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Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a very light, rosy pink with warmer undertones and a luminous sheen. Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $65.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $26.00) is cooler, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Celestial (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Beaming Blush (P, $30.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Luster (P, $20.00) is warmer, darker (80% similar). Sleek MakeUP Ecliptic (P) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (to mostly opaque) with a texture that was slightly dry to the touch, but it still had a very smooth, blendable consistency that sat well on the skin. I really expected this to emphasize the natural texture of the skin, but once blended, it produced an illuminating sheen that was moderate rather than metallic. I think this would work really well paired with a slew of blushes to brighten and add sheen. I noticed signs of the powder fading on my skin after eight hours of wearing it.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Devotion
Devotion

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Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a lightly sparkly, metallic finish. Makeup Geek Nightlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #02 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Sunray (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Idol (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). The Estee Edit 14K Glow (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter (95% similar). LORAC Twilight (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is brighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Terracotta Sun in the City Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Spotlight (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Yellow Topaz (LE, $21.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Bare End (LE) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

According to the brand, it’s supposed to be a “long-wearing, buildable” highlighter that gives a “natural-looking” glow. It had semi-sheer to mostly opaque coverage–so buildable, as billed–that was easy to apply and build-up without it becoming too intense with respect to the finish. The texture was fairly smooth, soft, and blendable on the skin, but there was a slight dryness present (something common to this type of formula, from my experience) that doesn’t impact the way it looks or wears from what I can tell. It didn’t emphasize pores, though it is a more obvious highlighter, so if you prefer something subtle, I would recommend using a feathery brush and a lighter hand. On me, it wore well for eight hours.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Addiction
Addiction

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Sneak Peek: Laura Mercier Face Illuminators Photos & Swatches

Laura Mercier Face Illuminators
Laura Mercier Face Illuminators

Here are swatches of the three new, permanent additions to the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) range. You can also check out Indiscretion, which is back but was released previously (and already reviewed). Worth noting, the product size went down to 0.30 oz. from 0.35 oz.

Laura Mercier Face Illuminators

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Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders for Summer 2016

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Addiction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder is a face-illuminating hybrid with a soft rose gold shimmer that’s perfect for highlighting. The unique formula features high pearl levels that sweep on buildable, long-wearing color. Its bouncy texture allows for excellent color payoff, and its soft gold shimmer flatters all skintones.

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The Details

Face Illuminator Powder | $44.00 | New, Permanent

  • Addiction
  • Devotion
  • Seduction
  • Indiscretion (Repromote)

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine
Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine

Laura Mercier Rosé Baked Blush Illumine ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, peachy-copper with warm, pink and gold shimmer that give it a frosted finish. MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Maybelline Nude Rebellion (201) (LE, $8.99) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is warmer, darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Spellbound (LE, $44.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). MAC Nuanced (LE, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $41.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $44.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Indiscretion (P, $44.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Magic Moment (LE, $26.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highly Illogical (LE, $34.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Summer Opal (LE, $22.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Bellissima (P, $45.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Rose (P, $12.99) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Highlight the Truth (LE, $32.00) is darker, less shimmery (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Smashbox Shimmer (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Becca Fig/Opal (P, $27.00) is darker, less shimmery (85% similar). Becca Rose Gold (P, $38.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). theBalm Cindy-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition powder that’s supposed to provide “natural, healthy-looking color” that “highlights” with a “nondrying, non-dusty formula [that] is long-wearing and color true.” The texture was soft but not as smooth as you’d expect, as it had a fair amount of sparkle/micro-glitter in it, and the baked formula yielded a looser consistency so that powder didn’t bind together as well. Some of the sparkle translates onto the skin, and it is visible sparkle, but a lot of it seems to get lost during application (swept away, trapped in the brush, etc.), which leaves behind a noticeable, more shimmery sheen. On me, it very slightly emphasized pores. The color payoff was semi-opaque, moderately buildable. It lasted for seven hours on me before it started breakdown and look patchy.

Laura Mercier Baked Blush Illumine Rosé
Rosé
Rosé
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total

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Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016
Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette for Spring/Summer 2016

An iconic makeup artist’s palette designed to smoke, highlight and diffuse to create endless looks with this curated collection of colors and textures that are classic and timeless with an edge. Reinvent the smoky nude with an array of colors ranging from earth tones to warmer chocolates and accents of lavender. Includes 12 shades in matte and sateen formulas.

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The Details

Extreme Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette | $58.00 | Limited Edition

  • Dune
  • Wind
  • Rock
  • Dust
  • Earth
  • Bone
  • Choco Glace
  • Violet Sugar
  • Cocoa Rose
  • Candy Mauve
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Espresso

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