If like me you tend to get oily then you understand the importance of a setting powder. I am also the type of person that when they find something that works I will stick to it indefinitely if possible, lol! That was the case with the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.
I swear by it! Especially during hot Florida summers. I thought nothing could beat it! It has some amazing properties:
Modern Matte Finish
Creates a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin tones.
Soft-Focus Effect for a More Flawless Look
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.
Oil-free. Non-comedogenic. Non-caking. Dermatologically tested. Laura Mercier Website
BUT I noticed that for winter it was horrible. It dried my under eye soooo much! I mean to the point that I felt some tightening in that area that was very uncomfortable. I tried several setting sprays and even a more “dewey” concealer for my under eye but I wasn’t having it. It’s very important for me to have my under eye set because I have a natural deep crease below my lower lash line that if not set correctly foundation and concealer while pile up in there. Its very annoying because I noticed that affect makes me look tired.
That’s when I went on a quest and considered a pressed setting powder. Which I was using MAC’s powdered foundation to set the rest of my face but it was clinging to my dry spots I mentioned in this post. I know I know a powder foundation isn’t a setting powder but I had it so I gave it a shot. Then my BFF mentioned the RCMA setting powder. She never steers me wrong so naturally I looked into it. I looked at many reviews and everyone seemed to love it.
When you first see it its a little strange because of the packaging it comes in. It looks like something that belongs in the kitchen in the seasoning section! LOL! But don’t be put off by it. This loose powder is just as amazing as the Laura Mercier one. It sets beautifully on the skin. Has no flash back which if you’re going out and are taking pictures with the flash on you know this is important. The best part is how affordable it is. While the big container of the Laura Mercier retails for $38 this one is only $12. It can be found here. It doesn’t do the drying thing the other one did which I was so thankful for. And it sets beautifully with any setting spray. Now like my best friend mentioned it does look a bit white after you apply it but that can be solved with some setting spray!
Now both these powders can be applied with a damp beauty blender, a setting brush, even a big puffy brush like I pictured. But if you’re not into baking (which you can do with both powders) a brush will do just as good as the sponge. The only problem with the RCMA is the container itself doesn’t have anywhere to put the powder so I find myself trying to squeeze my brush in it or dumping a ton out on a surface. So if that’s an issue for you I’d stick with the damp sponge.
Over all I love the performance of both powders. This isn’t a comparison or a dupe post it’s simply me talking about two products I love. Maybe I’d think of it as a “winter and summer setting powder”.
Are there any other setting powders you love/recommend? I am always on the hunt for some good setting products! 🤗
Until next time. . .
Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post! -Prissy 💖
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