Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Product Review: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

We all hate patchy looking makeup after setting our foundation. It is very tricky to find a setting powder that will perfectly match our foundation. What to do with this dilemma? Yes! You got it! The answer is translucent powder! But not all translucent powder brands are finely milled and stay true to its name. Some will make your face cake-y or even WHITE! Such an ugly scenario.

I already convinced myself to find a translucent powder since it's very versatile. (Don't we have those times when our skin tone changes every 3-4 months, especially after hitting the beach.) It can match any skin tone, only if you're using the good one.

I was in Rustan's Glorietta when I was torn between MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I am a MAC fan but I dunno what pushed me to try Laura Mercier. There were actually 2 types of setting powder that they were selling. One is the Invisible Loose Setting Powder and the other is the Translucent one. The MUA at the Laura Mercier counter said that I just choose the latter cause it's their best seller, and it's tried & tested.

Like I read from other beauty bloggers, it's best not to peel off the whole seal and cut it in half instead. I cut in 1/3 cause the holes are big enough to release the product. This jar will last me for so long. That's 29g of product! I also love how fine the powder is. It leaves a matte and silky smooth finish on my skin. The photos won't even give justice to what I'm saying. The best part is, it doesn't mask the color of my foundation. It's indeed translucent! Woohoo! I have combination skin so this thing can keep my face matte 2-3 hours. If you have normal to dry skin, it can probably last you up to 5 hours. They say that it's best applied with Laura Mercier Powder Puff but using any powder brush will be fine.

I hope you can notice the difference. As you can see, the color of the foundation didn't change after application. However, my face now has a smooth and matte finish. Take a closer look to my under eyes. :)

1. Fine fine powder
2. Keeps your face matte and silky smooth without looking cake-y
3. 29g of product in a jar
4. A little goes a long way
5. It's locally available. *high five*
6. Will suit any skin tone

1. A bit pricey (Php 1,750 : but then again, that's 29g of quality powder)

Overall: 5 out 5

This stuff deserves a perfect 5. I love using this especially when setting my under eye concealer to prevent it from creasing.

1. After applying your liquid or cream foundation, wait for a few minutes before setting it to let the foundation stay in your skin.
2. To avoid the foundation from moving when applying the setting powder, do a dabbing motion with your powder brush then buff it for a more even finish.
3. During buffing, try to avoid the under eyes to keep the under eye concealer in place the whole day.

I have yet to try MUFE HD Powder to prove which one's better. But for now, this is the best for me. Check out my tutorials using this product. :) (Simple Neutral Eyes, Natural Eyes and Smokey Eyes tutorials)

Have you tried Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder? What do you think of the product?

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  1. Hi Glacey! I miss being able to comment on your blog! I'm finally back in the blogging world. ^_^ Anyhow, I'm definitely eyeing on this product to bits! ^_^ I'm back to following your blog again! ^_^



  2. Great review. I love reading your posts. I'm a sucker for make up and I think you can help me bout that. Will totally read your blog. I' following you now. I hope you can follow back:

  3. I also hate cake-y setting powders! I noticed that the fine lines under your eye disappeared after you used the setting powder!

    ~Pauline @Kallony