Product Review | E.L.F. Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder

Product Review | E.L.F. Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder in Light & Medium ($8, and in-stores, Target and Ulta)

Product Details (from E.L.F.'s website):  Want to make your skin look like it’s wearing a beauty filter? The silky, weightless texture of this setting powder drapes the skin for a dreamy, blurring, soft-focus finish. Created with finely-milled synthetic sapphire particles to give your skin a soft glow, help smooth the appearance of fine lines, and blur imperfections.

Formulated to keep shine at bay and ensure makeup looks and feels fresh throughout the day.  e.l.f. uses lab-created sapphire for eco-friendly purposes.

Review:  I remember when I first started my makeup journey in 2011, I was so crazy about powders - I mean even powder foundations, all-over face powder and setting powder even if I had no idea how to use them.  Two years ago, I went on a frenzy trying different ones from drugstore to luxury ones.  When I started to declutter my beauty products, I got rid of all my loose setting powder except the Hourglass Veil Powder.  I love its airy and light formula and the subtle glow it leaves the skin.  Most powders I have tried tend to mattify the skin but I have normal to dry skin so mattifying products are not my favorite.  When I received the e-mail from E.L.F. regarding their new releases for 2020, this popped up and I was very curious about it for one reason:  Is this similar to Jaclyn Hill's Moonlight All-Over Powder?  I held off on purchasing the Moodlight Powder and bought this one instead.

This comes in a clear plastic box with black typography.  The product is contained in a clear tub with a black screw cap lid.  It also has a turn dial mechanism that opens and closes the inside lid to avoid the powders making a mess.  The packaging is great for travel which is a plus.  I watched Sam's (Saamage on YouTube) review prior to buying this and saw that she has both light and medium shades so I purchased the exact same shades.  Fortunately, both of them work for my skin tone since I only use them to dust all over the face instead of baking.  The formula of the E.L.F. Halo Glow powder is light and airy, similar to the Hourglass Veil Powder.  It leaves a nice soft glow to the skin while keeping the skin looking healthy and luminous.  The powder also does not break up or mattify the skin.  It is easy to apply (I use a large stippling brush from It Cosmetics) and it blends it very well over liquid and powder products.  Honestly, I was not expecting to love this powder - but I actually do.  I will not trade my Hourglass Veil Powder for this powder, but I will definitely keep it alongside it.  Would I recommend this powder?  If you want a soft and luminous powder without glitter particles, this is a great one that will not break the bank.