Do you ever find a product and you think to yourself “yes this is what I have been waiting for”?! Well that is the feeling I got when I tried the Laura Mercier Loose Setting powder for the first time. I have to start by saying this product is very expensive at €42 for 29g but I actually do think it is worth the price tag. It is so luxurious and does the job so well that I would happily pay the money for this, although it definitely is a treat to spend this money on a powder!

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Main

You are probably thinking how can a powder be so good and what is the difference between this and others….well let me explain my thoughts.

-This powder lasts on my skin all day long. I don’t have oily skin I must add but even on my “oilier” areas such as my nose and chin I don’t tend to have oil showing through during the day when I use this.

-My favourite thing about this product is that it actually blurs any pores I have on my skin. I use this all over the face to set my makeup with a large brush and I also use it to set my under eyes. This in itself shows the quality of the product because normally I would not be able to use a powder that I use on my face under my eyes as it would be cakey and drying looking. This is definitely not. It works really well all over the face

-I use the shade translucent and it is truly that. It does not change the shade or quality of my foundation.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Close up packaging

-You genuinely only need a tiny amount of this as it soaks up any oil very well. Therefore you will get a long time from each pot.

-Although I believe this does control my oil (oilier skins may need to reapply during the day) it does not have a matte finish. It leaves my skin glowing and radiant looking. I think this is a big plus as I like to control shine but have radiance. This can be tricky to achieve from a powder.

-I have applied this over loads of foundations and it only makes them look better. It never takes away from the radiance or highlighting properties of a foundation.

-Anything I apply after the powder blends effortlessly. For example my blush and bronzers go on better than with some other powders because this powder sets my foundation so well that I am not left with sticky foundation residue seeping through my powder.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Close up

-It doesn’t give a massive amount of extra coverage which is something that I would have liked. But I guess that is not the job it is supposed to do. It is only designed to set your cream base products and it does this very well for me.

Can you tell I am a fan? I know it’s insanely priced but if you like high quality base products like I do then this is definitely one for the lust list. I was hesitant to buy it but now I will find it hard to live without it!! Sorry for the drama LOL!!!

The packaging is the typical minimal, high quality packaging that does it’s job very well. I don’t get over pushed on loose powder packaging anyway as I find no matter what the powder tends to go everywhere and this one unfortunately is no different. This is also available in a pressed form but I wanted to try a loose powder for a change so that is why I chose this one.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder Close up Back

I think this is the perfect powder for a bride on her wedding day especially if you are not battling with really oily skin. If you have dry, normal or combination skin you will be in awe of this beauty.

This product is available at all Laura Mercier counters. I usually get mine in Harvey Nichols in Dundrum or Brown Thomas on Grafton Street.

I always knew I loved this powder but after writing this post I am realising just how much! Sad I know that I can be that fond of a makeup item but let’s be real…. it’s my thang!


Will you be treating yourself to this little gem? Have you tried it for yourself? What do you think?

Have a great day

Anita XXX