Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder

You may have noticed there was no “Mascara Monday” or “Mask Monday” post up yesterday. I’m currently over posting about a mask or mascara every Monday. I’m sure I will get back to it as I have a stock pile of photos and reviews ready, but for now, we’re changing it up on Mondays, starting next week!


–Sets and refreshes makeup for a silky smooth, invisible finish
–Seamless finish
–Comfortable feel, weightless
–smooth and blur fine lines and imperfections

–$38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, for 0.35 oz
–$19 mini size for 0.17 oz

Shade Range
–2 :: Original & Golden Bronze
–My shade: Original

–50% water and glycerin :: a dry skin dream
–Feels wet and cool when going on :: very interesting, in a good way!
–Face/skin looked flawless and filtered
–Packaging :: love the net, it’s mess free

–Expensive for the amount of product you get

Final Thoughts
Y’all, this is a dry skin dream. I just hate that it’s so freaking expensive! My face looked FLAW-LESS and blurred. I was blown away. I used my Bare Minerals Bare Pro Core Coverage Brush to apply and press into the skin. I do not think combo/oily skin folks will like this. This is the best setting powder that I’ve tried on my dry skin, HOWEVER, my Milani powder is just as good and so much cheaper.



Milani Prep+Set+Glow Illuminating Transparent Powder

–Natural, healthy glow
–Blurs imperfections
–Sets makeup
–Adds all over radiance
–Lit-from-within finish

–$9.99 at, Walgreens, Target
–$8.97 at Wal Mart

–Perfect for dry skin
–Cruelty free
–Sets makeup but doesn’t cake
–Lives up to all of its claims
–Easily accessible


Final Thoughts
I am OBSESSED with this powder. I have dry skin, but I’m not into the super dewy, glowy look. Most setting powders are mattifying and don’t look the best on dry skin, but they set your makeup well. I was looking for a product that would set, but not necessarily mattify and accentuate my dryness and I finally found it. This one sets, but doesn’t mattify or cake. It just gives a beautiful, subtle glow. I use this product every single day and it is a dry skin dream. I can’t be without it!

P.S. I use it with this brush. I swirl the brush in and then go in and set. I use a light hand and a light amount of product.

It’s really hard to get a swatch of a transparent powder, but I tried.
AM & PM :: My makeup was set and was still in place at the end of the day. You can see the subtle glow it gives a little better in the picture on the right.



L’Oreal Hydra Perfecte Perfecting Loose Powder


–Minimizes pores
–Special moisturizers to nourish and protect your skin

–$9.99 at Wal Mart
–$11.95 at

Shade Range
–My shade: Translucent

–Not overly mattifying like most powders are
–Finely milled
–Looks good on my dry skin
–Soft focus effect

–Scent, very strong fragrance
–Hard to find :: I only find it in store at Wal Mart
–Not cruelty free

Final Thoughts
All powders will slightly mattify, some more than others, and that can look bad on dry skin. This powder is perfect for us dry skinned gals. It has a very airbrushed, soft focus effect and doesn’t look cakey or accentuate dryness. The scent is strong, like it is in most L’Oreal products, but it doesn’t linger and I can deal with it. I hate that it’s hard to find in stores. I only find it at Wal Mart which sucks. I don’t know how well this would work for keeping oils at bay so keep that in mind if you have oily skin. It’s my new favorite, go to loose setting powder.


January Favorites

This month’s favorites are SUPER random, but this is what I’ve been loving so I wanted to share anyway!


Erin Condren Planner Folio
–I didn’t get an EC planner this year, but I love this planner folio aka planner holder.
–Of course, I went with the custom option because I wanted to put my dogs and other favorite things on it instead of a design, but there are lots of options.
–I don’t do the full own scrapbook planner with tons of stickers and fancy layouts, but I do use some stickers and this folio is great way to keep all of my stuff together.

J Crew Factory Suede Tassel Stretch Flats
–I got these on super sale and I am obsessed! I love the tassel and the pointed toe. The leopard is calf hair which I love and the tan is suede.
–I ordered the tan first and they were so comfy that I immediately ordered the leopard and black. I accidentally ordered the wrong size in the black and my correct size was sold out so I ended up giving those to my sister. ‘Twas a sad day.
–They are completely sold out, but there are a few sizes available in the leopard. Size up a half size!

Sephora Collection Dynamic Duo On The Go Face Brush
–My elf Massaging Facial Cleanser died and I’ve been too lazy/forgetful to get a battery. I saw this in Sephora and it was cute and travel friendly so I picked it up to try.
–The brush side isn’t too harsh and I love using the silicone side to really cleanse my pores.

Milani Prep+Set+Glow Powder
–This product is so good that it’s getting it’s own post here shortly, BUT in the meantime, just know this is a dry skin dream.

