A radiant highlighter that is matte seems like an oxymoron, doesn't it? It's hard to imagine that something that adds a subtle sheen to the skin could be matte, but the proof is in the pudding. Or at least in the powder.
I didn't quite know what to expect in the new matte, radiant highlighter (01) from Laura Mercier. I guess the best way to describe it is that it's similar to applying the Early Bird filter in Instagram. You'll get a bit of a natural glow that adds a tiny bit of champagne warmth and a subtle sheen. It's not matte, but it's not traditionally shiny, either. Almost as if you scratched the surface of a coin. The shine is still there, it's just diminished.
Check this out in person at your neighborhood Laura Mercier counter or find it online. I'm torn on this one. I love the unique look of this powder, but not how my lines show up. What do you think? Pick it up or pass?
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