I’m kindasorta (but not really) already looking forward to the end of the summer and wearing Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Translucent Medium Deep ($38), because by then I’ll have my full-on brown girl tan, and I’ll be able to wear this fabulous face powder.
A new addition to Laura’s permanent line, it’s a deeper version of her cult classic Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
This marvelous mattifying powder’s silky, velvety finish doesn’t scream, “Hey, world, I’m wearing makeup! LOOK AT IT!!!”
It’s too coy for that.
For the ultimate no-makeup makeup look
It’s comparable to Chanel’s powder (my loose powder holy grail) — similarly subtle finish and how it sits so closely to the skin. Both are beautiful powders if you’re into the no-makeup makeup thing.
I was really curious to try it in Medium Deep, because I’m a brown girl, after all, but it’s still a little too dark for my middle-of-winter-haven’t-seen-the-sun-in-months coloring. I think it’s right around perfect for the NW/NC 50s and up.
Oh, and FYI, I get the sense that this powder leans a little warm. When I wear it, I feel like my skin looks toastier, like it’s being bathed a bit in sunlight.
This fantastic face powder will be an epic everyday workhorse, and it feels fabulous. It never feels heavy or like I’m wearing cake batter on my face. You don’t have to use a lot, either, and it doesn’t settle into my fine lines. Totally recommended for deeper skin tones.
I can’t wait to wear it when I have my toasty tan on. 🙂 See you in August, baby!
Being Mary Jane
Is anyone else watching the new season of Being Mary Jane? Is it just me, or doesn’t it seem like the directing or the style changed? It doesn’t seem as visually interesting as it was before.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,