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Is this better than the Laura mercier powder for very oily skin!?
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Does the matte effect last?
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Does this work as a great baking powder? On a scale of 1/10
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If u take a photo/video in flash will it show the white powder on your face?
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Does this product cause flaskback when used for flash photography?
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is this a setting powder or finishing powder?
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Cover FX Matte Setting Powder

What it is: A loose setting powder to set foundation and minimize shine.What it does: This loose setting powder is rich in healthy ingredients that soothe, minimize shine, and extend foundation wear to last all day.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates - PhthalatesWhat else you need to know: This clinically tested, vegan product does not contain gluten, mineral oil, or talc.
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Questions & Answers for Cover FX Matte Setting Powder

Question
Does the sheer actually disappear? Or if I am light-medium in all foundation styles, should I use the medium?
asked 3 years, 3 months ago
Nanz383
(San Diego, CA)
on Matte Setting Powder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the sheer and am a light/medium skin shade. I also have somewhat of an olive tone to my skin so that can be hard to work with. It doesn't give that ghostly, chalky look that some setting powders do. Just a note, doesn't take a lot to be effective so I apply lightly which probably helps not looking washed out.
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
lostintdglass
(bayville, nj)
answer 2
Honestly, I would go for light. It's always better to be a little lighter than to have an orange-looking face. For me, this powder does add a tiny bit of colour, but it makes my foundation look more natural. I use the Light colour and it basically just makes me face matte and makes me look more away! However, I use the most amount of product on under my eyes, and basically my t-zone because I have oily skin. You barely need to use any product for this, and it smooths beautifully. Keep in mind it does crease under eyes a little bit, but not extremely. It also creases in my smile-lines, which I hate, but other than that I absolutely love this powder and would never buy another!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
DaniWalls
(Edmonton, AB)
answer 3
I would suggest using the medium that is what I chose.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
dweeb1
(Cheyenne, WY)
answer 4
They changed the product to matte formula and there are 3 color variety. If you can go to a store to see the shades try that to find the one that matches best. I used to use the translucent light myself and now I get the light version but I am considering the medium for the summer days when my skin gets that summer glow from just being out walking
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
radfox
(yonkers,ny)
Question
How does it look when taking a picture?
Some powders or even products with SPF in is not suitable for taking pictures. Will you any white residue in pictures if using this product?
asked 11 months ago
OneL0VE
(CT, USA)
on Matte Setting Powder
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
I look natural not pale
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Toots53
answer 2
this product does not contain SPF protection in it, and unlike the Make Up Forever HD setting powder, this powder will not make you look like a ghost in pictures.

thanks
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
jessiekgp
(Whittier, CA)
answer 3
I've never had any flashback from using it, and I bake under my eyes, around my nose, and my chin with it, and then set it with a light dusting.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
TerrylCoffel
(West Plains, MO)
answer 4
I've been using this product for months to set my foundation and have never looked pale in pictures! I do use Nars Laguna bronzing powder over this, but trust me, as someone who always tries to look as sunkissed as possible, I've never felt pale using this product.
answered 5 months ago
cheerobsessedxo
(Pennsylvania)
Question
Does this have mica or bismuth in it?
Please provide the entire ingredients list.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
Meeko350
(Monroe, LA)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Contains:
Mica, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Nylon 10-10, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Phytosphingosine, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate
answered 11 months ago
RachelDS
(Fairfield, CA)
answer 2
mica
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
norton777
(MARION, IN)
answer 3
mica
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
whatuseewhatuget
(Asheville, NC)
Question
Does this have any SPF?
If so, how much?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
gogreengal
(San Marcos, CA)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
Hello Darlin!

no, this does not have SPF.

