valngau's review of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15


591 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$


(Natural Beige, Soft Porcelain): Mica, Pearl Powder. ( /-): CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 77947 (Zinc Oxide), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides). (Real Sand, Tender Rose, Rich Vanilla, Classic Beige, Pure Honey, Warm Bronze): Active Ingredient Zinc Oxide. Ingredient: Pearl Powder. May Contain ( /-): Mica (CI 77019), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).


Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

One thing about mineral makeup is that it is more pigmented/heavier than regular loose powder so you can't expect it to be superfine. To achieve a more natural look, you'll have to apply it with a light hand & not like regular powders. However, I find that LM's Mineral Powder SPF15 is much finer than Philosophy's Supernatural & Loreal's Bare Naturale and has a slight shimmer, supposedly from the pure Pearl Powders & Mica. I bought "Real Sand" which was supposed to be the lightest shade for those with yellow based complexion (I'm a NC20-NC30) but I found it darker than my regular LM's Ivory or Mac.

The MUA told me I have to take a bit of the powder with a brush, swirl it on a tissue (to break down the pigments) & apply it on my face in a circular motion to avoid the heavy look. I think some would complain that this powder leaves a heavy/shiny/cakey finish but if applied properly, it should work fine. This powder is great because I felt that the powder is light & has a slight shimmer finish. Not too sure about oil control because the shimmer doesn't leave a matte finish. I wouldn't advise you to apply it after foundation (too heavy) so I'd use this after a sunscreen moisturiser. I took out 1 lippie because the hassle to apply it & the color selection is on the dark side

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