike my Maybelline fit me loose powder.
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on 12/6/2017 12:50:00 PM
More reviews by Hoyman
Very beautiful bronzer. It my favorite bronzer. I have medium skin with neutral undertone Laura Mercier flawless fusion long wear foundation in shade 3n1 buff is perfect color. Love it.
on 11/29/2017 11:36:00 AM
I love this foundation, It last all day at work for me. I have normal to dry skin. I don't set this with powder at all. The texture feel light weight and medium coverage with beauty blender and full coverage with brush. The foundation is a little runny but not too runny. It retail for $48 before tax at Sephora and Nordstorm. I bought my at Sephora in shade 3N1 Buff. Packaging is super perfect come with pump. My favorite at the moment. Great foundation A+ for Laura Mercier.
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