Laura Mercier • Pressed Setting Powder - Translucent • Pressed Powders
|Would buy this product again.||70%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This and LM's foundation primer are two of the brand's best sellers that I have put off buying for years, which is strange for an LM loyalist. But when I finally caved and got the primer, I became an instant convert. The story with the pressed powder, however, is less of a fairy tale. I neglected it for months, not out of disappointment, but because I believed I didn't need it. Having dry skin, I have learned to steer clear of powdery products because they accentuate my pores--I even quit powder blush because of this. So, as much as the idea of setting makeup and shine control appealed to me, I had no use for pressed powder and thought this was my better-safe-than-sorry purchase. Well, this summer, I am certainly glad I had the forethought. A lifestyle change means that I find myself out and about during daytime, whereas in prior years I'd either be in school or the office all day. The humidity and the heat are suddenly getting under my skin, and setting powder becomes a necessity rather than a luxury. I'm happy to report that the pressed powder has helped my makeup stay put. It's also moderated the glowy finish of a tinted moisturizer that I once liked very much but now appears out of sync with the season, in which 'glowy' turns into 'shiny' shockingly fast. Color-wise, I find this to be translucent as advertised, and see no white cast or whatsoever. The powder is fine and well pressed, which makes for a clean and quick application. If you want to have a polished look in the summer, arm yourself with this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is a desent powder that controls oil and set up you foundation. But if you want more, sorry...
The foundation leave a white cast that make your face pour and dusty, not natural at all. It take sometime for the powder to adjust to your actual shade. If you want a fast touch to the oily face, make sure you get sometime before you show face to someone, it can be scary, white and ghostly.
I prefer natural coverage with some dullness on my cheeks, in that case, I have to really watch out for the usage of the powder.
Best advice, do not use the pad that comes in with the powder because it will pick up way too much powder. You all know what happens when we use too much powder in one spot, white patch! Although you can use the pad to block some oil before you use the powder, that way, the powder can even out easier.
Anyway, best luck with this product!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
this press powder makes my face dry and oily........another drawback is that it is NOT translucent.........i'm around NC 30 or lighter so i'm not particularly dark or anything but this powder makes me my face looks two three shades lighter which is totally unacceptable..........Unless you are fair or ivory skin tones, or else.....it will totally gives you ghostly face........
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This powder does what it says, set make up! It keeps the areas where I put on concealer in place for the entire day and the finish is natural looking and doesn't make me look paler. It is truly transparent.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product does exactly what it claims but it doesn't do anything spectacular for me, especially regarding the price. I have relatively oily skin and it does prevent shine for a couple hours but after, I still do have to reapply. The powder itself is pressed lightly so you don't have to apply much pressure with the brush to get much product and it goes on your face with a slightly white tint but with some blending, it'll go away. It has a nice soft application and stays matte for a couple hours.
The powder also started to fall apart in its pan which makes it inconvenient especially if I want to put it in my purse. I've been using this for a couple months and I've already started to hit pan so for the price I've paid and the performance of this powder, I don't think I'll be repurchasing this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Was expecting really good things for this powder, but find that whilst it goes on nicely, it is nothing special and most importantly (and why I will not repurchase), it does not last well on my t-zone, requiring frequent reapplication to reduce shine. The packaging is nice, clean and hard-wearing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Got this along with my first foundation (MUFE HD in 170) on recommendation from the SA at Sephora. I think I have the oil-free kind? I don't use the puff that comes with it, but instead use the Ecotools retractable kabuki. This powder has a greenish cast in the pan, applies a bit whitish/greenish (not the worst I have seen) and settles out about 10 minutes after application. It sets my makeup and concealer reasonably well.. I'm saying reasonably, because this is the first "real" powder or foundation I have owned. I have really oily skin and no matter what, 2 or 3 hours after I put my makeup on, I'm a shine fest. This stuff helps, but it isn't perfect.
Over all: I like that this is a pressed powder (portable, minimal mess), it didn't break me out or irritate my skin, it sets my makeup well, and I would buy it again. **However** if there was a powder somebody recommended that is "amazing", I would buy that instead.. cause this stuff is.. alright.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this powder!!:-) this keeps my face looking fresh!!:-) saving up to buy my second one.:-)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I bought this after trying this out at the counter and after letting it stay on my face for a day. It set my makeup really well and my face didn't look cakey at all. However, I do recommend anyone who uses this product to get a soft fluffy brush for this product as face puffs don't work -- they simply pick up too much of the product. Usually, I don't set my make-up but when I do, I think the LM face powder is great. However, I will not repurchase as it is just way too expensive for the amount of product you get. It does its job but it's not spectacularly good nor entirely crucial for my make-up routine.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Blue
I treated myself to this yesterday, a) cos I needed a setting powder and b) I love Laura mercier :-)
This is translucent so is perfect for me. I got the normal one, not the oil absorbing one. It cost me £24.50 for it which is quite an average price.
Using it today over my sample of lancomes teint Idole 24h, my skin has never looked as flawless! I used to use smash box halo powder but at £45 a time it was expensive! This is just as good, if not better IMO! Granted its only been 3 hours, and my skin still looks perfect, I can imagine it will still look as good in another 6 hours!
