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Wednesday 3 October 2012

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder

A sales assistant applied this powder for me when I was trying something else out on the Laura Mercier counter a couple of months back.

I hummed and hawed over whether to get it or not but finally gave in when HoF had a beauty sale online recently. That was a while ago, so it's now back to its original price of around 35 euro for 11.34g..which is a lot for a face powder but not that surprising for Laura Mercier.
A little of this goes a long way though so not bad value. The blurb with this is:

"invisible formula that works for all skin tones, from light to powder contains unique light-reflecting, micro-refined spherical silica powders that help create a soft-focus appearance, diminishing the look of fine lines and imperfections while visibly smoothing skin."

Grand. That clears that up. So basically, it's an odourless, colourless powder that sets foundation and eliminates shiny areas. The powder is white in the container but once on the face, is like I said, colourless (as seen in the above photos, left and blended- right).

While I like this and it does what it says on the tin, my one major gripe with it is that no matter how I apply it (mouth firmly closed), I somehow always end up with some residue in my mouth and it tastes horribly chalky- something I've never had a problem with when using a setting powder before and certainly something I could live without. The brand also recommends that you use the accompanying fan brush, so I also got that. This is a lovely brush and works perfectly but to be honest, a cheaper version of this would work just as well. While my skin doesn't feel any drier from using this, it has the sensation of being dry cause of the grittiness of the powder on my lips..bleugh, just thinking about it is disturbing. Because of that I'll probably reserve this just for when the old visage is looking particularly shiny.

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