Recently, I hit the pan of Jane Iredale's Pressed Mineral Powder, so I took it as a sign to try something new.
At first, it started out rocky -- the finish and coverage was ok at best, appeared powdery and was slightly difficult to blend. By mid-week we hit our stride, product was laying down easily, my oiliness was visibly reduced and it wasn't clear if I was concealing anything at all.
Laura Mercier's Smooth Finish Powder replaces the much-loved Foundation Powder -- Rabid fans, give her newest foundation time and understanding, things will take a turn for the better, I promise!
Here's what you can expect from the Smooth Finish Foundation Powder..
".. offers a natural veil that imparts a color-true finish that lasts up to eight hours. It glides on effortlessly, camouflages, hydrates, and blurs fine lines, never settling into them. Ultra fine micronized pigments flex with skin for coverage that is even and flawless. Use it as a sheer to medium powder or build coverage using it wet."
Normally, I don't like messing with my skin's harmony in fear of poking the beast that is my rosacea. Thankfully, my skin has remained clear, calm and hydrated.
In terms of appearance, Shade 06 is a "medium beige with yellow undertones." I truly took a punt with selecting this shade, but I feel as though it appears to be a match (made in heaven).
To apply, I like using my Bare Escentuals Flawless Application Face Brush, because I find the bristles do a good job of agitating the product -- this disruption aids with picking up more, I really hate the back and forth (pan>face>pan>face). Once I've finished applying the rest of my makeup, I like to set my look with Avene's Thermal Spring Water.
The only negative thing I can say about Laura Mercier's Smooth FInish Powder Foundation is the size of the pan, it's too small diameter-wise. Although it might be deeper, I would rather trade that depth in for more real estate.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Laura Mercier's Smooth Finish Powder Foundation:
- $59.00 AUS (Hits Aussie shelves this September) / $45.00 USD
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 9 out of 10 bags — make the pan bigger, please.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Fresh Raspberry looks pretty delectable.
*PR sample provided – Thoughts and ramblings written here are completely my own.