John Lewis’s bestselling beauty product comes with thousands of five-star reviews

john lewis bestselling beauty product laura mercier loose setting powder

John Lewis is everyone’s haven for all things high-end.

Whether it’s high-tech gadgets, royal-inspired fashion or fancy bits for the house, the iconic department store is good for any type of shopping spree.

And while we could spend hours in most of the store’s departments, there’s nowhere better than the ground floor beauty counters.

But with high-end brands ranging from Jo Malone to Hermes to YSL, Bobbi Brown, MAC and NARS all competing for your attention, it can be overwhelming to know what to buy.

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So when a product comes along with thousands of five-star reviews it makes it a whole lot easier to know what to spend our money on.

Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder is so popular that it has become the department store’s bestselling beauty product.

The lightweight setting powder sells one product every ten minutes, with more than 100 having been bought from the high-street favourite in the last 48 hours.

john lewis bestselling beauty product laura mercier loose setting powder

And we can see why.

The sheer setting powder using fine ‘cashmere’ talc to prolong makeup wear without leaving a cakey or powdery finish on the skin, while a unique light-reflecting addition reduces the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.

‘I love the Laura Mercier setting powder,’ reviewed one fan. ‘Makes my makeup last all day and keeps my concealer under my eye from creasing.

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Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

The oil-free powder sets makeup to prolong wear leaving a natural look without appearing cakey or powdery.

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‘It also seems like you get a lot of product and it lasts me forever.

‘Definitely my go to especially since I have somewhat oily skin so it keeps me matte most of the day’.

‘Does not let your undereyes crease at all!’ exclaimed another. ‘Makes everything stay in place for HOURS! Gives you that matte, natural finish like you’re poreless!’.

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‘I swear by this setting powder,’ raved another fan. ‘It’s so amazing and makes your skin look flawless.

‘It doesn’t have any flash back and doesn’t cause the cakey look that most do its perfect for baking and is just all around the best.

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.

Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a slick of lip balm and a good slathering of SPF, cannot live without an eyelash curler by her side and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).

But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines.

When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group. Oh and she makes the most of her Disney+ subscription by watching the Marvel films on repeat (definitely not just for Chris Evans...).

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