Laura Mercier Devotion Face Illuminator Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

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. Tarte Spellbound Glow (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Pixie Pearl (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NARS Devotee (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Worthy (LE, $29.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Air (LE, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Upgrade (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Halo, Goodbye (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior #002 (DC, $56.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Wicked (LE, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Love This Bitch (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Gleam (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Pink Glow (002) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter (95% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Giorgio Armani No. 07 (P, $62.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Soleil Afterglow (Highlighter) (LE, ) is less shimmery (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, 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.

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Kat Von D Plum Shade + Light Quad
On lips:
  • MAC Finally Free Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hi Christine! I love a really obscene highlight (I practically bathe in the NARS Copacabana liquid Illuminator). Do you think this product is buildable to that level of shine? Thanks 🙂

I have to tell you, I absolutely love your entire FOTD you did here! It’s do perfectly springy and fresh!
As for this highlighter…Even though I am medium olive, I would love wearing this! Sometimes I will do an unnaturally light cheek. Yesterday, for instance, I wore Colourpop Rain topped with Monster. It looked oddly radiant and beautiful due to it having a well blended contrast!

Oh yes, Katherine, do try it out! What’s so weird is that last summer , I really HATED Rain on me. It looked too cool-toned and light, so I *almost* tossed it away. Glad I didn’t, because using it with Monster made it work waaay nicer!

Given that UD Aura is less sparkly and also costs less, I think I’d prefer it but this looks lovely. Christine, do you have it all over your cheek area (cheekbone and cheeks, in place of blush) or all over your face? (I see you also have Guerlain setting powder so I’m just curious about the best way to use this to look glowing, as you do, rather than like a disco-ball).

Just on the cheeks – not as a full-on blush – I focus on the cheekbone and then blend down a bit so it doesn’t look like a strip of shimmer!

This looks lovely; very subtly radiant; exactly the way i like it. I would wait for ur reviews on the other 3 highlighters before deciding which one would suit me the best.

I think I like this one even better than the goldy one you reviewed the other day. I will get me to a LM counter very soon! These need swatching, and I might just go away with one of them, breaking the ban.

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