Beauty Obsession: Laura Mercier Mineral Powder

05/14/2007 at 11:00 AM ET

With my shelves shaking under the weight of organic lotions and potions, I was starting to feel like my makeup bag was missing a certain earthly quality. As if by magic, Laura Mercier’s Mineral Powder appeared on my desk with promises of shimmer and long lasting coverage. So I got to work swirling, tapping and buffing the powder onto my skin (the hard work pays off I promise..) until the crushed pearl, mica, zinc and other powdered minerals were blended in over my normal foundation. It really is like a little pot of treasure, my skin has never glowed so bright! With amino acids (15 of them, I add) to banish toxins and the zinc acting as an SPF, it seems natural really is best. Available from for $35. — Monique Jessen

Photo: Courtesy of Laura Mercier

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katy on

I’m very happy with my bare minerals products! Seems like everyone is getting on the bandwagon these days.

Andrianna on

In the May 14th Star Tracks Ocenfront View photo with Lindsay Lohan… do you know where I can find her hat? Thanks!

michelle on

I have used bare mineral products for years and love the stuff. It is much more affordiable too. Sorry.

thestylenotes on

Actually “swirl, tap, and buff” is trademarked by Bare Escentuals mineral makeup…they were the originals!

jane on

this stuff is so much better than bare minerals. ive used bare minerals for a year and since im between shades, its a pain to mix 2 of the colors together every time. this LM comes in my exact shade and i exude a certain GLOW every time i use it. so many people come up to me asking if ive just gotten a facial or that my skin looks flawless.

Emilee on

Bare Escentuals is excellent! I have been using it for 3 years and there is no way I will be changing my make up. I have to agree with thestylenotes, get your own catch phrase, Bare Escentuals has coined this one.

aimee on

I absolutely love this product. Very essential. yes bare essential is nice,but this product takes the cake. sorry BE users

Blair on

I luv this stuff!What can i say more?

Black Hat Millionaire on

Glad I just found your wordpress blog through Google.

Found just what I was looking for, thanks =)

Btw, wat plugins are you using??

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