Monday, July 4, 2011

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder in Candlelight

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What the Label Says

Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Powder is designed to provide sheer coverage and a radiant soft-focus effect that perfects any look by imparting a natural, healthy glow.

With the help of pure pearl powder and a rich Gemstone complex of diamonds, emeralds and other precious & semi-precious stones, skin tone is enhanced with its weight-less texture for a brighter, luminous look.

Contains the Gemstone Complex that captures and reflects light

Perfect complement to eyes, cheeks or face

Weightless texture enhances skin tone for a brighter, luminous look

Discreet pigment infuses complexion with a warm radiance

How To Use

Lightly tap the excess from the brush before applying. To create an all-over glow, apply with the Powder or Finishing brush. To accent cheekbones, apply using the Cheek Colour or Angled Cheek Colour Brush
Empty a small amount into the lid of the jar and pick up using the desired brush. 

Candlelight (rosy nude radiance)

FULL SIZE 0.34 oz. / 9.6 g 

$32 (full size) at Laura Mercier 


Let me start off by saying that i am CRAZY about highlighters and illuminators. When i read the word "glow" and "illuminate" from any makeup, my heart skips a beat. seriously. i find that highlighters/illuminators are an essential part of a makeup routine that adds dimension to the face, otherwise, you'll end up looking made up, but totally flat.

To date, i only have 2 highlighters in my stash, Benefit's Highbeam & Ellana Minerals Silk Glow Highlighter. I was happy with the two, the only downside is that you need to be very careful when applying them because when overdone, you tend to look like a shiny disco ball as they tend to appear more shimmery on the face when applied. This is what makes Laura Mercier's Illuminating Powder different from the two, the shimmer in the powder does not make you look all too shiny, it makes you look glowy and radiant. cool huh? 

i got this in sample size (about 1 gram) but i think this will still last me a long time. read on why this has become my favorite illuminator.

The Good
- Candlelight is a champagne colored highlighter which looks more natural to the skin compared to those whitish illuminators that tends to look more fake on the face
- has a very soft shimmer does not look shimmery on the face, but rather gives a glowy look 
- very versatile! you can use this to highlight your brow bone, the high apples of your cheeks, you can also add a tiny amount to your moisturizer, or to your lotion to give certain body parts a glow, i even use this on my eyelids to give a hint of color and sheen

The Bad
- the fullsize is pretty expensive albeit it would probably last you a very very long time

Final Verdict
This highlighter is such a great find! I love this to bits!



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