Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder: Review

When I was just starting to really get into makeup two years ago, I begged my mom to buy me this $35 USD Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder because it was Temptalia's (THE holy mother of all beauty blogs) favorite setting powder. My mother was not pleased with the price but she got it for me anyways. So did this powder live up to my expectations? Read my review by clicking......

I will just cut to the chase. No, this setting powder was not worth $35 USD ($44 CAD). Don't get me wrong, this is a decent product. Finely milled, non-cakey and all of that. But the quality doesn't justify the price.

The setting powder I have been using for a couple years now, Rimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed Powder, is equal in quality and effectiveness, and that only costs around $4 USD!

Also, the packaging of this is problematic; it's messy and not travel-friendly. After two years, I still have pretty much 90% of the product left because it is just such a pain to use! You have to unscrew the cap, carefully shake out some product, and very very lightly pick up some powder with a brush. Then you have to shake off the incredible amount of excess product your brush will pick up, regardless of how lightly you dip your brush. You can probably use a makeup puff with this, but I just find those unsanitary and inconvenient.
So my final verdict is skip this product. I know this have some amazing reviews but it's just not worth the money, it is way better to invest in a cheaper drugstore pressed powder instead!
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