Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder – Secret Brightening Powder #1, 0.14 oz.

Laura Mercier created Secret Brightening Powder to set Secret Brightener, Secret Concealer & Secret Camouflage. Creates the appearance of the most naturally perfected skin & maximizes wear & coverage while adding an invisible lightening boost. 0.14 oz.

Key features

  • Formulated for all skin types, the powder contains micronized pigments that will not settle in fine lines or accentuate shadows & instantly delivers a soft touch & weightless feel on the skin while diminishing fine lines
  • Because this product contains white pigment it should never be used to set the entire face – only in the areas to be lightened & brightened
  • Secret Brightening Powder #1 – for fair to medium skin tones; Secret Brightening Powder #2 – for medium to tan and darker skin tones
  • Delivers a soft touch and weightless feel on the skin
  • Created for the under eye area only, makeup application looks best when applied with the Camouflage Powder Brush.

Honest reviews



Ever come across something you’re so delighted with that you can’t imagine how you ever got along without it? My recent discovery is Laura Mercier’s Secret Brightening Powder. Her concealers have always been tops on my list, but this Brightening Powder puts them in the stratosphere!This is an extremely light powder especially formulated to set concealers while maximizing staying power and coverage. In addition, it adds a lightness and brightness which is very attractive.I was reluctant at first lest the powder settle into those “laugh lines” around the eyes. Needn’t have worried – the powder is soft, silky, and feels like air on the skin.Thank you, Laura!- Gail Cooke

Rhoda Mammoth Cave, KY

A Powder to Lessen Eye Lines and Dark Shadows? Yes. Really.

Laura Mercier’s heavenly and lightweight Secret Brightening Powder makes your under eye area look bright and naturally radiant. If you suffer from chronic dark under eye circles like I do you’ll love how this powder weightlessly increases the coverage of under eye cover products while adding soft focus lightening and brightening. It helps concealer to dramatically reduce the appearance of dark under eye circles as it sets concealer to keep it in place all day!Unlike other powders which can accentuate the look of dryness and lines in the eye area, Laura Mercier’s specially formulated under eye powder gives a soft focus to fine lines and minimizes imperfections. The powder is ground to the micronised level so it won’t settle in the fine lines to emphasize like other powders can so easily do.Usage Instructions:Keep in mind a little of this product goes a very long way. Pat powder lightly on the area of application without dragging or tugging across skin. Laura recommends using her Camouflage Powder Brush which I agree makes any powder applied in the eye area look softer and less heavy while guarenteeing a soft and even application. It helps you get just the right amount applied. Secret Brightening Powder is great under the eye where allergies, stress, and lack of sleep show up quickly. Ideally this is used to set Laura’s Secret Brightener (a lightening brush wand highlighter), Secret Concealer (Laura’s fantastic under eye concealer), and/or Secret Camouflage (Laura’s famous and award winning camouflage coverup.)Remember, if you get enough of anything packed on in one spot it will show up so only use a little bit. I recommend tapping the above mentioned brush into the fine film of powder on the inside of the lid. [With the lid in place, tip the jar upside down and then right side up again. When you remove the lid you’ll notice a fine film of powder there.] Rarely do I need more than this. Even though the container is smaller than the average face powder, it has lasted me a very long time even with constant use. I also use it to set creme shadows and eye shadow bases with the end result being a very `clean’ eye look that resists creases. The silky texture also makes applying powder eye shadow a dream! As a makeup artist I’ve used this powder all around the eyes of women of a broad range of skin tones (from pale Irish to deep African American) and different ages (from teen to great grandma) all having varying degrees of lines, bags, and dark circles and still got the same fabulous results every time. Secret Brightening Powder is also appropriate for all skin types. It’s rare that one product works well on everyone.Finer Points:-Micronized Pigments provide a soft weightless texture that won’t settle into lines . . . really.-Silicone Polymers provide an out of this world, slippy, silky feel.-White Transparent Pigment offers an invisible lightening effect on the skin without the look of ashiness. The formulation is so sheer that it works on any and all skin tones. Instantly opens up your eyes.

Brittany Rayle, GA

A Bright Idea

I had never thought of putting a powder under the eye. Wouldn’t it cake and settle in fine lines? Not this powder. It’s feather-light and bright while it keeps Laura Mercier’s creamy concealer in place. It is reflective and fine. It can also be used to set eye make-up. Who would have thought…?

