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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