Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Product Review: Mac Invisible Set Powder

I’m sure everyone that does makeup on anyone but themselves run into the problem of setting a liquid foundation with a proper shade powder. I’ve been using this product on myself personally and it works great. When doing others makeup… at times it can be easy matching someone with liquid foundation because you can add a darker tone to one’s foundation if the person’s skin is darker. With people lighter than my NC44 self I add a moisturizer (that is appropriate to their skin) to sheer and lighten the foundation out. When using compact foundation, you really can’t mix the powder with anything else to change the color. So let me introduce Mac Invisible Set Powder!

Product: 4.5 out of 5
Packaging: 4 out of 5
Quality: 4.5 out of 5
Overall: 4.5 out of 5
Price: $22 for 8grams/0.28 oz jar
Available: www.maccosmetics.com
Would I buy this again? Yes

Pros: A great price for a good size. I know that there’s a similar product that Mac carries that does the same job and more but the size is considerably less than the Set Powder ; and it’s also more on the dollar. Personally, this is adequately for me; the darkest skintone I’ve tried it on is NC45 and I had no problems. I also noticed that setting my foundation with this doesn’t give me that oxidized look, where the foundation gets darker at the end of a long wear. I definitely see it when I’m using my Studio Fix Powder. Its consistency is like baby powder!

Cons: When doing research on this product, some of the complaints were that it tends to look ashy on darker complexions. So I recommend trying a sample first before purchasing if you have doubts.

Overall: I recommend this to everyone especially those doing makeup on others and for liquid foundation users. It’s a lot of set powder that will last for a good amount of time.


Becks said...

Hi Shayna, I'm new to your blog, does this powder prevent oilies or keep the face matte long enough? I'm thinking of doing my own makeup for my wedding and that's my biggest concern. Thank you! :)

Distinque said...

I think that the invisible set powder combined with the oil control lotion is good for a normal to oily skin and using blot powder in between. There's alot to consider like the weather, how oily your skin is and how long will the event be. You might want to stop by Mac and ask a sample of the two items and test it out before the big day! Congratulations!

yummy411 said...

hey shayna! thanks for the review! you know i have this powder, but i haven't been able to stray from my trusty ben nye translucent setting powder. i'm usually trying to alter color (a foundation may seem a tinge too light). it's a loose powder, but worth the mess.. plus! the $$ is right!-- oh it handles oilies too ;)

i'll try this again soon because i want to test it for the 'soft focus' properties.