Beauty, makeup, Uncategorized

If you buy one thing this month…

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. 


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?



    Emmys Beauty Cave

    October 11, 2016Reply

    I have oily skin too and have been looking at this for months, I really need to get it! One thing I find really helps is press your primer into your pores rather than rub and then stipple foundation on those areas then use a makeup puff/pad and pat powder on top of those area's then as normal on the rest of your face. Doing this made my pores look so much better.EmmysBeautyCave | Bloglovin | Blog Header Services

      Jodie Moores

      October 11, 2016Reply

      I tired it on instore first and then next time I was buy a counter I took the plunge, I'm so impressed (as you can tell haha). Thank you for those tips, they sound fab and I'll give them a go next time I do my makeup 🙂 x


    October 11, 2016Reply

    Ahhh I need to try this! I had the Laura Mercier powder foundation and it was amazing – I don't know why I haven't repurchased it xxalicekatex


    October 12, 2016Reply

    Ooh this sounds fabbbbb!! I've always heard so much about this product and luckily Sephora had a little Laura Mercier 500 point set so this was included in it! I have yet to use it but it seems promising! Since I have super oily skin I always need to set my foundation/bb creams/etc! :)

    Frock Me I'm Famous

    October 12, 2016Reply

    I'm in the market for a new loose powder so will definitely check this out as I LOVE Laura Mercier! Current loose powder favourites of mine have to be the Make Up Forever and the Urban Decay ones!Hayley

    Elena from Loovelle

    October 12, 2016Reply

    all the ultra talented make up people on youtube love this powder and i really want to get it for myself too. it sounds so good.❥

    Cara E

    October 12, 2016Reply

    I've heard great things about this powder! I'm always reluctant to spend a lot of money on powder but I definitely might consider buying this one

    Becca Fletcher

    October 12, 2016Reply

    I would love to try out this powder. Ive heard so many great things about it over the years.


    October 12, 2016Reply

    I've seen so many great things about this, but it's a bit too pricey for me. But I'll definitely save some money if this will help with my oily skin and pores :DGreat post xo Honey – ROYAL LIFESTYLE

    Tia Katarina

    October 12, 2016Reply

    I am so desperate to try out this powder, everyone always sings it's praises! I'm glad it blurs your pores and doesn't look cakey. Your blog photos are so so nice!Tia | The 10am Blog

    Carmen Varner

    October 13, 2016Reply

    Looks lovely! I have oily skin as well & am currently using the ELF setting powder. It works well, especially for its price. :]// ▲ ▲

    Caterina Petrucci

    October 13, 2016Reply

    i've always heard only good reviews on this powder which is goo considering the price<3 xx from italyCate ღ kate/

    The Makeup Aficionado

    October 15, 2016Reply

    I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this face powder. I must try it!

    The Makeup Directory

    October 15, 2016Reply

    I've heard so many good things about this over the years and I've always been very tempted. I think I might bite the bullet and buy it, it sounds perfect!The Makeup Directory


    October 16, 2016Reply

    It's such a good setting powder! I've had mine for months now and it just lasts so long, a little goes a long way!

    Lisa Wickens

    October 17, 2016Reply

    I absolutely love this powder too! I've been using it for years and so glad they made the pot so huge!!! I tend to use it around my eyes to set my concealer. I love the fact it's so lightweight and couldn't be without now! Beautiful pictures 🙂 Lisa xxx

    Jasmine Stewart

    October 19, 2016Reply

    I don't know how I haven't already tried this – SO many people love it! Once I finish my Ben Nye Banana powder I'm going to give this a go :)Jasmine xx Jasmine Talks Beauty

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