My search for a good setting powder ended the day I was introduced to this. I have tried so so so many and nothing competes to this setting powder. It depresses me when I am running low on it because of its life changing performance. It totally changes your make up game whether you use it for a light or heavy make up look. It sets your make up perfectly and dissolves into smile lines like no other! Also perfect for baking; brightens just the right amount
Reviewed on Wed 03 Apr 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, medium tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is black, normal with normal texture.
I managed to get my hands on this setting powder the other day after reading excellent reviews and let me just say I am in love!! The finish it gives me literally makes my face glow and looks as close to being airbrushed without airbrushing. I must admit it did hurt my purse a little but the pot is deep and I only have to use a little bit at a time so with that in mind I don’t regret my purchase. Very happy bunny ☺️
Reviewed on Mon 07 Jan 2019
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, light tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with fine texture.
I really like this product. It sets face perfectly and prevent foundation and concealer from transfering. I haven't come across any better powder, however it does dry a bit my under eyes. I always have a small travel size in my handbag.
Reviewed on Sat 05 Jan 2019
I am in my mid 20's with dry, tanned tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I use this loose powder everytime I wear makeup. It’s very natural looking & does not make the face look caked. It also makes my foundation last a lot longer which is great. I use this to set my whole face especially my under eyes. It’s great for keeping those under eyes crease free and especially around the mouth. Great buy!
Reviewed on Wed 02 Jan 2019
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, olive tone skin and brown eyes. My hair is dark brown, asian with normal texture.
This is the only powder that works for me!! It's so velvety on my skin . I have a mixture of oily and dry skin and it works for me every day. It holds still all day putting it on at 6:30 am and it's still on after a full shift hours later !!!
Reviewed on Mon 12 Nov 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, light tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
So mattifying! I love to bake with this powder and it leaves a velvet looking finish which I love, I have oily skin and this powder definitely helps! It has to be my favorite but I don't use this everyday because it's so expensive!
Reviewed on Wed 24 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is unknown, combination with coarse texture.
Ughhh I need to rant about how good this is i might die. My skin is super oily and this saved my life. I pop this on when I go for a run and I look refreshe'd and dry after completely ready for the day. It is sooo importantalising tkmax etc a good loose powder and the Laura mercier is 100% worth the cash . I insist you give this a try as it has changed myour life.
Reviewed on Tue 02 Oct 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with acne/problem, fair tone skin and unknown eyes. My hair is unknown, unknown with unknown texture.
I bought this (at the counter of doom in Sephora - where you’re pulled in by all the minis!) not realising it was the “glow” version. I used it for the first time as a setting powder in the usual places and oh my gosh...when the sun hit (this is no joke) my face was like a glitter ball! It does have longevity though and comes in beautiful packaging as all LM products do.
As a highlight powder this is great just don’t make the mistake I did! Would love to try the original though! 🤦🏻♀️
Reviewed on Thu 20 Sep 2018
I am in my mid 30's with combination, tanned tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with normal texture.
This is amazing, such a good setting powder! It leaves your skin looking mattified and smooth. It doesn't crease at all and is very easy to apply, I find best with patting it on with a beauty blender. It can be quite messy and the price is quite high, but it is definitely worth the price, especially for no flashback in photos. But, there is likely a good dupe out there for this that does the same job for a cheaper price.
Reviewed on Wed 09 May 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with dry, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is red, dry with normal texture.
This powder is definitely good- it doesn’t crease , doesn’t add colour , mattifies and gives your skin a flawless finish! Everything you would want in a powder right!? However , I think for £29 there are other powders which I would buy for less after my one runs out- e.g. the air spun or RCMA powders.
Reviewed on Wed 14 Mar 2018
I am in my late teens/early 20's with combination, fair tone skin and green eyes. My hair is light brown, normal with normal texture.
Can I just start by saying I have wanted this powder for so long and finally got it. It’s a super fine silky feeling powder and leaves me shine free. I did struggle with it under my eyes tho... not sure if that’s because I’m starting to have some fine lines starting and I found it made my eyes look a little Cakey and didn’t flatter. Or maybe I didn’t bake properly. This made me sad but overall lovely product
Reviewed on Tue 17 Oct 2017
I am in my mid 30's with combination, fair tone skin and hazel eyes. My hair is blonde, combination with normal texture.
So I bought the Laura mercier powder to set all my foundation. In the past I have used powders just to set and as I've had pictures took etc. They have not passed the flash test, I have big white undereyes on the pictures where as the laura mercier powder has definitely passed. Gives you a photo finish look, very flawless, not cakey at all and makes your makeup look so bright! The packaging is so beautiful and also is a great size so you wont be running out anytime soon! Definitely would purchase again!
Reviewed on Tue 15 Aug 2017
I am in my late teens/early 20's with normal, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is medium brown, normal with coarse texture.
Out of all pressed and loose powders I've ever used, this is the best one. It has no particular scent, its super fine and light, and sets makeup for the whole day. Even with hot weather, my face looks as fresh in the evening as it did in the morning. Love baking with it, it lasts for ages, and makes skin look flawless and feel smooth without drying and cakeiness. Love how it feels as well. A bit pricey, but worth every penny!
Reviewed on Fri 02 Jun 2017
I am in my mid 20's with combination, light tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is dark brown, processed with normal texture.
Absolutely love this product I use it under my eyes to set my concealer but I have used it all over my face in the past and worked great for that too. Its such a finely milled powder and applies flawlessly with a brush or sponge. The only reason I wouldn't purchase this product again is because I would like try the brightening formula in future.
Reviewed on Sun 28 May 2017
I am in my late 20's/early 30's with combination, fair tone skin and blue eyes. My hair is blonde, normal with normal texture.
Translucent Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier
Where to Buy
Prices last updated 27 May 2019.
Where to Buy
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is available to buy at Fabled, Space NK, Cult Beauty, John Lewis, ASOS, and Feelunique.