Battle of the Translucent powders: Colourpop vs Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier is known for its translucent powder over the past couple of years, dominating the title of holy grail powder. Colourpop has been releasing new face products the past couple of months and when I heard they were making loose setting powders I knew I had to try it.

I have been using the Laura Mercier powder for years, I find the powder to work the best for my dry skin (to set my face) and for my under eyes after my concealer application. I have friends who have oily skin who also enjoy using this product.

I wanted to give the Colourpop powder a fair shot so I didn’t change anything for my makeup routine. I applied my Catrice concealer and then baked my under eyes for about 4 minutes with the translucent setting powder. I immediately felt like the Colourpop powder left my under eyes looking smooth (like Mercier powder) and I continued on with my day.

At first glance I did notice the powder came in a small container. It contains 8.5 grams which is nice for traveling but I actually would prefer it being bigger even if I have to pay a few extra bucks. The formula of the powder feels very velvety, smooth and finely milled. It does leave a slightly white residue but nothing major.

After wearing the powder for a week straight here are my final thoughts.

Is the Colourpop No Filter setting powder a dupe for Laura Mercier?

My answer is no. They’re very similar. They both have that smooth, velvety formula but the way that the Laura Mercier powder sinks into the skin looks better compared to the Colourpop powder. I notice that the texture of my skin is less visible with the Laura Mercier powder.

I noticed that throughout the day of wearing the no filter powder it didn’t last as long as the Laura Mercier. Laura Mercier lasts about 10 hours or more under my eyes without creasing, and the Colourpop lasted about a good 6 hours. The texture under my eyes appeared more with the Colourpop loose powder too.

Other than that I think for the affordable price of the Colourpop loose powder I think it’s worth trying. I will be using this powder for my everyday looks. It’s not bad at all. I just wish it wouldn’t crease at the 6 hour mark. If you want an affordable alternative for Laura Mercier I think this one is a good option. Another affordable option that I recommend that is my go to after Laura Mercier is the Maybelline loose powder.

Let me know your thoughts on the Colourpop no filter setting powder! Do you love it? Let me know in the comments below.

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