Every once in a while a new product is released and a frenzy ensues. Everyone I knew was talking about Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder for weeks after it came out. The only problem- It was sold out for MONTHS! I received a text from my best friend, Ellen, who said it was “life changing.” The very next day I ran into Sephora and there it was, in all its glory.
I’ve been using my 
RCMA No Color Powder to set my foundation for over a year now. It’s affordable and will last you FOREVER! I still have plenty left but felt it was finally time to treat myself.

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Okay let’s get into the facts – This setting powder can be purchased in two sizes: 0.7 oz for $22 CAD, or, the one pictured above which is 0.36 oz for $55 CAD. That’s pretty pricey for how little product you receive. I get it, this isn’t going to be for everyone. But hey, If you like to splurge on makeup or treat yourself every once in a while, this might be the product for you!
💎💎💎What’s so special about this translucent powder in particular? Well for starters, it’s infused with diamond powder. Yes, you read that correctly- Diamonds. You might be wondering just why- well, this creates an out-of-this-world light-refracting effect which doesn’t cause flashback. Many translucent powders are formulated with Talc where as this one is not. Talc is what leaves you with a dry, powdery mask after you set your face. Talcum Powder has also been linked to some not so great health hazards. So Hourglass thought “Instead of Talc we’ll use Diamonds, PROBLEM SOLVED!”.
Hourglass is cruelty-free and has
 pledged to go vegan by 2020. Their Veil Translucent Setting Powder is already vegan! Yay! Click here to see a list of all of their vegan products.
Ingredients: Mica, Synthetic Sapphire, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Silica, Diamond Powder, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate. May Contain (+/-): Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).

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I’m sure you might be wondering why I have a before and after photo for a translucent powder… I was looking for a few things: one- if this powder caused me to have a white cast or any flash back. Two- if this powder made my skin look extra textured and cake-y. In this case, it passed both of my tests with flying colours!

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I absolutely love how this powder sits on the skin. It is totally undetectable. This powder is SO finely milled and blends away like a dream, softening any imperfections you might have. It sets your makeup down without adding an extra layer which means your skin’s still looking like your skin!

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SHE’S INTACT! I know I’m oily but hear me out – Today was a long day! It was my niece’s first birthday (Happy Birthday, Zarai!). We spent hours in the sun at the park in 30+ degree heat. There were some physical activities involved and your girl was drenched in sweat. I had to dry off with a napkin and was amazed to see no transfer on said napkin.
💯 My makeup did not move, it didn’t melt, and looked pretty decent after a long, activity-filled day. This is extremely, EXTREMELY rare for me. I have opted out of wearing foundation recently. I’m over the let down. I leave my house with high hopes, only to see that it has melted off or looks absolutely horrible after a few hours. Since I’ve purchased this setting powder, I haven’t felt that same let down.
What are your thoughts?
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