Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder is an iconic, cult-favorite classic you need in your makeup arsenal. Plus, I’m going to teach you how to use it to set your face properly and why you need it specifically for this time of year.
When it comes to makeup, there are a lot of brands out there, and it can be overwhelming to know which products to pick, especially when it’s basics you need, but you don’t know the differences between them or the brands. It’s always fun to shop for lipsticks or eyeshadows, but when it comes to products like face powders, it can be a little intimidating to decide between one loose and another.
Laura Mercier is a cult favorite for a good reason; it is a finely-milled loose setting powder that allows you to set your face while keeping any oils at bay to give you a compact, beautiful finish.
To test if a setting powder is up to snuff, I like to open it up and look for any particles that start to float lightly in the air. If you have a brand-new powder and want to test this out, tap a little into the lid and lightly blow on it. If you see powder particles floating around for a while, that indicates your powder is lightweight.
But why does this matter? It matters because lightweight powders allow you to set your face without clogging your pores, weighing down your foundation or concealer, making you look cakey, or feeling too heavy on the skin. Something as simple as blowing on powder does help when deciding which to get.
The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder does mattify the face, but I like this one in particular because it doesn’t overly dry out your skin or draw emphasis to dry areas. Even though I don’t typically deal with dry skin issues, I still love this powder because it makes everything come together without making me look dry or crusty, which is especially important this time of year.
Fall and winter tend to come with makeup trends that are a little heavier, and we want to play around with makeup for festive looks with full glam, but for that, you need a powder that will help the makeup stay in place throughout the day, and this is one of those powders that does just that.
Additionally, this is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder, and it is truly translucent. You don’t have to worry about getting any cast on top of your makeup or having it change the shades of what you’re setting. If you are like me and have tan or darker-toned skin, sometimes it’s hard to find translucent things that don’t make us look like Casper the friendly ghost, and although looking like Casper may be in theme for the fall, it’s not what we’re going for right now.
On the other hand, sometimes translucent powders tend to have a little bit of a tint to them, or they oxidize and get darker, which is another thing this powder excels at avoiding. You can use it to set your highlight, contour, and undereye without the powder taking away from that brightening effect.
Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder is perfect for fall, winter, and the holiday season. As we go glam and take more photos with friends and family, you can stay set and secure knowing your makeup is as flawless as it was hours before.
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