March 6, 2018

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder ($4) is a fairly new loose color correcting powder available in three shades that can be used to set or bake concealer. As you may know I’m an avid user of banana powders for setting my concealer. I don’t bake but I do add a light dusting of powder under my eyes to set my concealer and also to brighten the area up. Banana is one of my go to shades and I’ve used Ben Nye Banana Powder for several users now and it remains a formula I go back to time and time again.

It’s a weird thing because for many years I would not apply powder under my eyes. My eyes are already dry and adding powder seemed like a bad idea. A reader actually convinced me a little light dusting really makes a major difference in how your concealer looks and wears. She was right to say the least. A little goes a long way at keeping my concealer long wearing plus yellow really brightens up the entire eye area dramatically

I was a little concerned E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder is a dimethicone and silica powder however, it does contain talc as well but I’ll get to that shortly. I do dislike the feel, texture, and wear of silica under my eyes. I think they have the reverse effect I’m going for when setting concealer with powder as they tend to crease into my finer lines and look drier than a regular standard powder. The good news is the talc prevents the creasing and this feels like more of a powder due to it being in the mix. It doesn’t have that slippery, silicone texture but more a silkier one which I appreciate it and feel wears better under my eyes.

If you loved E.L.F. Studio High Definition Undereye Setting Powder which is long gone but not forgotten I think you’ll be quite happy with the launch of Correct & Set Under Eye Powder as they are virtually the same packaging with subtle differences in the formula and finish.

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder (Banana)

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder (Peach)

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder Swatches (Peach and Banana)

I picked up both the Banana and Peach shades which both reminded me of Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder which is something to take into consideration when purchasing this formula at the moment. Why? Because Correct & Set Eye Powder is 0.07 oz in size and $4 where as Kat Von D’s powder is on clearance at for $15 and it contains 0.29 oz of product. It’s not only bigger but also the formula is a touch silkier.

None the less, this doesn’t prevent me from still recommending E.L.F.’s version. It’s soft, silky, blends easily, and diffuses the look of dark circles while setting concealer without creasing into finer lines.

A little touch will brighten your eyes up beautifully!

E.L.F. Correct & Set Under Eye Powder is available now at www.elfcosmetics.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Dee

    Elf has some of the best products for such a small cost! This is a must get as I’m at the point of not putting any powder under my eyes to set because everything ends up making that area look drier.

  • Elaine G

    Hey Muse, what kind of brush or applicator do you use with this powder over concealer? I am new to this, but can use this kind of coverage. Have a good week and hang in there with the sn*w. Elaine G

  • Jane

    Oh my gosh I had that high def powder of theirs and hated it! So much glitter! And that was really disappointing because it was otherwise a perfect product. I am definitely cack handed when it comes to powder application, though I aspire to it, so I would definitely try this!

  • Rachel Runyan

    I was sad to see High Definition Undereye Setting Powder go, so I’m very glad to hear these are good. I like a yellow powder under my eyes when I have dark circles.

  • StellaDiva

    So how would a newbie pick a shade or should I just get both :-).

    • Isabella Muse

      they are based on skin tone although, I don’t always follow that!

      Peach: Best for Medium skin tones
      Rose: Best for Light skin tones
      Banana: Best for Deep skin tones

    • Isabella Muse

      baking is applying a very heavy layer of powder under your eyes (or on your face) and allowing it to sit for several minutes and “bake” under your eyes by mixing with your body heat and the natural oils of your skin. It typically takes about 10 minutes at which time you dust the powder off. It’s a common method used in drag makeup and it provides a super flawless, airbrushed finish. The process also helps to lock your foundation and concealer into place. I’m not fond of the method because I have drier skin and it doesn’t quite work well for me contrary reviews that say anyone can bake ;-D

  • Hannah

    I’m absolutely in love with that peach powder to cancel the blues in my skin *heart eyes emoji*