Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review
Out of all makeup products I think I vary my powder products the least. Once I become loyal to a blusher or loose powder I tend to stick with it and it takes quite a bit for me to start changing it up! Highlighters, especially a powder one is a product I’ve not owned before until now when I picked up the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder.
I’ve been told the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder is a fairly new product. There are 6 shades to choose from, 1 of which is a highlighter which is what I bought and the other 5 are bronzers.
The powder comes in a beautiful mahogany coloured compact with mirror but sadly no brush! 🙁 It’s always a massive plus if a product comes with its own brush because I sometimes think they’re the best brush for applying the product.
To apply I use the Real Techniques Contour brush and give it a swirl in the powder before applying to my cheek bones. For the brow bone, bridge of my nose and Cupid’s bow I find it’s best applied with a finger at the moment, just because the manoeuvrability is a lot easier for those areas which require more precision. Although I’m going to rummage through my brushes to find one which can be used to apply the powder equally as well!
The powder is very lightweight and at times I don’t actually feel like I’ve applied anything because you can barely feel it! There are some tiny shimmers in the powder, but no chunky bits of glitter so everything remains very natural. From swatches the colour is pigmented but the glow it gives would be considered quite understated, although it’s something you can definitely build on depending on how you like to apply it. For me, I like that barely there look but if I’m going for a night out I would apply a smidge more just to make sure my key features really stand out!
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder cost £23 which I think isn’t too unreasonable given that it is from Laura Mercier and the quality of the product and packaging!
I bought my powder from Space NK but there are other retailers that sell Laura Mercier products too such as Selfridges or John Lewis.
Have you tried the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder? Do you recommend any other highlighter products?
Love Sophia xo