The first time I witnessed a makeup blogger use the RCMA powder on themselves, I knew I had to try it. They described it as being the best "new" translucent powder on the market for an affordable price of $8.99 USD for a 3 oz bottle. I've been using the Laura Mercier translucent powder for a few years now and I couldn't find a product to replace it. With that being said, paying the $55.00 CAD for a 1 oz jar was definitely starting to put a dent in my wallet. When I realized how much I was paying for this HG powder, I knew it was time to start looking at other options. People have raved over this product for years now! I've seen it in so many beauty guru flat lays and popular makeup bloggers advertising it like nobody's business. In time, I knew I had to get my hands on a bottle.
I purchased the RCMA translucent "no color" loose powder off of beautylish.com. I received the package in roughly 10 business days, and couldn't wait to bake with it!
I typically wear my Loreal Pro Matte foundation , then set it and bake with my Laura Mercier translucent powder right after I apply my foundation. I wanted to write this review a month after receiving he product because we are currently in the middle of a seasonal weather change and my skin tends to go bipolar during these weeks. It was the only way of doing a fair review on the two products.
Verdict: The RCMA no color powder DOES NOT compare to the Laura Mercier translucent powder in my personal opinion. It may make as a great every day powder to bake with especially when you don't want to waste your LM powder, however I did not find that my face looked flawless in this powder. After 5-6 hours after I've applied it the oils in my skin overpowered the powder with shiny spots on my t-zone. I also found that the although it states it is "no color" , I found that the white powder shows as white on my skin and not so much translucent if not strategically dusted off. I don't usually have a problem with dusting off my LM powder after I bake but I find that if I do wear my RCMA powder, it's imperative that I need to be careful and really go in with brushes to dust off every bit of powder off my face, or it'll leave a white streak. I've baked with the Laura Mercier powder at 8am in the heat of summer, and has my makeup stayed flawless until midnight.
Overall, I'll still continue to use my RCMA powder because frankly I don't want it to go to waste. Will I purchase it again? I'm actually not too sure....I guess we'll have to see how I feel when I finish or if I finish the bottle I already have.
Have you tried the RCMA powder? Maybe I'm doing something wrong and not getting the results I should be getting? Please share your experience with it, I'd love to hear your techniques!! Thanks for popping by!