Laura Mercier • Loose Setting Powder - Translucent • Loose Powders
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I bought this a few years ago, and I liked it but I kept searching for other products. I tried MAC Blot Powder and it made my face look super white and powdery. This powder is much nicer - it still can look a bit white if you use too much, but it can also be easily adjusted. I find that after applying this on top of my makeup, it gives my entire face a more "smooth" look. I have very oily skin and this controls the oil and you can use it for touch-ups/blotting. I have started using this powder again and I would repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I used this for the first time yesterday due to the fact that I'm out of my HG powder which is Maybelline's Dream Matte powder. I live in a really small town and the closest place to buy it is about a 30 minute drive from here and it's really out of the way. I ordered it in bulk and now I am just waiting it to arrive in the mail. I asked my mom if she had a powder I could use in the mean time and she gave me this out of the stuff she really doesn't use. I was kind of skeptical at first because I have really oily, dry, and acne-prone skin. I was worried it would make me really oily unlike Dream Matte which totally shuts down my oil production for the day which I LOVE. I have very pale skin so it's hard to find a powder that actually doesn't make my face look darker than my body but this was PERFECT. I loved it as soon as I put it on! My face felt so soft and it really set my foundation and made my face matte without looking cakey. I didn't get very oily through the day/night but everyone gets a little oily during the day. I actually noticed this made my eye makeup look a TON better too! It also made my eyeshadow crease less, how surprising! I really like this stuff! I will repurchase if I can! <3
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this setting powder. I have used it with all my liquid foundation and this makes my skin look flawless. It is quite expensive but lasts a long time. I am very impressed and would definitely purchase this again. Does a pretty good job with my oily skin. I only have to blot around lunchtime. I generally apply my makeup around 7:10 a.m. So that is a decent amount of time.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Dry, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Quite expensive but worth it! The powder is very thin and fine, and I love how it's translucent. My makeup lasts for a whole day after using this! Also, although it's expensive, it lasts for quite long so I'll repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
A little on the pricey side but a beautiful fine powder which gives a flawless finish to my skin. Totally undetectable (even on my 'peach fuzz') Recommended!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have been using this product for some years now. While I am normally skeptical about "translucent" cosmetics, as they generally appear far too light for my NC 35/40+ olive skin, this is truly a translucent powder. I use it year around to set my makeup, and I find that it's not only finely milled, but that it also works particularly well to set any extra foundation or concealer that I use over complexion flaws (I recommend the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage brush for this purpose as well - I have also reviewed that item). It never appears cakey or builds up on my face, but this might be due in part to the fact that I am careful not to apply an excessive amount, and use blotting papers to control shine for the rest of the day. One container of this powder lasts me a very long time, despite almost daily use, and I like the sturdy screw-top container...it can easily be thrown into my makeup bag for travel without any worries about spills, which I appreciate. Definitely a staple for me, and a product that I would recommend to anyone.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
Having read good reviews of this product and watching several make up gurus rave about it, I decided to try it. Although I like it well enough and have used it off an on for over three + months, I can't say I find it better than any other high end loose powder that I have purchased; it seems similar to Nars' loose powder, for example. I am finding that the older I get, the more careful I have to be with all types of powders - since they settle in my lines and wrinkles. I do always finish my makeup with a dusting of powder but these days I make sure it is finely milled and then spritz with Urban Decay's All Nighter. Don't think I will repurchase this but rather try something else.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium Brown Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This powder was recommended by both Tanya Burr (pixi2woo on YT) and Christine from Temptalia so I saved up for it and it was so worth it. On my skin tone, I can attest that this powder is truly translucent. Also it feels so light and though it mattifies it doesn't cake up, instead it sets my foundation to the point where it looks like my very own skin (but better lol). The oil control depends on the heat in your country (in that case the problem is sweat more than oil) so yeah, maybe not so good oil control but it does keep my makeup in place and preps for good blending. Highly recommend!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is one of my personal favorites from LM so far. A makeup artist I know told me to take a fan brush, swirl it around in just a tiny bit of of the setting powder and lightly sweep it over my cheeks, nose, forehead, etc. A little goes a long way! And while I'm still trying to decide if I like my creme foundation or return it for the tinted moisturizer,this product is a keeper! And I know it will last a very long time.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Surprisingly, really unimpressed with this setting powder. Perhaps it's the way I'm using it (powder brush). I might try another more pressed method, but so far not loving the results. May update once I've tried another way...
