We could spend hours browsing the ground floor beauty halls of John Lewis (both in-store and virtually online), testing different products and checking out the latest launches from our favourite brands.
From Jo Malone to Nars, Chanel and Liz Earle, the iconic British department store is renowned for stocking all the best high-end beauty and skincare brands a woman (or man) could possibly ever need.
However, with so much choice at your fingertips, making a decision as to what to spend your money on can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Differentiating the products that overpromise from those under-the-radar cult items that don’t receive enough hype can be a tricky business. But luckily, this is where online shopping really comes into its own, and in particular the function to be able to leave and read other people’s reviews of products.
And there’s no mistaking that when a product receives over 7000 five star reviews, we should probably sit up and listen. Because that’s exactly what has happened with one product in particular – in fact, it’s so popular, it’s become John Lewis’ bestselling beauty product.
So what could possibly be so universally popular to have achieved the esteemed place of the store’s bestselling beauty item? Well, it turns out it’s Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder.
A lightweight, sheer and silky setting powder made from talc milled so fine the brand liken its texture to cashmere, this bestselling product has unique light-reflecting properties to create a ‘soft-focus’ appearance, blurring fine lines and imperfections. All this as well as mattifying and prolonging the wear of your make up all day without looking cakey or powdery, it’s no wonder John Lewis sells one every ten minutes.
Laura Mercier is known for helping women create a ‘flawless face’ – natural-looking but even, smooth and without imperfections (basically your face but better) – and this setting powder certainly adds to achieving that final natural finish.
Anyone who’s used the powder will attest to it’s amazing setting powers, and John Lewis customers certainly agree.
One reviewer wrote: ‘The only powder I own and the only one I will use. It is so stunning and no flashback,’ while another said: ‘This is a holy grail product! Everyone loves it for a good reason. Its such a light, finely milled powder. It works great for many skin types and doesnt leave a white cast! It is a little pricey but totally worth it.’
‘Its very good. Leaves my skin looking skin like, even after baking. Its finely milled and very soft!’ raved another.
This happy customer wrote: ‘Would have to be the best setting powders, no flash back and leaves your skin looking smooth and its very lightweight! It leaves my make-up in place through out the day. I would most definitely buy this product again!’
Normally retailing at £32, it’s currently on sale at John Lewis with 15 per cent off, making it a more affordable £27.20. While the price tag may be a touch steeper than other more budget-friendly make-up brands, we think it’s worth it for a guaranteed wonder-working product.