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Translucent Loose Setting Powder

The #1 Setting Powder*
16HR Soft Matte Wear and 24HR Shine Control
4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
4.7 Stars (9,407 Reviews)
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Set, don’t settle with the original Translucent Loose Setting Powder, now with 24HR Shine Control! Cult favorite and winner of major awards, Laura Mercier’s “Best in beauty” Translucent Loose Setting Powder is beloved for its 16HR wear and iconic soft-focus finish with zero flashback.

Truly translucent, the #1 Setting Powder* is Laura’s makeup must-have to set and maintain the color of your Foundation. Exceptionally milled to deliver incredible staying power without weight or texture so skin looks and feels soft, smooth and flawless from day to night. It’s no wonder, 1 Translucent Loose Setting Powder is sold every 20 seconds!** In 3 shades for virtually all skin tones including dry skin, combination skin and especially oily skin.

Reduces Shine: 86% of consumers say the powder reduces shine throughout the day.***
16 Hour Soft Matte Finish: sets makeup for 16-hours of transfer resistant wear, with 95% of consumers saying it controls oil all day****making it the best setting powder for oily skin types.
Feels Breathable: 95% of consumers say the ultra finely-milled powders feel lightweight on skin and allow skin to breathe.****
No Texture: 89% of consumers say the powder doesn’t settle into imperfections and never looks cakey.****
No Photo Flashback: take our no photo flashback test and say good-bye to flashback with our anti-shine powder formula!
Truly Translucent: 84% of consumers say the powder is translucent upon application for a naturally flawless look.****
Beloved for Blurring: 92% of consumers say the powder instantly blurs imperfections.****
Smoothing Effect: 94% of consumers say the powder gives a smooth look to skin!****
Foolproof: our artist-inspired “press & roll” technique ensures the perfect application every time, with 91% of consumers saying it applies effortlessly.****
Best Setting Powder for all Skin Types: oily skin, dry skin, combination skin

Does not clog pores. Dermatologist-tested. Suitable for all skin types, including oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. Non-comedogenic. 

Three Shades for Virtually All Skintones
Translucent: Perfect for Fair to Medium Skin Tones.
Translucent Honey: Sets medium skin tones with olive and golden undertones.
Translucent Medium Deep: ideal for medium-deep to deep skin tones. 

Key Ingredients
Vitamin C + E Powders: powerful antioxidants known to support a more even toned complexion overtime
Botanical Blurring Powder: silky, finely-milled plant derived powder blurs the looks of pores and absorbs excess oil
Skin Conditioning Powder: natural amino acid powder that melts into skin for an undetectable finish
Ultra, Finely-milled Texture: becomes one with skin, without emphasizing texture, imperfections, or dry patches

*Source: Circana/U.S. Prestige Beauty Total Department/Specialty, Makeup Product Dollar Sales, Makeup Form: Loose Powder and Pressed Powder Compact Combined,  12 Months Ending December 2023

***Based on Consumer Perception Study of 63 subjects with Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Flawless Lumière
****Based on Consumer Perception Study of 63 subjects with Translucent Loose Setting Powder alone

***Based on Consumer Perception Study of 63 subjects with Translucent Loose Setting Powder and Flawless Lumière
****Based on Consumer Perception Study of 63 subjects with Translucent Loose Setting Powder alone

Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Translucent

Over 7.5K 5 star reviews

"Best powder I have ever tried!" - Gayla A.S

Beloved for Blurring

92% of consumers say the powder instantly blurs imperfections

Botanical Blurring Powder

Silky, finely-milled plant derived powder blurs the looks of pores and absorbs excess oil

Over 7.5K 5 star reviews

"Best powder I have ever tried!" - Gayla A.S

Beloved for Blurring

92% of consumers say the powder instantly blurs imperfections

Botanical Blurring Powder

Silky, finely-milled plant derived powder blurs the looks of pores and absorbs excess oil

Reviews & Questions

4.7
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 9,407 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 7.5k Total 4 star reviews: 1.3k Total 3 star reviews: 436 Total 2 star reviews: 97 Total 1 star reviews: 72
93%would recommend these products
9,407 reviews
  • Marlyn R.
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    Translucent Loose Setting Powder
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    Translucent Loose Setting Powder Translucent Honey
    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Medium
    Skin Type Normal
    Best To Use For Full Coverage, Natural Finish, All Day Wear, Sheer Coverage, Matte Finish
    Age over 60
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    10 minutes ago
    Mrs

    Sleek and soft

  • Natalia
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    Translucent Loose Setting Powder
    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Light
    Skin Type Oily
    Best To Use For Matte Finish, Full Coverage, All Day Wear
    Age 41-50
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 days ago
    The best!

