Laura Geller Shimmer Down Mattifying Powder with Brush
Wow-What a Nice Purchase!
First of all, I don't wear powder everyday, but I was looking for a light powder to not settle in the fine lines to age me. I decided to try this not for the shining down effect, but just for a nice rounding out the complexion powder. When I opened it I was thrilled with the darling bag. You could even use this bag on a fancy night out and get by with it. Then, I was a little afraid of the brush as it is not soft like most makeup brushes. It is rather stiff. I like the fact that it is two-ended for up close and larger areas. The covers on the ends of the brush are very nice for packaging. so, I open up the powder and was very pleased at how light it is, but it still does the job. My complexion looked very even all day long and you could not tell I had anything on. My little secret! Once I used the stiff brush with the powder it all seemed to work out. I wonder if Laura gave a stiffer brush as to not put too much product on if you used a softer brush. Then it might show up like powder on your face. So, the whole thing seemed to work like a dream. This lady knows her stuff. I have her vanilla highlighter powder and I cannot get by without that! So, next I think I will try her eyeshadows and such. I guess I am a slow convert, but she is definitely on to something with this formula. Thanks, Laura!
Laura, I love this product. I use it all the time when I want to cut down on the shine of my foundation and/or blush. My only complaint is that you don't sell it by itself without the brush and bag. I already have the brush and bag and don't need another one. Please sell just the powder and then you can lower the price. Thanks for this great powder.
I love this Powder!
This powder does not cake on and I have oily skin. I haven't used it in the Summer yet, but it works well with my greasy skin now. They key is less is more. Do not keep caking it on and it won't cake. I wish the brush was smaller so it would fit in all of my cosmetic bags, but that is ok as I will just use the larger bags.
Doesn't Shimmer Down
I bought this with such high hopes that I could now wear all of my shimmer eyeshadows. Well I put on a shimmer eyeshadow and then this powder and I could still see the shimmer in the eyeshadow. It doesn't work form. The compact is nice with the mirror and is well made but this product is a no for me.
Love Laura's products
I haven't gotten to use my new power enough to give a review. I ordered it because I was on my last compact of her oil blotting power she no longer carries. I'm sure I will love this one too.
I bought this powder to use for my daughter's graduation. I knew it would be hot and sweaty in the school gym. It was the first time I'd ever used any of my new Laura Geller makeup. Even with Rosacea and allergies I was able to wear all her makeup with no side effects! All of my family told me how great I looked, and my sister asked me what I used. This powder is so light you forget it's there! My makeup looked great that night when many other women's makeup was melting. Bless you Laura!
My first time using LG.
I love this powder, I'm a 54 yr old brown skin woman with a oily T-zone. I tried this a few days ago and I love it, not to mention I perspire a lot these days "sigh". One other thing, doesn't leave my face ashy plus I don't wear makeup ONLY lipstick.
Thank you Laura!!
I have oily skin and it is perfect for mid-day to cover the shine. Instead of the purse which I won't use, a retractable brush would have been perfect. It is too much to carry in my purse. Please reconsider the brush.
My favorite powder!
Love this powder. I actually use it after applying my foundation and again after applying my blush. I just wish it were available on auto-delivery to where you only got the brush and pouch the first time, and just the powder (for a slightly lower price) for all deliveries after that. I don't need a new brush and pouch each time. This is a five star product, but only gave it four stars because I cannot get just the powder without the brush.
Nice for not too oily skin
A great idea for reducing look of pores...also helpful instead of dry shampoo around hairline. Agree with previous reviewer...don't need more brushes, so wish this was stand-alone product.
Okay, the bag is a throw away, but the powder is great. The brush is very nice, but is too large to fit in my purse makeup bag. Instead I use a L Geller collapsable brush. This powder is great for toning down sparkly eye shadow and getting rid of general shine from humidity. I am never without it.
great powder, bag came apart
I have super oily skin and this powder works very well to cut down the shine. Really like it. However...I carried the bag once as an evening bag and it came apart at the top. Maybe the velcro is too strong for the lightweight lame. Guess I should get out the superglue to try to fix it. I love the bag, just fits so nicely in my hand. Want to be able to use it again since nice silver items are hard to find. This is the first time I have ever had a problem with a Geller item.