Sunday, 21 August 2016

Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder



£29 for a loose powder from a brand I've never tried before? I don't think so! Or maybe not... I've been eyeing up the Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder for the longest time now but I couldn't really justify spending almost £30 on a powder because come on, that is ridiculous. But after having some holiday money left over and with it being my birthday 8 days I decided to bite the bullet and order it. I mean what did I have to loose... well £30 but that's not the point. The point is that I was treating myself and trying something new, plus the whole excuse of 'it's for the blog' might have helped too. 

So the first thing I noticed about this product when I opened it was how big it was. I was expecting something quite small but in all honesty it's so big I think it could probably last me my whole life. The box it comes in as well as the actual packaging of the product are both incredibly sleek and just from looking at it you can tell it's a luxury.

So on to the actual product, as I'm sure you can imagine, its quite messy but I suppose that's what to expect from a loose powder. It is loose after all! I use it to 'bake' under my eyes and set my concealer there, and to put under my bad attempt of contouring to make it more 'sharp' and 'defined'. It works incredibly well at setting my makeup and leaves the areas I apply it looking much brighter so I can see how it makes the line of your contour stand out much more. 


I apply the powder under my eyes using my Real Techniques setting brush to get the precision I want and then sweep it away from there once it's set with my Real Techniques blush brush. Then when I apply it under my contour I use the same blush brush to sweep it away, but I apply it using an egg shaped beauty blender.

The only thing I've noticed about this product that's not so good is that if I have quite a few different concealers on under my eyes (combating dark circles can be difficult sometimes) the powder can tend to make the concealer look orangey. But I'm going to test it out with some other concealers to see if this is always the result.

Another plus to this product is that it doesn't flashback from what I've noticed. I've taken selfies of myself using the cameras flash and haven't noticed any flashback at all. I can't say if that would be the same with having flash photography taken of you from afar and I don't know if flashback also depends on how much of the product you apply, but I used a reasonable amount and didn't get any at all.

Overall I absolutely love this powder and I have to say that it's definitely worth the £29 as it'll probably last me my entire life! As always, thanks for reading!
Kate Rose xo




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8 comments

  1. I want to try this powder so much! When I see people using it their skin just looks flawless! x
    -Alice
    alicejlorna.blogspot.com

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    1. It definitely does give your face a flawless look. x

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  2. this sounds like a really good powder! lovely post:)x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This has been on my wish list for so long but I've put of buying it because of the price. I loved reading your review; I think I definitely have an excuse to buy it now!
    Beth X

    bethabigail.blogspot.com

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    1. The price is definitely the biggest off put but it' so worth it! x

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  4. Ooo I'm so jealous that you have this! In all of my makeup tutorials over on my youtube channel, I'm using the NYX studio finishing powder to bake which I feel is a pretty good dupe for this one. Doesn't mean I don't want the real thing haha. Thanks for reaching out to me on twitter - got new blogs to read which is so refreshing! xx

    www.lexilife95.com

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    1. Haha yes I have the Nyx powder too. If you get a chance to invest in this one though I definitely would! x

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