Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Translucent Loose Setting Powder
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Set your makeup with the #1 Setting Powder in the US*. Ideal for normal-to-oily skin of virtually every tone.
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Set your makeup with the #1 Setting Powder in the US*. Ideal for normal-to-oily skin of virtually every tone.

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What is Translucent Loose Setting Powder

With multiple major awards and counting, Laura Mercier's "best in beauty", cult-favorite bestseller is your go-to setting powder. Loose powder feels luxuriously dense in the jar, feels incredibly soft and silky-light on your skin. Pros love the super smooth application: goes on evenly, blends effortlessly, provides great wear. Sets makeup without adding weight or texture.

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.

Formulation Details

Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested.

Laura recommends applying with the Velour Puff (sold separately). Only the 0.33 oz size of Translucent Loose Setting Powder comes with the Velour Puff.

*Based on #1 US rank by NPD Group Inc in Prestige Retail, Year 2016 - Translucent 

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.

Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Lauroyl Lysine, Propylparaben, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Methicone. May Contain/ Peut Contenir/(+/-): Ci 77007 (Ultramarines), Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 (Iron Oxides).


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Five stars without Ethylhexyl Palmitate


I was so excited to use this powder! I have acne prone skin and Ethylhexyl Palmitate is comedogenic (aka it will make me break out). Can you please make a version that is non-comedogenic for us acre prone Laura Mercier translucent powder lovers?

sunny 8

Salt Lake City, Utah


Yes I would


I always use the powder after my foundation and I think this product is so smoothing and nice I wish I could get it again


Cornforth ferryhill


Translucent is TOO dark for pale skin!


I wish there were more shades available, as the quality of the powder itself is nice- However the translucent shade is FAR too dark for my pale skin.


Portland, OR

LOVE the powder, HATE the packaging


I am so happy to hear that it is not just me with every single powder I have bought from Laura Mercier doing this. I have been in love with this powder for years but I have finally reached by breaking point with the packaging with the crack with my bronzer reunited my rehearsal dinner dress, my crack crumbled and made for a sad day.


Brimingham, MI


Great product, but packaging doesn't stand up.


I use as a setting powder. Lovely. Gripe is solely that the plastic cracks and breaks about midway through life.

C'est moi

Washington DC


Great Powder, Cheap Container


This light powder is perfect for cutting shine where you need it. The container isn't durable, and the rim chips very easily, even when the lid isn't screwed on. I've used similarly packaged powders from other brands, and that was never an issue. Given that the powder costs nearly $50, the container shouldn't fall apart like that.




Will not purchase again


I love this product but this is the third time I have purchased it and the screw top part of the container has cracked and eventually fallen away making using the product too messy to use. I'm only halfway through the powder and I have to throw it out.

Mel G



I Was NOT Expecting To Like This Product As Much As I Do!


Initially when I heard the hype of the original shades, I wasn't really buying it so I didn't hop on the "favorite train" but when the medium deep came out ... I just knew that I had to try it out. When I tell you this product is GREAT! I love it and if it's the same formula as the other, I can see why it's so well liked.


Houston, TX


You've got to get this Powder!!!


This was an excellent purchase I made. I wouldn't be without it.


Kingman, Arizona


Love the powder, But.....


Container cracks around the edge and powder falls out. Has happened with every one I have purchased. Have been very careful to not screw lid too tight but still happens. Cheap plastic.




Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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questions & answers

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did space Nk buy original laura marcier ?? coz i see that there is diffrent bakages ??!


Yes, this is the original mercier.

Community Answer

Hi i have just bought this product via Qoo10 website (29g). Just want ro find out the authenticity of this product and is it true that the item does not come with the puff? Also how do i check the expiry date of the product as i couldnt find any printed info on its pavkahing or the product itself.


Laura Mercier is the manufacturer.

Community Answer

I would like to know the ingredients of the translucent powder.


The ingrediants include Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, EthylhexylPalmitate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methylparaben, Lauroyl Lysine, Propylparaben, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Methicone. May contain: Ultramarines (Cl 77007), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499).

Community Answer

Will Vanilla Nut eye shadow be available again?

Coolest Gigi EVER!

