industry experts across the board agree that you should have some version of setting or translucent powder in your makeup bag. designed to lock your look in place without adding anything or taking anything away, these products are a lifesaver for when you need your daily makeup to go the distance or – if you’re like me – your oily skin needs refreshing mid-day.
the problem for me is that these powders tend to leave my skin looking so flat and lifeless. i usually reach for an ultra fair bronzer to freshen up my face instead because it adds dimension, but in a perfect world, there would be something on the market that gives that beautiful candlelit-from-within glow and mattifies at the same time.
enter laura mercier and her magical genius. just reading the words “matte radiance” make my heart sing because all signs point to this powder doing everything that i need: zapping shine while at the same time adding in that glow that i crave so badly.
it delivers in the most beautiful way! it’s soft and silky (almost creamy) and it pulls my entire look back together. there’s a sheen, not so much a shimmer to it – so when you wear it you feel instantly pretty and it looks less like you’ve been playing in grandma’s makeup drawer, and more like the prettiest instagram filter – ever.
i’ve been wearing it in highlight 01 which reads as sheer and neutral, detracting from any minor imperfections and waking up my skin. it’s warm and subtle, totally making me forget that it’s march, because it’s sending my skin straight into spring.