Saturday, 23 March 2013

Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder

Hey lovelies!
This has been one of the products I've been meaning to review for such a long time. I picked this little beauty up on my trip to Florida as one of the many things i splurged on in Sephora, but luckily this is actually available in the UK! I've been using this without fail every time I've worn makeup to set my undereye concealer since October, so it really does deserve a full review!

As far as I'm aware Secret Brightening Powder only comes in two shades, 01 the shade i own, which is translucent with an extremely fine (not detectable on the skin) shimmer and 02 which is more yellow based. I've not explored the world of Laura Mercier too much since its one of the pricier brands available, but i do have a love/hate relationship with their tinted moisturiser.

My main reason for picking this up is that no matter what i use, my under eye concealer creases constantly. Its one of my little bug bears of makeup and something i really wanted to change. I'm pleased to say, since picking this up late September.... absolutely no creasing!
I apply it with a 217 style fluffy brush and it works wonders on setting my concealer and on a lazy occasion, most of my face.

I'm not 100% sure why this is so much better than regular loose translucent powders, but at a guess I'd say it is much more finely milled. It is a little pricey at £18.50 here in the UK, but considering I've been using near on every day since October and I'm not even close to being half way through i think its doing well! I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts me an entire year!

I can honestly say, i don't think I'll ever look for another under eye setting powder again and I'll continue to repurchase this as long as they make it! Its gone from a product i didn't really see the point in to something i wouldn't live without. If i lost all my makeup, this would be one of the first things I'd rush out to pick up!

Have you tried this product?

Whats your Laura Mercier favourites? Let me know in the comments!



  1. I totally agree i absolutely love this powder its so soft and it really does brighten your undereye area

  2. That sounds awesome! I've used the Benedit Powderflage before, but in flash photography it makes me look like a ghost, just like the MUFE HD Powder. It's really scary! How does this one work with flash photography?
    I'd be really happy if you could check out my blog too:

  3. I'm a laura mercier virgin. I need to try some stuff out and this sounds really good, I get creases under my eyes from my concealer a lot so this really sounds great! Probably a product I would have walked right past but now I can't wait to try it! Great review!

    Faye xx

  4. This sounds brilliant, my eyes crease up like nobodys business as soon as I put on concealer, but no powder has ever managed to help. I will definitely be giving this a go0 thanjs for reviewing :)
    Poppy | far away


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