Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder Review, Photos, Swatches

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder ($44.00 for 0.30 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery-brown with warm undertones and a gold, frosted sheen. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Santos (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Go With the Glow (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Divine (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #21 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior #004 (DC, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $34.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (P, $48.00) is lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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 color coverage (once built up). The texture was just like the others in the line: smooth, soft, blendable, but there was that slight dryness to it if you put your finger against the surface–it just didn’t seem to translate in a negative way on the skin. It was easy to diffuse the color along the cheek bones, and the more shimmery nature didn’t emphasize my pores. Of all four shades, this one had the most metallic sheen applied, so if pore emphasis is a big concern, you might want to test-drive this prior to purchasing. The color was a bit of a chameleon on me; there is a rosier undertone that became more present the more it was blended out, which made it look like bronze/copper against my skin tone. I will be curious to hear how it works on other skin tones and undertones.

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Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder

Laura Mercier Seduction Face Illuminator Powder
Laura Mercier Seduction 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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THIS! Is the one I have been lusting after! Only so appropriate given the name! πŸ˜‰ Fingers crossed it won’t sell out by Saturday!

How “natural” do you think this looks in real life?
Thinking of getting something like this for my mum, who was saying she wanted something that gave her a natural glow, and this colour looks like it would be perfect for her skintone.

oooooooo this one is so pretty! way to dark for a super fair person like me, but it looks great on you. Plus, LOVE your purple eyeshadow here!

This is such a beautiful color now that I see it up close! I thought it’ll look darker applied but it doesn’t, which is great!

These are so pretty to look at! I’m really need no highlighters. but, you know these are on the perpetual wish list now. πŸ™‚

I. Love. It!
And I definitely see what you mean by it having a rosy undertone! I like that, plus how INCREDIBLY glowy this looks. I do already have dupes, though? CP Poolside with some Butterfly Beach has a very similar effect, sans rosiness. This will be tough for me to pass up, I tell ya!

Oh man, this was not on my radar at all, but this is beautiful! I already have MAC gold deposit, but this is going to be really hard to pass up (esp with 15% off at Sephora). I’ll have to try it in person and hope it looks terrible on me (which I highly doubt). My bank account is going to be mad ? (As will my husband…..if he finds out. HA!)

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