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Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15

What it is: A superfine, gentle, mineral loose powder that provides a radiant glow. What it does: This mineral, good-for-skin formula works to perfect the look of skin. Long-wearing and highly pigmented, the unique blend of pure pearl powders and mica add luminosity, while minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and other skin-nourishing ingredients help protect skin against environmental stressors. In one easy step, skin is visibly smoothed with a luminous, youthful finish. The water-resistant formulation stay color-true and provides skin with sheer-to-medium buildable coverage. What else you need to know: This dermatologist-tested, non-comedogenic product is oil-free and ideal for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier Mineral Powder SPF 15

Question
Could my mineral foundation be causing me breakouts and cystic acne?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Loringal
(Kalamazoo Michigan)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
This gave me the worst breakouts of my life when I was sweating in it on a 98 degree day. Plus, it is very difficult to wash off. If you check your skin afterward with toner or a wipe, you can see how much doesn't come off. If you are careful to not sweat in this and wash it off thoroughly, you might be ok.
answered 6 months ago
Abs12
(NY)
answer 2
Absolutely!! Most likely, you are sensitive to the Bismuth Oxychloride that is in many, but not all, mineral makeup. I had the same problem with BE and other mineral makeups with bismuth causing breakouts. Check the ingredients and try one without Bismuth Oxychloride or Talc. This one has both of those ingredients listed. Hope it helps!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
kanareese
answer 3
Thanks! I'm using the Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. For some reason I'm breaking out terribly and I have flaky cheeks.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Loringal
(Kalamazoo Michigan)
answer 4
It depends what is in your mineral foundation and if it is clogging your pores. Different mineral foundations could contain different sized particles, and additional ingredients. You should aim to get a very basic and pure mineral foundation with a basic preservative in it, to prevent bacterial growth. You can try a variety to see which works best for you. But investigate the ingredients, like Google search it for Acne Detective or Comedogenic Ingredients, and then avoid those. You should also daily exfoliate your skin with a mild exfoliating cleanser to get rid of the dead skin cells on your face, which could cause blocked pores and cystic acne.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
ivory202
(Houston, TX)
Question
Is it recommended for someone with severe acne/
Does it clog pores?
asked 5 years, 2 months ago
Anonymous
(glasgow, KY)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
4 answers
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answer 1
In my experience, this foundation has so much shimmer that it makes my skin look wet--not dewy--and consequently highlights ALL bumps that I have on my skin, as well as pores. If it's redness you're trying to cover, then I think the foundation would do a pretty good job. Acne bumps and other textual imperfections, not so much.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
herren
(Toronto, ON)
answer 2
I have combination skin and tend to break out a lot around my chin area. I've used LM for the past 3 years and have had NO problem with breakouts. The shades match my skin perfectly and it doesn't look caked on.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 3
I have moderate acne, and this covers it quite well. It is also far from dring
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
voltron
(Fayetteville, AR)
answer 4
This product is great for someone with slight to moderate acne. I'm not sure about severe acne, but it is so gentle and non-irritating that I'd imagine it would be good for someone with severe acne as well. Overall, the product is very soothing to the skin and gentle.

