Loose Setting Powder by Laura Mercier Cosmetics

Loose Setting Powder (Translucent)

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CLAIM TO FAME: Oil-free loose powder that sets makeup flawlessly

FAST FACTS: Non-comedogenic, lightweight silky-sheer powder; helps your makeup last longer; creates a “soft-focus” look with light-reflecting ingredients; minimizes the appearance of fine lines and imperfections; infused with the finest French “cashmere” talc that won’t cake

PERFECT FOR: A long-lasting natural look

Best Loose Power Ever!
December 6, 2014
”I’ve been using this for over a decade and it’s amazing! It’s not chalky or heavy, it’s silky and satiny. I wear it over the original Tinted Moisturizer and it leaves my skin looking healthy and flawless. It works well over any foundation I use but my favorite is to use it over the tinted moisturizer. A little pricey but there’s a lot in the package compared to most other companies. I can’t recommend this enough.”
–Junomacguff (from Lauramercier.com)

My favorite setting powder
December 5, 2014
“This product is great. Sets my foundation beautifully and looks very natural. Keeps my face shine free all day! Love it!!”
–Dijana (from Lauramercier.com)

WHAT YOU GET: (1) pot Loose Setting Powder (Translucent)
NET WEIGHT: 29g / 1 oz

Saturate the Velour Powder Puff then remove excess by tapping the puff on top of your hand. Gently press puff on the skin, using a rolling motion to “work” the powder into the skin.

As a personal makeup artist to Hollywood’s celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, and Juliette Binoche, Laura Mercier has perfected the art of flawless, natural makeup. Her eponymous line of cosmetics, skincare, fragrances, and bath and body treats is a global phenomenon that has garnered praise from magazine editors and beauty-savvy customers alike. The success of Laura Mercier the brand is a testament to the quality and versatility of its namesake, with colors both classic and current, catering to women of all ages.

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My HG powder. It sets my foundation beautifully and absorbs all the excess oil without looking cakey. It just makes my face a lot smoother. I am in love with this powder. Definitely the best loose powder I have ever tried.

about 1 year ago

Holy grail

This is my first ever high end powder and it really holds up to its claims! It keeps the oils at bay and it doesn't have white cast, so it's perfect for photoshoots and selfies. I've had this for over a year now and I still have about more than half of the tub. The only downside to this is you can't travel with it because it's loose and can be messy when you retouch. I use a dome brush to apply it.

10 months ago
Top Reviewer


Out of all the powders I own, this one most definitely has the most longevity. When I apply this at 8 am in the morning, I can always count on this powder staying intact on my face throughout the day (even on very oily T-Zone). You need the tiniest bit of this powder or else it can look quite cakey but since a little goes a very long way the price is most definitely justified and I can see this powder lasting at least a few years! Could not recommend this powder enough, especially for those who like an airbrushed, full finish foundation.

11 months ago


This is undeniably, my favorite powder ever! I use it set my makeup and sometimes, bake my makeup and has made my face oil-free through out the day. Whenever i use this powder, my makeup does not budge or go crazy which I absolutely love. Don't be intimidated by the price!! It's all worth it in the end.

28 days ago
Top Reviewer

Holy grail

This is my favorite setting powder and my first high end loose powder. And this never failed me, it sets my undereye concealer so well wihout moving it and it also did not cake my undereye. It made my concealer stay all day long without touch ups. Woth every penny. Definitely a must try.

about 1 month ago
Top Reviewer

For dry skin

This loose setting powder from Laura Mercier is expensive. However, if you consider how much product there is in it, it becomes more reasonable. It has almost 30 grams of powder which will last you very long. It sets my foundation nicely but does not dry my skin or make it look cakey. Best setting powder I have tried.

about 1 month ago
Top Reviewer

Power Powder

I've been a user of this loose powder since 2007 and for a very good reason. This powder finishes every look perfectly and does not cake on my face. I started using this when back when I was working for an airline. My colleague and kumare was the one who introduced this to me. Just after using it for 1 flight, i had to bid my powder compact goodbye. It survived an ultra-long haul flight (14-15hour flight) with no re-touch. Talk about stress test. Although my skin is sensitive-dry so I had to combine it with a very good base moisturizer, but this powder was just the perfect finisher.

about 2 months ago

A must-have!

