If you asked me so far this year – what new product have you discovered that has quickly become your favourite in that beauty category, I would without hesitation answer you with Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder and that’s exactly what I’m reviewing today.
In the past (many years ago) I have used powders but I always felt they left my skin looking dry and gave me that ‘cakey’ finish over foundation. So I ditched the setting powders altogether and never gave it a second thought. However, in the time of not using any powder and just finishing my makeup off with a setting spray I noticed that my foundation would at times crease into certain areas like my ‘smile lines’ and under the eyes and by the end of the day patches of foundation looked like it had just melted away or slipped off. So I started researching ways to reduce this and hopefully get rid of the problem and that’s when I came across the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I heard so many wonderful things about this product that one pay day I thought I’d treat myself and give the powder a go myself. I am so glad that I did as now I couldn’t think of any other product that would perfectly finish off my makeup like this one!The Laura Mercier powder is a well loved beauty staple and a firm favourite across the beauty community, with multiple major awards and also seen as a cult-beauty bestseller.
The Translucent Powder itself is lightweight and finely-milled and doesn’t add any extra texture or added weight to the skin when applied. Once applied it literally looks flawless and invisible. It also includes micro-refined silica and soft-focus light reflecting particles which helps to minimise the appearance of pores, wrinkles and fine lines aswell as blur any imperfections all without creasing or caking. (It really does do all of this!)
It claims to give you a 12 hour matte finish and it honestly does live up to it’s claim. I wear this powder everyday over my foundation (so I’ve tested this out in many different weathers and environments) and I can say that this powder keeps my foundation flawless right until the very end of the day… by the end of the day my makeup looks just as fresh as when I first applied it.
I personally like to lightly dust the powder onto my face just to give it a sheer coverage so it’s still slightly dewy but has the matte look from the powder too. It also has a no-flashback formula which means that it’s perfect for when taking pictures (I’m sure everyone can agree with me that flashback makeup on pictures is never the desired look.) The application is just so smooth, it’s like applying silk onto your skin. It blends in effortlessly and gives the skins complexion an even finish. I’ve been most impressed with how it leaves my face crease free all day and doesn’t give me a cakey finish and how it fully sets my makeup in place until I decide to remove it before the end of the day.
It’s honestly overall fabulous and this is by far my favourite setting powder that I have tried. I can see myself being a firm daily fan of this!
Swatched – First Picture: Powder applied before blending. Second Picture: Powder (literally invisible) after blending. (Apologies for the slightly different lighting between the pictures, it got a little cloudy outside as I took the last one after blending.)
The powder will also complement all skin tones as it’s available in two hues. Translucent is recommended for people with fair to medium and tan skin tones and the Translucent Medium Deep is perfect for medium-deep to deep skin tones. Because the powder is translucent and glides on giving the skin an invisible natural finish then it really is suitable for all skin tones.
This powder has made me realise that not all powders will give you that dry and dehydrated look to your skin and instead a wonderful powder like this one can actually enhance your makeup beautifully, giving it an overall flawless finish for a very long time. This Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder retails for £32 for 29g, and I can imagine this will last me for sooo long as I’ve been wearing this nearly every single day since end of February and I’ve barely made a dent in it (a little definitely goes a long way.) I’m highly impressed with this setting powder and would recommend it to anybody looking for a flawless finish.
I’d love to know have you tried the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder before? What are your thoughts on it…do you love it as much as me? Perhaps you have a different favourite loose powder, I’d love to know! Let me know all your thoughts and opinions down below in the comments.