Review: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

I don’t use much loose powder, simply cos I’m a klutz and it usually explodes in a cloud in my face, making me look like I’ve been snorting loose powder, rather than helping to set my BB or foundation nicely. So far, the few loose powders that have made it successfully into my makeup dresser are the Laneige Satin Finish Loose Powder and the Hera HD Fix Powder.

Here’s one more addition to my overcrowded makeup stash.

laura mercier loose setting powderLaura Mercier Loose Setting Powder – Translucent

laura mercier loose setting powder (1)The usual holy holey tray with a puff

laura mercier loose setting powder (2)Sprinkling some powder on my hand so that you can see it…


laura mercier loose setting powder (3)… holy mother of disappearance – the powder is so fine that it’s gone!

I say…

I’m suitably impressed, considering that I wasn’t expecting anything from this product.

  • Dispensing the product was the usual mess – tap, tap, tap the side of the tub, and -foom- out comes a mushroom cloud of powder. If it came with the net that the Hera HD Fix Powder had, it would be perfecto.
  • The puff is suitably soft and handy-sized.
  • The tub is easy to open, with the usual twist-open cap.
  • In fact, there’s nothing outstanding about the packaging – it’s idiot-proof and works fine in the conventional way.
  • What makes this product a major stand-out is its powder grains. Holy mother of fine powder grains – this is really awesome!
  • It’s so lightweight, fine and silky that you can barely see it. And no wonder – it’s said to contain French “cashmere” talc. 
  • It sets my bb / foundation nicely without caking.
  • It helps to mattify my oily nose without much caking either.
  • In fact, when I use this to blot my nose, I can barely see any trace of powder, vs the Laneige Brightening Sun Powder which I’ve been using to powder-blot my nose in the office.
  • There’s no scent from the powder either – to me, it seems to be the quiet performer who does its job without raising a hoo-ha like those annoying gossipy corporate OLs hurhurhur.
  • However, don’t overdouse the oily portions with too much of this – it will cake. Besides, a little dab of this goes a very long way.

I’m so promoting this product as a must-use and must-keep product in office, especially for days when I have to touch up the face before heading out. You should try this!

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4 thoughts on “Review: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

  1. Hi!! I love all your reviews! May I know how much is the laura loose powder? do you tink Hera HD fix is better or this? I’m using laneige cushion bb (bought it aft seeing your r/v months ago… hehe).. my only problem is when i set with the laneige cool stay powder, it cakes… so now i do not set with any powder… and it looks soooooo shiny / oily after a while! Has been tolerating with the shiny face until lately i went for a photo shoot and the photographer told me to blot!! T_T Thinking of trying one of the powder that u recommend… TIA!!

    • Hey hey, thanks for supporting my blog! I’m so sorry I don’t know the price of this – I’ve done a few checks and it retails for about US$35, so it should be about SGD43++.

      I’ve moved on from the Laneige BB Cushion – now I’m using the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Foundation which doesn’t become so shiny so soon. And when it does, it looks like those dewy glow rather than oily shine (for a short while, at least)

      In times of which is better – I think this Laura Mercier one is better for touch-ups while the Hera HD Fix one is better for setting. The Hera one has more colour and coverage – this Laura Mercier is more invisible and lightweight.

      It depends on what purpose you want it for 😀

      I hope you have more awesome photoshoots in future without photographers telling you to blot hehehe xoxo

      • YEAH despite blotting it’s still so shiny… haha.. I’m looking for setting… lazy to touch up… worried about the powder will make me look ghastly white… anyway I qoo10 both the powders… Hera is at SGD 65 while laura is at SGD 54.70… Thanks for your prompt reply and help!!

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