Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Ways Of Spreading Light...Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder


Laura Mercier's Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is a powder we dry-skinned ladies can love! If only I had the gift of foresight to know these powders would be released in Japan (just one month after I ordering them online during Sephora's VIB Rouge sale last November). Available in six skin tone shades (three in Japan), I was unsure of which shade to purchase. So, I chose shades 2 and 3.


 I use the Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder to set my foundation, and 2 matched me perfectly. Although 3 was too noticeably dark to use all over the face, I can dust it on certain parts of my face for added warmth, or possible during Summer when I get darker.


It sets. It smooths. It illuminates. The Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder lives up to it multi-functional claims. The ultra-finely milled formula has a silky soft texture that feels blissful; I can spend hours buffing it onto my skin. On that note, no matter how much I apply, it never enhances pores, looks powdery and/or caked on.


The magic of the Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder is in its finish; there are no glitter or shimmer particles in these powders. Yet, the powder gives a beautiful, diffused, soft-focused, luminosity. The two shades I have are sheer in coverage. Also, there's a warmth to the Perfecting Powders that brightens the complexion, and imparts a subtle "candlelit glow."


Though I like using a fluffy face brush, my preferred tool to apply the Perfecting Powder is a dense kabuki brush.

The lasting power is also great because I only need to apply the product once (without having to reapply throughout the day).

The photo above was taken on a partially cloudy day. 

I have normal to dry skin, and throughout the day, there are no parts of my face that ever get oily. Therefore, I can't comment on how the Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder works to control oil.

I've added the remaining shades to my bucket list. I think shade 1 will look beautiful on the high points of my face where I want to attract light, and shades 4-6 to add a subtle warmth and enhance the natural shadows on the face (i.e. anywhere I would apply bronzer, as well as the crease).

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