Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Review

In terms of makeup, my under eyes are one of the most difficult areas of my face. They’re dark, dry and becoming more and more creased as I get older. I need to use both a concealer and corrector under my eyes, so setting my makeup is a must. My under eye setting powder of choice for the past few years has been the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, and here’s why.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder Review

I picked up the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder because it’s designed to brighten the under eye area. It’s a finely milled powder, so ideal for under the eye area. This was a particular consideration for me because I tend to find when products are heavy, they cling to my dry patches and make them much more obvious. You want to avoid anything thick and cakey on this delicate area anyway, whether you have dry skin or not.

To apply the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, I tap a little product into the lid and pick it up on my Laura Mercier Pony Tail brush. This brush was a recommendation from the makeup artist who sold me the powder, and I’ve been really pleased with how the two work together.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

In order to brighten, the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder contains tiny glitter articles. These can appear daunting, because no one want’s a glitter ball under their eyes. But never fear, the glitter particles don’t show up on the skin. I’ve been really impressed with the brightening effect this powder gives. It doesn’t replace a concealer, but it definitely enhances your concealer’s coverage. While the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder works really well on my light skin, I do wonder whether it would look ashy on those with darker skin tones.

The only think I don’t like about the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder is that it’s a loose powder. I’m quite a clumsy person, thanks to my poor proprioception (thanks EDS! *Rolls eyes*). As a result, I’ve had a few incidents where I’ve taken the lid off and then dropped the container while reaching to put it on a flat surface. The first time I did this, I nearly cried because a 4g container costs £20!

Despite my clumsiness, the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder has lasted me several years. I’m just about to run out of mine, having bought it 3-4 years ago. You only need to use a little product to set and brighten the under eye area. So while £20 is a lot of money, it’s not something you’ll need to buy very often.

Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder

While I have been very impressed with the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, I’m not going to repurchase it just yet. I have a Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder that doesn’t get the love it deserves, so I’m going to try this under my eye area to see how I get on.

The Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder can be purchased from Space.NK, Selfridges and other retailers who carry Laura Mercie.

Have you tried the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder? How did you get on with it?

What’s your under eye setting powder of choice?

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Tania Jayne

  • OOhh the glitter bit worried me so I’m glad you said you can’t see it on the skin. I defo need to find out the difference between this one and the normal translucent one and if there is one then I will be picking this one up! xx

    • It did me initially! It’s very subtle though. If you find out the difference between the two, please let me know! Xx

  • I really like different products from MAC, Chanel, and Tom Ford. I never tried this one but it looks lovely. I really liked your review as well :)
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    • Can you believe I’ve never tried anything from Chanel or Tom Ford!?! I’ve looked at a few Chanel products, but never found anything I’m not allergic to. Sad times. I’ve not tried many Laura Mercier products, but those I have I’ve been really impressed with! Xx

  • I haven’t tried the Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder but I have used her Loose setting powder. Like you, I’m not much of a fan when it comes to loose powder. I realized I actually prefer a pressed setting powder instead. This one sounds lovely though. x

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    • It’s so nice to hear that it’s not just me who isn’t keen on loose powders. I’m going to try some pressed options to see if I can get as good a result. If not, I’ll be going back to this one. Xx

  • This powder sounds amazing! I have the LM Loose Setting Powder and in love with the finish that gives.. I always like a super bright under eye so defo will try this out next! I can’t believe it lasted you that long.. that’s so good!

    Ronnie
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    xx

    • I’ve heard great things about the the Loose Setting Powder, I really want to know what the differences between the two are. I know it’s an expensive product, but the time it lasted really does make it worth it! Xx