Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

laura mercier loose setting powder translucent review blog
When I first started using makeup, I simply could not understand the concept of loose setting powders. They're messy and offer no coverage? What's the point, right? As I later discovered, there's a whole lotta point. First of all, loose setting powders, the good ones, are usually extremely finely milled. Much more so than a pressed powder. If need ever be, you can layer this and layer this and never look cakey. They disappear completely into the skin. Plus, if your foundation already gave you all the coverage you needed then there's no need to add more. Less is more, after all. 



laura mercier loose setting powder translucent review blog
The Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder possesses all those qualities: finely milled, non-cakey, and it controls oil and shine. I also found in it a quality that not all setting powders have and that is its texture. It's so soft, that it makes your face feel and look smoother. On my skin I only need to use very little product to get the desired effect. And although it's pricey, the pot will last you for ages. Before purchasing the full size I was using a mini pot which is half the size of this one. And that lasted me for over a year. Some HD setting powders are infamous for causing a white cast in flash photography. However, I've never experienced this with Translucent. I believe the culprit is a high amount of Silica (just like high SPF can cause flashback in foundations) which the Loose Setting Powder does not contain. 

A lot of people love this. As of now, it has a rating of 4.6/5 on Sephora.com. I highly recommend it and it has been my favorite setting powder for years.
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35 comments

  1. Oooh this looks lovely, I always use a translucent powder to set my make-up! This one looks so luxurious! x

    Jamie-Lee | Glitter Infatuation | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog!

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    1. Translucent setting powders rock. Glad you're also a fan x

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  2. I have always wanted to try loose powder but never understood it myself i think I might have to try this out xx

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    1. Don't worry. There were many things I didn't "get", like foundation but now I'm converted. x

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  3. This sounds pretty good, I'd like to try a few more things from Laura Mercier.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  4. When I was looking into what loose setting powder to invest into, this one came up a lot! It's a lot of people's Holy Grail setting powder; while I haven't splurged on it just yet, I'm pretty sure when it comes down to it this will be the powder I go for. Thanks for your review!
    Amber
    Lovely Notions

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    1. No problem. Let me know if you do get it eventually x

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  5. I prefer loose powder to set my makeup. I usually just use a drugstore one but this sounds lovely xx

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  6. Thanks for the info on loose powders. I bought a loose setting powder over a year ago and I'm still using it. I almost always question myself why I bought it over a pressed one, since it is indeed messy to work with, but I'm glad it has its own benefits as well!

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. It takes a little while of consistently using both to see the differences. Loose powders are usually just much more fine and practically invisible. Pressed powders, however, can provide considerable coverage so it comes with its tradeoffs :)

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  7. One of my new years resolution is to wear less make-up on my face which includes lighter layers of foundation to avoid that cakey look. I have been wanting to buy a new loose setting powder as i have been using the E.L.F one for quite a while now and want to venture into a new one soon. I like how this doesn't cause flashback in photography so it's safe to use on nights out!

    Thank you so much for the review, i will definitely be purchasing this product sometime soon! Have a great day <3

    Ying ♥ || *- YingcBeauty-*
    X x X x X

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  8. Laura Mercier is such a great brand !
    Sara,
    http://thecrimeofashion.blogspot.fr

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  9. This is really interesting, thank you!
    Currently using the Mac mineralise skin finish (review on my blog)
    but will look into this once I have used that up.

    Please check out my beauty blog nailsandteapots.blogspot.co.uk xx

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    1. I have actually never tried the MAC MSFs but have always wanted to x

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  10. This sounds lovely I love powders as they control oil making it perfect for oilier skin tones like mine :) I have tried a few products from Laura Mercier and feel confident using them as they all worked great and the price is even better like you mention they last long xx

    www.krystelcouture.com

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  11. I've definitely heard good things about it! I'm pretty happy with my Tarte and MUFE though. If I went to a Sephora that had Laura products, I'd try a sample of it!

    RIKKI
    // RIKKI POYNTER MAKEUP

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  12. Translucent powder really is magnificent; it makes SUCH a big difference and I'm so sad it took me as long as it did to figure out its wonders but now that I have my NARS one I know I'll never use anything else :)

    ♥Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, I have to try NARS at some point. I know you adore it x

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  13. I. Really love this, and your right about this lasting ages too I've had this powder for around a yar in that time I've had my fair share of accidents and lots of this has been wasted but I'm still literally maybe. Quarter of the way through x

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aww. It hurts when you lose product x

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  14. Adore that it's worth the price tag with it's use duration. Less is always more so you can always build up if necessary xo

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  15. I use MUFE HD translucent setting powder and it's so fine! It doesn't really give a white cast onto your face; however, I haven't clearly examined any pictures of me with flash photography, so I'll have to do it. It's great that you have such an awesome powder though (: x

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    1. Used sparingly I'm sure it's fine, but the articles I've read of those "celeb makeup oops" where they have white chalk/drug-looking powder on their nose and underneath their eyes (LOL) usually name the MUFE HD powder as the culprit :/ That's why I became very wary of it. x

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  16. I have been meaning to try out Laura Mercier products. This sounds lovely and I'll have to keep my eyes out for it.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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  17. I have the mineral pressed powder from LM and love it. Definitely want to give this one a try now! :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  18. Stop making me buy things. You’re reviews just do me in every time.

    Dejhana | Waite a Little

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  19. This stuff is brilliant, I've been hooked for years and I agree with the silky finish. It's just too good.

    9outoften.com

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  20. Never tried this one, I have repurchased the MAC translucent powder several times and will keep this one in mind in future!

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  21. I'm so interested in trying this! I hear Laura does the best powders!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  22. This one looks great! I've been using MUFE's translucent powder, but am almost finished with it. Will definitely be looking into this one :)

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  23. Sounds like a great product, might have to try it

    www.ambermcniff.co.uk

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  24. This is my favourite powder! I have almost finished my second tub and have a back up waiting to be used.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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  25. I've been looking for a good setting powder for ages, I really want to try this one out x

    ♥ elín from elin likes

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