Friday, January 22, 2016

Laura Mercier Smooth Focus Setting Powder

Oily skinned gals, take heed: we will avoid wrinkles later in life, and this matteifying powder will get us through the day handily! Win-win.

Pros: this little compact got me through several humid, Florida weddings without giving me dreaded ghost-face in the photos. I apply this powder over my SPF moisturizer or Laura Mercier loose powder.  I prefer to use a stipple brush to dust on initially in the morning, and then use the enclosed sponge for any touch ups. You will want to use a light touch when applying or you will have a tough time blending. The result is matte with a blurring of imperfections. I also use it on my eyelids and under my lower lash line to act as an oil-absorber to prevent eye liner smudges. 

Cons: it's not 12-hour matteifying by any means. I typically have to touch up in the afternoon, and again at night if I'm heading out.

Bottom line: if you struggle with moderate to severe oiliness, buy one compact for home, and one for your handbag, and one for your gym bag, and maybe one to stash in your car too!

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