The HG Diaries: My review of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15 with photo
This foundation gives sheer to moderate coverage with a natural, luminous finish. When swatched heavily, you can see a few microscopic shimmer particles, but never have I looked at myself in any type of light and thought that I looked like a disco ball . It is not “powdery” at all…this is an extremely creamy formula and melts into the skin beautifully. It just looks so darn natural!!!
|Heavy Swatch of Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. Please disregard the colour mis-match…I am playing around with self tanners at the moment.|
Wear time is excellent. On me, it looks perfect from morning, ’til night (I have combination skin). I would say it looks its absolute best a couple hours after application (once it has had time to settle, and some natural oils have come into contact with it.)
Those with dry skin should not be afraid of this powder as I mentioned before, it’s not “powdery”.
I have the colour Natural Beige. This colour is quite neutral, but leans slightly yellow, which is better for me. All in all, a perfect match for when I have a slight tan.
|Laura Mercier Mineral Powder photographed in natural sunlight directly after application. Please keep in mind that the only two Makeup Products that I have on in this photo are the Powder and some mascara. I did not apply concealer or any face colour products.|
For me, this is the one downside to this foundation: As with all mineral foundations, it photographs horribly in flash photography…and when I say horrible, I mean, the worst white-face culprit of all! I have learned my lesson and always keep another foundation on hand for when I know a few flashy snapshots are going to be taken. If it weren’t for this fact, this might be the only foundation I ever need!
|Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in flash photos…not pretty.|