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Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder
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Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder


4.6 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars18%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars2%
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4.66 / 5 based on 248 Reviews


A multi-purpose, modern all-over pressed powder that sets, perfects, and finishes, leaving skin with a diffused, luminous glow.

This silky pressed powder has just enough sheer colour to add the perfect, subtle glow and brighten up a complexion with a soft-focus finish. Apply with different brushes to customize your finish and coverage and create multiple looks.

Luminous Finish

Soft, luminous finish leaves a natural, all-over glow. Sets your makeup without mattifying your skin. In a range of subtly perfecting shades for all skin tones.

Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look

Like the Laura Mercier Setting Powders, this Perfecting Powder has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn't settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.

Formulation Details:

  • Oil-free
  • Talc-free
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Dermatologist tested


  • Mica
  • Zea Mays (Corn) Starch
  • Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate
  • Hectorite
  • Octyldodecanol
  • Dimethicone
  • Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
  • Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
  • Lauroyl Lysine
  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
  • Benzyl Alcohol
  • Sodium Silicoaluminate
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Dehydroacetic Acid
  • Tin Oxide
  • Aqua/Water/Eau

May Contain:

  • Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)
  • Ci 77491 / Ci 77492 / Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides)
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Top Questions See all 75 Q&A

  • Can this be used as a basic powder, or is it more of a hi...9 Answers
  • Have seen great reviews on this but I was wondering if it...4 Answers
  • Has anyone experienced irritation/ breakouts? I have sens...3 Answers
Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder
Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder
Reviews (248)
Q&A (28)
Media (18)
Charlene E.
Richmond, VA
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This powder is everything!!!! I recently purchased a couple of the shades, there are six to choose from 🙌🏽 and I chose #3 for personal use and #6 for my makeup kit. This gives such a gorgeous, extra flawless finish to the skin as a finishing powder. The first time I used it on clients, we were doing makeup for a web series show and I put it on one of the actresses and gasped because it was soooo gorgeous. It just made the skin look super flawless and we all ooohed and ahhhhed over it. The other actresses were like can I have some too, LOL.

This is my First Laura Mercier purchase but definitely won’t be my last. For sure I’m adding #3, #4 and #5 to my pro kit in the very near future.
Chelsea B.
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Review for: 3 - Light to Medium more...
This stuff is magic. I got my makeup done recently by an artist at the LM makeup counter, and they convinced me that this was something I should add to my collection. I didn't totally get it - is it concealer? Is it finishing powder? Is it bronzer? Is it a highlighter? Well, it's basically all of those things! I sweep it with a heavier hand on my cheeks, and then lightly dust on my chin, nose, and around the sides of my forehead. It makes my skin look flawless. It adds a subtle glow, it seems to blur away imperfections, and adds warmth back to my skin. I bought it in a color slightly deeper than my skin tone. I got so many compliments on my skin after I used it the first time. Highly recommend! 
Amanda H.
11 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: 1 - Fair more...
I purchased this on a whim one day to compliment the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. I did not like it as a finishing powder over the tinted moisturizer, but it looks great on top of any foundation I use. It gives a nice subtle glow, but I do wish it came in a lighter shade than fair. It can be used all over or just give a nice highlight to your cheekbones. It doesn’t seem to clog my pores at all, which is also a plus!
Myranda C.
294 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Review for: 1 - Fair more...
I really hoped that this product would have been good for me but unfortunately it wasn’t. Upon first glance, it looks like any other powder and swatches nicely; that is until you try to pick up any product with a brush. That was my only issue with this product. I’ve had AMAZING luck with Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders and that’s what I was hoping for with this product. I had to take it back.
Olivia M.
Minden, LA
255 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I love, love, love this powder.  I am very oily and have sensitive, acne prone skin with texture.  I use this powder on the highpoints of my face as a sheer highlighter.  It makes my skin look so beautiful and gives me a natural glow.  It's glowy, but it doesn't have big specks of glitter in it.  I've gone through the small sample size that I got in a Sephora Favorites box and then purchased the full size powder.  Best decision I made!  It's a huge powder and will last me forever! 
Alex S.
42 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I absolutely love this setting powder although I would suggest setting with a regular powder first and then dusting this all over your face or a beautiful Natural Glow. Be careful and do not go too heavy-handed because it is possible to overuse it even though it's very fine and seems like you're not even making any type of dent in the pan
Mikala p.
2 reviews
This powder was ok... i first used this product to use after my foundation and concealer. At first the finished look was very pretty and a nice matte finish. But throughout the day my makeup started to crease on my chin, my under eyes, and my nose. I dont have oily skin at all so i was very confused.
Kelly L.
296 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
Review for: 2 - Light more...
I absolutely love this powder. It’s beautiful to set your makeup with. It is expensive but I think it’s worth it. It gives a slight dewy glow without being shiny or shimmery. I’m sure there are other powders that are similar and cheaper but I find this one goes on so smoothly and I love it!
Lauren N.
239 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Want to be a radiant glowing goddess or at least look like one? This is one heck of an amazing powder that gives your skin a lovely glow. Lightweight enough to not look like you have it on, but comes in shades to suit all skin tones. Has a lovely glowy radiance to the powder that is just fabulous! I love when skin is glowy without looking like you applied highlight all over. This is a highly recommended powder!
Sydney H.
109 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I am up Obsessed with this powder it really gives your skin this really nice finish without looking mat or without looking very shimmery it just makes it look like a natural glow from with in it is the most stunning powder ever. Not to mention they do have a range of shades. Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder
Amanda M.
22 reviews
Can this be used as a basic powder, or is it more of a highlighting powder?
Kate F.
gateshead, tyne and wear
1 review
is this expensive xxxxxxxx
Trudy C.
Black Mountain, NC
112 reviews
Have seen great reviews on this but I was wondering if it is glittery. I don't mind it having a shimmer, I just don't want it to have a lot of glitter to it.
Betty L.
225 reviews
How does this compare to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder? I own the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette which contains Dim Light and Radiant light and Incandescent Light. I
Odalys G.
21 reviews
Who many shades are there?

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