This is the most reliable powder of the dozens I've tried for setting cream concealer. I prefer not to use it all over my face since it is a little expensive, but it cements my undereye concealer/corrector for 12 hours or longer, when everything else creases. One tub will last you ages, especially if like me, you only use it to set certain areas.

3 months ago
Top Reviewer

So worth the investment!

This powder has amazing staying power! I would know, because my extremely greasy t-zone is notorious for melting off my make-up within a couple of hours. But when I have this on, I look refreshed all day. It hides my pores, keeps oiliness at bay, and makes for a flawless finish.

3 months ago

SUPERB! This is my favourite loose powder!

Does what it claims! So perfect for busy working girls who dont have time ro retouch their make up! It makes your face glow all day, I feel so happy when i get home and im still looking fresh. Thanks to this powder. ☺️ Plus, it really last a long time. Definitely worth the price! 💖

3 months ago
Top Reviewer

Holy Grail!

This Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (Translucent) is the best finishing powder in my opinion. I have been through numerous tubs of this over the years and this powder never let me down. I just like how it sets the foundation in place without caking up. A little goes a long way too.

3 months ago
Top Reviewer

Perfection at its finest

I have tried many setting powders but I have never tried anything that works as good as this. The powder is very fine and it smooths out my skin and makes it matte throughout the day. Its a good investment and something that lasts for a long time so despite the price, you really get a lot of use from this.

4 months ago


I use this to set my tinted moisturizer and I have to say it saves me time because I don't have to retouch all day! It sets so beautifully, there's no trace of powder on your skin (i use the velour puff to apply this by just dabbing and rolling it gently) and you only have to use a small amount. Most powders will leave your skin matte and dull, but this one doesn't take away the glow that the tinted moisturizer gave you. Instead, it makes the skin look flawless!

4 months ago
Certified Buyer

Thank you,Laura!

There is a reason why this is always sold out. It's my go-to powder for baking and setting my makeup. This powder is so finely milled and sets makeup beautifully. I use my Beauty Blender to set (using pressing motions) under the eyes, forehead and around my nose. Works great on my oily skin.

4 months ago


I can't describe how much I love this product!!! I also have the ELF HD powder but I think this one is better because it just sets and brightens amazingly!! You will not regret buying this, it keeps your products on your face and makes it look really blended well and natural!!

8 months ago
Top Reviewer

Great product!

If you are looking for a really nice translucent loose setting powder that you can buy easily, give this Loose Setting Powder (Translucent) from Laura Mercier a try because it is one of my holy grail loose powders. I use this to set my foundation and my concealer and it always does the trick for me.

8 months ago
Certified Buyer

Best powder ever! <3

It's an awesome loose setting powder, not just for your eyes but your whole face. I have oily skin and it really helps a lot. I love to use it with a beauty blender. <3 On the beauty grapevine you may have heard the hype surrounding this little pot of finely milled powdered goodness. It’s the setting powder that makeup artists call their ~secret product~,

9 months ago

Sets like nobody's business!

The Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder is a must-have in my makeup collection! I have severe combination skin (really oily T-zone, and the rest is super dry - flaky on the off-days) and this powder sets my makeup like nobody's business! It doesn't produce a white cast in flash photography as well. For longevity, it lasts a good ten hours on my skin before I need to blot. I also have the MUFE HD Powder and the ELF HD Powder, and I have to say that I prefer the Laura Mercier one than the other two. (Proof of this is the five empty containers I have at home. lol)

9 months ago
Top Reviewer

Amazing Setting Powder!

This setting powder is sooo luxurious and just amazing! I try to use this every day because it really keeps my makeup on the entire day. I rarely need to touch up (only on days when I’m really going to and from from one place to another). It makes my skin look so nice and smooth that people really compliment my skin when I wear this.

9 months ago
Top Reviewer

Worth the hype!

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder (Translucent) is another make up product that I lusted for years. I always see this listed as one of the best make up products from magazines across the globe. I like how it really sets my make up without looking super matte. It removes shine as well.

10 months ago