Soooooo, I definitely took pictures for this post but I have no idea what happened to them. These images from Google will have to do. Sorry. I struggle.
Fenty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder
Claims—Superfine, weightless, filtered, photoready look :: reduce shine :: blur the look of pores and fine lines :: set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling :: hyper smooth filter that won’t flash back
Pros—Cruelty free :: finely milled :: smooths & blurs :: under eye area looks smooth and PERFECT :: doesn’t cake or settle :: perfect brightening shade for my fair skin :: shade range :: mess free packaging :: mini size for travel/testing
Cons—Expensive :: Sephora exclusive :: bulky packaging
Thoughts—The only thing I don’t like about this product is the price, but that’s not enough to stop me from repurchasing. My under eye area looks FLAWLESS no matter what concealer I use. It’s the perfect tone for my fair skin. Clearly, I repackaged it because I like this lid lock container better. It’s not less bulky than the original packaging by any means, but I like the large opening to dip my sponge in rather to sift it out. I’m on my second jar of this and I plan to repurchase when I run out.
Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder
Claims—Ultra-fine :: soft :: infused with Vitamins C & E :: airbrushed, blurring effect
Pros—Cruelty free :: vegan :: finely milled :: shade range :: brightening :: mess free packaging :: brightens :: under area looks smooth & blurred :: doesn’t settle or crease
Cons—Online only :: expensive for the amount of product you get :: scented
Thoughts—I love the Jeffree Star powder formula. It set my under eye concealer nicely and really smoothed and blurred the area. I don’t like the scent, but it doesn’t linger so I can deal with it.
Are they dupes? … Kinda
Shade dupes? No.
Formula dupe? Yes
The colors are slightly different, but the formulation and end result are very similar. Fenty is a better bang for your buck and easier to access since you can buy it in store at Sephora. Jeffree Star products are only available online.
Jeffree Star is slightly darker than the Fenty so you don’t get as bright of a look, but it does still brighten. The formulas are very similar so if you already like one, you’ll likely like the other.
I am currently mixing the two to set my concealer and I love the combo. However, if I had to pick one to repurchase, it would definitely be the Fenty. It’s easier to get my hands on and you get a better value.
You can read Round I here.