Review | NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder

Can't Stop Setting Powder

This is what it says on the NYX website:

Set yourself up to serve face with our new Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder. Available in six universally flattering shades, this loose setting powder is a total beauty boss. Each silky-soft hue imparts a veil of color that feels comfy and extends across multiple skin tones. Our featherlight formula also absorbs oil while leaving your complexion with a smooth, matte and fresh-looking finish. Place it under the eyes and cheekbones or along the T-zone to bake your makeup. Or simply brush some over any other Can’t Stop Won’t Stop must-haves, buff and slay.

So, I’ve been trying out this powder for a little while now, and so far I have a little mixed feelings about it.

Now, when it comes to the claims on this, I do have to say that I agree with most of them, but for some reason I just can’t make up my mind about how I feel about it.
Now, the thing with this is that it does do a good job of setting my makeup, but it does claim to be a matte, oil absorbing powder, and, even though it does give me a matte/naturally matte finish after I’ve applied it, I still get shiny after an hour or so, and since they say that it’s oil absorbing, I expected it to keep me matte longer than that.

Now, when it comes to the application itself I will say that I like it much better with a damp sponge, ’cause, for me using a brush just isn’t enough with this.
However, this powder is very finemilled, and it doesn’t look overly drying on my skin, so I do feel like you could use a lot of it, and still look good. I also like to use it as a touch up powder for that reason, but at the same time it can get a little messy since it is a loose powder, and it will get everywhere if you’re not careful when you use it. And I’m not the biggest fan of the packaging, ’cause it can be a little tricky to get product out because of the “flat-round-pushy-thing” (in lack of better words) in the lid, but that could just be me.

So, moving on to the shaderange.
They say that the six shades it comes in are universally flattering, and to some degree I agree with that. However, I do feel like you should use a shade darker than what you normally go for. Now, that could just be me, but I’m usually a light, maybe a light/medium, but I had to go for the medium shade with this, so that is something to keep in mind.

So, overall I did expect a little more from it, but I still feel like it’s a good powder, and I will continue to use it, but I’m not sure that this is one I’ll repurchase.

It’s available on nyxcosmetics.com for 12$.

Categories: Makeup

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