Demystifying Setting Powders vs. Finishing Powders

March 07, 2024

Demystifying Setting Powders vs. Finishing Powders

What is the Difference between a Setting Powder and a Finishing Powder?

Today, let's unravel the mystery surrounding setting powders and finishing powders—two essential steps in any makeup routine. Join us as we explore the differences between these two powder heroes and discover the perfect options for your flawless finish.

Setting Powders vs. Finishing Powders: Understanding the Basics

Setting powders and finishing powders may seem interchangeable, but they serve distinct purposes in your makeup routine. Setting powders are designed to lock makeup in place, control shine, and extend the wear of your foundation and concealer. On the other hand, finishing powders add a final touch to your makeup, blurring imperfections, and imparting a soft-focus effect for a flawless finish.

Translucent Loose Setting Powder: The Setting Powder Icon

Enter Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder—an iconic setting powder beloved by makeup artists and beauty enthusiasts worldwide. This ultra-fine, sheer powder sets makeup for extended wear, controls shine, and creates a smooth, matte look that lasts all day. Its lightweight, loose formula is perfect for baking, ensuring that your makeup stays put without creasing or caking.

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  • Real Flawless Perfecting Pressed Powder: The Finishing Powder Marvel

    Now, let's introduce Real Flawless Perfecting Pressed Powder—a baked pressed powder that takes finishing to new heights. This ultra-creamy powder is baked to perfection, revealing a healthier-looking, luminous complexion with just a few swipes. Unlike setting powders, which are designed to lock makeup in place, Real Flawless Perfecting Pressed Powder adds a final touch of radiance and blurs imperfections for a flawless, airbrushed finish.

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  • Choosing Between Pressed and Loose Formulas: What Works for You

    Pressed powders and loose powders each have their unique benefits and applications. Pressed powders are convenient for touch-ups on the go and provide a more targeted application, making them ideal for setting specific areas of the face or adding a finishing touch to your makeup. Loose powders, on the other hand, offer a lighter, more diffused application and are perfect for baking or setting makeup for long-lasting wear.

    Conclusion: Elevate Your Makeup Routine with Laura Mercier

    Whether you're setting your makeup for all-day wear or adding a final touch of radiance to your look, Laura Mercier has the perfect powder companion for you. From the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder to the luminous Real Flawless Perfecting Pressed Powder, our range of setting and finishing powders is designed to help you achieve a flawless finish every time. Say hello to long-lasting wear, radiant skin, and real flawless beauty with Laura Mercier.