I decided to purchase the new NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder ($12) because I’m an idiot that already has a holy grail under eye setting powder but still requires moar makeup. Whenever I see a new banana setting powder I jump on it but typically nothing measures up to Hard Candy Sheer Envy Bake, Brighten & Set Loose Finishing Powder or Ben Nye Banana Powder.
This is a frivolous purchase on my part as I just hauled Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder which I loved so, I really don’t need yet another setting powder. It’s silly to indulge as setting powder tends to last me positively ages as I only use it under my eyes and on a rare occasion on my face.
Not to mention NYX tends to release a slew of products that they they promote as new but really, it’s just the same item they already have in their collection already! Plus I already tried and really disliked their pressed HD Finishing Powder which had me a tiny bit wary to purchase Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder.
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder arrives in a 0.21 oz plastic jar with a plastic top. It’s pretty much the traditional NYX black packaging that sort of reminds me of MAC. It’s a pretty small container if you’re comparing it to other drugstore brands which tend to have more product and at a price of around $7-$8. The packaging is awesome in some ways and a pain in the butt in others. You see they put a stopper on the inside of the lid which is great because it keeps the powder from spilling all over the place when the cap is on. However, this is a little bit of a pain if you’re used to sprinkling powder into the lid and swirling your brush in it. It’s also a little messy to sprinkle the powder into the lid due to this. I appreciate the stopper and in some ways it prevents a mess where as in others it makes one. It’s a can’t win situation with the packaging sadly!
They launched the powder in six shade selections and I hauled Banana since I tend to use a yellow powder under my eyes to set concealer. I actually loved this but the color wasn’t warm enough for me. If I use too much it can be pasty. That being said, I really liked the formula. I’m in the minority though as the reviews I’m reading really aren’t loving it.
I thought it was really smooth and very brightening under my eyes. I also tried using it on my face and again, super smooth and had a really airbrushed finish on my skin without adhering to drier areas. Thankfully, it isn’t a silica based powder which means it didn’t crease under my eyes and didn’t have a slippery feel. The texture was quite silky and matte in finish but not a drying matte! My dry skin felt like it was breathing easy wearing this as it was so lightweight.
I do wish it was a touch warmer but it really doesn’t brighten things up on my face and particularly under my eyes but again, I can’t stress enough that a little goes a long way to avoid a pasty or chalky look!
All in all, NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder was a good pick up for me. I really don’t need another powder but this formula was pretty darn good if you do need one at the moment!
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder is available now!
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NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder is a new, lightweight silky setting powder that launched in six shades for Spring 2019. This is 0.21 oz in size and $12. I purchased the shade Banana for use under my eyes and felt like it was quite brightening with a smooth finish that didn’t crease under my eyes. On my skin it was equally brightening and didn’t adhere to drier areas. I do wish the shade was a touch warmer as if I use to much it can be pasty or chalky.
- Silky formula that isn’t slippery which sets matte but doesn’t look dry or heavy!
- Very brightening under eyes and on face.
- Bit small for the price.
- Packaging has some issues and isn’t completely mess-free!
NYX Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder is a nice pick if you need smooth, crease-free coverage under your eyes or on drier skin!