Annmarie Newton, GA
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Bare Escentuals i.d. Mineral Veil – Mineral Veil 9g/0.3oz

A sheer, light powder that blends well onto skin Minimizes pores, lines & minor imperfections Gives translucent finishing touch without build up Absorbs excess oil during the day Delivers shine free & soft-focus look

Key features

  • i.d. Mineral Veil – Mineral Veil – 9g/0.3oz

Honest reviews



This powder makes my skin look like I have no pores. Its amazing. The color is perfect and lasts all day.

Erin Strafford, NH

Best makeup ever

Bare Minerals is the best makeup on the market. I know it seems a little pricey, but, I’ve never used a makeup product this superior. It has great coverage as well as it lasts all day, I rarely need to any touch up.

Charlotte Patoka, IN

face products

I use this makeup all the time. I has great coverage and is not heavy and does not cake up on face. Good buy

Sara Woolwich, ME
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L’oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder Translucent


Key features

  • L’oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder Translucent .5 Oz

Honest reviews



This stuff is fabulous. It truly is translucent, eliminates shine, doesn’t visibly clog my pores like other loose powders I’ve used, and never looks cakey.

Kari Bedminster, PA

Difficult to Find Item

I can’t get over being able to find this discontinued item here.It gives me a wonderful shine free look and it adds no color to my carefully chosen foundation. I have a hard to match skin color Like most women)and no matter what choices I make they never look perfect. But when I finally DO find a foundation that matches I don’t want to mess it up suing more color so I use color-less powder to set my foundation and that does does the trick. This product costs less than most others and works better than the many of the less expensive ones I have tried and thrown in the garbage.I hope that this company can keep finding it! The service is so excellent – I ordered it on the 21st and got it on the 23rd

Jennie Johnston, RI

Best powder on the market

I have not been able to find this in stores and nothing I’ve used has been as good. I’m thrilled to be able to buy it on Amazon and plan to lay in a supply now. It works great with a powder brush. I put it in a zip plastic bag, dip the brush in and shake it so the extra falls back into the bag the brush over my face lightly with the powder. When it’s set, I mist my face with water. Looks great.

Catalina Pilot Grove, IA
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Peter Thomas Roth Oily Problem Skin Instant Mineral SPF 30, 0.15 Ounce

Oil-free, oil absorbing matte finish translucent brush on powder with SPF 30 protection. A silky smooth mineral powder with SPF 30 protection is perfectly suited for oily and acne prone skin. Packaged in an easy-to-use, retractable brush, it fits conveniently in your pocket or makeup case to allow for mess-free touch-ups throughout the day. Leaves a transparent, matte, residue-free layer of sun protection to help skin look flawless and blemish free.

Key features

  • Silky-smooth mineral powder
  • SPF 30 protection
  • For oily and acne prone skin

Honest reviews


The brush ruins it.

The product is fine but the brush is AWFUL! The bristles are harsh and scratchy and they break off leaving little bits of bristle all over your face and in your eyes. So annoying/irritating. For the price I expected much better quality, at least something that won’t fall apart and get my eyes.

Emma Gunter, TX

Good product, takes away shine as well

Great product to use in the afternoon when your face gets oily, takes away shine and also provides sunscreen, two in one. Love it, gave it a 4 since the powder comes out and goes all over the place so if you are wearing black , be careful.

Meredith Junction City, OR

Nice for oily skin

I am using this for summer instead of bare escentuals mineral veil. This seems to do a better job with super oily summer skin and the 30 spf is an added bonus. It has a luminescent quality to it and does mattify the skin. I was having some breakouts and they seem to be under control with the help of this.

Della Paoli, OK
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Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed Powder — Sand Light Medium

Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed Powder — Clay Medium Dark The Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed Powder helps control skin oiliness with its light powder formula. This translucent powder assists you in keeping your skin shine-free and moisture balanced. The Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed Powder helps you completely beautify your face. It has light shades that enhance a wide range of skin tones. It manages to control oil without drying your skin. Wear it alone or over foundation, which will give your makeup a perfect final touch. A silky powder blush, the Iman Pressed Powder gives you a finish that’s long lasting and appears natural. Just for you: Oily skin A Closer Look: Iman Cosmetics Luxury Pressed Powder has a light, translucent formula, which helps in providing a matte finish. You Won’t Find: Harsh chemicals

Key features

  • For Use On: Skin
  • Cosmetic Finish: Matte
  • Cosmetic Palette: Medium Tones
  • Cosmetic Shades: 1

Honest reviews


To dark

To dark on my medium brown yellow under tone skin,, wasted my money ..

Delores Saline, MI


this is my fav product anytime, IMAN makes very beautiful products and at affordable prices. its a must have for black women

Yvette High Shoals, GA

Second to none

Iman makes the best make up for all ethnic women. The texture is flawless, does not cake up and absorbs oil. Long lasting quality makeup at an affordable price.

Julia Saratoga Springs, NY
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Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Finishing Face Powder Travel Size

Brand new, travel sized! Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. Try it, you’re going to love it!

Key features

  • Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder with PM20 – (Deluxe Travel Size)
  • Size: (0.07 oz.) / 2.2 g.
  • Condition: Brand New / UNBOXED
  • Type: Deluxe Travel Size / Mini
  • The breakthrough technology of this micronized clay finishing powder improves the production of keratin, a building block of skin synthesis, to promote the tightening of skin and effectively shrinking oversized pores. Amazonian clay, nature’s most perfect ingredient, acts as a total skin balancer by reducing dryness and flakiness, improving clarity and texture and removing surface oil to mattify skin for a soft focus and flawless finish.

Honest reviews


get the full size

this “travel” sized powder is .07 oz. and is not convenient for travel in any way. you still need to pack a brush of some sort and the powder gets everywhere. the powder itself is fantastic, i should have paid for the full size which is twice the price, but contains much more of the product

Frances Grapevine, TX

Great powder

I didn’t expect much from this product, as my experience with the Tarte brand has been so-so at best, but this is a pretty great powder. A little goes a long way, and my oil-prone skin looks pretty awesome with minimal touch-ups required throughout the day. I do wish the container made it easier to dispense the product, but overall I’m quite pleased with it.

Melinda Roy, NM

i love!!!!

best finishing powder i ever used!! i have dark skin and it just blends right in. it does not make me look like a ghost. it also mattifies you face.. i will buy again!!!!

Leeann Wirt, MN
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PINK Silky Powder Puff 4.5 Inch


Key features

Honest reviews


body puff

Mom had been looking for the body size puffs for months with no luck. She mentioned it to me and I immediately logged into amazon and found these. The reviews were excellent so I ordered two for her. She really likes them. She also likes that they are machine washable. I’m glad I got them when I did because now they are out of stock.

Lauri Sandston, VA

Excellent quality

Very happy to have found this on Amazon. It was impossible for me to find a powder puff in local stores. I purchased one of each color option (pink and white). They are VERY high quality and extremely soft. I also love that they’re washable, and I washed them prior to using (although they arrived well packaged and seemed to be very sanitary, so that probably wasn’t necessary). These are very generously sized and work well. I can see these lasting a long time. Highly recommend these.

Lottie Mc Carley, MS

Great way to appy talcum powder

I like to use talcum powder after shaving, but ended up sprinkling it over the floor, as well as myself. I had been given an expensive talc that came with a powder puff and really liked the ease of use. This puff is great. Not expensive and you can use your own talc.

Teri Cando, ND
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Extreme CloseUp HD High Definition Mineral Finishing Powder Makeup 8g/.28oz – 90 day supply

Look airbrushed in real life. High definition translucent loose powder creates a soft focus effect to the skin, masks fine lines and imperfections for an airbrushed, radiant complexion. This silky soft, translucent, invisible powder is excellent for on-screen and everyday wear. Its natural matte finish is neither cakey/dry nor shimmery/sparkly. Can be worn over foundation or on bare skin. You will simply look like you…only flawless. Extreme CloseUp HD High Definition Mineral Finishing Powder: Created for Hollywood actors and actresses who need to look good under the scrutiny of the new high definition cameras. Talc-free formula wont dry skin. Translucent and perfect for all skin types and skin tones. Made of pure mineral silica powder. Micro beads produce a soft focus effect which reduces the appearance of blemishes and fine lines and gives the appearance of a perfect radiant complexion. Sets foundation and leaves a natural, matte finish. Dermatologically tested. Made in the USA.

Key features

  • Vegan and Organic
  • No preservatives
  • Paraben-free, Fragrance-free, PABA-free, Non-comedogenic
  • Provides a matte finish and hours of oil absorption
  • Much less expensive than big name brand

Honest reviews


No product Info, Instructions, of Application Method

01/02/13: I promised to provide an update after using the product for a while. In my below I was disappointed because there was no product information or method of application like the puff shown in the picture. This stuff is very subtle providing a light sheen wherever applied. I like to use it on shoulders, face, and arms. It’s easy to apply too much it is tough to remove and looks obvious without blending well into the skin tone. On this product less is more. -That’s why the inclusion of a puff as in the picture would have been nice.Maybe it’s just me as I confess that while I like wearing make up I am hardly the expert at applying it. I had expected from the picture that the product would come with a puff or some method of application. No big deal- I have brushes I can use. However, there was no product information either. No instructions at all on how to use it and nothing on dos and don’t.I can say it looks very sparkly and pretty in the jar.Once I use it a while I’ll update on my experiences with it.

Heather Keene, ND


This was useless. It made my skin look awful. Did not work as seller states "Less visible pores and fine lines" this made them worse. It felt and looked as if I had some type of gunk on my face and I applied very little. Do not waste your money!

Felecia West Chester, IA

Great for softness

This powder makes your pores less visible, sets your makeup and makes your skin feel velvety soft. I only gave this three stars because the more expensive one at Sephora seems to work a bit better. This is good for half the price though.

Ada Rousseau, KY
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Coty Airspun Face Powder 070-32 Honey Beige Light Peach Tone

This ultra smooth powder hides tiny lines, wrinkles and blemishes and gives a new softness to your skin

Key features

  • Dermatologically tested
  • Use to set make-up or as a foundation
  • Long lasting

Honest reviews


Thought I could use it for foundation but it’s more a finishing powder

I have somewhat oily skin. Thought I would give this a try instead of my normal mineral powder, Everyday minerals. I knew it would be lighter but thought I’d try. It was just simply not enough coverage to help even out my skin tone. For me, it really didn’t help smooth out fine lines at all. I found it to be VERY drying on my face and that’s saying alot since I have an oily T zone area. I liked the smell 🙂 but that was about it. I’m returning mine.Update: Well ended up using mine as a “setting” powder for my concealer under my eyes and chin. Works great for it. I then put on my mineral powder on top. Helps keep the concealer from fading away.

Dee Fairfield Bay, AR

Classic and Perfect!

Coty always has been and always will be THE setting powder to use. It’s milled to the perfect consistancy, the color is even and not chalky, and the light scent is so classic.

Adele Haverhill, OH

Smoothe Finish

I love this powder. I use this as my finishing powder after my foundation and concealer have been applied. It was a soft, smoothed finish. I does smell like my grandmothers makeup but it does the trick.

Janelle French Camp, CA
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Palladio Natural Rice Powder Warm Beige

Palladio Natural Rice Powder Loose Finishing Powder is triple milled for easier application and an ultra silky finish.

Key features

  • Oil-absorbing highlighter
  • Not tested on animals
  • Non-comedogenic

Honest reviews


Contains talc, not translucent

Price is good, but this is a no-go for those of us with good skin who don’t want a heavy powder. VERY heavy coverage, even when applied with a brush because it contains talc. Will go right into the garbage where it belongs.

Alba Leggett, CA

good value, controls shine

This product does all I need it to do as a finishing powder — set my foundation, control shine (and I get very oily indeed) look flawless and smooth. The powder is very fine and does not look cakey or visible. It’s quite cheap for a lot of product. The powder puff included is pretty useless so I use a fluffy brush.Some other points to note, however: ingredients. From my packaging, it has talc as the 3rd ingredient, and parabens and fragrance lower in the list. If you don’t like these ingredients, then now you know. Personally I’m indifferent. On the plus side, no silica, which is notorious for giving off white casts in flash photography.Packaging is also not travel-friendly as the lid just sits on top and is not secured. Certainly would not advise carrying it in your handbag for touch ups, but if you want to take it with you travelling, you can put it in a little plastic bag, wrap/fold the excess plastic around it tightly and keep it in place with a rubber band. No spillage.

Mara Sykesville, MD

Love it

I LOVE this stuff. I don’t know how I have never heard of it before. I have pink patches on my face (I am very pale) and this has the coverage that I need (even when I am blushing!!) If you don’t like full coverage, you will not like this. But at the same time, if you wear foundation and powder, then you DO want full coverage. And this will do that job. I will buy this again.

Janette Bel Alton, MD
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