This is my first ‘blog’ review of a makeup product. I’ve always had my ‘go to’ products and my ‘yikes avoid this’ products. I signed up on this app called “Influenester” (you can find it on the Apple App Store). I signed up to receive a free Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder to use and review. I am a Setting Powder addict and I need it for my oily skin.
Let’s be clear, there are two types of powder you can use after your foundation. Setting powder and Finishing powder.
Setting Powder – is used for after foundation. You can use it daily. It’s used as like a ‘final touch’ on your makeup. I use it to absorb excess oil and to take the slight sheen that liquid foundation leaves on my skin. Gives my look a soft natural look for the day.
Finishing Powder – goes on after a setting powder. Finishing powder isn’t typically used every day. I will use a finishing powder on someone who is going to an event (like a wedding or prom). Somewhere they will be in front of a camera. It gives the appearance of softer and silky skin. You use this sparingly. HD powder is a finishing powder.
Beauty WARNING: If you SET your foundation with a FINISHING powder, you’ll get that white ghostly look … that’s no bueno. Imagine the photo you see in the beauty mags of celebrities who have the blotches on their faces with white powder. Someone didn’t use the finishing powder sparingly.
Why do I like it?
- The powder is light and sets perfectly
- Does not leave a residue after application
- Powder doesn’t have a high ‘talc’ smell
- Powder felt weightless
I took some before and after photos (see below). I did a full face with contour, lashes … etc. The works. I can post another blog with the products I used in the before and after below. Excuse the lighting, I was sitting on the floor in my studio. Because some days, you just want to do makeup on the floor.
I even went and did another face using a different foundation. I love the softness it gives my skin.
I have oily skin. I mean, oil companies panic when I go near an ocean for fear they will be blamed for an oil spill. Seriously, it’s a situation. I am impressed. Laura Mercier delivered when this product was created. I admire Laura Mercier and her brand. She has been in the industry since the mid ’90s, however, I didn’t discover her products until about 8 years ago. Where was she hiding? Nowhere, I hadn’t fallen into the makeup world yet. Haha. All in all, I approve of the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. I am excited to add this to my makeup kit. My clients are going to love their finished look.