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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

What it is: A silky, lightweight setting powder with sheer coverage for a natural-looking matte finish. What it does: This bestselling translucent powder sets your makeup for longer wear. Perfectly for nearly all skintones, the soft-focus effect subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections, and it doesn’t settle into lines or pores. The result is natural-looking and never powdery or cakey. Apply this powder with the Laura Mercier Velour Puff to create a soft, matte finish for a look that will last all day. What else you need to know: Only the 0.33 oz size of Translucent Loose Setting Powder comes with the Velour Puff.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Question
What kind of brush do I use with this?
asked 5 years, 8 months ago
allnatural3
(CA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
8 answers
Answers
answer 1
A beauty blender works too if you have one :)
answered 9 months ago
rubos
answer 2
Thanks for all your answers! My roommate turned me to this powder and I just bought the brush she uses. It has a flat head and it's comparable to Sephora's Professionnel Contour Blush/Bronzer Brush #43. It works wonderfully!!!
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
allnatural3
(socal, CA)
answer 3
I don't use a brush with this at all. I use one of the Laura Mercier Puffs. You get the powder where you want it and not everywhere.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
micki5001
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 4
I actually use a kabuki brush with it, and it works great. Just a dab and pat for great coverage! :) Good luck! :)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
dollface09
(Denver, CO)
answer 5
I use Laura Mercier's "Velour Puff". It's perfect for this. And when I need to clean it I can just throw it in with my whites in the washing machine. See at link below...
http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Puffs_Velour-Puff_prod230015
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
whitneyteal
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 6
A big puffy powder brush. Sometimes if I am in a rush I use a blush brush. Nothing smaller than that though.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jbburnley
(atlanta, Ga)
answer 7
Big fluffy powder brush
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
motomel
(Fairfield, ca)
answer 8
I use a big powder brush since you don't need to apply a lot each time.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gigee
(Temeculaa, CA)
Question
Does this powder have a scent?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
triciaann12
(Maryland)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
7 answers
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answer 1
No
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
nguyensa
answer 2
It does not have a scent at all.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
seophorasiangirl
(Omaha, NE)
answer 3
No.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 4
Not at all
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
allbackwards
(Nashville, TN)
answer 5
No.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
answer 6
NO!
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lvrs
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
no, I have't noticed any scent
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moreshoesplease
Question
What brush works best with this setting powder?
Is there a particular type of brush (preferably Sephora brand, since I'm still on my first-job-budget) that would work best with this setting powder? Thank you!
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
alexandra625
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
A damp beauty blender
answered 11 months ago
Ksjd
answer 2
I use a cosmetic wedge to apply the powder to set my undereye concealer and apply it to my T-zone. I find by using the cosmetic wedge, I have more control over the placement of the powder and I am not wasting product with using a fluffy brush.
answered 3 years ago
504Hottie
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 3
A fan brush, hands down!
answered 3 years, 5 months ago
savvy4makeup
answer 4
I use a big angled brush
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
cupcake0910
(Portland,Maine)
answer 5
Laura Mercier sells a small velvet like puff that I have used forever. I actually have two. I use both sides and then throw it in the washer and dryer.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
tdkerr
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 6
I use the Sephora fan brush. It applies a very small amount of product and I like the result.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
macki
(Milwaukee WI)
answer 7
I use a kabuki brush because that's what I have & it works, but I think any brush suitible for powder should work.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
hpower
(San Rafael, CA)
Question
How does this compare to make up for ever hd powder?
does it make your skin dry at all or accentuate dry patches?
asked 4 years, 8 months ago
nina3212
(Urbana, Illinois)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
7 answers
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answer 1
For me, I personally think they're even, although with the Laura Mecrcier powder, I have more control of how much I'm putting on and I realize I'm getting more for my money so....
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
MintShake
answer 2
I like this better than hd makeup forever powder. It can accentuate those rough patches, but as long as you moisturize and use a primer before your foundation you have no problems. I have used the hd and I do like it as a finishing powder, but the Laura Mercier is a really flawless look. It also has a tiny amount of a very light peachy color that goes so lovely on.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
perfume4me
(San Diego Ca)
answer 3
I personally think the HD powder is more drying compared to the Laura mercier one. I know a lot of people prefer the HD powder and although I am not a big fan of Laura's loose powder I do prefer it over the HD powder. Especially in the winter time and if you have dry skin.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
seophorasiangirl
(Omaha, NE)
answer 4
I can only comment on my own experience with the HD powder; the HD powder didn't adhere to the skin as well as Laura's translucent loose. Both textures are wonderful with the HD being a bit more "ashy".
