Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Review

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Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Review

Loose powder is a makeup ‘must have’ in my collection. With combination skin such as mine, I like using powder to mattify my face especially around the T-Zone area and of course set my foundation.

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Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder has been a much sought after product and has been a favourite amongst makeup lovers over the years. This was actually one of my first ever purchases from Laura Mercier! I’d contemplated buying it for a little while, but eventually I was convinced after reading all the glowing reviews it had received.

The Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent is a lightweight, sheer and finely milled talc. As I may have mentioned (on more than one occasion) I like my makeup looking natural and fresh, so the tiniest dusting goes a long way for me. I’ve tried using this with a powder brush and also powder puff, but found a brush gave the most air brushed finish whereas the powder puff made my makeup look a bit too cakey. It controls shine pretty well too so I don’t have to worry about blotting every 5 minutes!

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The setting powder comes in a circular powder pot with sifter which is great for shaking the powder out when using. The only thing I don’t really like though is that when I’m travelling around with it, the powder gets all shook up and I end up with excessive amounts of it inside the lid! I know the Mineral Powder pot has a tab which locks the powder inside when you’re not using it, so I’m not sure why the loose powder can’t follow suit!

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Laura Mercier products unfortunately don’t come cheap and this 29g pot costs £29. Given that you only have to use a tiny amount each time though, it is going to really last you so it’s an investment if ever I saw one! You can pick up Laura Mercier products from places such as Space NK and John Lewis.

Do you have a favourite loose powder or pressed powder? Have you tried any of the powders from Laura Mercier?

Love Sophia xo



  1. 27 August, 2012 / 12:44 am

    I was checking out their loose powder out in Selfridges today – I was so tempted to give it but I decided to a bit more research. I think you’ve convinced me though 😉 xx

    • Sophia
      27 August, 2012 / 10:28 am

      I love Selfridges! Have you been to their new Beauty Workshop section yet? I want to pop in today, haha! Anyway, back to the loose powder.. it really is one of the best powders I’ve used! 😀 I was using Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre but think it was breaking me out 🙁 xx

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