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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, 1 oz
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on 11/16/2018 8:24:00 AM
More reviews by mka87
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium
I liked this but its not worth its £30 price tag. I bought mine on an offer so it was more cost effective but I wouldn’t repurchase. It is quite a thick powder, not finely milled at all and although oil controlling properties are good, it very much depends on the liquid foundation you pair this with in order to see its benefits. This did wonders for my Clinique Beyond Perfecting and Urban Decay Naked Skin; but nothing for my MAC foundations. One tub lasted me only 5 months which was also slightly disappointing - I seemed to need to use a lot of this to set my face appropriately. Good but not incredible considering the price.
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on 8/5/2018 10:58:00 AM
More reviews by dawndie23
Skin: Combination, Dark, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Medium
I didn't want to believe the hype! This powder is fantastic. I have both the Translucent and the Medium Deep and love them to bits! I use Medium Deep to set my primer and foundations. I use I can use Translucent to do this but I prefer to use this for setting my under-eye highlight.This powder is the most finely milled powder I've ever used. It disappears into the skin but does not leave a 'cake face' finish. When I set my primer with this I find that I do not have to blot throughout the day except for the tip of my nose once or twice.I've not experienced any flashback in photos with either one of the colors and I love how natural it feels on the skin.The holes in the sifter can be problematic. I had to remove it and enlarge them a little to get a better flow when I shake the container.The price is very high...you don't even get a powder puff, but I love the results so much that I'm willing to pay it. A little bit goes a long way. I've only needed to replace the Medium Deep once in a 12 month period.
on 7/5/2017 10:47:00 AM
More reviews by aquaopal
Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Other
I purchased this item in the trial size ($23). I have tried numerous drugstore powders and decided to bite the bullet and by this high end powder.This powder is the best powder I have ever tried. This sets my under eye beautifully. Eventually I would like to try RCMA or Ben Nye powder as well (thanks YouTube). I am NC44-45 and this looked great for my highlighted areas, I did not place this on the other areas of my face. Would highly recommend, and am unsure if I will repurchase (I'm a frugal gal). I will try Ben Nye and RCMA next since they are easier on the wallet.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 11/29/2015 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by amyk0704
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine
I absolutely love this powder! I was a fan of the Mac msf for years, but always found that powder would look cakey and almost orange on me (despite getting the palest shade). I decided to try a translucent powder and heard good reviews about this one and this is now my holy grail powder!! It doesn't make me look orange, it isn't cakey, it doesn't settle in fine lines, it helps my makeup to set and you can 'bake' with this to help your contour stand out. It's only downfall is the price tag, but you do get a lot of product which should last a long time as you really don't need to use much. It can also be messy but the pros definitely outweigh the cons. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
on 8/6/2011 12:09:00 PM
More reviews by Yoshi3329
Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm
Hair: Black, Kinky, Coarse
Heaven! This is my first ever powder and I must say that I'm in love! It really does excatly what I want and I'm glad I decided to splurge. I use a full coverage cream stick foundation and it sets it very well and it doesn't look as if your wearing powder at all; very natural! I was afraid that this powder wouldn't be translucent on dark skin tones but it really is. Don't take off the entire stick just half because a little goes a long way with this powder. If you're looking for dewy skin, this isn't for you. It's for people that want a matte look and it isn't drying at all and I live in Chicago and first tried this in the winter of this year when we had that brutal snow storm that shut down the city. I've also used it during the humid months of summer and it's lovely.This is what a translucent loose powder looks like! ^^
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 2/27/2009 9:38:00 AM
More reviews by artemis513
Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral
Hair: Black, Kinky, Fine
Ok, I really shouldn't say this is my HG powder yet because I just bought it two days ago, but I really want to!! I have a medium-dark/olive skin tone, so I was weary of translucent powders turning white on me. LM is the only one I've tried to-date that doesn't. I mean even when I am actively setting my concealer and foundation with a large powder puff, it takes on the color of my makeup almost immediately, like magic. I brush any excess off with my Shu #18R and my face is ready to go for whatever look I am going for that day. (I am currently trying out BB Foundation stick too--may review later on). Also this powder works pretty decent in terms of shine control--I just do a quick dusting late afternoon w/a pressed powder and that's it. All in all, I do plan on repurchasing, which I think will be awhile from now since I only need a tiny amount for my whole face. The packaging is a pretty basic jar with a screw-on lid which is great. Definitely up there with the quality of NARS loose powder (maybe even better!)...
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