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 5
I actually tried the make up forever before this and it wasn't nearly as good as this one. The MUFE smells and dries out your skin. This one brightens without drying out your skin.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
sopeis
answer 6
Make up foRever HD is the powder I had before this product. When I had a small amount of this in one of those cases...found myself using this instead...had to go buy the full size. Like it much more and thought the HD powder was going to be my new fav. Had used city from the drugstore for years before...
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
50yrold
(detroit area mi)
answer 7
I have had pretty severe cases of dryness & it never makes it worse.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
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Is it good for oily skin?
Can someone tell me if this is good for oily skin? Does it last long compared to the other loose powders out there?
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
makeupjunkiepr
(PR)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
7 answers
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answer 1
It is great for oily skin!
answered 2 months, 1 week ago
nguyensa
answer 2
I have oily skin and this does wonderful on my face. Try it out! You'll love it.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
CatherineMabry1
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
No, will be returning today. Does not hold up more than a couple of hours. Do not waste your time & money. I, too, will have to continue looking...
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
filterout
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 4
The purpose of a setting powder is to set foundation so it doesn't move, to mattify the skin and to absorb the extra oils in the skin. This is a little pricey but it will do exactly what you need it to. It's worth every penny!
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Leene203
(New Haven, CT)
answer 5
Yes it is great for oily skin,
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
NessaVP
(Miami, Fl)
answer 6
Yes. I have very oily skin and this product is a miracle worker. I work in a VERY warm office and this has made all the difference. Usually only have to touch up once a day and a little goes a long way.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Kaattt
(Hamilton, ON)
answer 7
It is wonderful for oily skin. Takes away most shine. I have dry skin but my daughter has oily and she uses it. There was no shine for the rest of the day when she used it over her make up. Hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
iluvdepp
(Mississauga, ON)
Question
I ordered this product in color: BEIGE before. coming back for more, I see only TRANSLUCENT - online and in stores. IS 'BEIGE' STILL AVAILABLE?
asked 6 years ago
lightingdiva
(Birdsboro, PA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
The only powder that has any beige on it from Laura's line is her Mineral Powder in SPF...
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
seophorasiangirl
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
Only at some department store Laura Mercier counters; I don't believe Sephora orders it for their stores anymore, but ask a Sephora employee. That's what they're there for.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 3
it is - i just bought it in begie in the store 2 weeks ago.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
cajust
(staten island, ny)
answer 4
this product is best since it wont add color with any of the makeup you use. This way even if you get tan or paler in the winter it will not add color to your makeup. just sets the makeup and keeps skin from looking shiny or orangy throughout the day
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
strox
(woodstock georgia)
answer 5
I havent looked into it online but I did see the beige option at the store. Good luck!
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
megcalibaby
(Albuquerque. NM)
answer 6
I've never know this product to come in colors. However it's so sheer and translucent I'm sure it will work for all skin types.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
maggiey
(san jose, Ca.)
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Laura Mercer Powder
I have recently started using Laura Mercer moisturizer, it is the oil free tinted, color is sand. I have been using Arbonne but would like to switch to the Laura Mercer. In the summer and spring, I don't usually wear the foundation because I have a summer tan. What loose powder, color would you recommend with the moisturizer and with out?

thank you
asked 5 years, 10 months ago
msstanton
(houston texas)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
Try the LM loose setting powder in translucent. It lasts long and goes on silky smooth (without adding color).
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
ilikecosmetics
(Ridgefield, CT)
answer 2
you could use the loose setting powder but make sure you use very little when applying.
answered 5 years, 3 months ago
strox
(woodstock georgia)
answer 3
I use the Translucent Setting Powder over the Nude Oil Free Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and it is a perfect combo. I don't know about using this powder alone though as it doesn't offer much coverage... just really "finishes" the effect of the moisturizer.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
lizzzop
(new york, ny)
answer 4
The translucent is perfect! It will give you a nice coverage and not lighten up your skin at all.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
hautemama4
(Thousand Oaks, ca)
answer 5
Translucent has no tint and won't change the color of your complection.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
sotired
(Ellicott City)
answer 6
For personalized product recommendations, we invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA & choose menu option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
better than BE mineral veil?
