Set it and FORGET IT
I often find myself wondering what life was like before I got introduced to Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder a few years ago. Did my face produce less oil? How did I prevent the crease? How, just how did I survive?
My love for Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder was instant. It was as if my skin had thanked me for discovering a setting powder with a matte finish. I saw less shine, less oil production and less creasing. The powder itself is extremely smooth and lightweight. It's probably one of the softest powders I've ever felt. It is long lasting and keeps my makeup in place all day.
I have one disclaimer: Be super careful when opening this 1 oz. package as abruptly opening the plastic covering the holes could cause a MESS.
This holy-grail cost you $38, a bit pricey but a little goes a long way. I’ve had mine for over 4 months now. My T-zone typically gets oily so I focus on applying the setting powder with a damp beauty blender to my under-eye area, forehead and chin. I have tried the same method with a blush brush and noticed the same results.
I do not *bake for a long time; I find that baking can leave harsh white patch in the areas I’ve placed the setting powder and sometimes it doesn't settle right and can ruin my makeup. To keep this from happening I leave it on for a minute or less and wipe it away with “Give me Sun” press powder by Mac.
This product is for you if you are an oily girl like me who loves a matte finish, a working girl who doesn’t have time to touch up your makeup every few hours and/or girl who spends 45 minutes perfecting her makeup and refuses to have it slide off in 3 hours. Look no further, invest in this setting powder and you will not lose!
*Bake: After applying foundation and concealer, using a damp makeup sponge to pat a thick coat of powder on areas that you want to look brighter and less oily. Try underneath your eye, along the top of your jawbone, and down the center of your nose. After letting the powder sit for five to 10 minutes, dust it away with a fluffy brush.