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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
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on 2/27/2017 7:34:00 PM
More reviews by triplejjj
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Amazing powder to set foundation with. It literally keeps me matte all day. The only thing i could fault about it is the packaging. It would be better if there was a shield thing to stop the powder from going everywhere as soon as you open the lid.
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 2/26/2017 12:27:00 AM
More reviews by Heathbono
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
I have oily skin and I noticed that after 5 hour, my makeup would melt off and my pores were noticeably larger, even with primer. I started using this and that all changed. My makeup can stay in place and look fresh even after 12 hours of having it on. I also really like to dust it across my eyelids as a base after I prime them. I noticed it helps my crease stay in place. It's definitely worth the money.
on 2/25/2017 7:07:00 PM
More reviews by goldilocks101
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I had my doubts about this powder. EVERYONE loves it. I figured it must have some flaw. But I wanted to try it myself so I bit the bullet and bought the full size (It's a better price than buying the sample) LOVE at first swoosh of powder on my face. I have a very oily T-zone and this powder seriously keeps my makeup in place all day. And gives me great hope I'll be able to use some foundations again that used to get to slick on me after a few hours. I currently am using this powder on top of Mac fluid studio fix foundation and it's so flawless and beautiful. So happy I bought this!
on 2/6/2017 5:27:00 PM
More reviews by DBusta
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
Ugh, I wanted to love this! So many people have raved about this so I decided to cave and buy this. It's just okay. Nothing special... I have very oily/acne-prone skin. I didn't notice a different in it prolonging the wear of my foundation and I got a few whiteheads on my chin after wearing it once. I'll stick to my $4 NYC Loose Powder that works better and 1/10 of the price. I say save your money and pass!
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 2/2/2017 8:06:00 AM
More reviews by citychiiclifestyle
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This is probably one of the best buys of 2017 for me. I use creamy foundation so this powder not only adds a touch of matt but provides such a lovely subtle shine and contouring effect as well. Furthermore, it lasts all day which is always a plus. To use it best, dampen a makeup sponge and apply it under your eyes down to the end of your nose and then blend it. For a very contoured look apply two layers and a dab on the tip of your nose. It will make you look flawless and glowing!
on 1/31/2017 2:27:00 PM
More reviews by GoonerGirl
Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Other, Other
This powder is probably one of the most hyped beauty products of the last few years, and I never buy into the hype immediately so I was definitely late to try it out. I have combination/oily skin, so most foundations tend to develop a shine after a couple of hours. This powder however, prolongs that BY A MILE.I use it with a damp makeup sponge and pat it on under my eyes, on my forehead, nose etc and it's so finely milled that even if you go overboard with it, it can easily be brushed away or patted into the skin. It makes my makeup looks flawless and matte and just beautiful. I can go for most of the day without getting horribly shiny and it keeps my makeup in place very well too.It may seem pricey for a mere powder but you 29g (1 oz) of product so it will last me years. The packaging is great, it has a cap with holes in it to extract the powder appropriately and works a treat.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 1/27/2017 3:55:00 PM
More reviews by hwnpunch
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Other, Medium
I've tried every type of setting powder out there but nothing compares to this. It sets makeup beautifully without caking or settling into fine lines. It doesn't dry my skin out and gives a matte not fake finish that never looks powdery or heavy. Also looks great in photos. I have combo skin with an oily t-zone and this keeps oil under control enough so that I may need a blot or two throughout the day tops. No reapplication necessary. It is a little pricey but I've had a travel size jar for 2 months and it's still almost full after daily use. HG wish I had shelled the money out for it sooner.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/20/2017 5:34:00 PM
More reviews by drawkcabackward
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Coarse
I wish I had bought the smaller tub of this before I bought the full size. While I do think this is a great powder, I think that people with clog-prone, acneic skin should approach cautiously. I have friends that have no issue with this breaking them out-- I guess I'm one of the unlucky few that got clogged pore bumps all over my cheeks from using this. I didn't realize it was this powder until I stopped using it completely, but it took me about a month to finally extract all of those clogged pores out. I used this powder all over my t-zone and used it to "bake" under my eyes and it did a fantastic job and left me with a lovely finish, though I don't think it made my makeup last any longer than my other loose powders.I will say, however, that I like the packaging. Unlike some loose powders, that puff of powdery smoke doesn't come up when you open the lid and I find that it dispenses the right amount of powder into the tub without spilling everywhere. The plastic also feels sturdy and secure--not like some other powders where if I drop it, I fear the cap will come off and it'll explode everywhere.I'll probably give this away to a friend or keep it to use on family members when I do their makeup. For now, I will always and will continue to use Coty Airspun powder to bake, set my undereyes, and set my face. If you had a problem with this powder, I find Coty Airspun is a great alternative for a fraction of the price.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 1/20/2017 1:04:00 PM
More reviews by obryanh1
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I've been using this product for years and I can't really see myself using any other loose or pressed powder. It keeps everything in place without adding a chalky or white cast to my face (which is already incredibly pale) and works well with the foundations/concealers I use (currently: NYX BB cream and Tarte Shape Tape concealer). I only wish the price point were lower.
on 1/13/2017 6:47:00 PM
More reviews by brissa
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
worth the buy
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