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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
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on 11/26/2016 11:11:00 AM
More reviews by tiffanyfelkai
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Okay this powder is extremely weird. I loved the idea that it was light reflecting like nars setting powder. Im a loose powder junkie and have tried so many but this one had such an odd textre that nothing would go apply ontop of it, my highlighter literally left a clear line around my temples where the powder touched, never had that happen before wih other powders,so strange
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 9/21/2016 8:15:00 AM
More reviews by Kezzaliciousbabii25
Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Being an oily skin girl I wanted to try the translucent powder as I had heard so many good things about it. Unfortunately it was out of stock so I had to get the invisible version. I absolutely love this powder, it has become my holy grail! I have very oily skin and this is the only powder that keeps me oil free the longest. I use it to set my make-up (foundation, concealer, contour etc) and it makes everything look flawless and poreless! Although invisible, it does leave an ashy white cast on my face which I really dislike so I will definitely be getting the translucent version next time.In terms of longevity it lasts for around 5 - 6 hours before a touch up is required (in the summer time) and even longer in the winter. I live in the UK so we get the odd humid day and it still lasts pretty well. I occasionally set the powder with the Skindinavia oil free setting spray and this helps it last nearly all day long without a touch up and keeps my make-up in place and looking fresh. This combination works miracles for me, especially on really hot/humid summer days.I also find that setting the powder with the spray takes away the white cast and the strong powdery look. I wear this powder on top of the Estee Lauder double wear foundation and the Nars radiant creamy concealer and it doesn't cause them to oxidize at all. It isn't the most flawless powder I own (the Givency poudre premiere is more flawless but it doesn't last as long) so I would rather use Laura Mercier. Having very oily skin I also have large pores and this powder doesn't accentuate them at all, it blurs them out nicely. I have also found that keeping a good skincare routine helps keep my oils at bay! I enjoy the packaging, it dispenses plenty without being too messy and you get a fair amount of product. The only downside is the price, its quite expensive but its well worth it and I have heard its very good for baking!
on 8/25/2016 9:42:00 PM
More reviews by Bainton
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I am so disappointed with how much I dislike this product. I tried it so many times thinking it MUST be me doing something wrong - tried applying with both a dry and a damp beauty blender, tried with a poof and tried with a powder brush. Also used two different foundations underneath. No matter what, it seemed to "cling" together and create a weird barrier that WOULD NOT allow me to apply a blush or highlighter on top of it. And it just seemed to hang on to my foundation and then separate it. Just completely awful. I tried so many times desperately wanting to like it, since it was supposed to be amazing (so I had heard), but it must only be the "translucent" version and not the "universal" ... Hoping to return it if I didn't use too much already with all my failed attempts!!!
on 3/23/2016 11:11:00 AM
More reviews by mbcccix
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I'm the biggest fan of the discontinued Urban Decay razor sharp setting powder so I'm always on the lookout for something similar if not a dupe or exact formula. This LM powder was disappointing. It leaves a white, ashy look reminiscent of Nicole Kidman's red carpet mishap. Application is tough, I can't use a brush like I always do, I have to go in with a powder puff and poof a ton of powder on my face. The results aren't the same as the UD powder either. This leaves you slightly dry, so yes it'll accentuate any dry patches or flakes of skin that you have. The powder itself is soft but you can already tell that it'll be drying. I'd stay away from this if you're scared of looking like an ashy ghost in flash photography.My quest continues...
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/19/2015 7:48:00 AM
More reviews by alison_k
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Like other silica powders this is silky soft and easy to apply. This blurs the look of pores and fine lines without adding a thick layer of colored powder to the top of foundation. I do not see much difference between this and the MUFE powder that I was using previously, they both are almost identical. However, I have noticed that this LM product seems to apply more powdery and visible than the MUFE product, so I would probably not purchase this one again. It is a good product though, I just found something I prefer more.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 11/4/2015 5:59:00 PM
More reviews by Swccomm
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium
I just am not sure about this powder. I think it may do absolutely nothing for me -- I use it because I don't want to waste it, so only when I go out in the evening to make sure my makeup stays all night. I never put it under my eyes because I think it may look dry and cause me to look white in photos. I use it with the Laura Mercier fan brush, so the whole system of using it is very pleasurable as it is smooth and silky and makes me feel like I am doing something-- but I really can't be sure, I am looking forward to when it is all gone, so I can try someting else.
on 8/22/2015 6:45:00 PM
More reviews by crawfore
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Other, Curly, Medium
This powder is awful. Though I do love the translucent version of this. The invisible version is chalky white and clumps as soon as you apply it. It's drying and you can see it sitting on top of your foundation. I wore it once and that was enough. Back to Sephora it went. Don't waste your money.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 3/25/2015 10:49:00 AM
More reviews by alyssaann
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
I really like this setting powder. I had just finished a sample of a Cover FX setting powder, and found this one after seeing good reviews online. Even if my makeup isn't perfect, this powder leaves a silky smooth and pretty matte finish. I thought that I had wanted a totally matte finish because of my oily skin, but now I realize that a semi-matte finish is much more flattering. Regardless, this powder definitely helps keep oil at bay and gives my foundation/tinted moisturizer a beautiful finish.The product comes in a large, circular container that is easy to use. It has no smell at all, and is not a stark white but more of a light yellow, which definitely helps neutralize redness. I use a large kabuki brush to dab this into my t-zone and it works very well. It is definitely pricey, but I think it is definitely worth it.
on 2/13/2015 5:31:00 PM
More reviews by 995MissSunshine
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
Pro's:- This powder doesn't break me out, probalby because of it's a talc-free formula.- It makes my skin look nice and matte.Cons:- I don't find the matte effect stays very long (maybe an hour or so).- I have not noticed my foundation or concealer wearing longer.- The formula clings to dry patches and fine lines on my face. I don't even want to know how it would look on someone older than me.- I really dislike the packaging. The powder always seems to find it's way out somehow, even though it is supposed to be shut. - You don't have much control over the amount of product that comes out, for me it's either nothing or way to much.
on 12/9/2014 6:51:00 AM
More reviews by raluko
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
When the sales assistant used this as the last step in setting my make-up I was amazed. It looked matte and velvety, so I purchased it immediately. To be honest, I`ve never really been much of a fan of setting powders because of the silica and other chemicals included, but I was sold on this one. Unfortunately the effect isn`t so long-lasting: once I leave the house, by the time I arrive at work it`s almost like I haven`t used any powder at all. Even in winter, there is already a slick oily film on my face 2 hours later. It doesn`t emphasize my wrinkles, but I was expecting more lasting power.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
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