2018 is the year that’s all about skin and complexion. Recently, lot’s of brands have been coming out with concealers, powders and setting sprays and I’ve been getting more into complexion products as well! The most recent setting powder launch is from Huda Beauty and here’s my review on it.
Unlike most setting powders, this powder does not come in just 3 colors (lot’s of brand have fair, medium and deep). This powder comes in 8 shades, varying in shade and undertone, which I really love.
I can pull of a ‘regular’ translucent powder as well as a fair setting powder, but both usually have a warm undertone since that’s the most popular shade for covering dark under eye circles. Even though it works for me, I have to be careful because of my cool skin tone, the yellow can look funny and obvious.
I was so enthusiastic when I saw the Huda Beauty powders because this range also has a fair powder with pink undertones.
Cupcake is the perfect match for me for under eye baking. On the black ‘stopper’ in the photo above you can see how pink the powder looks.
On the face it does not look that pink at all, it’s just a regular setting powder that happens to match my undertone really well.
The powder is really finely milled and soft. The packaging has a little mesh to sift out large pieces. It stops the product from falling out but it also makes it kinda hard to get enough product out. I always tap some product in the lid and then I apply it with a Beautyblender. Because of the mesh I takes me a little longer but that’s okay, because this way I don’t waste any product.
This is how the powder looks on my face after baking (and after wiping the excess of). I love how it looks! My skin and under eyes are blurred and look soft and flawless. It’s not too powdery (not at all) and not drying.
This is the look with all the other make-up on as well and doesn’t it look flawless!?
I wanted to compare the setting powders I currently own. From left to right it’s: Huda Beauty, Mac x Patrick Starrr setting powder, Maybelline Fit Me! Loose Finishing Powder in 10, Rimmel Match Perfection Silky Loose Face Powder, Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder, Colourpop No Filter Setting Powder in Translucent, Cover FX Matte Setting Powder in Light and Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder in Translucent.
You can see how much more blurring the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder is and how much more finely milled it is. On my skin tone it looks pretty natural where most of the others either look too white or too yellow.
Because of the great match for under eye baking and the formula of the Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Powder, this powder is my new favorite, bumping the Mac x Patrick Starrr setting powder to the second place (that powder is such a good match to my skin tone that it’s better for setting other parts of the face and not where I want some brightening).
The only downside of the Huda Beauty powder though is the scent. It has such an extreme perfume scent to it and I really dislike that. Luckily, you don’t smell it when it’s on your face, but I don’t put it under my nose because of it. Some people might love the smell of course but in my opinion it’s completely useless to make powder with a perfume scent. Keep that in mind if you don’t like strong scents to your products!