Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier & RCMA Setting Powder

Laura Mercier

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.

Formulation Details

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. . .

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Here to Stay!

Here to Stay!

Laura Mercier

I never gave much thought to wrinkles and face creases until I became serious about makeup. I was doing fine with my banana powder from a contour kit I have. But, the more makeup I started wearing the more pronounce the crease under my eye became. My best friend assured me it wasn’t so bad (she’s my personal guru and go-to for advice!)but it still bothered me so much.

So I started doing research and research. Until one day my husband gave me that nudge and told me to “just buy it!!’. So I did! I was a bit hesitant because Nicole Guerriero claimed the translucent powder is ‘a bit drying’. Of course, I kept watching different videos of people who claimed to have the same type of skin as me. Also read some of the reviews on the Sephora website and I am so glad I did.  Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is amazing.

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An extremely lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder that contains the finest French “cashmere” talc and a unique light-reflecting ingredient that creates a “soft-focus” appearance for fine lines and imperfections. The oil-free powder sets makeup to prolong wear leaving a natural look without appearing cakey or powdery.
Non-comedogenic -from their website .

It is another item that is worth every  pretty shiny penny! I am not big on baking, if I’m honest it intimidates me, but a quick sweep of it and BAM! Crease be gone! Now, when I say that don’t think it completely got rid of it. Its just how my under eye is. What I do mean is since wearing it I’ve noticed my makeup doesn’t cake up in there. I thought it was the concealer I was using so I started hoarding concealers in hopes of finding one that would solve the problem. Then the makeup gods brought me closer to Laura Mercier. I recently ran out of setting spray and its starting to warm up in Florida so I freaked! Then I remembered a friend mentioned it can be used for an all over setting powder. I gave it a shot and. . . I AM HIGHLY IMPRESSED. It did the job, lasted 8+hrs, and kept my makeup looking good. I swear by Skindanavia and Urban Decay’s De slick and the powder held up as good as if I would’ve sprits myself with either of those!

The brushed photographed with the powder is just an elf blush brush. But it can be applied with a beauty blender or makeup sponge as well. I haven’t noticed a difference. Anyone know if there is??

I definitely recommend it because its for sure going to stay as part of my collection!

Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!!

Ps. If anyone’s interested my snapchat is: prissycutes

And my Instagram is: 00scilla (those are zeros lol)