whatQuick Poll: What’s your makeup mood this season? Are you diving into glamorous tutorials on TikTok? Spending hours perfecting a cat eye? All about natural? Whether you’re the bold or minimalist makeup type, it’s that time of year when you’re busy again and need a look that keeps up with your schedule.
The one thing that deserves a permanent (read: lasting) place in your vanity case? According to Jerry Johnson, national art executive for Laura Mercier, it’s setting powder. “The setting step is key if you want your makeup to last,” he says. “It’s a quick and easy final step in setting makeup and ensuring longevity with the added bonus of leaving skin with the desired finish.”
You may have heard the internet swoon over the staying power of Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder, but if you haven’t added it to your collection yet, now is the time, because Sephora just released a new talc-free version. .
Want more information on why makeup artists love it? Johnson shares the scoop on the powder-free option, plus tips on how to use setting powder in your daily routine, no matter what your fall makeup mood is.
Read on for a makeup artist’s take on talc-free setting powder.
The scoop on long-lasting makeup
For a little background, Laura Mercier’s years of experience as a celebrity and editorial makeup artist led her to develop her makeup philosophy to enhance her unique features rather than change them. For her, this means leaning toward the French “no makeup makeup” look, but the philosophy also applies to bolder looks, if that’s your style.
“Throughout her career as a makeup artist, Laura began to notice that several products were missing from the traditional cosmetics market,” says Johnson. “Her passion for embracing each client’s individual beauty and celebrating each one’s unique characteristics while using as little makeup as possible remains at the core of her brand and innovations today.”
Case in point: The 16-hour hold and soft matte finish of the Setting Powder Collection preserves and perfects your makeup look, without weighing it down or ending up with a photographic flashback in photos, so you still look and feel great. feel like you. (And thousands of five-star reviewers can attest.)
The case of talc-free setting powder
So why go talc-free? “Laura recognized our consumers’ growing interest in a powder-free setting option,” says Johnson. “We knew we had a great opportunity to meet the changing needs of our customers without sacrificing all the benefits our consumers love.”
While the original Translucent Loose Setting Powder is great for curbing shine on oily skin, the new Ultra-Blur Translucent Talc-Free Loose Setting Powder is infused with super-hydrating hyaluronic acid for even more comfort on all complexions, even if you have the Dry Skin. .
The soft matte finish is available in three shades: sheer, honey and medium depth, to give a soft, smooth feel to all skin tones without leaving a white cast. And, ingredients like amino acids and silica powders help blur the appearance of pores, fine lines, and blemishes.
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The setting secrets of a makeup artist
Johnson likes to pair the setting powder with Secret Camouflage Concealer, which comes in a two-tone compact, and Tinted Moisturizer Blush, which gives her skin all the feeling of hydration and energy. But beyond relying on it to set face makeup, it also has some unconventional uses for powder.
“One of my favorite tricks is to use translucent loose setting powder to set my brows. This ensures the wear life of any brow product and also softens the appearance of the finished brow,” he says. And one more pro tip? “I love adding a small amount to lashes before applying mascara for added volume. This works great to…create a plumping effect while helping to reduce the risk of blemishes.”
With an Ultra-Blur Talc-Free in your bag and these makeup artist-approved tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be prepared for each and every makeup occasion this season. Ready, ready… ready.