Today I’m doing a review of my favourite mattifying powder – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Not only does it mattify for the whole day, but it is also great at fixing the makeup.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a soft and silky setting powder that extends the wear of makeup and creates a matte finish that lasts up to 16 hours. This ultra-fine powder has a very light texture that doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and does not look cakey, helps to eliminate oily shine for the whole day with a minimum amount of product, and blurs fine lines and imperfections.
Ingredients: Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylpalmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Lauroyl Lysine, Propylparaben, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Methicone
What Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is formulated with
This powder is talc-based, and talc is known for its mattifying and absorbent properties. This mineral creates transparent coverage, which is why it is used in products that must be invisible on the face.
In addition, the powder is formulated with ingredients that reflect light, blurring pores and fine lines.
How it looks and how it feels
The product’s packaging is quite simple – a plastic container with a sifter that does not include a powder puff because the brand sells it separately. However, I do not usually use puffs, so it’s not a disadvantage for me.
At the same time, the texture of the powder is excellent – it is not an Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder with its softest silky texture that melts on the skin (I will make a review of it later), but it is nice and pleasant as well. The texture is ultra-fine and light, does not feel dry or chalky, transfers to the face in the thinnest veil (no extra weight to the base at all), instantly blends with the complexion, stays completely invisible, and does not look cakey. In addition, Laura Mercier’s powder does not cause flashbacks as it sometimes happens with reflective powders – find the photo below.
I apply all loose powders with a fluffy brush, concentrating on the T-zone, which tends to become oily much faster than the rest of my face (I have a combination skin type with an oily T-zone).
And as I wrote at the beginning of the post, Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is the best mattifying powder I’ve ever had! While usually my T-zone, depending on the powder, becomes shiny in 3-5 hours after application, with this powder it stays shine-free for 10 hours or even longer. And I like that the powder has a natural-looking soft-matte finish without leaving the skin look one-dimensional (the brand calls this kind of finish modern matte).
Plus, it also locks in makeup, helping to keep the foundation and concealer in place all day long.
The only thing Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder doesn’t do for me is reduce the size of the pores or blur imperfections. But for this purpose, I use the Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder mentioned above, which, on the contrary, blurs imperfections perfectly but is not strong in terms of mattifying.
The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder costs £34.00 for 29g and is available at:
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