Admittedly I am not a fan of the marketing faux pas by Huda when she blatantly copied Beauty Bakerie, but I will give credit if it is due. My search for a good setting powder is guided by Mel Thompson on YouTube. Based on her review and recommendation video, I purchased mine from Cult Beauty.
The packaging is quite similar to the Becca Light Focus Powders that were launched but less bulky. Also, there is a mesh to make sure excess powder doesn’t come off- and it is useless as you will see in the photo below.
Now this is just after tipping it over two times to get powder going. If the powder is so finely milled then maybe she should have put in a better mesh? Or not used it but put a cover lock or something? I don’t know but I don’t like this packaging. There is a black plastic stopper like cover on top of the mesh but it got messy and dirty so I removed it. Honestly it did not help.
The shade I chose was pound cake. The powder has a slight fragrance which dissipates pretty quickly. It is light, finely milled and smoothing. Does not dry out the face or accentuate dry areas if applied lightly. I don’t bake so I cannot comment on that, but I have heard it does well. If you look overly dry after powdering you can always use a face mist to get your glow back on. Or instead of baking, use a little powder and press it into your oily areas/ to set areas with a wet sponge.
This powder has a glow to it which is very slight but effective. It is not a completely matte powder but feels creamy in consistency when rubbed between fingers. I think it is the better version of the La Prarie powder, which has the same finish and feel, but can look over done very easily as it only has 2 shades. The texture is smiliar to the Nars Loose Powder Translucent and the Cover FX, which are both drier and suited for more oily skin. This is a little better at being radiant while setting everything in place.
So far I am enjoying this powder and would recommend it if you are looking for a cheaper La Prarie option; although, the latter comes with more product versus price.