Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium brown with a luminous finish. It is a permanent powder that retails for $38.00 and contains 1 oz.
Laura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder GlowLaura Mercier Translucent Medium Deep Loose Setting Powder Glow ($38.00 for 1.00 oz.) is a soft, medium-tan with warm undertones and a medium, golden sheen. It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage when applied with a powder brush and dusted all-over my face (which isn't shown, as this shade isn't intended for my skin tone but those deeper than I, please refer to my Translucent review for an idea of the effect of the powder all-over). It was buildable, like the lighter shade, so I applied it more heavily to show how it looks on my skin and to make it clear that this isn't a subtly, luminous powder either.
The powder felt smooth, silky, and was very finely-milled, which made it easy to apply all-over to set my base makeup but could also be built-up to act more as a light to moderate highlighter. It sat well on my skin, but it wasn't as blurring/smoothing compared to the original powder, which is more mattifying. The slight sheen it gave all-over was visible to my eye, which may or may not be your cup of tea. If you're someone who tends to like a dewy, very glowy base, then it might be a good fit. I found this powder worked better to complement the more mattifying original powder. It extended the wear of my base products by two to four hours, depending on the formula, environmental conditions, and how heavy (or sheer) the application of. I would say it typically made my base wear well for between 10 and 14 hours.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Laura Mercier has taken their iconic, cult-favorite Translucent Loose Setting Powder and infused it with pearl pigments so you can lock in your look for up to 12 hours with a healthy, glowing finish. This lightweight, innovative powder allows you to keep a natural glow, and extends the wear time of foundation by up to double, without adding weight or texture. It creates a healthy-looking, radiant finish with a touch of sheer coverage that resists settling into fine lines and pores. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos. It also creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections without looking cakey. These truly translucent shades work on all skin tones—from the fairest to the deepest.
Talc, Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Lauroyl Lysine, Methicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).
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