Of-course I love beauty, I write a whole blog about it, but honestly I don't have the money to be splashing out £100's each month trying out new products (as much as I would love to). When it comes to making a pricey makeup purchase, I always do my research first. After seeing so many people rave about the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder I knew that this month, I would just have to treat myself to it.
I have oily skin, so using a powder that is able to mattify my skin throughout the day is pretty important. Before using this I have been loyal to pressed powder, but it just wasn't working and after only 4 hours my skin was looking pretty oily. This powder claims to be "light weight, sheer and silky" and honestly I agree with all three of those things.
How I apply this depends on the areas I want to set. For under my eyes I love using a damp beauty blender to gently press the product into my skin. For the rest of my face I either use a brush for a light application, or to increase the staying power of my makeup even further, a makeup puff is amazing. I only use a really small amount and almost layer this up if I feel I need more (which isn't usually the case, a little goes a long way). I'm going to buy the Laura Mercier powder puff next month to use with it as mine is looking a little worse for wear.
This powder is translucent, which for me definetly works best to stop my skin looking cakey. When I first used this I couldn't believe how light weight it felt on my skin, this powder is so finely milled and soft, much nicer than using a pressed powder for sure!
What impresses me the most is how beautiful the finish is. I have visible pores around my nose/ cheeks that I'm starting to become quite conscious about, this powder manages to conceal them without looking cakey or obviously, it just leaves my skin looking incredibly flawless. A powdery, matte look I cannot stand - which I was scared would be the case, instead this leaves a satin, natural looking finish, the brand describe it perfectly claiming it creates a "soft focus" which I completely agree on.
Paired with a foundation suitable for oily skin, I can go ALL day without having to blot or top up. Of-course by around 2 or 3 in the afternoon things aren't looking as flawless as they did at 6.30am, but after years of struggling with the longevity of my makeup, I can live with that! I don't tend to take this powder out with me as I just don't need to (and lets me honest, translucent powder isn't the easiest to cart around). If I know I'm going to be out from 6.30 until later then I will take it along with some blotting powders and a
For under my eyes, the concealer literally doesn't budge! I think that may have something to do with applying it with a beauty blender and actually pressing the powder into my skin rather than just dusting it over the top.
VALUE FOR MONEY
For me, 100%! As you can probably tell from everything I have said in the above, and the title of this post, if you buy one thing this month (especially if you have oily skin), make it this!