Secret Brightening Powder is a fine milled transparent setting powder. It feels silky soft and weightless on the skin. It doesn't settle into fine lines & doesn't look cakey or powdery at all. It really helps to prolong the wear of my concealer & completely stops my mascara migration problems. What really sets it apart from other setting powders is that it contains white pigment to lighten & brighten the under eye area. Therefore it's also helping to increase the coverage of your concealer because it's harder to notice the dark circles underneath. It has a slight sparkly effect, kinda like the illuminating particles in Origins' GinZing Eye Cream. It's not noticeable unless you look in a big magnifying mirror but it definitely helps the overall brightness of that area. Because of the white pigment present you should never set the rest of your face with this powder, otherwise you'll lose the lightened area. Think of Kim Kardashian style contouring. She always puts loads of light yellow concealer under her eyes, not all over her face. Laura Mercier also make a yellow version of this powder so if you think this one will look ashy on your skin, there's a warmer alternative too.
I apply this powder with the Real Techniques Setting Brush. The size & shape of it are absolutely perfect for setting your concealer. Patting the powder onto the area with this brush helps to reduce concealer creasing & dragging. Secret Brightening Powder definitely helps me to look more awake & well rested. You only need to use a teeny tiny amount so I think the price can be justified. I've been using this stuff every day for months now & there's still loads of powder left. It might seem like a bit of a faff having a separate setting powder for your eyes & your face but trust me, it makes all the difference.
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