Review| Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder 

Hi guys, happy new month! It’s rather late but better late than never, amirite? The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is one of the most popular powders ever. It’s a cult favourite and I’ve wanted to try it forever. I recently picked it up in the original translucent shade, just about a week or two before the brand released a new deeper version aimed at women of colour. Boo 😑It comes in a grey box and the product itself is a slightly frosted tub with a mirrored cap. I really like the packaging. There is a sticky tape covering the holes when you first open the tub for the first time. In retrospect I should have just punched a few holes in that tape instead of taking it off entirely. 

What It Is : A cult favourite and award – winning, silky powder with a touch of sheer coverage to set makeup for a lasting wear.  

The powder is very finely milled and looks almost wet when I pour it into the cap. The brand claims that the powder provides a no flashback formula that means you’ll look great in photos and it creates a soft – focus effect to softly blurs the look of fine lines and pores that never looks cakey, all of which I absolutely agree with. When I set my whole face with this, it definitely blurs my smaller pores which is an amazing bonus. I don’t find that the powder controls my oils for too long, only for about an hour longer than my oils take to come in when I do my usual routine of oil controlling primer + matte foundation, meaning my oils start to come in after about 7 hours. It is definitely impressive but I expected to be matte for much longer. 

It isn’t holy grail status for me. I do like it a lot but I was expecting the oil controlling properties to be much more impressive than they are, especially when you consider how expensive it is ($38)  You get a lot of product, 1oz which is pretty amazing because a lot of loose powders contain only a little product, so it’ll last a really long time. I do recommend getting this powder, it is a really good powder and I’m still deciding if I should get the medium deep powder. Let me know your thoughts if you’ve tried the translucent loose setting powder. 

Where to get it: Rouge Cosmetics 

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Currently Coveting… 

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Hey guys. So these are products I’ve been lusting after for one reason or the other, and I can’t wait to get my hands on them. Let’s get right into the post!

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The first product I’ve been drooling over is the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. This is definitely a YouTube-made-me-want-it product. It is highly raved about in the interwebs, all my favorite YouTubers talk so highly about it so I find out if it’s really worth the hype!

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The next product I’ve been lusting after is the Estee Lauder double wear stay in place makeup. Yes, I have not tried this foundation yet. Everybody and they mama has been raving about this foundation and I have been hesitant to try it and let me tell you why. Even though this foundation comes in a lot of shades, in warm, neutral and cool, I find that the darkest shade in the warm category, sandalwood 6W1, is too light for me. The next shade down, 7W1 deep spice, which is one of the new shades that was added to the range, is too dark for me. And I certainly cannot buy 2 to mix because it cost a pretty penny. Rich cocoa 6C1 looks like it would be a good match, but it’s cool. So now do you understand my dilemma? Le sigh. I should probably go get colour matched and see if I should take the plunge. 

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Next product on my wish list is the Sacha buttercup setting powder. Once again, I am late to the party on this setting powder. It is another highly raved about product that’s supposed to be revolutionary and life changing. I definitely am sucked into the hype and I can’t wait to try it!

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Also on my wish list is the Lancôme teint idole ultra 24hr foundation. This is supposedly a great foundation with amazing coverage, great staying power and is highly talked about. It’s is one of Jackie Alina’s favourite foundations, and that girl can do no wrong in my eyes. Also the packaging is so cute! 

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Final item on my wish list is the Clinique Pore refining solutions instant Perfector. It is not exactly a primer, but it can be used like one because it is very mattifying. I swatched this on my hand at the Clinique counter at Westhills and I was like whoa! I need to get me this! So of course, it has to go on my wish list. 

Now I had to narrow this all the way down, because there’s are so many things that I’m wanting. And you can tell that most of these are on the higher end side, but the heart wants what the heart wants 😂 

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