Product Reviews by VictoriaHat

Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder

3.0
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Oct/07/2018

Too drying on my dry skin. If dryness is not an issue for you this is a fantastic, subtle brightener. It's finely milled and easy to use. The color disappears into my skin. The LM MUA at Nordstrom advised me to use just a tiny bit over my under eye concealer. Good advice, but this is still just far too drying.

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Liquid - Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation

5.0
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Oct/07/2018

If you have sensitive, dry skin this is a real find. Like most LM foundations, this is very concentrated so only a small amount is needed. You'll get excellent coverage that looks completely natural. I'm NC15 and use Ivory. The color is excellent. I was Warm Ivory in the old LM Moisturizing Foundation. I shake this and then use the LM sponge to apply it. Sometimes I wet the sponge a bit …Read more

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Blush - Laura Mercier - Illuminating Powder Quad - Mocha Spice

5.0
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Oct/07/2018

Just gorgeous. Makes me look healthy, glowing and alive. Like other LM blushes and highlighters this meshes incredibly well with my skin so even heavy application looks natural. The color is perfect on my NC15 complexion. There is some barely-there shimmer for brightening/highlighting too. If you're accustomed to blushes that go on with a lot of color, LM blushes take a little getting used …Read more

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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Pep-Start Daily UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50

4.0
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Oct/07/2018

I'm loving this all mineral SPF 50 with one exception: the tint is too dark on my NC15 skin. Even with makeup applied over it, it looks unnatural. I used the City Block 25 for years and while that tint wasn't perfect it was lighter than this. This is a very elegant formulation that spreads nicely, feels comfortable and wears well. I use it full strength when exercising outdoors. For …Read more

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Sunscreen - CLINIQUE - Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face

2.0
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Oct/07/2018

I'm so disappointed in this and I can't fathom why Clinique would release this product. I only use mineral sunscreen on my face due to my sensitive rosacea skin. No matter how I tried -- use less, blend better, etc...-- I could not make this sunscreen work. Your face will be white. And I'm NC15 pale. Even with foundation and a full face of make up over it, the white will not …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Select Moisturecover

5.0
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Oct/06/2018

I wish it offered a bit more coverage, like Pro Longwear, but I'm willing to trade that for a natural finish, comfortable wear and great color. I'm NC15 and the MUA at the MAC store matched me with NW15. I'm very happy with the color which does seem to blur out my aging related under eye hollows. This formula is very creamy-liquidy so I let it set for a moment while I apply my …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Longwear Concealer

5.0
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Oct/06/2018

Sadly, I can't wear this because even primed with a heavy moisturizer underneath this is just not dry skin friendly on me. That said, this is the best concealer I ever used. The tiniest amount covers the aging related hollows under my eyes like nothing I've ever tried. The only downside: the bottle does pump out way too much product. If MAC ever creates a light, concentrated concealer …Read more

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Concealers - Laura Mercier - Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

3.0
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Oct/06/2018

The color, 2N, for my warm ivory complexion is great. The coverage is light yet pretty substantial. Unfortunately, Flawless Fusion felt "tight" on my skin especially after several hours of wear. If it feels tight I can only imagine how it's pulling the delicate skin around the eyes. I'm dry but not super dry. Maybe this is better for oily skinned folks.

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light

3.0
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Oct/06/2018

After MAC discontinued the Careblend powder, which was fantastic for dry skin, an MUA at my local MAC store matched me with this. While I love the "barely there" and "my skin but much better" finish, I found this powder way to drying especially after several hours of wear. It also produced flash back in flash photos. I can see why so many love it, but if you have any dryness …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Pressed Powder

5.0
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Oct/06/2018

Finding a powder that works on dry skin is nearly impossible. My most used powder over the years has been Clinique Blended but I was never crazy about the colors. After getting the wrong color of MAC Careblend powder at first, but loving the formulation, I finally bought the right color only to have it discontinued. Now, Mac has a new powder for dry skin and I like it even better than Careblend …Read more

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