Some small differences but similar overall.
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*According to Cruelty-Free Kitty, Laura Mercier is Cruelty-Free while Maybelline is NOT cruelty-free* Laura Mercier is $32/ ounce and Maybelline is just under $6. Although Maybelline advertises this as a finishing powder, our makeup maven thinks it is more effective as a setting powder and an excellent dupe for Laura Mercier's translucent setting powder. There are some differences, Maybelline is not translucent and comes in 8 shades so it does give off some pigment so you will need to be careful with what shade you use. Laura Mercier comes in 2 shades - original and deep for darker skin tones. But both were highly effective in setting makeup and keeping under concealer from creasing with no flashback. We would recommend trying out Maybelline!
I actually much prefer the Maybelline powder to Laura Mercier! I found that LM made me cakey and overly dry on my under eyes. I switched to Maybelline’s after trying a bunch of other pricey powders and this one is the best of the bunch!
I love this setting powder so Much. It’s a game changer
The Maybeline powder is absolutely wonderful! Didn’t have to touch up one time in my 9 hour work day and with no shine. That’s amazing since my skin is pretty oily.
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