COL-LAB Set the Stage Ultra-Fine Loose Setting Powder

 COL-LAB Set the Stage Ultra-Fine Loose Setting Powder


2 reviews

100% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.0

Price: $$$



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on 8/7/2018 10:40:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Brown, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I used to use the Mac studio fix powder foundation in NC 43 for reference, and I bought this powder in Tan/Honey and it fits perfectly.

This powder has a lot of coverage wich surprised me. It's very blurring, creamy and doesn't look too matte (when swatched I see microshimmer in it, but you can barely see it on the face (not even up close). I can use it to set my whole face and under the eyes withouth darkening my concealer. That said I prefer more airy, invisible powders under my eyes because I have so many fine lines, so I've been using this to set my face mainly, even though I go slightly over my under eye setting powder with it.

You know how some makeup looks super skin like and natural and other mu looks more makeupy, but still nice (it makes you look like a doll)? This falls more into the 'makes you look like a beautiful doll' part of the spectrum. I like this powder but I cant call it HG because what I'm looking to achieve is a supernatural but somehow still high to full coverage base. THAT said I've been using this on top of Estee Lauder Double wear, and Maybelline Superstay concealer, so I have to try it with less liquid makeup underneath to see if it can look more invisible.

I'm glad I got it overall even though it turned out to be almost like a loose powder foundation (it was unexpected but Im not complaining) and it doesn't break me out which is great. Also it's not messy; somehow there is never an OTT amount of powder over the sifter.

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on 3/23/2018 4:27:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The Col-Lab setting powder has been a great discovery. I like this line of products (their lip pencils are amazing and their eye pallets are great and convenient). I had not heard anything about their powder. I like that it comes in several different colors. it is not a translucent, white powder, like all my other powders. It comes in six colors in a clear plastic tub, a black twist off top and a perpetrated shaker to sift out the powder. I actually purchased it thinking i could use it to warm up some of my foundations that are a bit too light for me. I purchased the Tan/Honey one (I am a NW 42-45; C6 in MAC.) It has a powder puff, but i use a powder brush to apply all over. First time i used it i was amazed. Instead of that dreaded dry powdery look i get from even the most sheer setting powders (I have used, and liked, IT Bye Bye Pores and Laura Merciers) this one is absolutely invisible and it has an amazing soft focus finish that not only blurs lines and pores but also evens out my skin tone. But what totally won me over was that I was having peeling around my nose and chin from Retin-A. Not only did this powder not cling to that area, it actually looked like it softened the look of the flakes, almost like i had used a moisturizer. That was freaking impressive. I have dry-combination, sensitive mature skin but i usually get shiny in my T-zone by end of day. But this powder somehow is not drying yet absorbs shine. I have been using it every day since with different foundations and it works beautifully on all of them. I have had no break outs or any sensitivity to this powder. I purchased mine from Sally Beauty and it is $14.99 but you can do buy 1 get second 50% from this line almost any time. I do not like the packaging b/c it is bulky, and not travel friendly as there is no way to seal the perforated top after opening, so too messy to travel with. Other then that I really like this powder and would recommend it.

Edit: Yikes, huge typo. It is $14.99, not $414.99. Sorry.

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