So many brands have setting powders – how do you know which ones to choose?! From watching a bagillion reviews on Youtube, I narrowed it down to these two: the Ben Nye setting powder and the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.
I think they are both high quality products. I ordered my Ben Nye powder from Amazon and the sifter didn’t work, but that was the only problem I had quality wise. They both feel like very luxurious products
They are both pretty finely milled. However, I do find the Laura Mercier to be a bit more finely milled. It’s so smooth and almost silly, if that makes sense. When I bake with the Ben Nye Powder, I can actually feel the product on my skin, and the product being “baked” in (which is good – it kinda feels “tight”). I don’t feel that with the Laura Mercier powder and I think it’s because of the finely milled-ness. I also like that the Ben Nye Powder has a slightly pink sheen. The pink is not even noticeable, it’s more of “undertone” type of look.
I think the Ben Nye powder lasts longer on oily skin than the Laura Mercier does. My face doesn’t really get too shiny when I bake with the Ben Nye. However, it DOES get shiny with the Laura Mercier powder like I normally would.
They are both great powders but the Ben Nye seems to be less finely milled, although it does last longer for oily skin. If you have dry skin, the Laura Mercier is probably not an issue. My skin is REALLY oily by the way so think about that before making a decision. I also really like the color with Ben Nye setting powder (they have other colors as well as a translucent color).
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