Product Review | Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder

Product Review | Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder ($35, Sephora)

Product Details (From Sephora's website): An ultra-translucent, loose powder that sets makeup for all-day wear while imparting a soft-focus, airbrushed finish.  This ultra-lightweight loose setting powder is consciously formulated without talc for an incredibly translucent finish that sets makeup for all-day wear. It minimizes transfer without adding any color to the skin or overpowering your foundation finish. Ideal for the baking makeup technique, this setting powder is formulated with light-diffusing particles that blur and smooth for a skin perfecting airbrushed effect that doesn’t look chalky or dry. It features universal shades for a translucent finish on all skin tones. 

Review: This product was released in November 2016 but I did not pick it up until February 2017 (this is not the illuminating powder that they sell in the sample jars at Sephora).  I was trying to find an alternative to my Laura Mercier Translucent powder that costs less.  While this is $3 cheaper, it also contains less product at 10g (Laura Mercier contains 29g).  The box is black with a glossy finish and white typography.  The container is made out of plastic but it has a double lid on the top where you dispense the powder so it is actually travel-friendly.  However, I do prefer the actual container of the Laura Mercier powder as it is weighted, feels very sturdy and nicely made.  This specific powder is in Translucent Light and I believe there is another shade for deeper skin tones.

I have to say that this powder is less drying than the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder.  I have normal skin so when I apply the Laura Mercier powder underneath my eye area to set my concealer, it dehydrates it for some reason even though it does not budge at all and locks everything in place.  The Cover Fx Powder is a lot more forgiving underneath the eye area.  It is long-wearing but not as long as the Laura Mercier Powder - but long enough for an 8 to 10 hour work day.  The powder is finely milled and it is easy to apply on the skin.  It melts into the skin without leaving a cast and as mentioned, without making the skin look too dry or matte.  I actually prefer this powder over the Laura Mercier one.  (FYI - I recently picked up the newly released Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder and I am loving it so I am undecided whether to repurchase the Cover Fx one or stick with the Too Faced Powder, which is also $3 cheaper and has more product at 17g than Cover Fx).