Sunday, March 12, 2017

Quick Review ::: Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist

Back home in India, we have 2 or 3 coconut trees in our garden which meant we had access to fresh coconuts throughout the year - young tender-nuts for the water alone or the fully grown ones with the hardened coconut flesh that we use for making some of our favorite snacks! I also remember my mom asking us to put fresh coconut water on my eyes because it supposed to help, in some way :-) I don't know how factual that is but coconut has always been a hugely used ingredient in our culture! I personally have been using coconut oil as an weekly hair mask for as long as I can remember. During extreme dry winter we would slather it all over our body for extra hydration.

I am really glad that coconut is finally getting its much deserved recognition in beauty community. :-) This meme is particularly my favorite :-)

Marc Jacobs  released a coconut primer last year that instantly became a hit; this year they are about to launch a whole collection that includes a highlighter, this setting mist, a bronzer and a bronzer brush (information credit: +TrendMood ) It appears the "Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter" and this setting mist are already available on

I got this deluxe sample of during one of Sephora's pre-release promotions! It has 1 oz. of products which is not too shabby for a free, deluxe sample! It will give me 2-3 weeks of use; at minimum. The full-size product retails for $39 for 3.8 oz. of products. So, it is definitely up there in terms of price, like all Marc Jacobs products.

The packaging is beautiful; it is a beautiful, very elegant looking white bottle! The spray in the deluxe sample is ok; not the best nozzle but certainly not the worst! The sample is in plastic bottle but I am not sure if the full-size is also of plastic. As much as I love the packaging, I have noticed that it already has caught a lot of stains from foundations and other makeups!

I have always had dry skin, but as I age, it has slowly becoming dry to normal with hormonal breakouts! The point is - I have never had much issues with makeup sliding off of my face! For that reason, setting spray is not something that is extremely important for me. More often, I use sprays to deal with dry patches or to prevent my look from appearing too powdery! I have used this with my makeup that I applied over bare skin or over primers. One day, I accidentally went spray happy and just spritz way too many sprays and it gave me that instantly hydrated glowy look! I enjoyed that but over time, it looked a bit oily. It is still winter and I am indoors, by the evening I had to blot my skin; that never happened with me! Next day I sprayed just 3 sprays just like the instruction says and it was ok, I still blotted at night but it was not too bad! Both days my makeup were intact bearing 7-8 hrs of wear but I still can't say if this did anything to prolong the wear-time. But I surely did enjoy the glow it gave me! I just have to be extra careful not to over-do in misting it! 

Left: Before and Right: After applying the mist (sorry for different lighting on each pic)

Left: Just after applying the mist, Right: After 7 hrs. of application
It's an expensive product and with my dry skin I don't necessarily need a setting spray, not if it is this expensive. I would probably not repurchase but I am going to surely use this sample size happily! 

How about you? Do you enjoy Marc Jacobs products? If so, are you picking this up? The highlighter also looks so very interesting but I already have way-too many of highlighters :-)

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