Updated 21.11.12 - I love this stuff. Granted, I need to use a good primer and foundation for it to adhere to, but when I do that - wow. Great stuff.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I use this in winter and MUFE Super Matte Loose Powder in summer. Works great to set foundation or tinted moisterizer and never irritates my skin. Not a terrible value either for the 1 ounce size.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Brown
This product does very little to reduce shine long term. Yeah its nice and sets my foundation or concealer, but I kind of just go through the motions since i paid so much for it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I always hated loose powders, mostly because of the messiness UNTIL I got this powder. I received a deluxe sample of this with a LM counter purchase. This is the ONLY powder that controls my oily skin all day. I previously used MAC Blot Powder. I will definitely be purchasing a full size when I'm done with the sample!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is quite expensive, but you get a lot of product $34/1 oz. It's translucent and doesn't leave a white cast behind. I wouldn't say that it gives a matte finish, more like a natural semi-matte. The product is really sheer, so i have to apply more than usual.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
So easy to get a natural result with this powder. Classic loose powder packaging - jar with screw top, dispensing plastic lid underneath. I have used this several months on a regular basis (at least a few times a week) and it still looks like it is completely full - you get a lot of mileage out of this one...
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Love, love love! I've been on a hunt for the perfect setting powder for sooo long. I wanted something colorless, smooth and finely milled, and not full of silica that will ruin your flash photos. This stuff is great. I this is probably 3 times the price of the setting powders I've used in the past, but it's definitely worth it. It doesn't leave any color or chalkiness (it may on dark skin, not sure), it's super smooth and finely milled, and leaves a perfect finish to your foundation, or concealer, or just a bare face. It's great for under your eyes to set your concealer too. If you get the LM Undercover Pot concealer duo, this is the powder that it comes with, so that's further evidence that it's great for setting under eye concealer. This stuff stays put, helps your foundation stay put, controls oil, doesn't stick to dry patches, and just really is a great finishing touch to your makeup. I will buy again, though it won't be for a long time since you get a ton of product which makes the price not hurt so much. The packaging is sturdy and functions very well. The sifter doesn't have huge holes and the holes are just the right size to get out the perfect amount. And then you have the big lid to get the powder on your brush or puff just the way you like it. It may be too big for travel, but you can always put some in a small travel size sifter that you can get at Sephora or TKB trading. So, one more time, I love, love, love this stuff.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
This powder does leave a beautiful finsh. Unfortunately it did not stay that way regardless the foundation/primer/concealer combo under. Also I was astonished to see the first ingredient listed as talc. Baby powder. You can call it French Fairey talc, but it's still baby powder. And very expensive baby powder. Returned. I should have looked before I purchased.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I wanted to try a loose powder for a while so decided to get this one. I like that it's translucent, all LM concealers, foundations etc are too dark for my skin. They recommended me to use it with their powder puff, so it doesn't go on too heavy, but I've been using my normal powder brush and it works just fine. The packaging may not be the handiest, you have to get a little in the lid etc etc. But I love that it doesn't look very powdery once it's on. Looks natural and works well for my skin. It probably doesn't absorb enough to work well for oilier skin though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have been using this product for a few days and I am impressed with it so far.
The best thing about this product is that it is "actually" translucent once applied, although it looks very white in the container.
I have not experienced any caking or "curdling" with this product unlike other powders I've tried.
It also controls shine for many hours without making my skin look dull or heavy.
I can see why this product is so popular; it is the best translucent powder I have used in terms of appearance.
In terms of ingredients, I have acne-prone skin, so a concern with this product is that the talc contained in it may cause pimples. But I haven't experienced any new pimples yet. I hope it will stay this way because I like this product very much.
My only issue with this product is that it accentuates dry/flaky skin, so it's important to keep skin moisturised. However, I think this is a problem with all powders, not just this one.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I don't know why I waited so long to try this powder. It is by far the best I've used... others don't even compare. I always thought I hated powders until I tried this. It helps my makeup last all day without giving me that matte mask that other powders give. It NEVER looks cakey. It gives a healthy glow. I absolutely love it.