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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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: This oil-free, non-comedogenic product looks natural, never caking or creasing.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Question
What kind of brush do I use with this?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
allnatural3
(CA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 3 years, 8 months ago
allnatural3
(socal, CA)
answer 2
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 3 years, 8 months ago
micki5001
(Colorado Springs, CO)
answer 3
I actually use a kabuki brush with it, and it works great. Just a dab and pat for great coverage! :) Good luck! :)
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
dollface09
(Denver, CO)
answer 4
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 3 years, 8 months ago
whitneyteal
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 5
A big puffy powder brush. Sometimes if I am in a rush I use a blush brush. Nothing smaller than that though.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
jbburnley
(atlanta, Ga)
answer 6
Big fluffy powder brush
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
motomel
(Fairfield, ca)
answer 7
I use a big powder brush since you don't need to apply a lot each time.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
gigee
(Temeculaa, 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 2 years, 10 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 1 year, 4 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 7 months ago
50yrold
(detroit area mi)
answer 7
I have had pretty severe cases of dryness & it never makes it worse.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
Question
Travel Friendly?
Is this product travel friendly? I will be taking a plane flight, and I was wondering if the loose powder will get everywhere.
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
AngelCran
(NYC)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
I would pack a compact instead of traveling will loose powder. You don't want to destroy anything in your luggage in case the lid comes off.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
vgirl73
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
The lid screws on well, so unless yours is broken, there's absolutely no reason why any of the powder should come out. Be careful when you open it for the first time after you travel, though - product will have accumulated right underneath the cap. With the container upright, tap it a few times against a counter to try to get the powder to fall back in through the little holes before you open it so it doesn't spill everywhere.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
loila
(New York, NY)
answer 3
the powder does go all over within the container, but after travelling and before you open it, tap the lid a few times with the end of a powder brush. it will knock all the stuff off the lid into the jar, and it won't go all over on you when you open. another thing i do at times is put a couple of pieces of tape over the holes, and remove them when i get to where i'm going. keeps all the powder inside.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
cajust
(staten island, ny)
answer 4
I think it is very travel-friendly. It has a screw on lid so it won't accidentally come open in your luggage and spill everywhere.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
faeriekat
(Birmingham, AL)
answer 5
i travel with it frequently and have never needed to check this or put it in the clear plastic baggy
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
mcg56
(Columbus, OH)
answer 6
I suggest you get the compressed compact version then because this is loose powder after all and it will get all over the place
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
alegria
(oakland 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 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 3 months ago
ilikecosmetics
(Ridgefield, CT)
answer 2
you could use the loose setting powder but make sure you use very little when applying.
answered 3 years, 5 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 3 years, 7 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 3 years, 7 months ago
hautemama4
(Thousand Oaks, ca)
answer 5
Translucent has no tint and won't change the color of your complection.
answered 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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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 3 years 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 2 years, 7 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 2 years, 8 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
answer 3
Definitely a great buy if you don't need an oil controller.
answered 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 9 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 2 years, 10 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 2 years, 10 months ago
cuzibrokeit
(San Jose, CA)
Question
Does this powder have a scent?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
triciaann12
(Maryland)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
It does not have a scent at all.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
seophorasiangirl
(Omaha, NE)
answer 2
No.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 3
Not at all
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
allbackwards
(Nashville, TN)
answer 4
No.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lilmir
(San Jose, CA)
answer 5
NO!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
lvrs
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
no, I have't noticed any scent
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
moreshoesplease
Question
need more info about product
Hello. I am trying to understand what the purpose of the loose setting powder is. I'm very interested but I'm not sure I get it. Additionally, I was hoping you could tell me at what step i need to put the loose setting powder on. Is it right after my foundations? Or after I have all my makeup on?

Thanks,
Candace
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
csm1977
(Augusta, GA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
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answer 1
Hey Candace! Loose setting powder is used for a few reasons, to matify shiny or oily skin, and to help your makeup last. I personally apply my loose powder when I am completely done with my makeup ...you can even set lipstick with it!! Hope that helps!!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
thompsle
(Mercer PA)
answer 2
Loose setting powder is to set your foundation in place. I am a server at a restaurant and if it wasn"t for setting powder my face would melt off onto my collar.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
perfume4me
(San Diego Ca)
answer 3
The purpose of the setting powder is to help "set" your foundation so that your foundation last all day. It's also good to use a setting powder if you have an oily face. The oil on your face can break down the foundation and make it slide. The setting powder can also combat the shine from the oil. People usually use it after they put on their foundation but I know a lot of people who also use it after they have their blush and bronzer on. It is just a choice of personal preference.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
seophorasiangirl
(Omaha, NE)
answer 4
Foundation and powder are like preparing a canvas for painting. It prepares the face for a smooth application of blush or bronzer, gives it a luminous appearance and sets the foundation for long lasting wear. You apply powder after foundation and before blush.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
stacydawn
(monrovia,ca)
answer 5
Use translucent powder to set your foundation and to create an even texture for your bronzer/blush to adhere to. If you were to apply a color product like blush or bronzer directly after applying your liquid foundation, you could experience streaking or blotches of product globbing in certain areas. Or you may notice the color fades within hours. A translucent powder applied after your foundation creates that barrier to prolong the wear of your foundation and your color product whether it be blush or bronzer....so no need for touching up in the afternoon-evenings.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 6
Loose setting powders allow your foundation to look natural, flawless and become long-lasting. I recommend applying the loose powder with a powder puff right after your foundation and before your blush. I hope that answered your question!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
tiffanybt
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 1 year, 11 months ago
alexandra625
(Los Angeles, CA)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
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 1 year, 2 months ago
504Hottie
(New Orleans, LA)
answer 2
A fan brush, hands down!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
savvy4makeup
answer 3
I use a big angled brush
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
cupcake0910
(Portland,Maine)
answer 4
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 1 year, 11 months ago
tdkerr
(Fort Collins, CO)
answer 5
I use the Sephora fan brush. It applies a very small amount of product and I like the result.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
macki
(Milwaukee WI)
answer 6
I use a kabuki brush because that's what I have & it works, but I think any brush suitible for powder should work.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
hpower
(San Rafael, CA)
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 4 years, 1 month 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 2 years, 6 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 2 years, 7 months ago
pickyartist
(Queens, New York)
answer 3
it is - i just bought it in begie in the store 2 weeks ago.
answered 3 years, 3 months 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 3 years, 5 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 4 years 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 4 years, 1 month ago
maggiey
(san jose, 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 3 years, 11 months ago
pomerama
(Las Vegas, NV)
on Translucent Loose Setting Powder
6 answers
Answers
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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 8 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 3 years, 9 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 3 years, 10 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 3 years, 11 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 3 years, 11 months ago
sotired
(Ellicott City)
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