Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

–Blends effortlessly
–Set makeup for up to 12 hours
–Sheer coverage
–Matte finish
–Won’t settle into fine lines
–Never cakey
–Soft-focus effect

–$39 for 1.0 oz at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom

Shade Range
–My shade: Translucent

–Oil free
–Finely milled
–Locks makeup in place
–No flashback
–Mini size available for travel/testing
–Doesn’t cake on my dry skin


Final Thoughts
I LOVED this when I had oily skin, but I haven’t used it in years because I figured my skin was too dry. It was part of the Nordstrom Sale so I grabbed it to try again and I’m glad I did. It’s just as good as I remember. It’s so smooth and finely milled. I apply it with a damp sponge and I think that helps it work on my drier skin. Laura Mercier’s cruelty free status is unclear. Their site says cruelty free, but they have no cruelty free certification. I enjoy and recommend this, but I still think the Fenty Butter is slightly better.


4 responses to “Round 2: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder”

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  2. […] Laura Mercier Translucent Powder–$39 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom–3 shades–Cruelty free–Locks makeup in place for all day wear, finely milled, oil control, non-comedogenic–Worth it? NO–Alternative: Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder, $5-9, 8 shades, not cruelty free–The Laura Mercier powder was a STAPLE of mine when I had oily skin years ago. It was the only product that could keep my oil at bay and help my makeup last all day. I repurchased it so many times. However, I’ve gone on to find several dupes that do the exact same thing with a much lower price tag. My favorite being the Maybelline Fit Me Loose Setting Powder. It’s as cheap as $5 depending on where you buy it and has more shades than the Laura Mercier, but it’s not cruelty free. –Laura Mercier review […]


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