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Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist

I’m a sucker for _almost everything_ coconut, so I couldn’t resist the Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist.


From Marc Jacobs Beauty website:

Recover your glow, and set and perfect with this next-generation makeup setting mist that combines 24-hour performance with hydrating, skin-loving actives. This fine, micro-mist delivers a healthy-looking dewy glow to the complexion, at the same time fixing makeup so it stays put and looks fresh all day long. Freeze-frame technology sets makeup for an entirely new sensation: Skin feels comforted and nourished, never sticky or filmy. Inspired by Marc Jacobs’s love of coconut water, this refreshing spray contains five coconut actives: coconut alkanes for longwear, coconut milk for deep hydration, coconut water for refreshing electrolytes, coconut polysaccharides to help condition skin, and coconut-derived fragrance for a delicate, delicious experience.


  • 24-Hours/All-day fresh-looking face
  • Healthy-looking dewy glow
  • Fixes and sets makeup (with freeze-frame technology)
  • With coconut actives for longwear, hydration, conditioning


Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Glycerin, Coconut Alkanes, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Triethylhexanoin, Ppg-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Trideceth-12, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sorbitan Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Fragrance, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Potassium Stearate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Cocamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Phosphoric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenylpropanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Linalool

According to Skincarisma ingredients analysis, it contains four ingredients that are good for dry skin while three are bad for oily skin. Ingredients noted good for dry skin are Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, and Tocopherol. The last two are rather down the ingredients list. Those noted bad or potentially comedogenic for oily skin are Coconut Alkanes, Coconut Oil, and PPG-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate. I have oily skin, but I didn’t experience problems. Then again, I’ve only used it three or four times. Not even consecutively.

This setting mist is without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.


Directions mentioned also from the official website:

Press down completely for fine mist. Close eyes and mist 1-3 sprays directly onto face. Start with 1 mist and add more for the dewiest glow.

I don’t press down completely because a single spray is enough for the whole face actually. It’s just the problematic nozzle would have me spray on each (left and right) side. That’s a lot for my already oily face! More on this in the review below.


The Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist comes in a plastic spray bottle. This is the only setting spray I have and even know of with 112ml/3.80fl. oz of product. It’s large for my purse or work bag. But, as it claims 24-hour performance, I guess there’s no need to bring it around or spray it for more than once a day.

The spray is its major flaw. A thin surge of liquid comes out instead of a fine mist as you may have noticed in the video above. That’s why I can’t use it to set makeup as well as re-hydrate. I can’t set with it because it ruins makeup. I can’t re-apply to rehydrate my skin because my face would look shinier.

Considering the price tag, I didn’t want to give up on the spray. So I tried it under a matte foundation after finding out that it gives a dewy finish. That actually worked. My face look healthier without looking very greasy. Yet, I find the setting mist not worth it since I can get a healthy, glowing face with the right skincare products. The only thing I love with it is the coconut scent. Well, I was after that in the first, but I still wanted it to work too.

The Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist is best for normal to dry skin. Those who love the dewy or glowy look would also like this too. However, the 24-hour claim I can’t say if true. I didn’t test it for that long.

Availability and Pricing

Sephora Philippines has it for Php2353. I find the price decent enough for how much product you get, but it doesn’t seem worth it with the spray issue. Decanting may be a solution. I just don’t see why why I would spend for the inconvenience.

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