Do you always find it hard to find the perfect makeup routine to achieve that lit-from-within glow? Even if your skin doesn’t glow on its own, there’s a lot you can do with makeup to achieve that glowing, luminous complexion – and even so, without highlighters involved.
This time round, we’re switching things up a notch because we’re using Laura Mercier’s collection of Translucent Loose Setting Powders to achieve a
matte glowy finish!
You may have already heard of Laura Mercier’s popular Translucent Loose Setting Powder, but have you heard of their latest drop? Introducing the new Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow. Yes, GLOW! The new powder comes as a new addition to Laura Mercier’s line of products that have generated success over it’s original Translucent Loose Powder which has easily become a cult-favourite in the world of beauty.
The difference between the Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow is indeed a little nebulous. But what makes the latter different is that it comes with a glowy finish rather than the usual matte finish. And of course, we can’t live without a little glow, can we?
The new Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow is a stunner itself as it promises to deliver 12-hour wear with a long-lasting glow. Since the translucent powder comes finely milled, it feels lightweight on the skin so you won’t feel like it’s weighing your skin down. As for the coverage, upon application, the powder comes with sheer and radiant coverage leaving a luminous and flawless finish.
Besides that, you’re all set and ready to glow! We’re going through a rundown with you on the basics and some new key tips with a glowy twist, featuring Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle 5’s runner-up, Shikin Gomez as our model.
What You Need:
- Foundation and/or Concealer
- Laura Mercier Velour Puff
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow
- Laura Mercier Glow Brush
# 1: Setting Down with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder
Kicking off with the basics, fill in any fine lines or creases with a primer as the fine powders can accentuate them. Then, start with a fresh base of foundation and a layer of concealer to conceal any imperfections on your face before setting down your makeup with Laura Mercier’s OG cult-beauty favourite, the Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Setting down essentially involves pressing and rolling the powder all over your face to lock in your makeup, ensuring that it doesn’t budge for the whole day.
Using the cap, tap on some of the product onto the cap and pick the powder up with the Laura Mercier Velour Puff. Then, fold the puff into half and rub it to evenly distribute the product.
Tap off the excess powder from the puff on the back of your hand lightly.
Now, fold the puff outwards and gently press and roll it around your face to set your makeup evenly. By doing so, you’ll be able to set your makeup proper, leaving a poreless and flawless finish!
And voila! It’s pretty easy to learn and pick once you get the hang of it!
# 2: Setting Up with the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Powder Glow
Not a fan of highlighters or overly glittery/shimmery makeup? This Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow might just change your mind. Even though the product contains talc which may be drying to some, the new Glow Powder contains minerals which add a healthy glow to your overall complexion without going overboard with the glow.
Here, we’re starting off by “setting up” on your prepped base. Setting up, in general, involves adding a healthy and radiant glow to your skin where it’s naturally smooth, or where you wish to catch the light.
To kick things off, pick up some of the Glow Powder from the cap using the new Glow Brush. Follow up by tapping the excess powder off from the brush.
Then, use the brush and work it around the back of your hand to evenly distribute the product into the brush.
Finally, dust it off lightly before contouring your face with the brush, making sure you cover the important areas you’d want to highlight such as the areas under your eyebrows, cheekbones, nose bridge, cupid’s bow, chin and forehead.
As you can see, the powder actually adds a nice glow to your complexion that looks natural and glowy at the same time. The best part is – your highlight doesn’t come off streaky at all!
#3: Highlighting Your Collarbone
When you hear the term “baking”, you’d assume we’d be talking about whipping up something sweet in the kitchen. Well, you’ve got it all wrong. If you’ve seen our previous post on how to bake, then consider yourself well-informed!
And well, who said baking was only meant for your face? If there’s one thing that we’ve learnt from @badgalriri, is that there are other parts of the body that deserve to glow too! That includes your collarbones and shoulders, especially if you’re wearing a flattering dress or top.
So what’s the drill? Well, it’s practically the same as baking your face! Using the Laura Mercier Velour Puff, pick up some of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Powder Glow and dab it on your shoulders and collarbones (or literally anywhere else you wish to highlight). While leaving it on for 5 to 10 minutes, proceed to contour to further accentuate your features.
After the time is up, use a powder brush to dust off any excess powder and that’s it! Now it doesn’t take a genius to figure this technique out, so anyone and everyone can try this look out.
Your makeup will then look like it’s blended beautifully and you’ll be glowing like you’re lit from within. Your skin will appear poreless and highlighted — it’s literally the best of both worlds!
Nonetheless, the technique’s a little heavy handed so it might be a little too much for an everyday look. But, if you’re planning on taking a lot of photos, then this is the recipe for success!
Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($70), Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow ($70) and the Glow Brush ($76) are now available in Sephora and at selected departmental stores.
PHOTOS AND GIFS BY
Jermine Chua using the Canon EOS 77D
Shikin Gomez, from NOW Models Management Pte Ltd