Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Setting Powder Review

Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Setting Powder Review

I have been after this Laura Mercier Translucent powder in Medium Deep the moment it came out in the US. I have literally been begging Laura (Yeah, we are on a first name basis haha!) to bring it out in the UK. Ever since I tried the Laura Mercier translucent powder. I was sold! Completely sold (read my review here)

Now, while I was waiting for the ‘chosen one’ i.e the setting powder to arrive, I read so many reviews about this powder. If I could roll my eyes a thousand times, I would. People were saying that it wasn’t bright enough blah blah blah, but come on guys it is not a BRIGHTENING powder, so if you put it on your under-eye concealer, it will not brighten the area! It should be used a setting powder to set your face.

But anyways, I ordered my medium-dark powder on Space NK and was eager to try it out.


With multiple major awards and counting, Laura Mercier’s “best in beauty”, cult-favorite bestseller is your go-to setting powder. Loose powder feels luxuriously dense in the jar, feels incredibly soft and silky-light on your skin. Pros love the super smooth application: goes on evenly, blends effortlessly, provides great wear. Sets makeup without adding weight or texture.

Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.

Like all Laura Mercier Setting Powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. Doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.



£29 (from here)



Ohhhhhhhhhhhh girl! God was smiling down on me when Laura created this powder! It is the perfect setting powder for my face. I love the fact that it is so light but controls oils without looking cakey. I tried it with my NARS Luminous foundation which is ‘semi-matte’ aka not matte for me! This powder held this foundation in place all day. Wow! It is defo worth the money.

However, I do have to say that it runs a tad bit red. It has red undertone. I have golden undertones so I wasn’t sure if it would work for me but I pleasantly surprised, it was fine. What I did was to tap off the excess powder before applying and pressed it in my skin. It is translucent with a hint of colour.


Should you buy it? If you are a chocolate girl with oily skin then definitely. A little goes a long way with this powder so it will stay in your collection for a while. I use it every single time, I wear foundation now. It is my holy grail for keeping me nice and matte. Like I mentioned before, it is not a brightening powder so I wouldn’t advise you to use it to set your under eye concealer but for the rest of your face….go ‘head girl! If you are a caramel girl or have light skin tone, I would recommend trying the original translucent powder, as this may be a tad too dark or red for you.


Have you tried this Laura Mercier Powder? What did you think?



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  1. Chioma
    December 23, 2017 / 12:19 am

    Hello dear please can you suggest a good powder to set the under eye concealer.
    Can a medium dark skin also use the white translucent Laura mercies powder?
    Do both of them have the same colour effect when applied on skin?

    • thatredl
      December 23, 2017 / 11:55 am

      Hey hun, a good powder to set the under eye concealer is Sacha Cosmetics in Buttercup. I also have a blog post that lists all the setting powders that are great for medium to dark skin tones. I have a dark skin tone and I love using the white transcluscent Laura Mercier powder under my eyes, because it doesn’t crease and makes my concealer last all day. However, I don’t use alot. I just use a little then dust it off. I use the Medium Dark Laura Mercier for the rest of my face x

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