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!

2 responses to “Pricey vs Priceline: Loose Setting Powders”

  1. Anna Franklin says:

    Thanks for this. I’m going to try loose powder and was looking at which one to start with. I’ll check out the Face of Australia option and see if it’s for me. I usually use pressed powder but makeup artist, Wayne Goss recommends loose. 🙂