I think most of you guys already know this, but the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent is probably the most famous powder in the whole wide world. Literally everyone I know of loves this powder and everybody knows about its existence. I have known about it for a long time, but since I loved the powder I used to use and because it’s pretty expensive I never ended up giving it a chance. Until a couple of months ago when I finally decided to do it. Like I said I’ve had it for quite a while now and I’ve used it everyday since. Therefore I think today will be a great day for me to review this powder. So, if you’re interested in finding out whether or not this powder is worth the hype, make sure you continue reading this post!
The Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent comes in a very big tub. The tub comes inside a nice box, which has the greyish Laura Mercier colour. I have to say that I do tend to think that this colour is kind of boring, but then again, it’s just the box. The tub in which the powder comes does look really pretty in my opinion, so let’s go back to that. The jar is pretty big, it comes with 29 grams of powder and that’s A LOT compared to other setting powders I have used. Most setting powders I’ve tried in the past come with 10 grams or maybe even less. Therefore this tub will last you much longer than any of the regular ones will. And since I do use a lot of powder, I do really like that about it.
In terms of looks I think that this jar is really pretty as well. The bottom part of the jar has this frosted look going on which I think makes it look very luxurious. It’s also made out of a nice and sturdy feeling material, which adds to that luxury feel as well. The lid that closes the jar has this really pretty brown purply colour which is another Laura Mercier classic colour. I really love the look of that, it’s so pretty and classy looking!
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent 29 grams – €34,80
I’m actually not really sure about this, but I believe that this Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder only comes in the Translucent edition. Translucent means that it won’t add any colour to your face and that therefore this powder is appropriate for all skin tones. I love translucent powders because I don’t have to worry about the shade and I also don’t have to worry about it looking too heavy or cakey on my skin. However, some translucent powders aren’t as translucent as they claim to be. They can still add a bit of a white layer to your skin. In my experience that doesn’t happen with this particular powder. On me it really is translucent.
Having said that, let’s go through the claims for a second. According to Laura Mercier her Loose Setting Powder is an extremely lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder. It contains the finest French “cashmere” talc and a unique light-reflecting ingredient that supposedly creates a soft-focus appearance for fine lines and imperfections. The oil-free powder should set makeup to prolong wear, leaving a natural look without appearing cakey or powdery.
This makes it sound like a very high-quality and unique powder. I do think that the soft-focus effect is what sets it apart from other setting powders I have used. However, it also sounds a bit too good to be true. I mean, how amazing can a setting powder be and how much of a difference can it actually make?
Well I have to say that I am very much impressed by the way this powder works for me. I did think it was going to be a nice powder because of its popularity and price-tag, but I wasn’t sure yet whether it was going to be worth the price. I mean, the RCMA No-Colour Powder comes with a lot more product and costs only a third of this. Is it going to be worth that difference?
Well if it’s completely worth the price I’m not sure. I do really love this and I’m really glad I bought it, but it is so expensive for a powder. Powder is one of those products I don’t like to spend too much on because it doesn’t make that big of a difference. However this powder does make more of a difference than all of the other powders I have ever tried do. That makes it so difficult for me to say whether or not I think this is worth the price.
Anyway, let’s talk about why I like it so much. The first reason being the consistency or the texture of the powder. The powder has a very soft, almost fluffy feel to it. It doesn’t feel dry at all like other powders high on talc can. It’s actually super creamy and smooth. And you feel that on your skin, it just feels so nice. I also think that this texture thingy is slightly visible. It smoothens your complexion in a really natural way.
I also really get what they say when they’re talking about the soft-focus finish. I don’t know if it’s very visible on these swatches, I don’t know if anything is visible on there except for my redness and my dark circles, but that’s a whole different topic. I just feel that the powder blurs my imperfections and therefore makes my skin look more even and smooth. It’s not like it adds coverage or anything like that, it just blurs everything a little bit. This is so difficult to describe, I hope it makes any sense at all!
In terms of mattifying the skin I think it does a great job. Because of the light-reflecting particles in this powder I was scared it was going to be more of a glowy setting powder. Since I have pretty oily skin that’s something I’m not looking for in a powder at all. Luckily for me this wasn’t the case. The powder actually mattifies my skin just the way that I want it to.
It also sets my makeup really well. I feel like thanks to this powder my foundation and concealer really stay in place all day long. It makes sure that they don’t feel sticky anymore and that it doesn’t slide around my face. That’s another reason why I think this powder is great.
All in all I’m just a really big fan of the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent. I do get why everyone likes it so much. It’s because this is a really nice powder. And I get it when you’re like “well it’s a powder, what’s special about it?” That’s exactly what I thought too. But in a way it’s a little more than just a powder. It’s also blurring, it evens out your skin tone and it has such an amazing soft feel to it. I love this powder to pieces! It is very expensive and it really depends on your budget and priorities whether or not it’s going to be worth it, but I’m glad I bought it!
With that being said I’m going to end today’s post. Thank you so much for reading it, I hope you enjoyed it and please be sure to let me know what you think of this powder!