NYX Cosmetics Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder – Medium/Dark Review, Swatches

Posted on Sep 17 2013 - 10:00am by poonam

NYX Cosmetics Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder – Medium/Dark Review, Swatches

Hello, Today I am going to review my first ever loose/finishing powder NYX Cosmetics Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder in Medium/Dark. Pheww.. it has such a long name!! 😛

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Medium

Product Claims: A mineral finishing powder that sets your favorite look with a flawless finish; skin appears fresh and radiant throughout the day. Just a hint of color provides enough coverage to be worn over makeup or on bare, moistened skin.

Direction for Use:- Apply with powder brush or puff over foundation or directly to face after moisturizing for a sheer, matte finish.

Ingredients:- Silica, Talc, Dimethicone, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Iron Oxide Black ( CI 77499 ), Iron Oxide Red ( CI 77491 ), Iron Oxide Yellow ( CI 77492 ).

Price:- $9.99 for 8gms

Packaging:- The powder comes in a round-pan plastic packaging with a black screw lid. The powder is secured to the bottom with a plastic sheet pasted on the holes. Pull up the plastic seal and shake the pan a bit and the powder will jump to the top. The holes in the packaging are quite big and give out a large amount of powder but be careful while shaking as I have lost a good amount of it about 2-3 time due to rough handling. Also make sure the lid properly closed before tossing it in your bag.

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Review

Available in 2 shades that adjusts to skin color:-

  1. Light/Medium (MPF01)
  2. Medium/Dark (MPF02)

My experience with NYX Mineral “Set It Don’t & Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder:-

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder is an extremely soft, finely milled powder and has silky-smooth feel. I got it in Medium/dark which is a good match for my medium-fair skin tone as Light/medium would have been much lighter but I wouldn’t really appreciate if NYX introduces few more shades in this range

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder 02

  1. I have used it to set my foundation and the fine powder gives a pretty natural looking finish unlike compacts which looks bit powdery if skin underneath is not properly moisturized or if applied in excess. The powder has a light-weight formula and it blends in effortlessly with my skin tone. The formula is free from shimmers and sets to a light matte finish. The coverage however isn’t something that I can rave about as it is goes really sheer when blended. The fine powder however doesn’t feel heavy and gives a silken finish to my skin.
  2. I have applied it directly to my skin to check on the coverage and finish. It goes almost invisible giving a light cover to blemishes and acne marks but I loved the comfortable matte finish. It doesn’t look powdery at all on my dry skin.

I have oily T-Zone and it fared pretty well in controlling the shine for 5-6 hours on me but Oily skin may require touchups in between.

SwatchNYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Swatch2

Blended-See, how it vanished on blending 🙂NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Swatch3

I applied it using the flat-top powder brushes I have  ELF Studio Powder and Sonia Kashuk Multi Purpose Flat Top Brush. ELF one was way too fluffy and blew the powder up in the air while buffing. Sonia Kashuk was better but its smaller head made the task quite painful as I had to reach out for the powder again and again, I think stiffer brushes with rounded tops like Real Technique Face Brush or TBS Kabuki Brush (Both on my wish-list 😉 ) will work better with Loose powders.

Pros of NYX Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Finishing Powder:-

  1. Finely Milled powder
  2. Light-weight formula
  3. Silky smooth feel
  4. Blends nicely
  5. Doesn’t look powdery
  6. Gives a natural matte finish.
  7. Great to set the foundation
  8. Decently priced
  9. Quantity will last me a lifetime
  10. Can also be used to counter oily lids

Cons of NYX Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Finishing Powder:-

  1. Loose powders are a but messy to apply
  2. Coverage is extremely sheer
  3. Won’t last long on oily skin
  4. Shade selection can be upgraded with more shades

Recommendation:- NYX Mineral “Set It & Don’t Fret It” Matte Finishing Powder is a light-weight formula with a silky smooth feel that blends beautifully with my skin. It gives a smooth matte finish and never goes chalky or powdery. Its natural matte finish makes it a good choice to set foundation. The coverage is pretty sheer but it doesn’t look cakey or made-up and blends in to invisible finish. Overall, I am pretty satisfied with this loose powder and if you are beginner like me, do give it a shot!

