Marc Jacobs coconut setting powder

Marc Jacobs ‘Coconut’ Setting Powder

Hey there you gorgeous humans! It’s been quite a while since my last blog post – a full-time job does not make it easy to be consistent with blogging! But it’s a new year and a new DECADE so my goal is to be realistic with what I can complete in the weekend even if that means only posting once a week!

I thought I’d kick off the first post of 2020 with a base product review – Y’all know how much I love reviewing base products.

So I’m going to cut things short and dive straight in!

What are the claims of this setting powder? This powder claims to feature 5 forms of coconut and cocoa butter to set makeup with a soft matte finish for up to 8 hours. It claims to be creamy and lightweight and set your foundation while still hydrating the skin.

Does it live up to claims?: Yes, it does. I know I use “finely milled” when describing most setting powders but this powder is not only that it looks virtually undetectable on the skin! It’s as if you skipped powdering your face when you use this powder only your foundation is locked in place. It also doesn’t dry out your skin, leaving an uncomfortable, crusty feeling. The foundation stays on very well too!

Does it sit well over your foundation? Looks absolutely undetectable on the skin. You don’t look cakey or crusty or powdery. Your skin looks smooth, flawless and you get a soft matte finish.

Is it drying? No. You don’t feel like you are wearing powder. It feels weightless on the skin!

Translucent?: This powder looks like a light beige colour but you don’t get any coverage/colour on the skin.

Does it keep your makeup in place?: Yes, despite feeling weightless and looking undetectable, it holds the foundation in place very well!

Flashback? I haven’t tested it with flashback BUT the powder itself is beigy rather than white in colour so I think there is minimal chance of flashback.

Shade range? There is only one shade and it’s a translucent/beige shade.

Packaging: The packaging is your typical loose powder packaging but the “sifter” is made from mesh rather than plastic holes so all you need to do is jab your brush and powder is released – mess-free!

Formula: The powder is finely milled (word of the day!) and super smooth when you apply it to the skin. It virtually looks invisible on the skin but it still functions like one badass setting power. It doesn’t accentuate dry patches too much and it has a soft matte finish.

Pros: It feels weightless on the skin, looks undetectable (no cakeyness, powderiness or that dusty look to the complexion). Its sifter is mesh so all you have to do is jab your brush to release product – it’s mess-free! It also doesn’t dry out the skin!

Cons: It’s not very affordable – considering you only get 8g of product

Price?: $63 AUD

Availability: Sephora Aus

Rating: 8.5/10

Overall thoughts?: I’ve very impressed with this setting powder. I love that this powder sets the foundation very effectively but doesn’t make your complexion look dusty or powdery. Even when I pair this with foundations that are (on the drier side) I know I still won’t look powder. This is a seriously good one!

Would I repurchase this? A big maybe with this one!

And that wraps up this post! Have you tried this setting powder from Marc Jacobs or any of their makeup? What were your thoughts? What setting powders have you been loving lately? Drop a comment and let’s chat about it! I hope you guys all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post.

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  1. Shireen L. Platt

    January 4, 2020 at 4:00 am

    I have my eyes on this but I currently have so many setting powders! I adore Marc Jacobs products, they rarely fail me.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      January 10, 2020 at 10:38 pm

      It’s such a good one. I too have so many powders to use up its ridiculous

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