Sunday, May 26, 2013

Hot Weather Must Have: Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder


  I'm sure people who have never been to Canada imagine we live in igloos year round but the summer in Ontario is actually boiling hot and humid.  I live in the city and don't have air conditioning so I need something to make my makeup last.  Two years ago I took a makeup course and was introduced to white setting powders and was amazed at how natural they looked and felt on my skin.  Although I loved the powder we used (it was by Kett), it broke me out since it contained rice starch.  Rice and corn starch both break me out and are very common in powder makeup so this was the first white powder I could find that contained neither.

  Invisible Loose Setting Powder is admittedly pricey and as someone who is super cheap it pains me to hand over $44 for a face powder.  I have to say it is worth every single penny and I wish I discovered it sooner.  You get a little over 11g of powder which lasts me around 3 months of daily use which is why I reserve it for the summer only.  Laura Mercier recommends that you apply this powder with a fan brush but I always use a velour puff which works better on my dry skin.

  I only apply this powder once in the morning and never ever have to touch it up.  The hottest it gets in Toronto is around 35°C/95°F and I tend to walk a lot in the summer yet this stuff keeps my foundation and concealer in place while feeling light.  I put Invisible Loose Setting Powder to the ulitmate test when I went to Florida last June.  It was extremely hot and humid with severe rain everyday yet my face never got super shiney.  After around 8 hours my face looks a bit dewy if it's hot out but not in a bad way.

  If you have really oily skin, live in a hot climate, or need your makeup to last a long time (such as for an event) I HIGHLY recommend this stuff.

Availability: Sephora, $44 CAD


27 comments:

  1. I tend to just use either a pressed powder or loose powder foundation to set my liquid foundations/bb creams because I like the added coverage and matte effect. However, if you have dry skin, you might not need something like an additional powder foundation to make your skin more dry. :)

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    1. I used to be the same way until I tried this stuff! I now just prefer using a stippling brush for extra foundation coverage if I need it and then this stuff on top.

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    2. I used to be the same way with powders until I tried this stuff!

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  2. Must admit I don't really use powder - pure laziness! However, I love Laura Mercier! Seriously underrated in my opinion. I'm yet to find a product which I dislike!

    Belle x
    Mascara & Maltesers

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    1. I wish I could do without it! I just can`t stand the feeling of wet foundation on my skin.

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  3. I don't have oily skin but always find that by mid afternoon I need to touch up so it would be great not to have to do that. Laura Mercier isn't too accessible in the UK, mainly higher end Department stores and Space NK but next time I'm in I am going to check this out :) xx

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    1. Really recommend tracking this stuff down! It`s great for making lipstick last too :)

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  4. wow I like that it controls the shine and helps keep your face on. Might have to look into this. The main problem I have with some other translucent powders I tried before is that they tend to make my skin look dull.

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    1. I feel like this powder just looks like real skin not matte or dull.

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  5. You have no idea how much I LOVE this thing!!! It's so expensive but I use it so much and a little goes a long way x

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    1. Yay someone who agrees with me! I don`t know why this powder isn`t too popular.

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  6. Ah, glad you're loving this! I tried it years back and for some reason didn't have the best opinion of it. You've tempted me to give it another go! And thanks for the anecdote about Toronto's weather- most people probably don't realize how muggy and hot it gets! :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. You could just get a sample from Sephora or the Holt Renfrew beauty bag has a mini one in it!

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  7. I use CoverFx, and have wanted to pick up Kett at IMATs for the last two years but haven't jumped on it. Now I'm pondering this one...amazed that it lasts so well on you~ I hope that I have similiar effects when I do get a chance to try it out~ Thanks for sharing a HG love of yours :)

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    1. I think for most people the Kett one would be great, it looks amazing on the skin! I just must be allergic to rice and corn starch.

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  8. This loose powder sounds incredible - veryyyy tempted to pick it up! Great review!

    http://jemaroons.blogspot.com

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  9. Thanks for the review girly! I'm glad to head you stay shone free for the day. I get extremely oily and I hate havin to touch up every second.

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    1. Really recommend checking this out if you can then :)

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  10. I'm going to have to test this out! lol I'm in montreal so our weather is pretty much the same haha I've tried to Make Up Forever HD one which is 100% pure silica, also very pricey but I found it great too.
    xx

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    1. Yeah summer in the city is so gross haha. I`ve yet to try the MUFE one!

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  11. I saw just now that about 9 or 10 of your comments had been spammed by my comment system! I am so enraged I missed so many of your comments T.T
    Annnyways, that shall never happen again!
    I think you mentioned before this is really good, though I can't justify buying another Laura Mercier powder when I have still have the 95% full jar of translucent setting powder :/

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    1. Awwww that`s ok, thank you :) Return the unloved powder to Sephora for store credit haha.

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  12. great product by the sounds of things. I do blow dries, nails and makeup every day so my makeup must last all day and is constantly in contact with heat so this is one product I have to look out for. Nothing worse then melting makeup through out the day

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    1. I hope you can try it out then! I really put this stuff to the test most days.

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  13. Thanks for sharing, I have been debating about this product for a while now!!

    Kendra

    www.beautybykendrac.com

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