Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder ($38) is a new translucent setting powder that’s created using 50% water and glycerin which gives the powder an ultra hydrating texture.
For many, many years I avoided all sorts of powder because as a dry skin girl it isn’t terribly forgiving. Powder can make you look flawless or it can age you terribly and in my case powder has been known to age my skin and give me a bad face of cake face. I find it challenging to use powder on my drier skin and I tend to avoid using it most days of my life.
In the last several years I did finally start to embrace using a yellow toned powder under my eyes to set concealer and it was one of the best things I ever did. So long as I prep very well the powder sets my concealer for all day wear and also brightens up my entire eye area.
But still, I do tend to avoid using it all over my face.
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder did change my mind considerably about powder. When I first read about this I felt quite familiar with the formula since a few brands have done it in the past including MAC. I’ve also tried a few Korean brands that do a water cooling powder formula. But Becca’s formula tops anything I’ve tried before. They really have something here that’s different and unique and especially special for drier skin.
Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder arrives in a dual-lid pot that holds 0.35 oz of powder. The pot has a dual-lid with a friendly reminder on the second lid that says to keep it tightly closed so the powder remains cool. There’s a mesh sifter that allows you to easily dip in with a brush without creating a major mess.
Becca describes the powder as having a mist-like effect with a silky texture that floats over the skin to blur imperfections. I’ve tried cooling water powders like this and many do feel very cool and refreshing but they tend to pill a bit during the application or oxidizes and comes across orange-y. Somehow, someway Becca perfected their version which allows it to apply with a wet, cooling feel but sets to a satin finish. I see where they get mist-like from as indeed it feels like I’m spraying a fine mist on my face when I use it.
I was actually unable to swatch the powder since it absorbs instantly upon contact with skin. It melts right into your skin as your dust it on. It did leave my brush damp after application. On my face it started out feeling damp but quickly set to a satiny finish. It didn’t cling to my drier areas at all and the finish was smooth, even, and perfect. I don’t have visible pores on my face but do have ones on my nose and it blurred their appearance beautifully not to mention my skin looked very smooth and perfected after using it. I didn’t get any white cast of flash back in my photos using this as the powder sets completely transparent for me.
I was thinking of heading in for a purchase of Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder but after using this for several weeks I feel quite happy this powder and think it is best suited for my drier skin.
As a dry skin girl or guy if powders scare you you might want to check out Becca Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder. It’s quite a delightful formula that will change your mind about the feel and texture of powder.