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Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder
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$32
Category:Makeup > Face & Body Illuminating/Shimmer > Face Shimmer
Last Updated:10.01.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder is a talc-free, mica-based pressed shimmer powder that has an amazingly smooth texture and applies beautifully. This is an outstanding way to highlight skin or specific features with a soft glow, and the shine stays in place. Each of the two shades is versatile and flattering.

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Lorac At-A-Glance

Strengths: Mostly great foundations in a neutral shade range; beautiful pressed powder and bronzing powder; several super blush and lipstick options; one superior lip gloss; awesome collection of shimmer products.

Weaknesses: Limited, average skin-care options; average to problematic concealers; unimpressive eyelining and brow-enhancing options; the Lotsa Lip products; the mascaras are a mixed bag with mostly disappointing results; no brushes.

This Los Angeles–based independent cosmetics company launched in 1990 and is the brainchild of makeup artist Carol Shaw (Lorac is "Carol" spelled backwards). It is well-publicized that Shaw has a long list of celebrity clients, but then so do all of the other makeup artists who have their own products lines—there are a lot of famous faces that need attention—so that boast is hardly unique. Compared to competitors Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, or Stila, Lorac doesn't offer the same caliber of foundation colors or the array of products, yet most of what's available is impressive. The company holds its own when it comes to blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick. You will find that, for the most part, the older, established products perform better and are more attractive than many of Shaw's latest inventions. In particular, the latest lipstick, lip gloss, concealer, and waterproof mascara are true disappointments. Lorac hasn't done a great job on the innovation and performance side of the business since the last edition of this book, while her competition (particularly Stila and Laura Mercier) continues to consistently impress. There are still plenty of reasons to shop this line, but focus on the long-standing products rather than on what's new.

For more information about Lorac, call (800) 845-0705 or visit www.loraccosmetics.com.

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01.24.2013
Best Kept Secret

Expensive but worth it. The key is to 86 the sponge inside the compact & use a brush instead; applies easily..dust lightly on as little goes a long way! It gives a beautiful highlight/glow that lasts...no sparkles! Wonderful texture too. I have fair/medium skin & get 'Spotlight'.

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