What It Is: A sheer, silky, best-selling powder that sets your makeup and feels luxuriously dense in the jar and refined on your skin.
Who It's For: Anyone with normal to oily skin types.
What It Does: It applies evenly and blends effortlessly, leaving behind a modern matte finish with a touch of sheer coverage. The translucent shade works on virtually all skin types. Like all Laura Mercier setting powders, it has a soft-focus effect that subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. It won't settle into fine lines or pores and never looks cakey.
How To Use: Preparing the puff (sold separately) is key. Press the powder puff into the loose powder, then work the powder into the puff by folding and rubbing the halves together or by tapping the powdered side vigorously on the back of your hand. Gently press the puff onto your skin, using a rolling motion to work the powder in. As with all setting powders, apply after any creamy formulas, including crème blush.
LAURA MERCIER: Born in Provence and trained in Paris and New York City, world-renowned makeup artist Laura Mercier founded her eponymous brand in 1996. Known for her famous "flawless face," Mercier's collection includes makeup, skin care and fragrance, all with a focus on enhancing natural beauty. Laura Mercier products repeatedly receive "best of" magazine awards.