Sometimes, a product comes into your life and when you’ve used it all up you can’t replace it with other products and the struggle becomes oh so real. This happened when I purchased the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (£29) and used the entire tub up. I thought I could try other powders but nothing cut it. My makeup looked rubbish and that’s when I realised I truly couldn’t live without my Laura Mercier tub of absolute gold dust.
I think my intrigue with this powder started last year when I was watching my favourite YouTuber, Tati (GlamLifeGuru) who swore by its baking power. I’d never attempted to ‘bake’ my makeup but it’s been around for years and having the urge to powder my t-zone throughout the day has never been my favourite task. So, off I went to Laura Mercier – I came back with a few other products but most importantly the powder.
I began ‘baking’ about 6/7 months ago and I haven’t looked back. What is ‘baking’ you ask? Essentially, you use a sponge (my RT Miracle Complexion Sponge is my favourite) to press your powder onto the skin. I use a thick(ish) layer of powder to set everything under my eyes, down my nose and round the sides, chin and forehead. This works well as it not only sets everything perfectly but it also brightens up the areas without being a stark contrast to my bronzer/contour. I usually leave it to ‘bake/cook’ for about 5 minutes before using a fluffy brush to swipe away any excess. My skin looks positively flawless afterwards – it’s almost like casting a magic wand over my face.
I finished my first tub after about 4 months of daily use and I thought I’d try a Rimmel version (not great) for a while but it just wasn’t right and I soon had my second tub sitting pretty on my vanity.
Have you tried this?
Love, Kate xo