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Laura Mercier Velour Puff

What it is: A specially designed setting application puff with a soft, luxurious texture that molds and conforms as needed to pick up, hold, and apply setting powder. What it does: The Velour Puff was created by Laura Mercier to be used to apply the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder to create a soft-focus, matte finish. It easily conforms to the contours of your face to set the powder for lasting wear. What else you need to know: The Velour Puff can be washed with mild soap or machine washed in a lingerie bag. The Translucent Loose Setting Powder is sold separately.
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Questions & Answers for Laura Mercier Velour Puff

Question
Is this puff washable?
I am liooking for a washable puff, similar to ones formerly sold by Shisheido and Bobbi Brown
asked 6 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Velour Puff
11 answers
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answer 1
I hand wash mine with a mild soap and let it air dry overnight. Once it's completely dry, I "fluff it up" by rubbing a clean towel across the surface (works kind of like a fabric softener and restores the puffiness).
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
honeywheat
(Arlington, VA)
answer 2
You can wash anything if you do it gently enough! You can use baby shampoo, Dr. Bronner's baby scentless, or a brush cleaner with conditioner. Find a way for it to gently hang dry from the ribbon that says Laura Mercier though, so it doesn't mold.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katevt802
(Burlington, VT)
answer 3
I washed this puff with warm water and Johnsons Lavendar baby shampoo (that I use for the majority of my brushes). It was definitely clean after I finished washing it, but the application side felt stiffer and was not nearly as soft as before. The puff still works the same, but I miss how soft it used to be.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
natureseyes
(Portland, OR)
answer 4
This puff is completely washable--that's one of my favorite things about it. You just wash it with mild shampoo and let air dry and it's as good as new. It will last a very long time.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
tracig
(San Clemente, CA)
answer 5
This is great, you can wash it with no mis-shape, will work well after washed and comes clean. I believe you can put it in the washer but I wash mine by hand.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
sketchgal
(Ridley Park, Pa)
answer 6
Yes, washable with soap and water, is just like Bobbi Brown's
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
wendylyned
(Sellersville, PA)
answer 7
I just got my puff, but other reviewers stated that they wash theirs. Some said it shrunk on them and others stated that it was like brand new. Because of the even coverage and wash ability, I decided to try it.
answered 5 years, 7 months ago
littlagirl
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 8
This puff is washable but didn't wash well. It shrunk a lot in the washing machine even though I washed it in a net bag on gentle and didn't use the dryer.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Carrol
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 9
Yes!
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
kdzk
(Lubbock, Texas)
answer 10
It is washable, but I would not recommend washing this puff. I washed mine because I accidentally dropped it in my bathroom sink while it had water. I carefully washed it with my makeup brush shampoo, and I let it air dry. The velour ended up a bit stiff, and I noticed that I needed to add more powder than usual. I ended up buying a new puff as a result.
answered 6 years ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 11
Washable, but do not put into dryer. Let air dry.
answered 6 years, 8 months ago
CSue
(The Woodlands, Texas)
Question
What is the size of this puff?
I have been searching for a large puff for my grandmother- how big is this one?
asked 7 years, 2 months ago
nicchic024
(Albuquerque, NM)
on Velour Puff
8 answers
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answer 1
It's the size of a small hand's palm, not large like classic vintage ones.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katevt802
(Burlington, VT)
answer 2
The puff is 3 1/4 inches in diameter.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hanusha
(Long Grove, Illinois)
answer 3
It's about 2 1/2 inches across, not huge but bigger than what you would find in a drug store
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
sketchgal
(Ridley Park, Pa)
answer 4
fits in the palm of your hand - not small, would not fit in a compact. i use it at home.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
wendylyned
(Sellersville, PA)
answer 5
It is about 3 1/2 inches.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
macdown
answer 6
Mine is at home, but I'd say it has a 3-4 inch diameter... a pretty good size.
answered 6 years ago
Keekes
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 7
I can fit the strap comfortably around the palm of my hand. It is approximately 3 inches in diameter.
answered 6 years ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
answer 8
It's pretty large - about 3 inches in diameter
answered 7 years, 2 months ago
kirksfolly
(Huntington, New York)
Question
what size is this?
what is the diameter? and do you have replacement puffs for L Mercier Foundation powder #6 in a square box? Thanks.
asked 6 years, 4 months ago
tmears
(benton , ky)
on Velour Puff
7 answers
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answer 1
Around 3 inches in diameter.
answered 2 years ago
amydiana
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 2
Not an exact diameter, but I have tiny hands and it's the size of my palm only. There are no replacements.
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
katevt802
(Burlington, VT)
answer 3
The diameter is 3 1/4 inches. It is not huge but adequate.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
hanusha
(Long Grove, Illinois)
answer 4
fits in the palm of your hand - not small, would not fit in a compact. i use it at home.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
wendylyned
(Sellersville, PA)
answer 5
It is about 3 1/2 inches.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
macdown
answer 6
The size is about 3" in diameter.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
starstrong
(Boulder, Colorado)
answer 7
The diameter is about 4 inches, so it's a generous size to cover your entire face fast.
answered 6 years, 3 months ago
beautyjunkie1
(Oklahoma)
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Does it work well with pressed powder?
