Laura Mercier Indiscretion Illuminator

Laura-Mercier-Indiscretion-Highlighting-powderLaura Mercier Indiscretion Illuminator

Over the last couple of years, I’ve developed deep love for highlighting and illuminating powders.

I don’t have a whole lot of Laura Mercier products in my collection, mainly because after trying one of the makeup sets a few years a go (primer+concealer+tinted moisturizer kind of thing) I developed a severe allergic reaction and that sort of made not want to try any more of their products. Thanks to Sephora’s amazing return/exchange policy, I was able to return that set and get my money back.

Few weeks a go though, I was talking to someone who just couldn’t shut up about this limited edition face illuminator from Laura Mercier. I loved how it looked on her, but I still had my doubts since I had a bit of a bad experience with the brand. I finally decided to get it and all I have to say about this illuminator is: gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love everything from the packaging that includes a huge mirror, to the soft and stunning formula.

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Highlighter

Laura Mercier Indiscretion Illuminator ($42.00) has a soft, rose-gold shimmer that’s very easily build able. The formula is finely milled, soft and not chalky, so you don’t get any product fall-out like with some other highlighting and illuminating powders. It doesn’t take a lot of product to bring out that gorgeous, natural glow in your skin, but at the same time there is no need to worry about the product looking too shimmery. Laura Mercier Indiscretion Illuminator does have that rosy-gold color to it, but it looks beautiful even on my light skin tone. It’s also a very long-lasting product, it stays put for good eight hours which to me, makes it worth the price.

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I love the light texture of this illuminator, it doesn’t feel heavy or overpowering on the skin. If you have large pores, I’d recommend that you be careful not to apply too much product, as it can emphasize them at times.

I’m definitely very much impressed and I think I’m ready to try more Laura Mercier products. Do you guys have any favorites?


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    August 26, 2015 at 8:29 am

    This looks beautiful! Gorgeous packaging and the texture looks divine. Adding to my wishlist ASAP!

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      Justyna F
      August 27, 2015 at 7:02 am

      Agree! + Laura Mercier is also on my wishlist :)

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    Miss Makeup Magpie
    August 26, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Just wow… that is beyond stunning xx

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    Rita Macedo
    August 26, 2015 at 9:17 am

    This is so beautiful! What a gorgeous illuminator! Xx

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    Nicole Baxter
    August 26, 2015 at 9:25 am

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I love a good highlighter
    Coleoftheball xx

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    August 26, 2015 at 10:08 am

    This looks so beautiful, I’m really tempted to invest!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD // £100 FeelUnique Voucher Giveaway

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    Emma Louise
    August 26, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    It is just stunning! Can’t believe how pretty it is x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    August 26, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve actually never tried Laura Mercier before but have always had my eyes one a few of the bestselling products. This highlighter though is just beautiful, like almost too pretty to touch even x

    Beauty with charm

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    August 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Wow, this is a real beauty! Stunning! xx


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    August 26, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    This looks so beautiful!! I can’t belive makeup can be so stunning sometimes))

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    Nereyda Gonzalez
    August 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Kind of looks like pixie dust :)
    I’ve tried the foundation primer from this brand and I really liked it. I have a few more items that I’m dying to try.

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    Sophie Sierra
    August 26, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    So magical Paula! It looks so beautiful on your skin, the rose gold tone is oh so pretty for these summer months. Can imagine it’d look awesome and glowy all through Autumn and Winter too ;)

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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    Jasmine Talks Beauty
    August 26, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    This looks stunning! I finally decided I wanted this a few days ago but it seemed to be out of stock everywhere :( xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    Cori Scherer
    August 26, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I had the EXACT same experience with Laura Mercier and this highlighter! I tried their tinted moisturizer a while back and developed tiny bumps. I vowed to never use the brand again, but I kept seeing these gorgeous images of MUAs using LM on clients and was swooning for their tinted moisturizer and this highlighter. When I saw that it came out again, I ran and picked it up and also tried the tinted moisturizer again. LOVED both and didn’t break out…not sure if they changed the formula, but they’re both keepers!

    Other highlighers I’m obsessed with are Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal, MAC Soft and Gentle, and The Balm Mary Loumanizer…try them if you haven’t already, but I’m sure you’re familiar!

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      Paula @
      August 29, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Oh no way! That’s crazy that the same thing happened to you! I wonder if it did have something to do with their formula, maybe I’ll give those products a try again. I picked up The Balm’s Mary Loumanizer just a few months a go and I love it. I really want to try Opal from Becca now!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    August 27, 2015 at 1:20 am

    I’m all for rose gold and this illuminator is just gorgeous! I really like the looks of a lot of LM products, but I tried a tinted moisturizer once and broke out really bad and have since stayed away from the brand. I always felt weird about that, but I’m glad I wasn’t alone. Maybe I’ll try something different out now. Maybe even this illuminator. It really is pretty!

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      Paula @
      August 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

      Wow, I can’t believe that I’m not the only person that this has happened to! That is so strange. Thankfully this illuminator didn’t cause any problems for me :)

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    August 27, 2015 at 3:58 am

    This looks stunning.. Absolutely love that rose gold shimmer, I’m all about rose gold and this would be just perfect for my skin tone I feel. Definitely going to grab this one soon.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    Katya Van Bick
    August 27, 2015 at 7:59 am

    This is the most beautiful design and absolutely love the colour. It looks stunning on your skin!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    Kookii Chan
    August 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    This highlighter is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Kookii || Beauty By Her♥

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    Nur Aishah
    August 29, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Okay, I’m sold :D
    I saw this beauty at Sephora last week and it’s gorgeous!


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    Caked To The Nines
    August 29, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    That’s beautiful! I’ve been wanting to purchase this, but I’ve heard it’s very similar to Becca Rose Gold, which I have, so I haven’t purchased this one!

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    Maru Conti
    September 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Soo pretty!

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    Cindy with a Heart
    June 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    I really like everything I’ve tried so far. She has these Matte Radiance powders that are perfect for subtle highlighting/bronzing. I’m not a fan of glittery stuff in my face so these are perfect for me!

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