Ready. SET. GO! The skinny on Sacha’s Buttercup Setting Powder


I said I wasn’t gonna buy this. I told myself I wasn’t but when you see these 4 to 5 star rating online and people in the makeup group on Facebook keep blabbering about it, it’s easy to fall in the “do as the romans do” and I’m not easy persuaded, but they got me!


I have like every setting powder from translucent to super white and all the variations in between. I didn’t really need another one. I really didn’t, so I am blaming all of you beauty-lovin’ ladies in that makeup group for coercing me into this transaction!


I purchased mine off Amazon. It retails at $20-25 depending on where you look and your patience level. This shipped Amazon Prime, so I got it at my door in 2 days. Go Go Gadget Super Ship!

It comes with a sifter top, Ughhh! Super messy.

sacha sifter

I currently use Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder in Banana mixed with Topaz to get the highlight shade of my choice. With Sacha Buttercup, I don’t even need to mix so that’s a PLUS!

Sacha is finely milled, did I say that already? It’s like confectioner’s sugar…nope it doesn’t taste like it just feels velvety and smooth. I like the texture.

Sacha palm

This is a great under eye setting powder. It blends like a dream. It leaves NO white cast better known as FLASHBACK when you take pictures. Flashback is not good, that is why you have to use products that work well under photography flash. As a daughter of a photographer and a freelance photographer myself, I always test shoot my work to make sure I’ve blended out well and to watch for the dreaded flashback. Sorry Eva & Taraji, I have to use you two as an example of what flashback is. it’s when your concelaer and highlight powder is all wrong, improperly blended or just not the right products for the under eye area.


BEVERLY HILLS, CA. - October 26: Taraji P. Henson arrives at the 13th annual Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 26, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImge)

(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImge)

Also, you don’t want to have to result to black and white filters to disguise flashback photos. Side note… I love filters and black and white photography, not to hide imperfections but because I love photo options when editing photos. True creatives understand. I disgress…movin’ on!

This setting powder is ideal for brown skin and dark skin complexions. It hasn’t settled into my fine lines yet and that could be because I prep and prime my face really well before I apply my foundation and concealer so by the time I get to setting my highlighted areas I’m smooth and fine line free!

If you are new to setting powders or don’t even know how to use them, there are several beauty youtubers who use them well. Yes, you can learn a lot from watching Youtube. There are good habits and bad habits everywhere so don’t let folk make you feel like you can’t glean from Youtube because you certainly can and it’s free. I’m professional and I still get my free educational beauty tips from the Youtube. There’s some great information out there.

I’ll continue using this product. I might just transfer some of it to another container since I’m not a fan of that stupid sifter thingy. Other than that, it’s a GO in my book!

So what setting powders do you use? How do you use them? I’d love to hear feedback from you all on what works for you.

Thanks for tuning in…


3 thoughts on “Ready. SET. GO! The skinny on Sacha’s Buttercup Setting Powder

  1. Ksandra says:

    I recently bought this product but I’m having a hard time with it. I blend and I blend but I still see the flash back! Idk what I’m doing wrong!!

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