Product Review: Dermablend Loose Setting Powder

I have been using a setting powder from Cover FX for quite a while now, and frankly, I’m getting a little bored with it. It’s not a bad product by any means, but I don’t think it’s worth the cost.

I was getting some things at a Shoppers a few days ago when I decided to consult the cosmetician. I told her I was looking for a setting powder that keeps my skin matte all day (which the Cover FX one did not), and further for a powder that didn’t look or feel heavy. She recommended to me Dermablend’s Loose Setting Powder in the shade Original, and so far, I’m really liking it.

This product, in the shade Original, is stark white, and having never used a white setting powder before, I was slightly worried it would appear as though I was doing recreational drugs when I applied it to my skin. Much to my relief, this powder has no colour when applied to the skin, and instead takes on the colour of whatever is beneath it, whether it be foundation or simply skin.

I am finding this setting powder to keep my skin matte for far longer than the Cover FX powder ever did, and this product from Dermablend is also cheaper, so it’s a win-win situation. The Dermablend website describes this setting powder as “a weightless, translucent powder that sets makeup for 16 hours of consistent, transfer resistant & smudge-free makeup wear.” It comes in two other shades, cool beige and warm saffron, and it is:

  • dermatologist-tested for safety
  • fragrance-free
  • allergy-tested
  • sensitive-skin tested
  • non-comedogenic
  • non-acnegenic

It is also free of:

  • sulfates
  • phthalates
  • triclosan

and is vegan.

It can be used to set the face and can further be used to ‘bake’ the face, and overall is a really solid product.

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