Sunday Splurge | Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

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I know what you’re all thinking, “Isn’t it supposed to be Sunday Steals?” and usually Sundays are the days I post about awesome affordable beauty finds. Today however I thought I’d go the other end of the spectrum and post about something I think is totally splurge worthy and worth the hype.

Up until just over a year ago I was setting my under eye concealer with a regular old face powder or translucent powder. After a while though I felt like it would look dry and cakey under my eyes, and decided it was time to finally try something that was a bit of a cult classic backstage at the runways, Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder. From the first application I was sold!

The powder is a super feather light texture that doesn’t settle into fine lines, doesn’t cake up and gives the area a bit of a blurred smoothed out effect. It has a light reflecting component to it, that doesn’t translate into sparkle as some illuminating powders do given how finely milled it is. It also doesn’t flash back, like some setting powders can. When I sweep a bit of this under my eyes post concealer with my Real Techniques Setting Brush it keeps my makeup from budging all day, and keeps my undereye area looking fresh and bright right through an eight hour shift without drying the area out.
A tiny little bit goes along way here, which means even though a 0.14oz pot cost me $29 CND, it will last ages (mines over a year old and only have used) making it totally splurge worthy!
Have you tried a dedicated undereye setting powder before?


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Girl Loves Gloss

Jaime Pickering | 30-something, makeup hoarding (I prefer to call it "collecting"), classic rock loving, jeans and t-shirt girl - who just happens to love a little gloss from time to time.
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