Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder Review

10:11:00 AM

Happy Tuesday ladies! I'm back with a review and it's from Laura Mercier again. (I really just fell in love with this Brand, thus explains why I always feature their products...hehe) Anyway, I passed by the Rustan's beauty section in Ayala Center Cebu last month and saw that the Laura Mercier Candleglow Makeup Collection was already available.

I first noticed the sales lady's skin, it had a beautiful glow to it, so I asked her what she wore and she said it was the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. I immediately asked her to match the right shade for me. (and the rest was history...LOL)

I have been wanting to try the Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powder for some time now, but I just think it looks like a normal sheer powder, thus I never bought it. Then I read that this was compared to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder as well, but that one was too expensive.

However, when I saw this candleglow powder, I thought to myself, it was too pretty to ignore. It came in this really chic and elegant compact with a dome shape top and a decent sized mirror. The packaging looks and feels really sturdy like it's made of high quality material which made me decide to get this powder without second thoughts.

Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder in No. 2 

Product Info from Laura Mercier
A multi-purpose, modern all-over pressed powder that sets, perfects, and finishes, leaving skin with a diffused, luminous glow.

This silky pressed powder has just enough sheer colour to add the perfect, subtle glow and brighten up a complexion with a soft-focus finish. Apply with different brushes to customize your finish and coverage and create multiple looks.

Price: Php 1,850.00
Place bought: Rustan's Ayala Center Cebu
Available in 6 shades
made in Italy

Formulation Details
Oil-free. Talc-free. Non-comedogenic. Dermatologist tested.

What I like about it...
* contains a good amount of product at 9grams
* comes in really elegant packaging with a decent mirror
* the powder is very finely milled that you can't see any particles of shimmer 
* gives off a satin and velvety finish
* gives a blurred and refined glow on skin
* it is luminous, light reflecting but very subtle
* very sheer, perfect for setting makeup on dry to combination skin
* did not experience any allergies or irritation
* feels very lightweight, like there's nothing on my face
* unscented

What I don't like...
* it does not have good oil control, I have a slightly oily T-zone so I need to blot in just 2 hours with this powder. So, I just apply a Matte powder with good oil control on my T-zone area, then apply this candleglow powder to the rest of my face.
* not recommended for those with oily skin

My rating: 4.5 out of 5

Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder in No. 2 Swatch

In conclusion, I have been wearing this for about a month and I honestly love this powder. Then again it goes down to preference. I have combination skin and there are times that my face really gets dry and oils up in the nose area only. So, it really does not bother me if I need to blot. I was looking for a powder where my natural skin will still peak through but look even at the same time.

This would be perfect for mature skin as well since it does not settle on fine lines and it gives a healthy glow. If you are looking for a lightweight, sheer, and luminous powder with a soft glow, I would highly recommend this Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder. If you have oily skin and prefer a matte finish, then skip this.

Until next time.


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  1. We should visit Rustan's again. I have a few things on my wishlist from Laura Mercier to try. hahahah


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