Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review & Swatches

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Disclosure: This Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder review features a sample sent to Baking Beauty  for consideration in hopes she’d  feature it on her blog.

Laura Mercier Says:An ultra-smooth baked formula that provides natural colour with soft matte radiance to the skin for a “bonne mine” healthy glow. Bronze shades give skin a soft matte finish and a hint of warmth.

 Baking Beauty says: This matte powder never looks flat. It is smooth, natural looking, and will last you forever. Mine is in the shade # 3.
Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review & Swatches
Quality:5/5
Just as Laura Mercier promised the product looks natural (never looks/turns orange). It is also so soft and smooth it almost  feels like a cream product.
Pigmentation:5/5
The bronzer is perfectly pigmented. One sweep of your brush picks up just enough product.
Texture: 5/5
This product is so incredibly smooth and easy to blend. Also, I really appreciate the lack of glitter. I have large pores/scars on my cheeks which glitter seems to sink into. That was not an issue here.
Ease of use/How to use:5/5
I used an angled brush to contour just below my cheekbones, on my temples, and around my jaw. Then I used a blush brush to blend everything out.
Lasting Power:5/5
This wore  for around 10 hours on me (on an 85 degree day!!)
Packaging:4/5
I am used to LM Illuminating Eyeshadows which are about half the size of this big boy. It’s not ideal for travel or stowing in your purse.  But I’m okay with that since my ideal vacay would be sitting in the AC with a good book!
Value:5/5
While this bronzer is a tad expensive the quality is impeccable. Also, it is HUGE, and will last you for years.
Note: This product is Limited edition(Although I really hope it becomes permanent!)
Also available in: 3 other shades and a highighter
According to LM’s website they recommend the following shades:
Bronzer 01 is for fair/light skin tones
Bronzer 02 is for light/medium skin tones
Bronzer 03 is for medium skin tones
Bronzer 04 is for tan to deep skin tones
Price: $36
Available at:Macys, Nordstrom and Laura Mercier counters nationwide

What shade do you think would fit your skin tone? What’s your favorite bronzer?