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What is the point of using a setting powder & should I use one on my wedding day ?

The point of using a setting powder is to help your makeup last longer and prevent it from smudging or creasing. It can also help to control oiliness and give your skin a smooth, matte finish. Using a setting powder on your wedding day can be a good idea to ensure that your makeup stays in place and looks fresh throughout the day. However, it's important to choose a setting powder that works well with your skin type and doesn't create a white cast in flash photography.Want your wedding makeup to stay put all day and night long? Then you need a setting powder in your wedding makeup kit! A good setting powder will stop your foundation rubbing off on your guests, reduce shine (very important for photographs!) and generally keep you looking fabulous into the wee hours of the morning. But not all setting powders are suitable for wear on your wedding day - avoid products with silica as these can create a white cast or flashback in photographs. Your wedding makeup artist can help you find the perfect products to wear on the big day!


Translucent powder is a makeup product that has become a staple in many people's beauty routines. It is a finely milled powder that is applied on top of foundation or concealer to set the makeup in place and give a matte finish. Unlike other powders, translucent powder does not add any additional color to the skin, which makes it a versatile product suitable for all skin tones.


One of the benefits of translucent powder is that it helps to control oil and shine on the skin. This is especially useful for those with oily skin, as it can help to prevent makeup from melting or sliding off throughout the day. Additionally, translucent powder can help to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines, giving the skin a smoother and more even texture.


When applying translucent powder, it is important to use a light hand and to blend thoroughly to avoid any patchiness or cakiness. It is also important to choose a high-quality powder that does not leave a white cast on the skin or settle into fine lines.



Overall, translucent powder is a versatile and essential product for anyone looking to achieve a flawless, long-lasting makeup look.


Laura Mercier Translucent Powder is a loose, translucent setting powder that helps to set makeup and control shine for a flawless finish. It is known for its lightweight and natural-looking formula that gives a soft-focus effect to the skin.


Set, don’t settle with the original Translucent Loose Setting Powder, now with 24HR Shine Control! Cult favorite and winner of major awards, Laura Mercier’s “Best in beauty” Translucent Loose Setting Powder is beloved for its 16HR wear and iconic soft-focus finish with zero flashback.



Truly translucent, the #1 Setting Powder* is Laura’s makeup must-have to set and maintain the color of your Foundation. Exceptionally milled to deliver incredible staying power without weight or texture so skin looks and feels soft, smooth and flawless from day to night. It’s no wonder, 1 Translucent Loose Setting Powder is sold every 20 seconds!** In 3 shades for virtually all skin tones including dry skin, combination skin and especially oily skin.

Reduces Shine: 86% of consumers say the powder reduces shine throughout the day.***
16 Hour Soft Matte Finish: sets makeup for 16-hours of transfer resistant wear, with 95% of consumers saying it controls oil all day****making it the best setting powder for oily skin types.
Feels Breathable: 95% of consumers say the ultra finely-milled powders feel lightweight on skin and allow skin to breathe.****
No Texture: 89% of consumers say the powder doesn’t settle into imperfections and never looks cakey.**** 
No Photo Flashback: take our no photo flashback test and say good-bye to flashback with our anti-shine powder formula!
Truly Translucent: 84% of consumers say the powder is translucent upon application for a naturally flawless look.****
Beloved for Blurring: 92% of consumers say the powder instantly blurs imperfections.****
Smoothing Effect: 94% of consumers say the powder gives a smooth look to skin!****
Foolproof: our artist-inspired “press & roll” technique ensures the perfect application every time, with 91% of consumers saying it applies effortlessly.****
Best Setting Powder for all Skin Types: oily skin, dry skin, combination skin


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