Laura Mercier Seduction is a moderately warm-toned, dark brown with a frost finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $45.00 and contains 0.3 oz.
Seduction is a medium-dark bronze with warm, golden undertones and a frosted sheen. It was buildable from semi-sheer to fully opaque color payoff, if desired, and it had a soft, lightly dusty consistency. It was very easy to blend and diffuse across the skin, and it wore well for eight hours. Of the four shades, this one had the strongest sheen (and most pigmentation to begin with), so while I didn't have issues with it emphasizing my skin's natural texture, if there was a shade prone to it, my guess would be this is the potential troublemaker. By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Divine (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Poolside (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Go With the Glow (P, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Benefit 10 (Bronzer) (DC, $29.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #21 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Golden Age (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Jolie (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior #004 (DC, $56.00) is lighter (90% similar). Salt New York Bronze (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Glorify (LE, $37.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC I'll Hold My Breath #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Santos (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Sunlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Disney by Sephora Golden Sands (LE, $55.00) is warmer (85% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Sun Bunny #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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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.
Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain (+/-): Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491, Ci 77492 (Iron Oxides).
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