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Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
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on 6/9/2018 12:08:00 PM
More reviews by Barbarita
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
This was the worst setting powder I have ever used. It settled into my fine lines under my eyes and looked dry. It didn't brighten anything on me, just looked like I applied white power on my face.It look away the pigment of the concealer instead of setting it. Light-reflecting pigment? you mean sparkles? not goodAnd why a powder does contain so much conservative?3 parabens and bht. Not something I want to have on my under eyes areaThe price is outrageous for the amount they give youBoth the secret brightening powder and the translucent loose powder by Laura Mercier are subpar ,overhype and overpriced rubbish
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/7/2017 7:59:00 AM
More reviews by equigley
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I like this powder, it works well but for the price it's not life changing enough to purchase again. It has lasted me over a year because I use it sparingly on my under eye area which makes the price easier to swallow but I believe there are cheaper, just as effective, products out there.
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 8/5/2017 4:09:00 AM
More reviews by GypsyMoth
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium
Maybe I just got a particularly glitter-y batch but I find the micro-glitter in this product to be excessive and far too visible, drawing attention to my under eyes instead of doing what all good concealing makeup should do and making them blend with the rest of my face for a natural look. If the micro glitter wasn't there, this would be a great product. It does brighten up the under eye (and then some, see comment re: glitter bonanza), blends fairly well (I use a damp beauty blender to apply) and stays in place with minimal creasing.The packaging could be better (and feel less cheap) but is functional. I would not buy this again.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 3/20/2017 4:19:00 PM
More reviews by blooiejagwa
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Worth the price. Held my concealer through heavy crying on multiple occasions. No discernible texture. Brightens. Smooths away edges of eyeshadow in a photoshopped sort of haze.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/25/2016 8:27:00 AM
More reviews by lizzwicker
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine
I'm not entirely sure why I ever bought this, but it sat around in a drawer for a long time before I decided to start using up a lot of my unused products. I didn't notice much difference from using this just under my eyes - it's not something I need, apparently, and maybe that's why I never bothered with it. I figured I'd try using it as a setting powder for my foundation just to use it up, and I actually really like it. It's very finely-milled with a very subtle shimmery glow that gives me that "lit from within" look while also making my skin look smoother and more flawless than usual (and my skin's not flawless). It's not too intense but also not super subtle and it may not be for everyone and not for every day, but I do love the look.
on 1/20/2016 11:07:00 PM
More reviews by milevamaric
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This is a good product but because I haven't really delved into an exploration of setting powders, I don't have much data to compare this to other under-eye setting powders.With that said, as soon as I began using this to set my under-eye concealer, it completely improved the performance of my under-eye liner and shadow, as well as the longevity of my tight line on my upper lid. I wear tinted moisturizer, spot conceal and conceal my under-eye circles; the addition of this product makes my overall look polished but still natural. My MUA friend could not tell I was wearing setting powder underneath my eyes.I apply this with a very slightly damp beauty blender around my eye (360 degrees) once I've let my under-eye concealer set. Be careful not to apply too much, as it will become drying.My only critique for this product is that I'd like the circumference of the jar to be bigger. Because the jar is so small, I find that when I first purchase the powder overflows and I lose product. This would be okay if this product weren't so needlessly expensive (cheap packing and ingredients--it should be maximum of 22 dollars retail), but it is. Overall, I will continue to repurchase and use daily until I decide to experiment and change my routine.
on 12/4/2015 4:59:00 PM
More reviews by Patikovil
Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure
What is more recommended, the Secret brightening powder or Translucent loose setting powder? I'm not sure which one to purchase. I feel that if I purchase the secret brighting it will show a lot on pictures. Please give me advice!
on 11/13/2015 11:21:00 PM
More reviews by zebabashir
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
loveee this product! I have really bad under-eye creasing and would walk around with a tiny brush to constantly brush away the creasing throughout the day. I've tried numerous powders but none worked as great as the LM secret brightening powder. Once I started using this powder, the creasing under my eyes diminished significantly and my under eyes looked flawless! I use this powder with my beauty blender; I make sure my concealer is well blended and no lines are visible and then pat the powder on. Would definitely repurchase!
on 10/21/2015 11:36:00 AM
More reviews by staysee321
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
NOTHING SPECIAL PEOPLE!!!I have the ben nye cameo powder and I think it definitely does a better job of concealing and brightening. I seriously think this stuff is just a gimmick and people go for it because of the name and brand. I really don't think it does much. Maybe it works for some people? I don't know. I also have the NARS pressed transluscent powder and I think that does a better job. Will be returning this one.
8 of 10 people found this helpful.
on 3/29/2015 12:31:00 PM
More reviews by Prinny88
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
Laura Mercier where have you been all my life?! (Lurking in John Lewis that's where) this product was recommended to me by a kind soul at Clinique in boots after I'd completed a full lap of the makeup counters and come up empty handed.I was looking for a translucent powder that I could use over my liquid highlighter to stop my mascara smudging on it under my eyes, but one that would not spoil the effect of wearing a highlighter in the first place, what a conundrum!This works perfectly, it's a very fine loose powder that looks quite sparkly on first inspection but tones down after you apply it, it sets your highlighter or concealer without 'covering' it and is moisturising so it doesn't dry out your eye area.*TIP after you dip your brush in the powder tap most of it off back into the pot to get rid of excess- you only need a tiny amount, also make sure you use a light touch but do buff in well with a soft, fluffy brush.Xx
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