Review: Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder


Move over Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, theres a new luminizing powder in town. Meet Laura Mercier’s Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder – my new HG.

That’s right, I said it. It’s only been a few weeks and this has already made Holy Grail status. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know I suffer from dry skin, and I hate anything that makes my makeup look powdery or clings to dry patches. That’s why I loved the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder so much. It wasn’t mattifying, even though it kept my makeup in place. It had a luminosity to it.

The Laura Mercier Candleglow Power is a more sheer, less sparkly version of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. It helps to set my makeup throughout the day, while making my skin look fresh and glowy.

(Swatch comparisons: Hourglass in Diffused Light, Laura Mercier in 1-Fair, Hourglass in Dim Light)

But that’s not all, this powder comes in a much better shade range. In fact, there’s six different shades available, from light to deep (I wear the lightest), so there’s something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a new powder to deliver that soft-focus subtle glow, look no further. I can’t recommend this enough. A+!

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