Thursday, July 8, 2010

Laura Mercier Mineral Powder

A couple weeks ago, I returned something to Sephora. I was close to getting the new MUFE Aqua Cream, but opted for a new foundation instead. The Stila TM and my other liquid foundations were feeling a bit too heavy for the humid weather. I searched around, read some reviews and settled for the Laura Mercier mineral powder. It seemed to look really nice on Fuz, so I thought why not give it a try.

I was matched with Natural Beige, which was surprising because I didn't think my skin was that pale.
This is the first mineral powder I've used so I can't compare it with anything else. I've always been iffy on using powder makeup because of my dry cheeks, but this foundation had a creamy sort of finish which didn't emphasize any potential dryness.
See how it leaves a mark on the lid? It's because the foundation isn't fully powder.. I don't know how to explain it unless you try it out yourself.

I applied extra sunscreen before applying the mineral powder.

Base makeup used: Majolica Majorca Skin Lingerie, Orbis Sunscreen on Face, Beauty Maker concealer, Sana concealer, Primavista pressed powder

No makeup... freckles and some discoloration

And after.. I took a few pictures over a few days time. I really like how my skin just looks sooo smooth after application. Although it doesn't hide all the freckles, it helps tone it down.

In this picture it looks slightly dry on my cheeks. This is immediately after application. The mineral makeup hasn't really sunk in yet so it looks matte, but after a few minutes, it has a really nice glow.

Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with this purchase. The makeup stays put better than the liquid ones so far (after 8 hours), but still, when I have a slight itch on my cheek and I scratch, a little bit comes off.
The powder is very light and it doesn't feel like I'm wearing anything at all, and best of all, you can still create a natural look depending on how much you layer on.

14 comments:

Lulu said...

it looks great on you! i also want to try this powder. what kind of brush did you use to apply yours?

eri said...

looks amazing! :)
i have never tried mineral powder/foundation before...

mandy said...

wow it really covers nicely!
seems perfect for natural look :]
must try it after i'm done with my bareminerals matte ^__^
what do you use to apply it? & did you have to layer to achieve the coverage you have in the pics?

BELLE said...

HEY HUN

IF THE POWDER IS ITCHY JUST GIVE IT A WEEK OR SO.. SO THAT YOUR SKIN CAN GET USE TO IT. iT HAPPEND TO ME WHEN I STARTED USING EVERYDAY MINERALS. NOW ITS MY FAVORITE POWDER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUMMER.
XOXO

ning * star said...

nice FOTD.... your hair color is sooo pretty!

Beauty Basics said...

I love laura mercier mineral powder as well. If you find the powder is a bit drying, you can use a water based primer or a stronger water based moisturizer before applying the powder. I tried Laurer mericer hydrating primer or dior sorbet cream, it works wonder.

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izumi said...

ooooo! i thought about getting this when i saw it on fuz's thing too but i decided to wait to see if anyone else would get it first xD haha. i think i want to get it now. how's it on oil control?

Dina (XYYan) said...

The coverage is great! I'm tempted to get this now :D

Edna said...

Nice review of the powder. I love using LM's tinted moisturizer, but I should try out their mineral powder after I'm done wtih the TM :)

Nic Nic said...

I'm back on Minerals too :D looks great on you!

littlebear said...

I figure all the chemical in those powder isn't good for the health.

acutelife said...

Looks nice on you Millie :) I'm yet to join the mineral band wagon though, I dont know why :p

birkinbagbeauty said...

The result are fantastic on you: both natural and glowy. ♥ it...

Jess said...

The powder seems to cover up really well without looking cakey/powdery. I love the finish!

Thanks for the review! I'll be getting this to try, since I'm still looking for the perfect (mineral) powder foundation. ;)