It does not clog pores for me, even when I'm irresponsible and don't remove it prior to playing sports. Good Luck!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
EasilyIrritated
(Seattle, WA)
Question
What is the technique for applying the mineral powder foundation?
What is the technique to application of the mineral powder foundation?
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
jileerog
(Texas)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
I like using two different brushes. I use a large, fluffy powder brush to create an even base all over my skin. If you have clear, smooth skin, then just that could be enough. I however have a few spots on my skin. Once I have an even base, I take a flat top brush and gently tap some powder on any imperfections.
answered 2 years ago
lilliclaire
(New York, New York)
answer 2
use a kabuki brush. Just like the BE commercials swirl, tap, and apply ;)
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
oklahomagirl
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
answer 3
I think this is best applied with a large, very soft (I prefer synthetic, because it's more durable) Powder brush with a long handle, or you could use a kabuki brush. Kind of like the Bare Minerals method, I tap some of the powder into the inside of the cap and pick up an even amount of powder onto the brush and quickly and somewhat light-handedly sweeping over my face, using a broadly circular motion where more coverage is needed. Some of my favorite brush brands are: Origins, MAC, and Nars (only the last is at Sephora). Any very very soft powder brush with long bristles should do.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
cicero
(Los Angeles, CA)
Question
Can you wear cream blush over mineral foundation?
If so how do you apply it?
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
Loringal
(Kalamazoo Michigan)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Thanks, I think it depends on the kind of cream blush. I used one by Giorgio Armani (Second Skin Blush) and it worked fine.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Loringal
(Kalamazoo Michigan)
answer 2
yes no problem
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
casch
(San Diego , CA)
answer 3
No. Put the cream blush under the foundation. Apply blush first on primed skin and then only lightly apply powder mineral foundation over the area with blush.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
Camilladoll
(Pheonix, AZ)
Question
Is this powder shimmery? Does it make you glittery?
asked 4 years, 4 months ago
Mimmy67
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
It is shimmery. Not overly so in a glittery way-but definitely there. I did not like the look when I saw myself in a mirror in sunlight.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
bgail
(San Diego,CA)
answer 2
Not at all. It's an airbrushed luminous matte. Gorgeous! :)
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
Tanalie
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
answer 3
No it is not shimery - I don't want a shimery face
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
Fren
(Bartlett, TN)
Question
Tender rose or Soft porcelain?
I've tried Real sand but it was too dark,too yellow.
I was using Dior 010(lightest one).Should I try Tender rose or Soft porcelain?
Also does anyone know if Tender rose is lighter or darker than Soft porcelain?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
chihua1717
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
This foundation might not come in a shade that is a good match for you. I am also fair and I found the Tender Rose to be pink; not slightly pink or to have pink undertones but literally the color of a light blush. The Porcelain is yellow. Again, not slightly so.
I've heard good things about the formula but I had to return it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
meek
answer 2
Tender Rose comes off slightly darker than Soft porcelain because Tender Rose seems to have more of a pinky/peachy undertone. I use the shade Tender Rose and I am very fair. About an NW 20 at MAC. I love this shade for me as it seems to give me some color without making me look like Im wearing the wrong shade of foundation if you know what I mean. But if you are really fair you might consider soft porcelain. My sister is slightly lighter than me and she uses soft porcelain. I could use this shade as well but I prefer to give myself a little color. It is a bit deceiving on this Sephora website as they have Tender Rose listed first as the lightest color even though Soft porcelain is slightly lighter.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
vsbeauty
(Dallas, tx)
answer 3
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a color consultation by phone with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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What color?
I have medium complexion with yellow undertones ( currently use bareminerals foundation in med. beige) what color would I use for Laura Mercier's mineral foundation?
asked 5 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(San Diego, CA.)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
I am also a medium beige in BM, and rich vanilla is the perfect shade for me. I am asian with neutral undertones, and lean slightly more towards yellow rather than pink. The natural beige was a little too pink for me. If you find that you are a shade lighter or darker than rich vanilla, try classic beige or pure honey (if darker), or mixing rich vanilla with real sand (if lighter). Hope this helps!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
sakura808
(Honolulu, Hawaii)
answer 2
i think you can use rich vanilla for Laura Mercier :)
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
sl33pi3h3ad
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 3
While medium beige is the most typical color for Bare Minerals Foundation, Classic Beige is the same for Laura Mercier Mineral Powder. If you like Bare Minerals Foundation, you're going to LOVE Laura Mercier's!
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
elstar
Question
What colors have yellow undertones??
I am Asian so I definitely need shades with yellow undertones. I would use the Rich Vanilla color in the summer when I'm darker and it's PERFECT. But my tan is fading and the Rich Vanilla is too dark. What lighter color would be best for me with yellow undertones??
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
tammy22
(Cincinnati, OH)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Real Sand-- I use tender rose but I am NW20-25
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
agar
(Miami, FL)
answer 2
I'm light to medium with yellow/olive tones and refuse to use another brand because this powder is amazing. I have been using it since it was launched some years ago. That said, I have the same matching issue you do so I have experimented with many shade combos. I have found the best match is Rich Vanilla mixed with a little Soft Porcelain. This works whether you're slightly tanned or really pale, as you can vary the amounts you mix, as needed. This way you can stay in the right tone family. Natural Beige is perfect in depth, but tends toward a peachy tone and if you're yellow/olive, it can show an off demarcation. You could get away with it as long as you bring it down to your neck and decollete (sp?). IMO, that is too much work and I would rather match my tone. Hope this helps. :)
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
Tanalie
(Aliso Viejo, CA)
answer 3
I am an Aisan too, with relatively fair skin tone. I use Tender Rose and it is perfect!
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
tomato0121
(Baltimore MD)
Question
Currently using rich vanilla--need something a little bit darker. What color should I purchase?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix, AZ)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
I actually think Classic Beige is darker than Rich Vanilla. I tried Classic Beige and it was too dark and rich vanilla works perfectly now! I recommend trying Classic Beige or Pure Honey. Hope this helps!:)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
casscain
(Los Angeles, CA.)
answer 2
I first purchased pure honey and that color ended up being too dark on me so I tried out Rich Vanilla. The SA at sephora that helped color check me told me that she also uses a shade lighter and she recommended that I use a bit of bronzer to even it out because I am also between those shades.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
jadorezrg
(Cerritos, CA)
answer 3
I had a really hard time finding a color that suit me but I went into the store, asked for help, and left with a product that was a better color match than my previous make up. I would recommend going into a Sephora and having a beauty specialist test different shades on you so that you get the one you are most happy with! Good luck!
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
MSJR01
Question
Does this help skin get clear from blemishes and such?
I was wondering if this helped anyone with skin clarity as far as blemishes, breakouts, etc. And in how much time do you start seeing clarity results? I am a skeptic about mineral foundation. Bare Minerals gave me a horrible reaction but I did wear Laura Mercier liquid foundation for my wedding and it was beautiful! SO I might be considering this...anyone have answers?

Thanks for your time. :)
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(Riverside, CA)
on Mineral Powder SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
Mineral makeup is not skin care, no matter how amazing the marketing dept. tries to make it sound. It will not get rid of breakouts. It may be a better alternative for avoiding breakouts if your breakouts are being caused by ingredients in your current makeup. If you have had problems with other mineral makeup in the past this one may not be the answer for you since all mineral foundations are made with very similar ingredient lists. In short: it will not get rid of breakouts, but it may prevent irritation resulting in breakouts if your skin is happier with this specific formula. You won't know till you try.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
charlybu2001
(Port Orchard, WA)
answer 2
this is awsome to me i never find any things good like this before
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(orlando fl)
answer 3
I wouldn't say it cleared up my skin, but I haven't had skin problems due to using this product either.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
shineygirl
(Pensacola, FL)
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