I thought I’d share my two cents on this highly favourited, highly expensive setting powder. I had to see what the hype was about and bought this back in November during the VIB Rouge Sale. Is it worth the $47CAD or just a bandwagon product?
This powder is infused with fine French “cashmere talc” meant to give the skin a flawless finish without adding colour to your makeup. Talc has been a controversial ingredient in cosmetics and is widely found as the base for eyeshadows in high-end and affordable brands. Cosmetic grade talc has been deemed safe however.
Also, Laura Mercier unfortunately is not a cruelty-free brand. This powder sells at Sephora for $47CAD or you can be cheap like me and buy the travel size for $28.
-You do not need a lot for results!
-The travel size has lasted me 3 months and I’ve got lots left
-No white casts or flash back
–This shit works.
-Can be messy (as all loose powders are)
–Makes dry areas feel very dry
The hype for this product is real. It works. If you know how to use it with your skin type, it really works. However, it’s won’t create miracles. A creamy, creasy concealer is still going to crease under your eyes no matter how great your powder is.
I do have persistent dry skin around my nose in the winter months, so if I set that area with this powder it amplifies my dryness. I’ve tried to bake with it but found it made my under eyes feel extremely dry and tight and look crepey. Other people swear by using this to bake.
I usually don’t set my entire face because I like a dewy look, so this powder is perfect for the key area I need it for (under the eyes and the concealer cheek triangle). On days I need to set my whole face, I’ll use a different powder on the forehead, chin and nose area to avoid enhancing my dryness.
I’m not sure if I’ll repurchase this despite the good review because it’s damn expensive, contains parabens, and is tested on animals.