Laura Geller Filter Finish Baked Radiant Setting Powder is a universal powder designed to “blur flaws, balance your skin tone, and illuminate your face with a warm natural glow.” It contains 0.24 oz / 7 g and retails for $32. It can be purchased from Laura Geller and Ulta.
This was an ultra fine, smooth, and lightweight powder with a very pale neutral nude sheen. The sheen wasn’t sparkly or frosty, but was very natural looking from a normal distance. When using this as a highlighter, I found it nearly impossible to over apply, as it was both subtle yet noticeably brightening. However, using this as a setting powder didn’t work well on me, particularly on my forehead where I have large pores, and on my nose, which is shiny enough on its own.
The packaging seems to be made well. It wasn’t difficult to open, stayed closed securely, and the hinge worked well. There was no fragrance but the powder did have a faint mineral smell which was not noticeable during normal use.
The closest thing I have in my collection to this is Hourglass Incandescent Light from the Ambient Lighting Palette, which is a little bit more subtle and a smidge more powdery. They both impart a similar subtle glow and have a silky, thin texture.
I can see how this could be very beautiful as a setting powder on somebody with naturally great skin. If you have any kind of texture though, like large pores, fine lines, sun damage, or acne scaring then it’s best used sparingly as a highlighter. I recommend checking this out if you need a highlighter that is truly neutral in color and/or more subdued. It’s a good alternative to a white highlighter, which can look too intense at times.
- Subtle, natural sheen
- Difficult to over-apply (when used as a highlighter)
- Not powdery
- Neutral color
- Emphasizes texture
- Could easily be too glowy as a setting powder on oily skin