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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder





Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder in #2: £18.50

On a recent browsing session in the Liberty beauty department, while perusing the Laura Mercier counter I was sucked in and left the store with a little pot of a product I've heard rave reviews about, the Secret Brightening Powder.

Where I use a few different correctors and concealers under the eye it can be prone to creasing and wearing off in a short period of time. Used as a setting powder over your under-eye concealers, the Secret Brightening Powder feels super soft to the touch and is almost weightless. It doesn't crease at all and extends the longevity of the products beneath it a great deal. It has a slightly shimmery appearance in the pot but doesn't translate onto the skin other than brightening up the under eye area without noticing any glitter effect. I was advised to get the shade #2 which is slightly more yellow than the original white counterpart, as it would suit my skin tone better and not potentially look ashy on the skin, therefore being counterproductive.

I did gulp at the price at first, but to be honest you only need the tiniest amount and I can see this lasting me absolutely forever. I use my Real Techniques Setting Brush to pick up a small amount of powder - you literally only need the remains inside the lid of the pot, just swirl and tap. I lightly press it down onto the skin and then very, very softly buff and blend. I've not experienced any caked-on effects with this considering it's a powder directly over a cream texture. I'd highly recommend this as I've not heard of that many of these kinds of products, especially with the more yellow shade (I've got Benefit's Powderflage and it does lean a little too pink on me at times). Do you use anything like this?

34 comment(s):

  1. Great post! Will definitely be trying this!:) xx

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  2. Great post! Will definitely be trying this!:) xx

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  3. I don't think the price is actually too bad for a bit of Laura Mercier, I need to pick it up!

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  4. I don't use anything like this right now, but I've been looking for the perfect product and I think this could be it!

    Danielle xx
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  5. I really want to try this! The price kind of makes me wary, but I've heard such great things... xo

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  6. This looks so pretty, i really want to try it but the price is putting me off a little! xxx
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  7. This sounds like a really nice product for setting concealer. Love that it is brightening.

    Gillian from glamupeveryday.com x

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  8. I really like the look of this, there is nothing worse that product that sets in the crinkles under your eyes!

    Lottie x

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  9. Whenever I powder my under-eye area, I always end up with caky looking wrinkles, which considering I am only 22 is a tad ridiculous! I may have to ask the MUA to try this one on me next time I hit a Laura Mercier counter.

    -Elodie x

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  10. This is exactly hat I am looking for now! I love the fact that it's brightening and doesn't cake! Great review and I'll be definitely getting it asap! ((:

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  11. I really want to try this it sounds amazing! xx

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  12. Oh wow, this sounds like my perfect product! Going to check this out ASAP x

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  13. this is such a good idea! Really want to try now :) x
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  14. It sounds pretty good, I have been looking for a powder like this for a while now, it is pretty expensive but I suppose it would be worth it after reading your review:) thaankyou! xo

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  15. I've heard this being raved about, I'll need to save a little for it but I'm sure it'll be well worth it!

    Becky xoxo

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  16. Oh no, another thing to add to my wishlist!

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    Alice xx

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  17. This does look amazing. Would defiantly need to save up for this. Great review!

    Pipp xx
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  18. I would love to try this! The product looks amazing and I've never tried anything from Laura Mercier!

    Great post!

    XO
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  19. I'm very tempted by this, I find the same with my under eye concealer it's so hard to get it right and not end up looking worse!

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  20. I've been looking for something that will do this for ages, and I think I just found hat I've been looking for! This sounds perfect! I have such a problem with concealers creasing and wearing away, I'll definitely keep a lookout for this!
    Eleanor x

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  21. This sounds amazing will be checking it out and it looks the perfect colour for my skin tone too which I love and the fact its powder based, lovely post! xx

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  22. I'd just mentally added this to my wish list and then you reminded me that I'd got the Benefit Powderflage. I think I'll dig that out before I splash out on this one although I'm very tempted! x Becky

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  23. It looks lovely :) I will have to check it out next time I am about!

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  24. this product looks so amazing, ive heard everyone talking about it http://thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. i really want to try a Laura Mercier product but i haven't had the chance or money yet but this looks nice x
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  26. Now I really want to try this product.

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  27. Sounds like a great product!
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  28. Great post! I really want to try this out now! :) ♥

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  29. heard great things about this powder. Looks fab

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  30. I don't usually buy things like this, but I may have to make an exception because this looks (and sounds) too good to turn down!
    Amy | http://amysbeautyjournal.blogspot.co.uk/

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  31. never heard of this but sounds so good! x

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  32. Hmmm....interesting. I have never used anything like this that is why I am kinda interested in trying it out too.

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