Sometimes there are products that launch that just make sense to you. Products you know you will use until they're completely gone, and not a flashy limited edition launch that you will obsess over for a week and then put it in a drawer forever to be forgotten. The new CandleGlow Sheer Perfecting Powder from Laura Mercier is just that. When I saw this in store, I was drawn to it immediately. The blurred out glowy skin on the advertisements, the sleek and classy packaging of Laura Mercier... the whole experience was intoxicating for me. I swatched it on the back of my hand, and the glow pulled me in. Not a trace of glitter or even micro shimmer. Just a reflective glow staring back at me.
This powder retails for $46.00CAD and comes in 6 shades. I of course chose the lightest shade, and it works very well on my skin. It gives me enough colour to give my skin some life, and never makes me look chalky. With the very sheer finish it gives, I can see this working well as a bronzer (obviously with a darker shade)
I think that people with dry skin will really appreciate what this powder has to offer. It does not cling to my dry patches, it sets my foundation effectively without making my skin look dull or overly matte. It definitely helps to blur out any imperfections and gives the skin a very subtle glow. Think Hourglass Ambient Powders! If you're looking to maximize the glow, you can apply with a sponge, or tap directly on the cheekbones with your fingers. For me, I will stick to using this with a fluffy brush all over my face, to take away any tackiness left over from liquid foundation application.
I have zero regrets about this purchase. I will reach for this daily, and I know I will get my use out of it! Laura Mercier has always been a solid brand for me. I will purchase her products without doing too much research, because she always nails it!
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