I've tried so many highlighters and this one by Laura Mercier has one of the best textures - it is smooth, blendable and extremely easy to work with.The super finely milled powder almost feels like a cream product. While I do see some shimmer in the pan, it doesn't show up on the cheeks - it translates to a glowy sheen with a natural looking dewy effect. Its subtle, but beautiful! Highlight-01 is a perfect pick for most medium-dark skin tones. It might be a tad light on lighter skin tones, but would look beautiful when dusted all over the face with a big, fluffy brush. I like to use a fan brush for highlighters like these, but this time, I tried using the Real Techniques contour brush. It gives it that gorgeous, soft focus effect. My only gripe with this powder is the fallout - there's quite a bit that makes it not so travel friendly.
Overall, if you like highlighters but hate the shimmer, this one is perfect to subtly highlight and add a bit of radiance. Laura Mercier calls it a "matte radiance glow" and that exactly is what it looks like on the skin. The formula is fantastic and the color, a golden nude, is perfect for most skin tones.
Have you tried any of the Matte Radiance Baked Powders?
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