    I have been using this powder for years and will continue. I tried so many different setting powders and always come back to this one. Only Laura Mercier powder keeps my makeup last for so long in this humid area. I like how it sets my makeup without setting in the lines and without messing with the foundation. The container is huge and will last.

  • ivonne h.
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    Translucent Loose Setting Powder Translucent
    I recommend this product
    Skin Tone Fair
    Skin Type Combination
    Best To Use For Blends Well, All Day Wear, On-The-Go, Natural Finish, Quick Application
    Age 41-50
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Perfect powder

    This powder feels amazing on the face and makes me look flawless. I'll will buy again for sure.

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Translucent Loose Setting Powder FAQs

What is translucent loose setting powder used for?

Translucent loose setting powder is a makeup product used to set and finish your makeup look. It's specifically designed to create a matte, shine-free finish, control oiliness, and prolong the wear of your makeup. This powder is called "translucent" because it's colorless, making it suitable for all skin tones. It's often applied as the final step in a makeup routine to help your makeup stay in place and look flawless for a longer period.

What is translucent loose setting powder?

Translucent loose setting powder is a finely milled, colorless powder that is used to set makeup. It helps to reduce shine, minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, and provide a smooth, matte finish without altering your skin's color. It's a versatile product that works for all skin tones and is a must-have in many makeup routines.

How to use translucent loose setting powder?

To use translucent loose setting powder, first, apply your foundation, concealer, and any other cream or liquid products. Then, use a makeup brush or sponge to lightly apply the powder over your face, concentrating on areas prone to shine, such as the T-zone. Gently tap off any excess powder and blend it evenly to set your makeup and control oil throughout the day.

Is loose powder the same as setting powder?

Loose powder is a broad category that includes various types of finely milled powders. Setting powder is a specific type of loose powder designed to set makeup and control shine. While setting powder can be loose, not all loose powders are setting powders. Loose powders can also include translucent, colored, or finishing powders that serve different purposes, like adding color, blurring imperfections, or providing a luminous finish.

Where do you apply setting powder?

Setting powder should be applied to areas where you want to set your makeup and control shine. This often includes the T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), under the eyes, and along the jawline. It's essential to avoid over-powdering, as this can result in a heavy, cakey appearance.

How do you match setting powder to skin tone?

To match setting powder to your skin tone, opt for a translucent setting powder, as it's designed to be universal and won't affect your foundation's color. Colored setting powders are also available in various shades to match different skin tones if you want to add a touch of color or correct imperfections.

Do you use setting spray before or after powder?

Setting spray is typically applied after setting powder. Setting powder is used to create a matte finish, set your makeup, and control shine, while setting spray helps lock your makeup in place and provide a more natural, long-lasting look. So, the usual order is setting powder followed by setting spray.

What is the difference between translucent powder and setting powder?

The main difference between translucent powder and setting powder is that translucent powder is colorless and works for all skin tones, primarily reducing shine and providing a smooth finish. Setting powder can be translucent or colored and is specifically designed to set makeup, control oil, and extend the wear of your makeup.

What is the difference between setting powder and finishing powder?

Setting powder and finishing powder are often used interchangeably, but they serve slightly different purposes. Setting powder is used to set makeup and control shine, while finishing powder is applied as the final step in your makeup routine to blur imperfections, add a soft focus effect, and provide a radiant finish. It's not meant for oil control but rather to enhance your skin's overall appearance.

How do I use the Velour Puff with the Translucent Loose Setting Powder?

To use the Velour Puff with the Translucent Loose Setting Powder, simply press the puff into the powder, then gently roll or press it onto the skin in a rolling motion to set makeup and reduce shine. You can also use a pressing motion for targeted areas that need extra setting.