In my search for the perfect setting powder (matte finish, blurring, long wearing and non-drying for the skin) I picked up the Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh powder. I have combination skin: my T-zone is oily but my cheeks and chin are really dry and sensitive to some make-up products. Youtubers were saying that the Becca Hydra-Mist powder felt refreshing and like a splash of water, making me curious to see if this powder is also hydrating (or at least non-drying).
The powder has a simple but pretty look. The lid is very reflective and the container itself is made of clear plastic, making the product visible.
The see through packaging did make it visible to me that it’s only filled for a little more than half of the jar (on this picture I used a little bit twice). Obviously you are getting the amount of products that the packaging tells you you’ll get (10,0 grams/0,35 OZ) but I am wondering why they made the packaging so big.
To compare the price and amount of product (I’m using Dutch prices and all the jars are the regular, full size):
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh powder – €33,99 for 10 grams = €3,40 per gram
Mac x Patrick Starrr Patricks Powder – €31,50 for 30 grams = €1,05 per gram
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder – €42 for 29 grams = €1,45 per gram
Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder – €7,92 for 10 grams = €0,79 per gram
This Becca is pretty expensive compared to the other popular powders. It’s okay for me that the amount of product you get is not that much because I like to try out other powders as well and switch it up a bit. I will take the price per gram into consideration if I will buy the powder again.
Let’s take a look at the performance of the product first!
The jar has a cover to prevent the jar from getting messy which is a plus for me. That way it’s okay if the jar moves in your make-up bag without having to be careful when opening the jar afterwards.
Underneath the cover is the actual product that comes out through a netting. That way the product gets filtered before you use it but I also finds that the product can fall back into the jar through that so it’s kind of hard to pick up a good amount of product.
The point of this powder is that it is refreshing for the face. The powder itself feels like every regular powder but when you apply it to the face, it feels cold and watery, like you are splashing water in your face. It does feels refreshing at first and mostly funny, but I don’t like the feeling under my eyes. I want to use this powder to set my concealer, mostly under my eyes, but it feels like I apply the powder with a wet brush and like it’s making my concealer sticky. The refreshing part disappears quickly and leaves me with a sticky feeling. When I touch the powder on my skin, it feels like regular powder, but it’s the feeling on my skin that I don’t really like.
The powder has a really nice finish though: it brightens my under eyes and blurs my skin. The finish is matte but nothing extreme, just how I like it.
The refreshing part of the powder is nice on the skin but for me absolutely not under my eyes. The finish of the powder is pretty but considering the price point and the refreshing part not really adding something amazing, I would rather just use Laura Mercier, Rimmel or Mac!