Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent

By Morgan Haynes

Laura Mercier loose setting powder in translucent is the ‘holy grail’ powder as claimed by most makeup artists and beauty bloggers. But before you commit and take the plunge there are a couple of things to note. I really did put a lot of thought into this product before I purchased it, approximately 3 months. Which does sound quite crazy but this product retails for $62 in Australia. That is quite pricey considering it’s only a face powder. I also did my research and watched countless Youtube videos as it seems to be one of the only products beauty vloggers use for ‘baking’. ¬†There are only a few negatives to this product which aren’t always discussed by vloggers. In saying this, the positives do outweigh the minor negatives and I highly recommend this product. Read on to find out.


  • Extremely light weight (You do not even feel it on your face).
  • Made from the ‘finest french cashmere talc’¬†and is so finely milled that is feels silky smooth (seriously, I have never felt a powder so smooth).
  • The product contains light reflecting particles that create a soft focus making my base look flawless.
  • Has a variety of uses including an all over setting powder or a powder for baking.
  • No flash back.


  • Cost.
  • This product will not benefit mature aged skin or dry under eye areas. It has a habit of setting in fine lines which often exaggerates them even more. If you want to use this product for baking only I would suggest setting your under eye area first and then apply more to bake. This will give the product less time to truly set in any lines.


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