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This Laura Mercier bestseller is your go-to setting powder. The loose powder feels luxuriously dense in the jar, feels silky-light and refined on your skin. Applies evenly. Blends effortlessly.
Modern Matte Finish
Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.
Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look
Like all Laura Mercier Setting Powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn't settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.
Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested.
Laura recommends applying with the Velour Puff (sold separately).
Preparing the puff is key: press the Velour Puff into the loose powder, then work the powder into the puff by folding and rubbing the halves together, or by tapping the powdered side vigorously on back of hand.
Gently press puff onto skin, using a rolling motion to "work" the powder in. (Around eyes, use Secret Brightening Powder for Under Eyes.)
As with all Setting Powders, apply after any creamy formulas, including cream blush.
When your entire makeup application is complete, including color, give your skin a velvety, finished look by using the Powder Brush to apply Translucent Loose Setting Powder to sides of cheeks, center of forehead, nose, and tip of chin.
A specially designed puff to pick up, hold and apply powder.
A long-wear, oil-free foundation that magically blurs the line between real skin and makeup.
Give skin a healthy no-makeup look with a hint of colour that evens and enhances without hiding the skin.
Laura’s fan favorite Silk Crème Foundation, now available in a Moisturizing formula! Winner of the 2016 CEW Beauty Insider Award.
Control shine without drying out the skin with this fine-milled French talc powder in a portable compact
Prime skin with this invisible layer that leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true all day.
(based on 97 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Best setting powder ever!
I have very oily skin and this setting powder I will continue to buy! It makes any of my liquid foundations look "matte" which is what I want, it does instantly...Read complete review
I have very oily skin and this setting powder I will continue to buy! It makes any of my liquid foundations look "matte" which is what I want, it does instantly and controls oil and makes my makeup last perfect ALL DAY! literally through ten hour work shifts. LOVE this powder and won't buy any other now! Wish it came in a bigger container than one ounce!
Most Liked Negative Review
I wanted to love it...
but I just don't. From the description and other reviewers' comments, I expected a powder that would wow me. Maybe just a little shimmer to it, something that would help my makeup...Read complete review
but I just don't. From the description and other reviewers' comments, I expected a powder that would wow me. Maybe just a little shimmer to it, something that would help my makeup last all day and would look great on me. I applied it using the "proper method" with the Velour Puff LM sells. It left me looking a little paler than I like (and paler than when I use LM's Translucent Pressed Powder). It did not help my makeup to last longer- to the contrary, unfortunately. My blush disappeared in an hour! I don't have oily skin, so no, it was not because it seeped into my pores or anything. I have to give it three stars because it is a decent value for the money and it doesn't clog pores or anything. I don't have skin that gets shiny, so I can't say whether it works for that issue. This is no magic product. I'm going back to the Pressed Powder when I use this up.
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LM Does it Again!
from New York, NY
Comments about Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder:
I love LM products. No matter how many new brands I try to explore, I ALWAYS come back to Laura Mercier because the palette matches perfectly and feels great on my skin. I don't like to wear a lot of makeup at all but I've been noticing my face looks very oily in pictures and I find my makeup wearing off by the mid-afternoon. My friends kept referencing "banana powder" and to me it seems like an unnecessary added layer of makeup. I googled "Laura Mercier banana powder" because LM is my go-to, and this came up with amazing reviews across several sites. I headed straight to the store to purchase, watched a video on how to apply and I can honestly say my makeup looks amazing! My skin is not oily, nor dry and everything is staying in place. Even my boyfriend said, "Your makeup looks nice today" and he has never referenced the fact that I even wear makeup. Ever.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
from Seattle, Wa
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
from El Paso, TX
I lightly dust this product all over my face after my liquid foundation and concealer routine, then I use the sponge pad to apply a slightly heavier amount to my under-eyes to really set in my concealer. The results are lovely, I do not come out looking powdery, my foundation lasts all day
(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Absolutely love this powder!
from Soutjh Padre Island
I live in a very humid environment. I use this power every day with a light spritz of water to set it. Absolutely love this powder!!!
(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Best loose powder ever!
I've been using this for over a decade and it's amazing! It's not chalky or heavy, it's silky and satiny. I wear it over the original Tinted Moisturizer and it leaves my skin looking healthy and flawless. It works well over any foundation I use but my favorite is to use it over the tinted moisturizer. A little pricey but there's a lot in the package compared to most other companies. I can't recommend this enough!
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
My favorite Setting Powder
from Troy, MI
This product is great. Sets my foundation beautifully and looks very natural. Keeps my face shine free all day! Love it!!
(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Not my Favorite
It did give a slight tint of color over my foundation. I actually prefer the Invisible loose powder over this.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
I only now use this powder and it stays on for hours, without any need of retouching. Amazing product and leaves skin super silky.
(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
Maybe not for me
I use the Creme Smooth foundation, and I add a lightly colored foundation powder to the Loose Setting powder for a tinted matte finish. It tends to flake and clump by the end of the morning.
(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Orange County, California
This is an amazing product! I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer and wanted something to soften the glow it gives but not matte it out at all, and this is just perfect for that! I was even surprised when after sweating so much, my skin actually looked so fresh -- oh yes! Definitely made everyone think i had gorgeous skin with no make up.
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