I see this has talc, and I can already feel my skin breaking out from reading that...does this provide as flawless a finish as the BE Mineral Veil, and more importantly, will I break out from this?
asked 5 years, 9 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
I'm still sensitive to breakouts myself, but I found this product to WAY better than the Mineral Veil. It does not make me breakout, it provides better oil control, and it is not glittery at all.
answered 5 years, 6 months ago
lindseyroo
(Carlisle, PA)
answer 2
I didn't break out from it. I def break out otherwise. I would think that you would be ok unless you have some sort of allergy. It's similar to bare mineral's mineral veil. Doesn't have a shimmer though.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
jbburnley
(atlanta, Ga)
answer 3
I have never broken out from using this product, and I personally like it better than BE Mineral Viel. My daughter, who has sensitive skin, recently started using it and can't believe what a difference it makes in her overall look after applying her makeup. Now she can't be without it!
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
gigee
(Temeculaa, CA)
answer 4
I have sensitive skin when it comes to breaking out. I haven't broken out from this ever. I love it, it also is oil-absorbing.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
yorkiequeen
(Indiana)
answer 5
I have acne prone skin and took accutane in the past. I have never had breakout issues with this powder. I even have the pressed version for my purse. HTH
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
kybankergirl
(Kentucky)
answer 6
Doesn't cover as completely as BE powder. I have adult onset acne and can use very few products without breaking out but, I have had no problems with any of the Mercier products - except the primer and tinted moisturizers.
answered 5 years, 9 months ago
sotired
(Ellicott City)
Question
In addition to mineral foundation?
Should/can I use this product over my bareminerals powder foundation? Or does it just work over liquid? And is this product a good choice to buy even if I don't have very oily skin?
asked 4 years, 10 months ago
Anonymous
(New York, NY)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
You can, but I can't see why you'd want to. You'd be essentially coating your face in powder.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 2
If you use Bareminerals, than I would choose Mineral Veil instead of this. I've used Bareminerals before, & I think the Mineral Veil is better suited to go over your mineral foundation. I think this is more of a heavier powder suited for coverage with liquid or cream foundation. But alas, you can always try it. Makeup get a sample from a store? But I personally think Mineral Veil would be better.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
Definitely a great buy if you don't need an oil controller.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
lvrs
(Boston, MA)
answer 4
I think you could use this over mineral powders or liquid foundation. I use it after the LM mineral powder foundation.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
moreshoesplease
answer 5
Yes! It's a general, all-over coverage setting powder. Doesn't matter if you have non-oily skin... my skin has gotten less oily over the years and I still love this stuff. Translucent means it has no color, just coverage, so any skin tone can wear it too!
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
hgwo
(Dublin, CA)
answer 6
I have very dry skin and I use this powder daily and I have never had a problem but I use it over liquid foundation
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
cuzibrokeit
(San Jose, CA)
Question
Fair skin
I have very pale skin and was wondering if this would still look natural since it only comes in one color. (I'm assuming it does I would just like to make sure.)
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
Anonymous
(Phoenix)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
You'd only have to worry about a translucent powder if you had dark skin. With light skin, translucents always work (as far as I know).
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
lgerow
(Grande Prairie, AB)
answer 2
Yes, it is very translucent that it could match almost any skin tone.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
candycanes99
(Toronto, ON)
answer 3
Blends in with all skin tones!! I was scared at first too but I'm glad I got this, I'll be replacing it every time it runs out I love it so much.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
baizol
(Prince Edward Island, CA)
answer 4
Hi! I also have fair skin and I didn't think this would match when I first used it but it really goes well because it pretty much absorbs into your skin. Hope this helps xoxo
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
Lissxoxo
(Scottsdale, AZ)
answer 5
Absolutely. I also have very fair skin with pink undertones, and this is a good powder for fair complexions that won't leave you looking anything but appropriate in color. It is completely translucent. No extra color is added. Your foundation shines through beautifully.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
plumgorgeous
(Iowa City, Iowa)
answer 6
Yes.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pickyartist
(Dover, DE)
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