The Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder is a relatively new product by Marc Jacobs Beauty, but has carved out space for itself in many hearts—even the hearts of people who don’t really care for loose setting powders.
The formula for this loose powder is a little bit creamy to the touch, and definitely not as chalky as many loose powder products out there—quite the opposite actually. It’s very finely milled and notably lightweight, which makes putting it on the skin so comfortable. The powder sets into a very subtle matte, the kind of matte that doesn’t make the face feel stiff or delicate. And yes, in terms of setting, it does help extend wear time for makeup by a significant amount. Think an hour or two more before makeup usually begins to get oily.
On the other hand, despite claiming that it’s “perfecting” it doesn’t really have a significant amount of coverage, so it doesn’t really get to do much to smooth out the complexion. Also worth considering is that even if it does manage to hold back oil for a little bit, once the shine comes through, it really comes through.
But generally, this product justifies its own price tag. So rare is it to find a loose powder that manages to balance out its mattifying with a good amount of creaminess. If you’re a fan of loose powders, this is definitely a product worth looking at, and even purchasing.
SUITABLE FOR: All skin types.