Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

For the past 5 years or so I’ve been pretty loyal to the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It takes the shine off, it lasts all day and it’s a bargain! However, I’ve started to notice that my undereyes have been creasing so I need something a little stronger. For about 10 times the price of my trusty Rimmel powder, I picked up the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It gets rave reviews on YouTube but is it worth the hefty price point?

The Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder is a lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder. It’s smoother than any others I’ve tried! After blending out my concealer, I take a damp beauty blender, pop it into the powder and tap onto my undeyes. I don’t bake the concealer fully, but leave the powder for a minute or two before sweeping off with a fluffy brush. My concealer lasts longer than my foundation these days!

The only downside for me is that it is not a mattifying powder. I use this daily for setting, but to mattify I have to reach for the Rimmel favourite, or the one I’m currently using – the Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot. If you want a powder to set, but not look cakey or powdery and still allow for a subtle sheen, then this is the one. If you have problems with a glazed doughnut face like I do, you’ll need another option.

At £29, this isn’t cheap (although I did get 10% off). It’s going to last a long time which makes the price tag a little more bearable, but the packaging isn’t convenient for travelling. I know that Sephora sell a travel sized pot which I would be tempted to buy if I saw, but this pot takes up half my makeup bag all by itself!

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder | Essential Twenty

Can I live without it? Probably. Will I repurchase? Quite possibly. It’s just different to any other powders in my collection, and just makes my skin look radiant.

Have you tried the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder? What do you think of the most raved about powder in the industry?

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  • Ah Laura Mercier, the brand I hear about all over YouTube but I’ve just never picked anything up from. This does sound like it did incredible things for you concealer though, and I’m all about that life. Although like you I need a trusty powder to keep me matte; maybe I’ll treat myself to the travel size while I’m over in America!

    Beka. xo

    • If you need matte then this isn’t for you, but definitely try the powder to set your makeup! It is beautiful, but so pricey x

  • This is one of my favourite setting powder! I also like the one from Lumene but when you compare the prices there’s very little difference since the Laura Mercier one is so much bigger.
    For some reason I didn’t really get on well with the Rimmel Stay Matte… It didn’t keep my makeup in place and I noticed that every time I used it my skin looked like my highlighter had gone everywhere (not in daylight but under harsh lighting) and there’s actually something glittery in the powder! I don’t know if mine is faulty or something but I found it very strange since it is literally called Stay Matte.

    Personally this powder is mattifying on me but that might be because my skin is quite dry anyway :)x

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