Today I’m reviewing one of my latest and favourite purchases, the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. This is one of those products that once you start using it, you don’t know how you managed without it for so long. I am totally obsessed with it! It’s been a game-changer for me and has dramatically improved the look of my makeup and the way it lasts.
The setting powder is a translucent loose powder that does exactly what it says, it sets your makeup. It lasts for up to 16 hours, it has a beautiful matte finish and is extremely lightweight to wear.
The setting powder comes in an easy-to-use tub, that has very clean and attractive packaging.
It comes in 3 shades, Translucent- for fair to medium skin tones, Translucent Honey- for skin tones with olive and golden undertones and lastly, Translucent Medium Deep- for medium-deep to deep undertones. Because it has a translucent colour, it can work on every skin colour and skin tone. I have really light skin and the translucent powder works like a charm.
If you want flawless makeup then you need the Translucent Loose Setting Powder!
My favourite part is how it creates a perfect, smooth canvas for makeup. It literally blurs all the lines and pores. It also takes away any shine from your makeup and keeps it at bay throughout the day!
Another fab feature is that you won’t get any flashbacks while having your photo taken on the red carpet. Or if you’re like me, you won’t have flashbacks while taking a selfie;)
It is suitable for all skin types, from dry to oily, it’s got you covered. One thing that dry skin has to be careful with when it comes to setting powders is that the setting powder won’t set in your fine lines and wrinkles (not that any of us have wrinkles!). With this setting powder, you don’t need to worry about that, it doesn’t set in lines or accentuate them!
How to Apply it?
To get the best results from the setting powder you should apply it after your foundation or really any creamy formula. That way it has something to hold on to.
The best way to apply it is with the Laura Mercier Velour Puff. You can really use any puff, beauty blender or brush and it will work fine too.
Pour a little of the powder from the tub into the lid. If you are using a puff, rub the powder into the puff and then apply. A neat trick is to use a damp applicator for a really smooth application. Use a circular motion while gently pressing to really get that powder going.
My First Impressions
Getting flawless skin is a process that involves using a few different products, one of them is applying the right setting powder.
I have always used setting powder but honestly, I didn’t really notice they did much in the past. I saw small differences but nothing wow. That was until now!
From the minute I applied the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder it was as if I was photoshopping my face. I use Photoshop the whole time on the computer and I have always wished I could photoshop my face. Now I can!
It makes my skin matte and takes away any lines and creases that are there. It also fills in my open pores to the point where they aren’t visible at all! Because the powder is translucent it doesn’t add any colour on top of your foundation, which I really like. Adding colour to your already coloured foundation can often look too much.
It does its magic and invisibly blends into your skin. Do you know that flawless airbrushed look? Well, that is exactly what the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder gives you. Perfect, flawless and airbrushed skin.
One of the tricks with applying any setting powder is to apply it before the foundation dries (or whatever other wet product you are applying it over). Get that powder on while your makeup is still wet and the results are much more effective.
Where to begin when a product is practically perfect?!
The Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder is the ideal setting powder, although I have a whole bunch of favourites in this review. It makes my face feel so soft and it makes it look flawless. Often setting powders have a tendency to dry out the skin, especially when they have a matte finish. Not this one. It’s matte, yet it doesn’t dry out my face at all and it keeps my oily T-zone at bay, at the same time it doesn’t look cakey. It is so lightweight that once it’s applied you don’t feel as if you’re wearing anything. Pretty impressive, huh?
The container it comes in is practical, I like that there is something over the powder. The loose setting powders that come without a separation between the lid and powder get very messy and annoying to use. There is a ton of product in the tub and it will last you a nice long time. Who else loves products that don’t need replacing every month?!
I generally try to avoid products with oil because I feel my skin has enough of its own. Thankfully, this setting powder is oil-free. It is also non-comedogenic and dermatologically tested.
This setting powder is perfect for baking. If you don’t know what baking is read my post here on everything you need to know about baking.
The only bad thing I can think of is that it’s on the pricier side. However, that is to be expected from Laura Mercier, it’s a designer brand and you pay for the brand name. However, worth it in my opinion. So not really bad but if anything had to be bad I guess it would be the price!
I genuinely love the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder. It adds so much to my makeup routine and to my finished look. I can’t recommend it enough, it isn’t a bestseller without a reason. People love it and I’m sure you will too!
Do you use a setting powder? Which one is your favourite?
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