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.
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.