Coolest Gigi EVER, we are not given dates as to when a product will be back in stock. We can, however, email you once a product is back in stock. Please login to the Laura Mercier website ( go to the product page for the Matte Eye Colours, click on the Vanilla Nuts swatch and then click on Email me when it's back in stock. Once the product is back in stock you will be notified via email.


Hi i am 41 years old. I have normal and little bit oily (T area) skin I would like to buy loose powder to put on the make up but i lost and confused with a lot of types loose powder you have. Help me to choose pls. As i saw you have Brihgters powder under the eyes Loose setting powder Mineral powder Invisible powder Pls explain me and help me to choose I have white bright skin Thanks


Diana, If you are wanting to set your makeup without adding weight or texture. We recommend you use one of our setting Powders. Translucent Loose Setting Powder sets your makeup without adding weight or texture. It is ideal for normal to oily skin of virtually every tone. Invisible Loose Setting Powder Set your makeup and gives your skin a natural shine free finish. It is Ideal for normal to dry skin of every tone. Both setting powders are recommended for the face area only. To set makeup around your eyes we recommend Secret Brightening Powder. Secret Brightening Powder sets your under eye concealer and instantly brighten the eye area. It is ideal for all skin types and tones. We offer Mineral Powder Foundation and Mineral Illuminating Powder. Mineral Illuminating Powder is a finishing powder that gives an all over glow or can be used on specific areas of the face. Mineral Illuminating Powder is oil free and is an ideal way for oilier skin types to add radiance over their matte makeup. For more information on our different powders Please give customer service a call at 1888-637-2437 or visit a Laura Mercier counter near you.


Is this a mineral setting powder


Heidi, Translucent Loose Setting Powder is not a mineral setting powder. Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a lightweight soft silky setting powder that creates a soft focus effect for a more flawless look. Laura Mercier does have two Mineral Illuminating Powders that can be used as a setting or finishing powder. The Mineral Illuminating Powders instantly brightens your skin and gives skin a natural, healthy radiant glow.


How can the product be good for all skin tones when they have come out with a darker shade? I wasted my money buying the lighter shade because the description said it was good for all shades, and I am very dark. It made my skin appear very dull, not matte. The company has finally recognized darker skin tones which is great, but will this new medium deep shade truly be okay for a skin tone that is still darker than the medium deep shade?


Michelle, Thank you for your feedback. Translucent Loose Setting Powder can be used on any skin tone because it is a sheer silky powder. If your skin appears dull not matte you have applied too much of the powder. You should lightly dust your face with Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Translucent Loose Setting Powder Medium Deep can be worn be worn by virtually every tone as well.


If the batch code of Laura Mercier Loose powder is 5355Q, 5297Q and 5283Q, how can I find if its past manufacture? And how many years from the manufacturing date is the expiry date? Thankyou. Please response a soon as possible

Jewel Newbie

Jewel, please contact the retailer from where you made your purchase. The retailer will be able to assist you with batch code information. A product expiration date or shelf life is indicated by a small image of a jar with a number next to it: 6m, 12m, 18m, etc. ("m" meaning months). Once opened and the product is exposed to the air, the shelf life is the number in months so noted. For maximum stability, products should be stored at room temperature (below 30°C/86°F), away from direct sunlight.


I apply the translucent powder under my eyes, on top of my concealer, right when I do this it instantly creases and makes the under eye area look thirty years older! I want to love this product as much as everyone else. What am I doing wrong?!


Stace, Set under eye concealer with Secret Brightening Powder, not with Translucent Loose Setting Powder. Secret Brightening Powder is specifically made for the eye area it will instantly brighten the eye area and won't settle into fine lines, accentuate shadows or look cakey. Apply Translucent Loose Setting Powder to sides of cheeks, the center of forehead, nose, and the tip of your chin.


I have an olive/medium skin tone so will the lose powder make my under eyes look grey once I bake?


Samiha, If you are seeing a white cast or grey look after baking it could mean you're using too much concealer and too much Translucent Loose Setting Powder under the eye area. You don't need to use as much product under and around the eye area. It could also mean you are using the wrong color concealer or you may need to use a color corrector before your concealer.