Product Review | Laura Mercier Translucent Glow Loose Setting Powder

Product Review | Laura Mercier Translucent Glow Loose Setting Powder ($23 mini size, $38 full size, Sephora)

Product Details (from Sephora's website): A version of the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder in a glow finish that sets makeup for up to 12 hours of luminous, weightless wear.

Laura Mercier has taken their iconic, cult-favorite Translucent Loose Setting Powder and infused it with pearl pigments so you can lock in your look for up to 12 hours with a healthy, glowing finish.

This lightweight, innovative powder allows you to keep a natural glow, and extends the wear time of foundation by up to double, without adding weight or texture. It creates a healthy-looking, radiant finish with a touch of sheer coverage that resists settling into fine lines and pores. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos. It also creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections without looking cakey. 

These truly translucent shades work on all skin tones—from the fairest to the deepest.

Review:  Two years ago, I purchased the original Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder and I still have half of the product untouched.  It is a good powder but I prefer the Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder (both in Translucent and Medium shades) because I find the Laura Mercier one drying underneath the eyes.  

Recently, Laura Mercier released the Glow version of the original translucent powder with the same exact packaging except the box is a baby pink color instead of the shiny brown box.  If you have been reading my reviews or following me on Instagram for a few years, you will know that I live for anything that illuminates the skin.  I decided to pick up the Glow Powder during the Sephora VIB Appreciation Sale in the mini size because I was not sure if the powder has the same texture as the original one.  

I was surprised that the powder is a lot finer than the original version which is what I love about this powder.  It also has gold shimmer particles (not glitter) mixed with the powder, hence its name Glow Powder.  This powder, however, is not something I will use to set my concealer underneath the eyes as the shimmer or glow properties will illuminate the under eye area as if a highlighter was dusted underneath it.  It is a perfect setting powder to dust on the perimeter of the face because it will leave a nice sheen on the skin.  A little goes a long way so to ensure a natural glow, use a large stippling brush and tap off excess product prior to application.  I will definitely purchase the regular size once I use up this one.