Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Brightening Ain't No Secret

I first read about Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder here and have been wanting to try it ever since. This product turned out to be exactly all that it's hyped up to be and more. I have a bad case of dark circles (as I've mentioned numerous times) and lots of fine lines under my eyes. LM's Secret Brightening Powder helps lighten up my dark circles and because of the light consistency of the powder, it doesn't settle into my fine lines. I absolutely love this product and it's become a long-lasting companion with any type of concealer I use.

I must say that it is important to use the right brush with this product. You want to use a hard brush that will pick up the light powder formula easily. I use Laura Mercier's Camouflage Powder Brush. The synthetic bristles pick up the powder easily; it's one of the best brushes I've ever used!

Here's the technique the girl at the Laura Mercier counter at Bergdorf Goodman taught me:

1. Put a little bit of the powder into the cap

2. Use your brush to blend the powder around a little in the cap, just to break up the particles a little more.

3. Tap off the excess powder from the brush and press (don't swipe!) underneath your eye gently.

My hideous dark circles:

MAC Selectcover Concealer and Laura Mercier Secret brightener


Fashion's Darling said...

wow that's amazing...the dark circles are gone! nice job..

I doubt this would work one women with darker skin tones, right?

karen, said...


If they ever discontinued it, I'd pass out. Thanks for the link!

Sumaiya said...

I agree, that is amazing! I have bad circles too from late nights writing papers :( I normally just use the MAC concealer in the little tube, but might have to get this too :)

yummy411 said...

i love it! thanks for showing us! karen put me on to it, but i have yet to buy it. i really need to though!

Toya said...

Wow! I'm going to have to try this.

nilla cookie said...

Wowsers! That stuff looks amazing! And your tutorial is really great :)

Laura can do no wrong in my eyes and I want to try this out now!

Virtuous Blue said...

ok, I officially have a new item to put on my wishlist :-)

Seymone said...

I keep seeing reviews on the secret brightening powder.. I need to look into this soon. Thanks for the review.

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