So who here is out to find the perfect translucent setting powder? Well, I am too. So far, I have tired the Laura Mercier Translucent powder and the Bye Bye Pores Translucent Powder by IT Cosmetics. I wanted to review these translucent powders because I love them for different reasons!
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Transluscent Powder
When I used this powder over top of my concealer, I fell in love. I am not being dramatic! It is lightweight and keeps my under eye area from creasing regardless of whatever concealer I use! It really smooths out the under eye area and it makes it look poreless just as the title suggests!! I like to also apply this overtop of my face when I went too ham with a dark foundation or a lot of bronzer to the point that my skin tone is not as light as my body LOL. I find that because it is such a light powder I like to put it on my smile lines to reduce creasing. This powder doesn’t have a white cast with flash photography either. I think those of you who have dry skin and normal skin types would really enjoy this because it locks in all the makeup without it being drying at all. This powder comes in a kit that includes a cream highlight, pink blush, and tanned bronzer. I believe the kit retails for about $50 USD, but don’t quote me on it.
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
This is my favourite loose setting powder that I have tried so far! The powder is really silky and I like to apply it with a dry beauty blender. When I bake I leave it on for about 20 minutes and dust off the excess. And when I want a more natural finish I apply it with a beauty blender and press it into the skin so it melts right into the foundation. I like to set my nose with it as the foundation on my nose cracks a lot, but this translucent powder is the only one that keeps it in place all day. I also I really love this to bake under my contour so it remains more sharp, bake under my eye area for a dramatic look, and to lock in the oils on my forehead. If you use this all over your face, it will lighten the colour of your foundation a little bit. It is great for setting a light coverage under eye concealer as it won’t crease, but keep in mind that when you bake with this there is a bit of a cast when using flash photography. The larger loose setting powder is about $47 CAD without taxes and the small size is $28 CAD.
Let me know if you have any other good setting powders that are worth a try! I am still on the lookout for a drugstore setting powder.