Colour Pop Constellation + Bare Minerals Nude Chiffon
–I always use some kind of primer or cream base when I wear eye shadow. It helps the powder stick and extend wear and it also intensifies the color.
–I don’t love Constellation on its own, but it’s GORG paired with this BM shade.
–It’s been my go to look for eye shadow this month. It’s easy, takes no time, and packs a punch.
–I got the BM shadow at TJ Maxx for $4 or $5 and I can’t find it online to link, but if you see it, get it. It’s so pretty!

It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Eyebrow Pencil
–When I first tried this, I didn’t like it. It pulled very orange/red toned on me.
–I got it in a gift set recently and gave it another try and now I really like it. The shade is a good match and I like the formula too.
–I have cheaper favorites so I’m not going to repurchase when I use this up, but it is a really good product.

Colour Pop Constellation + Bare Minerals Nude Chiffon=GORGEOUSNESS 
I finally got a diploma frame, 5 years after graduating, and then I couldn’t find my diploma. Most of my stuff is in storage and I went through every box in my storage unit and couldn’t find it. I ordered a replacement and finally got it hung up in my office. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL.
My sister gave me these scripture cards for Christmas and it was one of my favorite gifts. I have them on my desk and flip to a new verse every day. I look forward to doing this every morning and starting my day with God’s word. I share them on Instastories and I’ve gotten several questions as to where to purchase them. You can get them on Amazon!
I got these Adidas sneaks half off at Belk a few weeks ago and they’re cute and comfortable. I’ve been meeting a friend to walk at the park after we get off work and these don’t hurt my feet no matter how many miles we walk. Image via.

What have you been loving this month?

Too Faced Born This Way Ethereal Setting Powder



–Silky, lightweight
–Natural/luminous finish
–Smoother, more youthful appearance

–$15 for 0.05 oz
–$33 for 0.56 oz
Sephora, Nordstrom, Ulta,

Shade Selection
–3 in the full size :: universal, medium, deep
–1 in the mini :: universal

–Cruelty free
–Hyaluroinc acid is an ingredient
–No parabens, sulfates, phthalates
–Mini option to try before committing to full size

–Little dark and yellow toned to be “translucent”
–Looked awful on my dry skin
–Had to use a blotting sheet for my forehead shine and I NEVER get shiny

Final Thoughts 
I HATED this. It looked SO cakey on my dry skin and clung to every dry patch and pore. It aged me and was just not a good look. Thank goodness I bought the mini and didn’t commit to the full size. I returned this.

They mean it when they say mini


Colour Pop No Filter Loose Setting Powder

–Soft focus, matte finish
–No flashback
–Not heavy or cakey

–$9 for 0.30 oz
Compared to Laura Mercier Translucent Powder $38 for 1 oz
–Available at

Shade Range
–Cruelty free
–Silky smooth & finely milled


–Contains talc
–Online only
–Didn’t work with certain foundations, the Colour Pop foundation being one of them
–Showed every fine line under my eyes

Final Thoughts
–I wore this with my beloved Rimmel foundation and it didn’t cake up at all. Then, I tested it with the Colour Pop foundation which was a disaster. It was too much matte for my dry skin.
–I think you have normal or normal/oily skin, you would like this. If you have dry skin, you can make it work, but you have to use the right combination of primer, foundation, and setting spray to make it work.
–It’s not a bad product, it’s just not a good product for me.

Colour Pop Conealer + Colour Pop Powder :: Kylie/Tarte Concealer + Colour Pop Powder

Colour Pop Powder size compared to Laura Mercier Translucent Powder
CP Found + CP Powder
Colour Pop Powder + Colour Pop Foundation


Becca Soft Light Blurring Powder Review

Last month, I reviewed several concealers and this month I’m reviewing a few different setting powders. First up, Becca!


–Wearable beauty filter
–Does not cake or settle into lines and pores
–Sets makeup, prolongs wear, and refreshes any look
–Subtle luminosity that adds dimension
–Eliminates shine for a natural, perfected finish

–$38 at Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, and

Shade Range
–2: Golden Hour, Pink Haze
–My shade: Pink Haze

–Finely milled
–Cruelty free
–Paraben, sulfate, phthalate free
–Lives up to all of its claims

–Both shades are too dark for me

Final Thoughts
I really LOVE this formula. It really is a wearable filter. My skin and undereye area looked FLAWLESS. However, the color just didn’t work. I mixed it with the Makeup Revolution Ghost powder and that looked and worked fine, but I don’t want to have to do that every day because #lazy. I wish they would come out with this same formula in a translucent or lighter version. If you have a non-ghost skin tone, you should definitely try this!


My huge pores basically disappeared and my undereyes were so smooth!


No shade match=no approval