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!
What have you treated yourself to this month or think you might?