We’re residing within the Age of Glow, and Laura Mercier is absolutely conscious. With increasingly more folks choosing radiant, lit-from-within pores and skin over a matte look, the wonder model simply launched a brand-new model of its beloved Translucent Free Setting Powder match for the present glow technology.

The brand new addition aptly known as Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow brings mild to pores and skin in a method that conventional setting powders generally tend to remove. If setting powder and highlighter had a child, this could be it. When the sunshine hits the excessive factors of your face, your pores and skin can have extra of a comfortable shine like a natural-looking highlighter than the flat look of an old-school setting powder.

Not sure of how the brand new Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow would match into your make-up routine? I just lately sat down with skilled make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic, who’s notably labored Kim Kardashian for a decade and even collabed along with her earlier this 12 months, to seek out out precisely how one can use it.

The applying methodology

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Immediately, he tells me that the brand new powder should not be utilized with a moist sponge, a trick I’ve heard from different make-up artists use to keep away from creasing and cakiness. As an alternative, he recommends sweeping it on with the brand new brush Laura Mercier launched particularly for the glow powder. Its slight S-shape “follows the contours of each single angle of your face” for even utility, Dedivanovic explains. Folks usually use method an excessive amount of setting powder on their face, he factors out, and this brush helps you keep away from that mistake.

Truthfully, I am extra intrigued by one other utility tip Dedivanovic shares. First, he dabs a puff into the powder. Subsequent, he folds the puff in half and rubs it collectively so it absorbs the product. Then, he rolls the puff onto pores and skin and the powder is launched extra evenly as an alternative of in a single thick chunk.

In contrast to a highlighter, Dedivanovic swears you should use the Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow throughout your face as a result of it is much less reflective and concentrated. Its shimmer is extra finely milled, so the glow is extra refined and subtle. The one caveat is you must keep away from baking your undereye space with it. “You don’t wish to pack a shiny product underneath the eyes,” he says. Famous.

The highlighting methodology…

“For many who don’t like to make use of intense highlighters, it is a nice product” Dedivanovic provides. “You may spotlight with it and never really feel prefer it’s apparent.” The truth is, when he makes use of the Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow on purchasers, he skips highlighter altogether as a result of he says it could be “glow on high of glow.” If something, you’ll be able to sweep extra of the glow powder onto your cheekbones (and different areas you’d goal with a highlighter) with a smaller brush to accentuate its illumination.

…And the eye-lighting methodology

The Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow can even double as a shimmery eye shadow. Dedivanovic suggests dipping a finger into the powder and patting it onto your lids. “It goes on extra intensely and offers extra protection,” he says.

The subtlest solution to do physique shimmer

Apart from the face, Dedivanovic usually brushes the Translucent Free Setting Powder Glow onto his purchasers’ décolleté for some refined physique highlighting, too. He even prefers it over the current growth of physique highlighting oils. “Once I’m engaged on the pink carpet, I don’t wish to put very greasy or extraordinarily shiny merchandise on my purchasers,” he says. “Should you moisturize after which calmly mud with a brush, [the glow powder] type of absorbs with the moisturizer and offers pores and skin a fantastic, pure glow.”

Like the unique Laura Mercier Translucent Free Setting Powder, the glow model additionally is available in two shades: Translucent and Medium Deep. You’ll want to select your shade properly or you might create blotchiness and muddiness that may be onerous to appropriate. “Should you go too darkish with a setting powder, you’ll be able to create orange, yellow, or pinkish hues,” Dedivanovic says. (This is applicable to all setting powders.) “Whenever you put something that’s dry or powder over a liquid or cream, it’s routinely going to darken.” Nevertheless, with the best shade, you may have a stunning, low-key glow.

Able to put Dedivanovic’s suggestions into motion? You may store the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder Glow now on sephora.com and lauramercier.com for $38.

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