I had a sample pan of Visage de Soie Finishing Powder from an order I placed with Dustin at Bergforf Goodman ages ago and loved it. I decided it was finally time to buy the full size. I decided to order Shade 2 assuming that like the foundation Shade 2 would be more pink toned while 1 is more yellow. Well it turns out it is opposite for the Visage de Soie which I would have realized if I’d looked at online product swatches from Le Metier de Beaute. Whoops!
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This is what Le Metier de Beaute has to say about their finishing powder:
This mattifying powder absorbs oil, delivering a naturalshine-free, radiant finish that lasts all day—providing the final step in creating a beautifullyflawless face. Soft, silk-like powders and radiance spheres help create asoft-focus effect, minimizing flaws, signs of fatigue and transforming even themost uneven, blotchy skin into a smooth, healthy, shine-free complexion.Triple-milled to blend effortlessly without caking or settling into fine lines,it is a silky, comfortable finish that blurs imperfections, leaving behindporeless, even-toned skin.
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I haven’t quite figured it out yet but I feel like I liked the formula of my sample pan a little better than the full sized. It’s almost as if it’s pressed too hard in the full sized version so it’s a little easier to pick up product in the sample pan. Regardless though this offers a lovely natural matte finish and an additional touch of coverage. It does indeed work to help blur imperfections and keep your makeup looking fresh throughout the day. I find I have had days where my foundation has migrated a bit but I have a feeling it has more to do with my sunscreen than this powder’s ability to set foundation. It is housed in a mirrored compact with a clear plastic cover that holds the included sponge that flips away to reveal the powder beneath. Personally for full faced application I prefer the look of this applied with a brush. The sponge yields much more coverage. For on the go touchups the sponge is nice to have.
You can find Le Metier de Beaute online at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks, and Zuneta.