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.
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.
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.
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.
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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