Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder
Laura Mercier's new Matte Radiance Baked Powder is here to help with fear of bronzer. I hear many people say they are not sure if they want to use it or they have experiences where what they've used is too dark or orange.
Mercier makes bronzing much easier with 4 shades for all skin tones. I have Bronze 01 , the lightest shade . For those of us who are pale this adds a nice hint of bronze but nothing overdone. There is definite color but you get a glow not browned. It's part of what is called Bonne Mine or Healthy Glow .
The bronzer or highlighter ,as there is also a highlight shade, can be used all over or just in areas like cheekbones, lightly on forehead and bridge of nose . It would also work well as a body bronzer on decollete etc . These are baked and matte with no noticeable shimmer but are not flat on skin either.
Darker skins can check out the deeper shades going to Bronze 04.
All are buildable for more coverage and have long wear. For best application use a large fluffy and soft brush. The It Cosmetics one I talked about here is perfect as would be a large kabuki or Mercier's own bronzer brush.
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder is $ 36
Bronzer 01 is for fair/light skin tones
Bronzer 02 is for light/medium skin tones
Bronzer 03 is for medium skin tones
Bronzer 04 is for tan to deep skin tones