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#1 simplicity

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 06:48 PM

Shiseido Luminizing Powder
Shiseido Pressed Powder
Laura Mercier Loose Powder
T.LeClerc Loose/Pressed Powder
Shu Uemura Loose Powder

any recs from the list? (I can only have access to easy-to-find, international brands sad.gif )

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Posted 14 November 2003 - 08:07 PM

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Shiseido Luminizing Powder  
Shiseido Pressed Powder  
Laura Mercier Loose Powder  
T.LeClerc Loose/Pressed Powder  
Shu Uemura Loose Powder  

any recs from the list? (I can only have access to easy-to-find, international brands  :( )  

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Welcome to the board simplicity. You are looking for loose powder, right?

From your list, I will pick between Laura Mercier and Shu Uemura. T.LeClerc is a good powder but it contains rice starch which might clog your pores. If you have normal to dry face...Laura Mercier is for you. But if you have "very" oily face...shu uemura might be better.

Between the 2.....shu uemura is drier than Laura Mercier.

I don't like Shiseido powder....they tend to clog my pores and the quality is so-so. too expensive for such quality.
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Posted 15 November 2003 - 10:50 AM

I second the Laura Mercier, though I have only tried the pressed powder.
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Posted 16 November 2003 - 08:02 AM

as usual I will ALWAYS recommend MAC StudioFix, that stuff is AWESOME

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 12:07 PM

MAC Studio Fix is great powder, and it gives so much coverage.

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 05:46 PM

Can you tell me what makes Mac powder so good - I've just tried tons of powders to help neutralize oil and that don't cake or change color w/NO luck. Thank you.

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 06:07 PM

The only thing with MAC powder is that the more you put on, the more pigment you are adding to your face (it is highly pigmented, thats why it has such good coverage) so if you reapply your powder a lot during the day, your face might be orange by the end of the day.
You may just want to try a powder with no color at all (translucent?) that will absorb oil.

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 06:07 PM

Is that true that T.LeClerc & Laura Mercier contain rice starch that can clog pores???

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Posted 16 November 2003 - 07:09 PM

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Is that true that T.LeClerc & Laura Mercier contain rice starch that can clog pores???


Simplicity,

Yes. T.LeClerc contains rice starch...and it clogged my pores like crazy. I tried it and didn't like it. (gave it away to my sis) I didn't say that Laura Mercier contain rice starch.

But since you are from tropical climate, I think you might like it because it works well in your area.

I love Laura Mercier loose powder. Never have problem with it.
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Posted 16 November 2003 - 07:20 PM

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Can you tell me what makes Mac powder so good - I've just tried tons of powders to help neutralize oil and that don't cake or change color w/NO luck.  Thank you.


MAC powder contain high pigment, so you don't need to put a lot on your face. However, if you have extremely oily face, MACstudiofix might not be a good solution for you. This is because studiofix might become too cakey for you.

If you have extremely oily face, you should use just light foundation and dust your face with loose powder. There are several good product out there.

Try these two threads.....
http://acne.org/mess...ht=loose powder
http://acne.org/mess...opic.php?t=8800
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