Laura Geller Shimmer Down Mattifying Powder with Brush
I love this product! The older we get, the harder it is to achieve that 'glow', but this powder does it for me. It doesn't settle into lines and it gives a nice natural dewy glow without being shiny. It's really lovely. I tried the cc Finishing Powder, thinking it would be like the Shimmer Down with an added 'corrective' factor, but it didn't seem as finely milled, and looked more like 'makeup'. Still loving my 'Shimmer Down' so I'll stick with it. I recommend it for us 'older and definitely better' gals. We need more products tailored for real life aging .... products that work! And when we find one, we need to share it with each other.
Does what it says it does
Love this product, reduces shine to the face - for me all day.
Great for ...
...shine and those finishing touches without the fear of messing up any of your other make-up. Simple to use, and so effective.
love this product
I have been using this product for a year now. I love it use it everyday. I live in a very hot climate and sweat just going from car into store. I blot away the moisture and use the shimmer down constantly. Laura could you put SPF in this product? Also It would be great if I could buy just the powder. Thank you for making such a great product.
A Must Have Product
I remember when Laura first introduced this product, she claims she attended an outdoor wedding during the summer and she had no shine. I thought, yeah, right, but I ordered anyway. I live in the southern USA and the heat and humidity here, oye! This product is the BOMB! No shine and it doesn't add color or extra weight to your face. And for ladies of "a certain age" that have "their personal summers", it is AWESOME! No shine, no perspiration, you look cool and put together, even though you are having a meltdown!
I tried this for about two weeks and thought it was just okay; I like the finished look from the powder (although it didn't cut down the shine/oil through the day which is what I was hoping for), the bag was alright but the brush itself was too big. I wish it came with the powder and a much smaller brush only. Returned.
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!