There are many a product that I have bought that has been inspired by other beauty bloggers. From lipsticks, to foundations, makeup tools and even candles, we seem to have an influence on others with the hype that things gain. I tend not to stick with hype because I find it does gain momentum and opinions do start to get skewed, especially when it’s a new launch. I like to revisit products after hype has died down and really see if they’re actually as good as what people say. One brand that has the beauty blogger stamp of approval is Laura Mercier, and although I have mainly stuck with the bath and body products, I have started to expand into the beauty side. I still don’t own the cult favourite primers and tinted moisturisers, or even one of the beautiful highlighter compacts, but I do now have my Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder from Space NK.
I was always the kind of girl who didn’t really tend to bother with loose powder but I’ve noticed some changes in my skin and that I need to set things in place a little more often than not. I was recommended the Secret Brightening Powder to set my concealer, as that was my main concern, as opposed to getting the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. In all honesty, now that I have tried the Secret Brightening Powder, it won’t be long before I will pick up the rest.
The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder has been designed to set the Secret Brightener, Secret Camouflage and Secret Concealer. Perfect for under eyes, it’s a very fine, white translucent powder that doesn’t accentuate or settle into the lines and creases around the eye area. The first time I used it, I was absolutely stunned with how different my skin looked. Aside from looking brighter, it looked awake and fresh – fresher than I’d seen it in a long time. Dark circles that had been covered with a corrector and concealer even looked like they’d been removed completely. I wouldn’t use it alone if I had dark circles, as I would be a bit concerned if it cast a grey tone under my eyes, but over the top of other product turns it into a super hero powder.
Although the white powder doesn’t have any shimmer within it, the overall brightening effect that it has has turned this from a setting powder into a multi use powder for travelling. Buffing the setting powder across the tops of my cheeks not only brightens them, but it could almost be mistaken for a highlighter under the right light. It’s that natural glow that we all strive for looks easy and without having to wear too much makeup.
With loose powders, I do have some favourites, and I’m thinking I might put them in a post together as to what I use them for. Let me know if this is something you’d like to see.