Ladies. If you have ever struggled with excess oil, or just have a tendency to get oily on occasion this powder is for you.
I am an oily girl, so I always struggle with to much oil at midday (shoot sometimes mid morning) So for me setting powders & sprays are a MUST in my tool belt of makeup necessities.
Since February I have been putting a cult classic powders to the test. The famed “laura mercier translucent loose setting powder” ($38) is claimed to be any oily girls best friend. So of course, I couldn’t wait to pick it up!
Here are the stats: (Sephora.com)
What it is:
An extremely lightweight, silky, sheer setting powder that leaves skin with a flawless finish.
What it does:
Infused with the finest French “cashmere talc,” this non-dusty, non-drying translucent powder sets makeup and creates a flawless finish. A unique light-reflecting ingredient creates a soft-focus appearance that smoothes away fine lines and imperfections as it sets your makeup. The translucent shade looks and feels natural on all skintones, and creates a flawless finish. Use it to add a velvety finish to any makeup or for a bit of color and coverage when foundation is not worn.
What else you need to know:
Only the 0.33 oz size Translucent Loose Setting Powder comes with a puff. This oil-free, noncomedogenic product looks natural, never caking or creasing.
This setting powder is very well known… and well loved. On Sephora.com over 1,600 visitors have given this product 4 stars + (&& goodness knows that quite the backing! Especially from us oily girls).
So, when I purchase this little beauty, I wasn’t worried about it bringing it’s A-game (thanks to the over whelming plethora of raving reviews) however I did want to test how it stood up to my mid-day oil mess. (Cause trust me, I needed the help!)
Dusting this powder onto the face, the first thing I notice is that is does indeed “create a flawless finish.”&& It helps in evening out your foundation. (which I love!)
(TIP: Use under your eyes in a back and forth sweeping motion to set your canceler. This will prevent the canceler from settling in one place, which will give your eyes an awaken look that will last all day).
What I did notice about this powder is for me it didn’t stop my oil all day, however it’s second (&& if needed third application) through out the day go on as easy as the first. (To take on the go I suggest picking up the travel size! much more handbag friendly).
Since using this powder I have seen an improvement right after I apply my makeup. Generally after applying my foundation I get a bit oily and within a few hours, my makeup around my nose and chin starts to breakdown. However, by applying this powder I don’t generally start seeing oil build up till around 11. (Which believe me is AMAZING !)
One word of warning however, if you have dry patches, this powder will cling to them (since there is no oil base in it’s formula). This can case them to look more dry and makeup to shift around the area. To avoid this make sure to moisturize before doing your foundation.
Are you in love with a setting powder? Tell me in the comments !