Caution –

  1. Be a bit careful while opening the lid, and shaking the powder back. Also, keep it in upright position so that excess powder doesn’t come to the top.
  2. Dip the brush lightly as a lot of amount will get picked, tap off the excess

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder in Medium-Dark

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder MPF02

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Claims

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Ingredients

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder 02 Review

NYX Mineral Matte Finishing Powder Swatch

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Rating:- 3.5/5

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Have you tried NYX Mineral “Set It Don’t Fret It” Finishing Powder? Do you use Loose/finishing Powders? 

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. SugandhaSeptember 17, 2013 at 1:03 PM - Reply

    Nice review Poo…Other than the fact that these are messy to use I love using loose powder, when I dont want to matte my face, as their coverage is sheer and can be controlled better than pressed powder.

    • poonamSeptember 17, 2013 at 2:06 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Sugu.. Yes I kind of like the coverage and finsih it gives over foundation then compacts… really smooth and non-powdery!!
      I am on the look out for a brush for loose powders now!! 😉

  2. RadhaSeptember 17, 2013 at 1:12 PM - Reply

    Loving the clicks and Review very much poo Seems a decent product 😀

    • poonamSeptember 17, 2013 at 2:07 PM - Reply

      Thank u so much Rads..!! yess it really is a good buy.. 😀 😀

  3. Richa SaxenaSeptember 17, 2013 at 8:20 PM - Reply

    Beautifully reviewed dear! 🙂
    This seems to be a really great product! Would love to give it a try….

    • poonamSeptember 18, 2013 at 8:15 AM - Reply

      Thanks a lott Richa 🙂 🙂 .. Yeah for the price and quality I am really impressed!!

  4. tejinderSeptember 18, 2013 at 12:58 AM - Reply

    wow…seems to be a good product…
    I would love to try…nice review 🙂

    • poonamSeptember 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM - Reply

      Thanks Tej.. this is my first loos powder and i just loved its finsih.. so much lighter and smoother thn compacts!! 🙂

  5. Melissa...September 18, 2013 at 5:07 PM - Reply

    That’s a huge review …I lov loose powders n mine is almost over all this time I had chambor on my mind after reading this I’m confused hehe…,I wanna try their highlighters too Poo after reading ur rev.,.am highly impressed ..,do we get them online?

    • poonamSeptember 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM - Reply

      Which one u used Melz.. NYX one is my first .. I also got a Covergirl one but yet to use that!!
      Ohh Yess .. Chambor one had been on my wish-list but its pricee.. 😐
      I looked for it but couldnt find it online also NYX is unbelievably highly priced in India.. So i would suggest go ahead with Chambor one.. and doent forget to share ur experience. 😉

  6. Shivi@COSMOCHICSSeptember 18, 2013 at 6:21 PM - Reply

    Nice review Poonam…I think I should give this a try as I am looking something to set my heavy foundation:)

    • poonamSeptember 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shivi.. yeah I think it will do a better job than compacts for setting heavy foundationa as it is extremely light-weight and goes really sheer! 🙂

  7. SwatiSeptember 19, 2013 at 12:36 PM - Reply

    This looks good! I do need to buy myself a loose powder.. but I can’t find this online 🙁

    • poonamSeptember 19, 2013 at 1:43 PM - Reply

      yeah even I searched it online in India but none of the websites stock it !!
      I am really happy with the price and quality but sad that it isnt available in India.. 🙁

  8. KrithiSeptember 21, 2013 at 12:27 AM - Reply

    but is it available in India :)?
    nice review

    • poonamSeptember 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM - Reply

      No dear.. not yett.. 🙁
      Thanks 🙂

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