If you remember this blog post, then you know how much I love the original Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. The powder makes my skin look amazingly smooth and flawless, and keeps the oil at bay for hours before I need to blot. So I was excited to receive the new Laura Mercier Medium Deep TLSP from Influenster for review.
The Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a warm brown shade, geared toward medium deep to the deepest skintones. It’s formulated to be an all over face setting powder. Although some people use it solely to set their under eye concealer. I use it to set my entire face, and Medium Deep matches me perfectly…
There is another blended swatch on the right that is pretty much invisible since the TLSP in Medium Deep blends seamlessly with my complexion.
I love to use the Laura Mercier Medium Deep TLSP with the Laura Mercier Radiance Bronze Primer and my CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation. I use different under eye concealers depending on my needs for the day. But my current favorite is the Make Up For Ever HD Concealer in Amber. I’m totally over the extreme highlighting of the under eye area, so most days I now use an under eye concealer closer to my complexion. I apply the Medium Deep TLSP all over my face but add a little extra to set my under eye concealer, and let it bake for a few minutes. The powder gives me a natural finish without a ghostly cast, even when flash photography is used…
Finished Face No Flash
Finished Face with Flash
I’ve been using the Laura Mercier Medium Deep Translucent Loose Setting Powder non-stop for the last few weeks, and it performs just as good as the original. I haven’t touched my Ben Nye Banana Powder (or any other yellow setting powder) since. Using yellow setting powder under the eye on dark skin is truly unnecessary. If you choose the right shade of concealer, a neutral translucent powder, or one that matches your complexion is all you need.