Hope this helps!
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
jessiekgp
(Whittier, CA)
answer 2
Sorry, but I don't think this product has SPF in it.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
IgreenBlue
answer 3
No, it does not contain SPF.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
How deep is "deep"?
I have this in medium, but wonder if deep would work better with my summer tan. I'm naturally tan (and mixed) but tend to gain quite a bit of color in the summer. Is this mostly for darker girls or could this work for me without making my face look too dark?
asked 3 years ago
Koofa
(East Coast Transplant)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
I suggest going to your nearest Sephora store and asking for a small sample. This will help you gauge what works best for you. I am a G30, so fairly light, and use a Medium setting powder and it works just fine. I can only assume that the "deep" will work for you. But better safe than sorry! :)
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
jessiekgp
(Whittier, CA)
answer 2
I believe its more for darker girls...like me. I love it but you might want to go for a lighter color. I hope that helps!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Taya2010
(Durham NC)
answer 3
it's not "deep" but Orange - Try some other brand
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
meat41
(San Jose, Ca)
Question
What color setting powder should I order?
I use Cover FX cc cream in p-medium deep. I am not sure whether to order the light or the medium matte setting powder. I am not looking for more color or to look orange, just to set the cc cream. I have fairly tan skin, brown hair and eyes.
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
Cali1019
(San Luis Obispo, CA)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
The light is very light. I have fair to light skin and use the light powder. I would say it defiantly brightens up my skin tone. So for darker tomes I would defiantly use the darker shades.
answered 11 months ago
RachelDS
(Fairfield, CA)
answer 2
I would use medium, good coverage but will not over take your cc cream.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
KJS4
(Rochester ,NY)
answer 3
For you, go with medium or dark. This powder is very translucent and barely adds any color, but makes my skin look silky smooth and sets beautifully. I'm extremely pale (I use Urban Decay's naked foundation in 0.5) and I find the lightest color is almost white before applied, but it's barely noticable on my skin. More translucent than anything, so once again, barely any color is added. I completely doubt it will make you look orange even if you choose the darkest shade. I'd say medium finally, just because it's better to be a tad lighter and add a little bronzer than to be too dark! But you should definitely purchase this powder. :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
DaniWalls
(Edmonton, AB)
Question
What is the difference between the cover fx matte setting powder and the illuminating powder?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
Anonymous
(eatontown, nj)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
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answer 1
Watch the instructional video. It'll explain it all and then some.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
happylucky
(New York, NY)
answer 2
According to clerk in Sephora, the illuminating powder has little sparkles in it to make your face look a little shinier so she didn't recommend for oily skin. The matte helps absorb oil and make your skin look less oily
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
vampire22
(Clovis, CA)
answer 3
The Matte powder does not have or add any shine, sparkle, or dewiness. It would work best to help control oil.

The illuminating powder does have some shine, luminosity to it. If you don't have to worry about being too oily and too shiny, then this could add some radiance.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
bradslizzie
(Mascoutah, IL)
Question
Which one is better?
I've used Bare Minerals mineral veil in the past to set my foundation. However, I've found that as I get older it is making my skin look dry, dull, and lifeless. It also is not forgiving of any wrinkles. Is the Cover FX better then the bare minerals?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
BeautyBabeRN
(Denver, CO)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I like the Cover X better
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Toots53
(Chicago, IL)
answer 2
I used to use Bare Minerals setting powder too and I found the same problem - a dull look, and build-up of the powder on the skin surface. I switched to FX loose powder and the look is far more flattering. I think I also chose a lighter shade, and that may have helped.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
doozits
(CT)
answer 3
I tried Bare Minerals for a week till my order of Cover FX came in. The Bare Minerals broke my skin it. The color was nice but I'd never buy it again.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
babyhope
(Massillon, OH)
Question
How best to apply it with a powder brush?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
desire85
(San Antonio, Tx)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use a disposable makeup wedge to apply it. I dip it into the powder and then press it into my skin. If you use a brush I would also recommend pressing into the skin rather than brushing/swirling it on- as that can usually create the dreaded "cake face" look as you're simply mixing liquid foundation and powder together.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
jaybows
(Houston, TX)
answer 2
Rather than swirling the product over your face, dip the powder brush into the product and pack it onto your skin.
answered 5 months, 1 week ago
Kylen
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
Medium size flat or slightly doomed shaped dense duo fiber powder brush and press product softly over foundation to set it.
answered 11 months ago
RachelDS
(Fairfield, CA)
Question
powder brush included?
Does this powder come with a brush?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Lucky7J
(Washington, DC)
on Matte Setting Powder
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
No brush is included. Just the pad which isn't very useful.
answered 11 months ago
RachelDS
(Fairfield, CA)
answer 2
No!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
mrsshelbyhall
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
Hi Lucky7J,

No, this powder does not come with a brush. However, the recommended brush to use with this is the Cover FX powder brush: http://www.sephora.com/powder-brush-P376617?skuId=1452655. Thanks!
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
ZannaBT
(San Francisco, CA)
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