While attending the workshop session held last month, I was deliberating which product to get with the $60 voucher which was paid for via registration. It was inarguable well-spent with the amount offsetting the total purchase. What I had gained for free was the invaluable experience of trying out the brand’s luxurious products on my own skin, which was tremendously generous on their part.
La Mer’s Training Manager, Cecilia Tay also imparted the Acupressure Eye Massage to attendees during the session, an exclusive technique to compliment the Eye Balm Intense.
I was keen on purchasing the Refining Facial but decided otherwise after putting the many exfoliators at home into account. Didn’t get to try the Treatment Fluid Foundation because I 1) was too distracted over The Powder 2) wanted to get home quickly to jot down notes before my memory gives way.
Eventually I settled on the loose powder since I was itching to get one anyway, having done my research on several brands but it so happened to be a La Mer workshop so might as well give it a shot. After writing about my day at the event, many readers wrote to me, guessing about my purchase. Most of you were sure it was skincare-related, oh well, so sorry to burst your bubble.
SKINCOLOR DE LA MER – La Poudre (S$123)
With a hefty price tag to boot, this luxurious loose powder is made up of air-spun seaborne particles, according to the website and, considered to be one of the lightest materials on earth.
The original jar was made from glass that could fend off any perverts, should you meet one on the way home at night. Few years ago, La Mer revised the packaging by using acrylic(I think!) which is lighter, but still not recommended to bring out for touch-ups.
Available in 4 shades – Translucent, Creme, Neutral and Beige. I picked Translucent because the sheerness compliments most skin tones, and most importantly, my foundations.
The powder is exceptionally light, and easily trumps all the loose powder I’d owned. The particles literally floats on the skin; it doesn’t settles on my fine lines or pores. When blended, it gives off a blurry effect which acts like an optical diffuser and gives off the illusion of seamless complexion.
It also leaves a silky veil on the skin, with a slight shimmer. When placed under bright lights, you can detect a tinge of shell pink. Because the particles don’t settle on the skin, you won’t look like a disco ball even with multiple applications.
To prevent wastage, I use the plushy puff to buff the product on top of my foundation/concealer, and pat any excess product on my palms. This way, I won’t need to head back to the jar for more. Believe me, you don’t need too much of it. One loaded application is enough. As it doesn’t provide much oil-control, I use MAC Blot Powder for touch-ups. It’s translucent and will neither add weight nor overlap the iridescence of The Powder.
Pack loaded with 25g of Holy Grail goodness, it will take a pretty long time to finish. Worthy of an investment if you are keen to splurge. I’ll probably save this more for special occasions whilst depending on my Blot Powder full-time.
REVLON New Complexion Loose Face Powder in Translucent #02
MUJI Lucent Powder Pearl Natural
La Mer The Powder is ridiculously milled, that you literally can’t feel anything to the touch. Here, I am comparing with two other products that I rarely use nowadays, ever since I acquired the Blot Powder.
The Revlon LP is more of a matte finish, and the thickness of the powder settles on the skin which accentuates fine lines and tend to cake with multiple applications. I’ll say, it does give a new complexion [/sarcasm]
Before trying out The Powder, I thought Muji’s LP could be my Holy Grail. Comparing the two, both are airy to the touch but the latter settles on my imperfections and make me shine like a disco ball. Needless to say what’s going to happen when my combination skin starts to oil up.
When blended into the skin, notice the optical diffusion from LA MER’s LP whereas the shimmery specks from Muji’s are painfully obvious?