As with most things Laura Mercier, their loose setting powder is magnifique.
It’s a super lightweight and sheer powder with a silk finish (so not too matte, not too dewy). It uses French ‘cashmere’ (sounds expensive yeah?) talc with a unique light-reflecting property to create a blurred, ‘soft-focus’ appearance on your skin’s fine lines and imperfections.
It sets your foundation and concealer extremely well with no cracking and no touch-ups required for the rest of the day.
The Face of Australia loose setting powder is not quite as finely milled as the Laura Mercier but still definitely packs a punch when it comes to setting your base.
The powder controls shine, prevents oil breaking through and add’s a hint of colour to smooth your complexion.
I know it’s more expensive, but I prefer the Laura Mercier. For one it was easier to get my hands on, the Face of Australia is obviously popular as there aren’t a great range of cheaper loose powders!
Also, the amount of powder you get means you’ll be using this baby until your babies have babies.
The finish was a lot nicer and it lasted a lot longer. That’s all I want in life!
Definitely if you’re looking at trying out loose powders to see if they’re for you, head over and grab a FoA but if you’re already addicted to something like MAC Prep & Prime or Dior, give the Mercier a try next time!