I keep reading that it works great with loose powder. How does it work with pressed powder?
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
Kittiesaurus
(Chattaroy, WA)
on Velour Puff
4 answers
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answer 1
Yes, it works great for me with both loose and pressed powders. I carry in my purse and use it for pressed powder through out the day. It's so soft and feels so good on the skin. I can't use any other puff.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
rrchugg
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
Works just as well with pressed powders as loose.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
amydiana
(Columbia, MO)
answer 3
I use it with pressed powder and love it!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
abrock
(Columbia, SC)
answer 4
I've used it with BB pressed powder with great results. For the most natural application, Would use this in conjunction with a big fluffy face brush if you like brushes. For instance, I use BB's face brush to do a light dusting everywhere, especially on my cheeks. And I use the velour puff under my eyes and on my forehead where I have creases. For some reason (and it depends on the makeup as well), this puff puts the makeup "on top" rather than "inside" my lines.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
lafreshfrash
(Los Angeles)
Question
How to clean it?
what would be the appropriate way to clean this puff? Washing? with which products? Thanks!
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
Gomes
(Natal, Brazil)
on Velour Puff
4 answers
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answer 1
I use a mild soap and wash when I clean my makeup brushes. Let it dry completely before using.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
rrchugg
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
I used my Clinique brush cleaner and gently washed it with warm water.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Missmonaya
(Augusta, GA)
answer 3
I just use the sephora daily cleaner for it, and it hasn't damaged the puff or gotten it soggy in any way, plus it gets most everything out
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
Mary53
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 4
baby soap or shampoo hand wash.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
makeupbyirmita
(San Francisco)
Question
what is it filled with?
Is this a foam-filled puff or other material?
asked 4 years, 3 months ago
cmck
(anderson , SC)
on Velour Puff
3 answers
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answer 1
It's just a puff, nothing inside
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Missmonaya
(Augusta, GA)
answer 2
The filling isn't foam that I can tell. The puff is firm enough and yet pliable. Cleans up just great. I've had mine for 6 years and it still looks new and I use it everyday. I probably wash it around once a week.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
amydiana
(Columbia, MO)
answer 3
I'm not sure, but I don't think it's foam. It's really super soft and flexible and washes well.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
joziegurrl
(Kirkland, WA)
Question
storage container
I know this is way too big to fit into my powder container. I was wondering if it came with a storage container? If not, any suggestions on storing in my makeup drawer and/or travel?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
wintery
(cincinatti ,OH)
on Velour Puff
3 answers
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answer 1
It does not come with a separate storage pouch. I store my puff in a small basket on my makeup table.I use it with different powders and it's great to smooth out any product that gets into fine lines. I do have several puffs and carry one in the middle zipper pocket of my purse. When traveling, I just put in a plastic bag (sandwich size) and carry with other toiletries.
answered 1 week, 6 days ago
rrchugg
(Baton Rouge, LA)
answer 2
It does not come in a container unfortunately. If you are concerned about a mess, try a small baggie.
answered 2 years ago
amydiana
(St. Louis, MO)
answer 3
I squash it into an empty powder box (with a dusting of powder for touch-ups). You can't hurt it or crease it like a synthetic sponge. It will also last forever if you wash it out by hand sometimes -- synthetics have a much shorter life span.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
silenceplease
(Princeton, NJ)
Question
Is this puff washable?
Is the puff washable and if so, how do you do that?
asked 7 months ago
SeraCurran
(Houston,Texas)
on Velour Puff
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, I use shampoo on mine....
answered 1 week, 2 days ago
banderson
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 2
no!!!! Their stupid instructions say you can wash with water or in the washing machine. I used just warm water. The water completely destroyed the puff. It's totally stiff and dried out. I can't use it now because it's like a Brillo pad on my face.
answered 6 months ago
SillyGoat
(Wouldn'tyouliketoknow, NY)
answer 3
Absolutely, I rinse it out after every use. I also have been washing mine with Baby Shampoo- the same as I do for my brushes.
answered 6 months ago
blairjenee
(Knoxville, TN)
Question
Can this fit inside the MUFE super matte loose powder
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
ns98
on Velour Puff
2 answers
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answer 1
I just tried to place it inside my MUFE loose powder container. It will fit, but you have to squish it about. Even when I used the LM powder, this puff never fit correctly! I use it separately, a brush to apply powder, and the puff to "set" the powder.
answered 7 months ago
carlyek
(Gainesville, TX)
answer 2
It's about 2.5 inches and very squishable -- you can't hurt it by pushing it down.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
silenceplease
(Princeton, NJ)
Question
What is the size in inches of the puff?
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
gypsymom
(Las Cruces, NM)
on Velour Puff
2 answers
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answer 1
About three inches in diameter, pretty thick, more than half an inch
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
Missmonaya
(Augusta, GA)
answer 2
2-ish. its like 2 almost 3 inches
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
GrazziaPaz
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