Laura Mercier launches brand new shade of bestselling face powder

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Laura Mercier has launched a brand new shade of their bestselling face powder.

Laura Mercier has already brought us one of the best foundations around with their Tinted Moisturiser that has become a staple part of most beauty fans’ makeup routines, and now they’ve expanded the colour range of their iconic face powder.

Just like their extensive Pure Canvas primer collection, the brand’s Loose Setting Powder has gained a cult status in the realm of setting powders, with a dedicated following that just keeps on growing.

And now the product, which originally came in Translucent and Medium-deep options, is now available in a gorgeous Honey colour.

What’s so special about the Laura Mercier Setting Powder?

It’s fair to say that the Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder is one of the best around.

With a lightweight, fine-milled texture it can be delicately dusted across the skin without leaving any questionable powder patches and you only need the tiniest bit of product to work some magic.

Not only is the soft powder long-lasting enough to keep shine away even on the longest and sweatiest of days, but it’s featherweight texture means no clogged pores or irritated skin.

The new Honey shade is available to buy now from beauty retailers across the country.

Laura Mercier Honey Loose Setting Powder

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SHOP NOW:Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Honey, £32, Cult Beauty

Which Laura Mercier powder is best for me?

Unlike some powders that claim to be translucent but end up leaving darker skin tones with a telltale white sheen, Laura Mercier’s translucent setting powder really does blend into most skin tones, giving a natural but airbrushed look.

That being said, for those with quite deep skin tones, there is a Medium Deep shade that will probably suit a little better than the translucent option.

And for those who sit in the middle, while the Translucent shade will work perfectly well, the brand new Honey colour will enhance olive and golden skin tones and leave you with a delicate glow.

The peachy-yellow toned colour is a twist on the make-up artist Banana powder staple, but adds warmth to the skin in a more natural way than the conspicuous Banana powder.

Create a flawless look with Laura Mercier's bestselling range...

Laura Mercier complexion favourites

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting, £32, Space NK

Laura Mercier Pure Canvas Primer Perfecting, £32, Space NK

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, £35, Cult Beauty

Laura Mercier Flawless Fusion Ultra-Longwear Concealer

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Aleesha Badkar
Aleesha Badkar

Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home - so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a fun Rioja and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she became so obsessed with the royals that she followed breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.


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