Essence is my favorite drugstore brand. Unfortunately In India, we can only get access to a limited set of products from them. I've been trying this Matte fixing compact for about a month now and trust me, it does wonders!

Talc, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Saphire Powder, Aqua (Water), Magnesium Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

PRICE: Rs. 349 for 8g

The packaging is quite simple but yet very sturdy. But it does lack a mirror. You can see the translucent setting powder since the lid is transparent.

The setting powder is in a compact form. It is very soft and buttery and instantly mattifies your skin. Since it is a translucent powder so it has no coverage but it can set your makeup in place very well.  It is very light in weight. All you need is a very small amount and you are done.


This is the BEST SETTING POWDER under Rs.500! It sets your makeup, mattifies it and keeps your face shine free for at-least 4 hours after which you might require retouching. It absorbs all the oils instantly and I've used it to set my under-eyes in place and damn! it does reduces the creasing.

It is very blend-able and gives a silky finish.

But it might leave a white cast on darker skinned ladies.

The best part is that, it is the direct dupe for NYX HD Finishing powder! The ingredients are same as well.

  • Long lasting
  • Instantly Mattifies your skin
  • Affordable
  • Super light weight
  • Translucent
  • Sturdy packaging
  • Good for setting under-eyes 
  • very Blendable
  • Dupe of Nyx HD Finishing Powder
  • Might not suit darker skinned ladies
RATINGS: 4.5/5 
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