Review | Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder in Highlight 01

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder | Review & Swatches | Highlighting Without Shimmer or Glitter |

Hey Beauties! 

Highlighting and contouring is all the rage right now and lets not forget about strobing, but those beauty trends can be a little too intense for the everyday. On those days when I want to add a subtle hint of light to my cheeks I reach for the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder. 

The Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder retails for $48 CAD/ $40 USD and comes in 4 shades, 3 of which are bronze tones and 1 is a highlight. The shade 01 Highlight is the perfect everyday illuminator that gives a radiant, healthy glow. 

The Basics

The Matte Radiance Baked Powders are the ideal highlighting powders for anyone that wants to get that lit from within glow without any shimmer or glitter but only a gorgeous natural luminosity. Contrary to their name, they are not at all matte but more of a radiant satin. This finish makes them the perfect middle ground highlighter that is visible and effective but not overwhelming. 

The array of shades means there is an option for each and every skin tone but Highlight 01 is my personal favourite. 

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder | Review & Swatches | Highlighting Without Shimmer or Glitter |

The Details

Highlight 01 is a stunning champagne gold highlight housed in a sleek black compact with a secure button release. It is an ultra smooth baked powder with an incredibly soft, fragile texture. The finely milled powder applies smoothly and provides sheer buildable coverage that can be layered to customize your glow. It is easy to blend into the skin without appearing dry or emphasizing pores or texture. 

The subtle champagne sheen seems to adapt to various skin tones (from fair to tan) to provide the perfect refined, sophisticated glow that warms up the complexion. When applied on the high-points of the face (cheekbones, temples, bridge and tip of the nose, cupids bow), Highlight 01 adds a stunning soft radiance that completely brightens up the face to give a healthy glow. There is no in your face shimmer or over the top shine but only a beautiful soft matte radiance. 

Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder | Review & Swatches | Highlighting Without Shimmer or Glitter |

The Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powders are the most beautiful, naturally luminous highlighting powders on the market. They can be layered and customized to fit any preference and can be used in so many ways. Highlight 01 would be the perfect powder for a special day like a wedding or even just to give your skin that flawlessly radiant glow on a daily basis. 

I absolutely love my powder and I think it is such a special product that anyone would love. It would even make an amazing gift! 

You can buy the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powders from Sephora or the Laura Mercier website



  1. Jodi Butler
    December 16, 2015 / 5:36 pm

    I really haven't tried enough from Laura Mercier – this highlight looks so so pretty!

  2. Breakfast at Lillys
    December 16, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    I haven't actually tried any Laura Mercier products yet but this post is making me want to do so. That highlight color is so pretty.xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  3. Shane Prather
    December 16, 2015 / 8:35 pm

    Such a flawless look! I am keen to try it myself!

  4. Alex
    December 16, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    So pretty! I love Laura Mercier everything!

  5. ColorMeSoCrazy
    December 16, 2015 / 8:45 pm

    I love this look. The highlighting looks fantastic! I am a big fan of Laura Mercier, so this is fantastic!

  6. Alexandra Adams
    December 16, 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Laura Mercier powders are my absolute favorite! They're so great at making your skin glow without being super glittery!

  7. Mikayla Christiansen
    December 16, 2015 / 9:37 pm

    I am all about highlights. This looks gorgeous! I agree. It would be the perfect gift.Mikayla | A Seersucker State of Mind.

  8. Lindsay Rosasco
    December 16, 2015 / 10:23 pm

    Oh so pretty! This product looks lovely on you, and I love your eye makeup as well.

  9. Chelsie Carr
    December 16, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    Oh I haven't heard about this one yet! I love a good highlight, but there are some days where I want it to be more subtle, so I definitely need to look into this!xo, Chelsie @ Life with Rosie

  10. Elaine Atkins
    December 16, 2015 / 11:43 pm

    So pretty! I need to take a look at the baked powders for sure!

  11. Allison Cohen
    December 17, 2015 / 12:26 am

    lovely! How does the LM baked powder differ from Hourglass Ambient Lighting? I'm so confused about these different powders, e.g. what does what?

  12. Annaliese
    December 17, 2015 / 6:09 am

    The highlighter that I've been using for the longest time is just starting to run out- so I might need to try this one next! :-)xoxo

  13. Jasmine
    December 17, 2015 / 8:15 am

    I need to get this highlighter. So pretty.

  14. Lindsay Emow
    December 17, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I've been dying to try this stuff! Love highlighters!XoLindsaySugar & Something

  15. Julia Briganti
    December 17, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    This is such a gorgeous look! I've been looking for new highlighters to use so I will definitely look into this one!♡ Julia |

  16. Maria-Isabel Gridley
    December 17, 2015 / 3:46 pm

    these sound fabulous, and you look so beautiful!

  17. Diary of a Debutante
    December 17, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    I love Laura Mercier! She makes the best tinted moisturizer!xo,StephanieDiary of a

  18. Kayleigh Adam
    December 17, 2015 / 4:51 pm

    I love Laura Mercier! Great review!

  19. Fairy Princess Jord
    December 17, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    I've never used Laura Mercier but I've heard great things!

  20. Jadoregrace
    December 18, 2015 / 12:05 am

    I love how you've worded your review, I'd love to try this powder out!Jadoregrace

  21. Nicole
    December 18, 2015 / 1:34 am

    Laura Mercier is one of my favorites hand down! You look stunning! Nicole // Chronicling Home

  22. Laura's Fashion Essentials
    December 18, 2015 / 6:51 am

    I like Laura Mercier and that highlight color is so lovely

  23. Anonymous
    December 18, 2015 / 3:24 pm

    I love Laura Mercier! The Secret Camoflauge is the best!

  24. Southwestern Prepster
    December 18, 2015 / 6:25 pm

    Love your makeup, that highlighter looks great!xx, Southwestern Prepster

  25. Hi, I'm Susannah!
    December 18, 2015 / 7:03 pm

    This stuff sounds great! I may have to try it out! <3

  26. Ally Gagliardo
    December 22, 2015 / 6:01 pm

    I might have to try it out! Although the price tag may be a little much!

  27. MizzJ
    January 3, 2016 / 12:52 am

    This sounds fairly similar to the Hourglass Ambient powders, which I love!

  28. Ena
    July 24, 2018 / 12:42 am

    I recently did my Spring makeup lessons , hearing this my sister-in -law send me few sephora sets from U.S.A. I got two laura mercier powder from two of my sets. Though I am not a pro, till I love this powder so much! <3 This suits me so well, makes my makeup long lasting. And my face looks really gorgeous simply and I love this so much! <3

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