Monday, October 31, 2016

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After

Honestly, I could not have cared any less about Laura Mercier products until I found her eyeshadow in Ginger that I just rave and rave and rave about on my blog--I love it so much! Since I was so amazed by her eyeshadow, I went on to try different products and over time have ended up with quite a collection of Laura Mercier products. Some I use on a daily basis, some only on certain occasions or for specific looks, but none of her products have disappointed me. So today I wanted to share with you another product that I firmly believe deserves all the hype on YouTube -- Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38). 

A lot of people use this product to bake, but I personally just use this to make my skin look flawless. I don't care if this sets my makeup or makes my skin look brighter or what have you, but this for me is the holy grail product for making my skin look smooth and clean.

I was a little surprised when the makeup artist at Laura Mercier counter recommended that I use this fan powder brush ($30) for this loose setting powder. I thought these fan brushes were for highlighters, no?! This fan powder, however, is amazing because it picks up just enough product to make your skin look flawless but not too made up, is super soft on the skin, and more importantly can get into the sides of my nose where my makeup often creases. Very pleasantly surprised by the result, I have not once picked up this brush to use as a highlighter. I mean why would I when this is THE perfect powder brush to use with this setting powder? ;)

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After


And here is my holy grail product! If I have makeup on, you can bet that I have this loose setting powder all over my face. Just wait till I show you the before and after photos!
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After


So let me first show you the back of my hand. The left side is just my hand with nothing on, whereas the right side of my hand has this translucent loose setting powder lightly dusted on. Do you see the blurring effect? I did not use photoshop to create this effect, and it also wasn't my camera doing any fancy out-focusing (as you can see, the corners of this photo are focused, with just the right middle part looking blurry.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After


So in case I did not capture the whole magic and you are still doubtful, I'll show you how this looks on my face. I have a super oily skin, and this is how my makeup looked about 30 minutes after I put on foundation.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After


And here is how my skin looks right after I LIGHTLY dusted this loose setting powder--under same lighting, same camera setting. I did not bake or do anything fancy with this, but just applied it with the matching Laura Mercier fan powder brush. Seriously, did I just apply foundation or what? My makeup looks super fresh and my skin looks very velvety.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After


Here's a side by side comparison. No I did not photoshop this effect, I actually don't even know how I would go from the photo on the left to the photo on the right using Photoshop. 

I have never been a fan of setting powders because they somehow just crumble up and make my skin look super dry, thereby accentuating the lines and pores even more more. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder does nothing of that sort, but makes my skin look so perfectly smooth and clean. Seriously, if you have oily skin like I do, I highly recommend this product.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder & Fan Powder Brush Review, Before & After

Have you tried this translucent loose setting powder? If so, what are your thoughts on this product? Would you be interested in getting this powder? Please share!

XOXO,

HaeMin

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1 comment:

  1. I've tried a few powders before but found it making me look cakey! I love how this looks on you. Will have to test it out! Thanks for the review, beautiful!

    Stephanie | www.stephykeung.com

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