Pricey vs Priceline

Pricey vs Priceline: Loose Setting Powders

by Madeleine Borgersen

Loose Setting Powders are finely milled powders that are perfect for setting makeup and pro-longing the wear of your base, especially if you have oilier skin. Here are our top two to choose from!

Pricey vs Priceline: Loose Setting Powders

Pricey: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – $58

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.

Priceline: Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder – $11.95

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.

The Verdict:

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!