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Une femme recommends…

Laura Mercier Mineral Pressed Powder.

Yes, I know a few months ago I was crazy about Giorgio. But once warmer weather hits, liquid foundations seem to slide right off my skin in a matter of minutes, even with primer. Mineral powder foundations generally give the kind of light coverage I’m looking for, just enough to tone down redness and shine and give a smoother look overall. But I do need to touch up the oilier bits during the day, and loose mineral powders were just too messy to carry around, while regular pressed powders were just too matte and cakey looking. This Laura Mercier Mineral Powder is highly pigmented, so a little goes a long way if you’re looking for sheer coverage. Apply with a Kabuki brush instead of the foam puff included. I use with Laura’s primer specifically formulated for mineral foundations.
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  1. September 10, 2009 / 6:52 pm

    metscan – probably no more challenging that dealing with -20C temperatures! 🙂 We really don’t get the extremely cold, dry winters that some parts of the continent do, but we get a long stretch of warm-to-hot weather from July until November, and I’ve always found that it’s harder to keep makeup looking good in warmer weather (if one even wears it).

    I’m actually very minimal with my makeup, which is why I require a lot from a little. I just want to hide the blotchy and shiny bits, and look alive and healthy. Most days it’s just the mineral powder, some bronzer/blush, some eyebrow powder (to fill in skimpy brows) and lipstick or gloss. That’s it.

  2. September 10, 2009 / 9:34 pm

    Since Miss J has seen Miss Pseu’s fine skin in person, she can attest that Miss Pseu offers excellent advice for cosmetics.

  3. September 11, 2009 / 12:16 am

    I’ve seen good reviews for this. I like her line of make up and will have to try this.

  4. metscan
    September 10, 2009 / 5:21 pm

    It must be challenging with makeup over there. I have no idea. When it is like `winter´, how cold does it get? Here in Scandinavia, I can manage with the same makeup gear all the time. I only use very little foundation. Occasionally I tap a little powder on. Our climate varies from max. +25C (summer) to -20C (winter).

  5. La Belette Rouge
    September 11, 2009 / 5:56 am

    No caking or dryness? Most minerals leave me high and dry.

  6. September 11, 2009 / 1:15 pm

    LBR – no caking that I’ve noticed, but I do use the mineral primer, so that may account for it. This really doesn’t create the powdery effect that the Jane Iredale did.

  7. September 11, 2009 / 1:18 pm

    High pigmentation in any makeup product (mineral or not) is something I prize- as you say, you use so much less which is in turn much more natural looking. That’s how MAC made its mark. I find Guerlain good too.

  8. September 16, 2009 / 12:11 pm

    Une femme, do you still use the Chanel Teint Innocence compact makeup (the one you packed in your see through container for the aeroplane on your last Paris trip) – I was considering getting some and I wondered what you thought of it….

  9. September 16, 2009 / 12:40 pm

    Anoninoz – yes, when the weather is cooler. I just find that during warmer weather, the powder foundations look better and last longer. But I do like the Chanel.

  10. September 17, 2009 / 12:57 pm

    Merci! – I will make a purchase duty free on return to UK next month…..

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