Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder

Baking. When you think of baking, you think of food right? Well baking ain’t just a culinary delight anymore. Baking actually has another definition…in the beauty industry.

Yep baking your face is now another beauty trend that has become a hot favourite for many of the beauty bloggers I read and watch. It’s that moment when you think everything is done but oh no, stop what your doing speedy gonzales, it’s time to bake your face…

I discovered Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder back in 2015 when I dragged my mother into New York’s Sephora store. I was like a kid in a candy shop, meandering up and down the aisles looking for makeup I really didn’t have a clue about. One thing though that I spotted was the Laura Mercier brand. It’s one that I’d been looking at for a while and I decided right then that I would use my spending money for the trip on makeup. I brought a Sephora contouring kit (which I still use) and a small tub of this setting powder. Flash forward to 2017 and I’d run out, meaning I had to use some of my Feel Unique winnings on a big tub of this stuff.

Laura Mercier Powder

I mean you just have to take one look at the packaging and you’ve already fallen in love. Well, I did. This powder has certainly changed my whole outlook on makeup and the many stages of application that I now use on my worn out face. Baking is something that isn’t new but has been used in the drag community for years. Most apply this powder under their eyes, below the cheek bones and on the chin and leave it for 5-10 minutes to ‘bake‘. After brushing the powder off, it leaves you with this creaseless/flawless finish. And who doesn’t want that eh?

Applying the powder

I used my Real Techniques Beauty Blender for applying the powder but I’m actually considering buying another one specifically for the powder. I’ve noticed that the powder doesn’t apply as well onto the face when it’s slightly damp from using the foundation on the sponge – duh!

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Obviously I love the fact that this product is triple the size of the one I brought back in New York, meaning I’ll have the baking trend on point for the next year or so. It’s a product I’d genuinely recommend and the price is certainly justified. It’s one product I will be buying again when I run out because it just works. You can get it for £29.00 which for the size and the quality is pricey but worth it.

Powder on face

Final look

Have you tried the Laura Mercier brand before? How about the baking trend? Let me know in the comments below.

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