HG status for me, will never be without it :-)
After just one month of usage, I've hit the pan! £24 for this is ridiculous, I'd expect at LEAST 3 months of use from a product like this! I have moved onto Collection 2000s translucent loose powder, £2.99 for 20g and it is FAR more superior than this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this with the suggestion of the SA at Sephora. I tried it out a couple of times and I was not impressed with it at all. I have the MAC Blot powder and that one works better than this. I hated the sponge that came with the LM because it picked up too much product so I still had to blend it with my powder brush. I have dark skin so you can see the yellow whitish tint to it.
The packaging was alright kind of bulky for me. I ended up returning it since it was $40 so I was expecting it to keep me oil free for at least 6 hrs but that did not happen.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Without question, this is my favorite powder and the one I keep going back to. Recently, I've tried other powders by Lorac and Tarte, but no other powder gives me the flawless look that this powder does. I normally apply it with a powder brush, but the secret to a truly flawless, almost airbrushed look is applying it with the big Laura Mercier powder puff (sold separately) in a rolling motion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love this powder. I use it on my T-zone a few times over my foundation during the day. It's not cakey, and removes/controls shine very well. Highly recommended.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This does a good job of setting makeup. You are supposed to apply it with an LM puff. You work the product into the puff then roll it onto your skin. Maybe I don't have enough powder on the puff, but I feel like half of my makeup comes off when I try to work this product into place. I took one lippie off for the way you have to apply this. It doesn't alter the color at all, but I wear beige ivory.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my HG setting powder. Is completely translucent on me if I am careful to apply it properly, and if by chance it does go on white - it can be easily buffed out with the swipe of a brush. Sets makeup amazingly! I use it to set Bobbi Brown concealer, Lancome Teint Miracle, and mac foundations generally. Also like the packaging. Absolutely adore this product!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This just didnt work for me. I know many people have great results with it, but for me it just wasnt good. The powder is white. Actually WHITE. Im nc32-35ish depending how tan i am and this really washed me out and gave me a grey awful cast. And this is the other bizarre thing!! It made me itch like MAD!!! It made me look pale, itchy, grey...and after 30 mins i was shiny again (i have combo skin, and my HG foundation is a little glowy but i like to tone down the glowiness a little with a light powder) But with this i was oily and shiny within an hour! So u appl more and then get more of this white cast!!! Just awful!! The SA told me this powder is used on african people!! Right...i understand maybe this will work if u use the tiniest milimetre of it but then whats the point of a powder...i dont ever use a lot, i use my usual powders very sparingly but this was a disaster. If you want a truely amazing ''translucent powder'' with some actual colour to it (not full on colour like mac pressed powders but just SOMETHING so u wont ever look white or pale!!) pls buy the chanel one the pressed one is amazing i use shade 3 its great!! and no weird itching!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
HG setting powder. Truly translucent unless I pick up too much (I use a cotton pad to apply). Can make my face look a little flat initially, but within 10 mins it sets and looks very natural. I uses this to set my Revlon New Complexion One Step Compact Make-up in Ivory Beige, with wonderful high coverage, natural-looking results. This powder has never caused any break-outs for me. The packaging is sophisticated but I don't like how the puff is in with the powder. However, it is not of much consequence to me as I use a clean cotton pad every time I use it. Once a month I'll use a pad to swipe across the surface of the powder - to 'clean' it - I think this helps retain the integrity of the formualtion. I recently repurchased - my previous compact lasted for over a year.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This makes my skin look gray and dirty. I give it a two because it doesn't magnify imperfections or anything but my skin looks muddy and dull when I put this over my foundation. Another reason I'm going to send it back and won't buy it again is that it has Ethylhexyl Palmitate as an ingredient- which is classified as a pore clogging ingredient. I don't use powder on bare skin but I know some people do so it's good to know the ingredients. I wish I would have checked first but I was buying the foundation and threw this in to go with it. The main ingredients in this powder are very cheap and do not justify the price- 30 dollars for some talc, cornstarch, and pore cloggers. You can get that at the drugstore.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Perfect pretty little sleek compact. Weightless feel while resetting makeup and ridding face of oil. Only pressed powder I will use. Have tried many and none have the combo of being truly translucent, small packaging, reasonable price, & quality powder all in one product. Helps combat shine, but does not keep it at bay forever. Through trial and error I have learned that there is no such product that eliminates shine for combo/oily skin girls completely. Yes, I have even tried primers, but I’ve realized the more junk you put on your face, the worse it will look. I’d much rather touch up once or twice a day with a pressed powder than run around all day with globs of product all over my face.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Black
I am loving all of LM products.
My skin has had a major breakout recently due to work stress, so I am skipping the foundation. Instead, I use Clinique SPF40, LM Flawless Fix to conceal my cystic pimples, and then set it off with LM Pressed Setting Powder.
The makeup is sheer, and I don't need to touch it up throughout the day as it sucks all the oil off my oily skin, leaving it smooth and fresh.
I will most certainly buy a second compact!