Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder Review & Swatches

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
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.
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!!)
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!
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?


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  1. Sounds alright! My favorite bronzer is the Sunlight bronzer by Glominerals. And I also like Guerlain’s terracotta powders.

  2. Loving your photos, Krystle! I think I need this bronzer in my collection ASAP :).

  3. so this is a matter bronzer? I love it! It reminds me of my Essence sun club bronzer that was LE

    • Yup its matte. It has a slight glowy sheen, but reads mostly matte on the skin. Love finding dupes for LE products 🙂

  4. Nice review, I would like to try this bronzer 🙂 actually I’m looking for one, because it’s ideal product for Summer 🙂

  5. with summer just a few short days away in my book–I need some bronser badly!! thanks for the review–I will be checking the LM line out

  6. Thanks for the info. After reading your post I just realized that the bronzer I have is the same one that I got in high school (and that was 8 years ago!). I think its time to get a new one!

  7. Looks like a great product!

  8. I’m about two shades darker than Casper, but I think I could use this product and enjoy it! 🙂

  9. I love how you used your hand to show the true color! It looks amazing.

  10. i love Laura Mercier and this bronzer looks beautiful, would love to have it!

  11. I dont wear makeup often but this is awesome!

  12. I’m not a big fan of bronzers, but this one sounds amazing!

  13. Hey Krystle, I’m glad to hear you like this! I think this shade might work for me as well. I’m not big on bronzer. For the moment my favorite is the bronzer half of Dior Coral Glow, but I’m hoping to explore more!

  14. it’s interesting to hear that baked product has a great pigmentation. My absolute face bronzer is Guerlain Four Season terracota but this one looks like it’s worth trying too!

  15. wow sounds like you are really impressed with the product! I don’t use bronzers but think I’d be 2 or 3. Not sure how dark medium is.

  16. Jacqui Odell says:

    I love this color! I am a stay at home mom, and don’t leave the house much. So I don’t wear make up a whole lot. I should try this!!

  17. Wow!!! this is so pretty! Love the shade and how it blends well with the skin. I wanna try this one out.

  18. It sounds really great! I’ve been using the Chocolate bronzer for a very long time now.