There is one thing that all of us makeup aficionados would definitely agree on, and that, on the fact that setting powder is a must have beauty product. You cannot do with it. While the setting powder of yesteryears only performed the function of setting the makeup, the products of today not only set the makeup preventing it from bleeding, but also help even out the skin tone, refines the skin pores, regulates the secretion of oil by sebaceous glands, and offers a healthy glow to the skin while balancing out the odd shine.
Setting powders come in numerous forms, the most common being, pressed form and loose powder form. The pressed form comes in a compact, which makes it travel-friendly. Also, for touch-ups, the pressed form is a better option. Though the loose powder comes in a jar which you cannot take with you everywhere, it has its own advantages. The coverage it offers is better generally, and it also can be easily blended into the skin. Now if you are a makeup buff like me, then you will know how important the blending of a product into the skin is; it is what determines where the overall look will stand.
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Pressed powder, setting powder, compact powder, all mean the same thing. So if you are new into this, there is no need to get confused.
One last thing, before I tell you about the best setting powder for dry skin: Never apply setting powder with your fingers. Always go for an applicator. A brush or the applicator that comes with the product, will allow you to target the areas better, even out the skin tone, blend in the product well, and it will also help you make sure you don’t go overboard since that can make the makeup look all cakey.
Best setting powder for dry skin
Here are the 10 setting powders you must try right now! These help set the foundation, ensure that the extra shine is removed from your face, while also hydrating the skin and offering it the necessary nourishment. The products are long-wearing, lasting up to 12 hours. They lower your need for touch ups, thus taking good care of your skin. According to us, you should get your hands on these ASAP.
1. BareMinerals Original Foundation
The first on our list is the BareMinerals Original Foundation. While this product looks like a powder, it actually glides like a cream on the face. The coverage it provides is phenomenal. The setting powder sets the makeup so well that you do not need frequent touch-ups. Once you apply it, you need not worry about your makeup bleeding; it will stay put just the way it was when you left home.
Over time, according to users, the product enhances the appearance and health of the skin. Many call it a one-step product.
The formula is mineral-based, and the finish it offers is translucent, but in a very natural way.
2. MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder
The next product that we absolutely love is the MAC Studio Careblend Pressed Powder. This is a setting powder that feels like a cream, and so, is perfect for those with dry skin. Applying it is a cake walk, because the product just dances on the skin, and blends in easily. The product provides nourishment to your skin, thus improving its quality and condition.
Once you invest on this, you won’t want to ditch it for another.
3. Clinique Almost Powder
The Clinique Almost powder works wonders on dry skin. It also makes the skin feel good, by providing the necessary nutrients that dry skin usually lacks. If you are into the nude makeup look (I absolutely love that!), then you need to pick this beauty from the shelf and add it to your holy grail of beauty products.
The formula evens out the skin tone, does not clog the pores and sets the makeup so well that you don’t need touch ups. Touch ups are a major concern especially for people with dry skin. Constantly reapplying a beauty product no matter how great in quality, you are ruining the health of your skin, and so, you need to go for a product that lets you avoid touch ups.
The product lends a sheer to medium coverage, which prevents your makeup from looking all unnatural and cakey. It lasts up to seven hours!
4. Inglot YSM Powder
The YSM Powder by Inglot is what you need for your dry skin. It does not cause blemishes, so you don’t have to worry about your dry skin get inflamed and/or aggravated. The powder also prevents the clogging of skin pores.
The coverage that the YSM Powder offers is sheer and it evens out the skin tone, lending a matte texture. The formula is based on light emollient esters and mica. These elements protect the skin, and nourish it. They prevent the skin from drying.
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5. Smashbox HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder
What makes Smaskbox’s HALO Hydrating Perfecting Powder so good is its anti-aging quality. This anti-aging powder is full of minerals and amino acids which enhance the natural glow of the fac. It also revitalizes the skin, hydrating it to prevent drying.
Though it offers less coverage than the other products on this list, the setting powder does not cake up, which makes it perfect, according to a user.
6. Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder
The next product on our list is the Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder. As the name suggest, it is a translucent powder that keeps the skin soft and bright while setting the foundation. If your skin tends to get aggravated really quickly, then you might want to use this setting powder to control the redness.
The formula offers moisturizing benefits, while also ensuring that there is no unnatural shine on your face. Though this does not come with a brush or sponge, you can use a clean foundation brush to apply it and blend it into your skin.
7. