As a big fan of the Laura Mercier translucent powder, I was dubious about trying anything different; surely nothing could match up to its dewy finish with oil controlling properties that make it look like you're not wearing powder? So when I got the Shu Uemura Sheer Face Powder I half expected not to like it.
It is a finely milled, translucent face powder, that aims to 'leave skin radiant and glowing with vitality'. A claim that it certainly achieves! I have normal to dry skin so I don't always feel the need to powder, however I do lightly brush this over my T-zone to control any oil and set my make-up. I tend to use a small powder brush to do so as the puff or a large brush applies too much and I find that drying on my skin, the powder can also appear cake-y if over applied. It lasts on my skin for about 6 hours after which I tend to touch up a little, I think this is because of the 'sheer' formulation, for those with oily skin it may be best to try the matte version. At £26.50 it's a fair bit cheaper than the Laura Mercier and as you can see, I've got a lot of product left, despite having used it most days since Christmas. However, if you're a Laura Mercier convert, this may just not cut the mustard, it's a lovely powder, don't get me wrong, but the LM just does everything right, it leaves a perfect, radiant veil on your skin and it's invisible!
Any questions about this product? Have you found a HG powder? Let me know in the comments below!
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