From Matte to Radiant: How to Achieve Any Finish with Translucent Loose Setting Powder

May 16, 2024

From Matte to Radiant: How to Achieve Any Finish with Translucent Loose Setting Powder

If you have ever wondered how to apply setting powder, or how to use loose setting powder, you have found yourself in the right place.

Setting powder is surely one of the most hard-working items in your makeup bag but it rarely receives the praise it deserves. Whether loose or pressed, setting powder has the power to make your makeup last all day and long into the night, plus it gives you ultimate control over your makeup’s finish, whether you want to create a soft matte finish, or you want to dial up the glow.

As far as setting powders go there really is only one you need to know about. The iconic and best-selling Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier is everything you need for a flawless finish, and more.

Available in three shades that stretch across all skin tones, Translucent Loose Setting Powder is an award-winning formula that’s beloved around the world for its 16HR wear and soft-focus finish with zero flashback (making it a wedding day essential). The finely milled blurring powders sit in a fine, even layer without highlighting uneven texture like some powders can, leaving skin feeling smooth while controlling excess oil.

For pressed powder fans there’s Translucent Pressed Talc-Free Waterproof Setting Powder Ultra-Blur. This handy, on-the-go powder delivers the same 16HR wear and zero flashback, in a water and sweatproof finish that blurs the appearance of Iines and wrinkles.

Want to know more? Here are the answers to your most pressing questions…

What are the Benefits of Translucent Loose Setting Powder?

Search engines are awash with the question ‘setting powder use’ and we understand why because the right setting powder can do so much more than simply hold your makeup in place.

Yes, Translucent Loose Setting Powder will help your makeup look freshly applied all day long, but it also helps control shine, reduce the appearance of pores, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The finely milled powder allows you to easily layer it with other products, including cream products, and the versatile offering means you can create a number of different skin finishes to cater to your desires or adapt to any event or occasion.

How Do I Create a Matte, Poreless Finish?

A few clever tweaks to your existing makeup routine can help to reduce shine and make pores less visible.

It begins with skincare; use a gentle physical exfoliator to remove dirt and debris from pores. A lightweight toner will then add hydration and temporarily tauten your skin, making the wall of the pore tighter and less noticeable.

After your moisturizer and SPF, apply a light layer of Pure Canvas Primer Blurring to your entire face. With Red Clover Flower Extract, it helps to control oil and decrease the appearance of pores over time.

Once you have applied your foundation, concealer, and cheek products set your makeup with Translucent Loose Setting Powder to control excess oil with 16HR long wear, soft matte finish. To apply, use Velour Puff to pick up some of the powder, fold in half and rub the two sides together to saturate the fibers, tap off the excess, and then press and roll onto your skin.

How do I create a radiant finish?

With Pink Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone-Up it’s possible to brighten skin while reducing excess shine. Apply your foundation, concealer, and cheek products as you normally would and opt for cream textures where you might otherwise use powder for a juicy glowy finish. Tinted Moisturizer Blush adds a subtle hint of creamy color to cheeks, while RoseGlow Liquid Highlighter delivers the prettiest touch of luminosity to cheekbones.

Now get ready to set with Pink Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone-Up. The subtle peachy pink pigments enliven your skin and brighten, while the Botanical Blurring Powder softens the appearance of pores and absorbs excess oils.

Saturate the Velour Puff with powder, working it into the fibers by folding the puff in half and rubbing the two sides together. Tap off the excess and press and roll the powder onto your makeup to set.

Whether you want a poreless finish or to brighten your skin, with these easy setting powder hacks you’ll never want to leave the house again without setting your makeup first.