Technically, it’s called Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, but we’ll shorten it for conversation’s sake. It’s $38 at Sephora.
This powder came with excellent reviews from friends, blogs, and the Sephora website, on which it was ranked 4.5 stars. I needed a powder that was, well, translucent, because I sometimes needed a setting powder that’s not my BareMinerals, which is a foundation, colored-to-me powder.
I particularly like this product for my T-zone, which can get oily, and undereyes. I haven’t noticed it clinging to any dry spots if it comes across them, which is something I’d read complaints about.
I have to plug it for extra staying power for Laura Mercier’s translucent powder especially when paired with Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Spray. It’s easy, it doesn’t smell, and it keeps everything in place. I had the Laura and Urban Decay combination on on Christmas Eve when I was at work from ten to four and then sweating my ass off at church (eye roll) and then at our family celebrations until eleven. Nothing budged.
Also, my mother, who has dark, olive skin literally six foundation shades darker than mine, tried it and it was just as invisible on her as it is on me. So it really is shadeless.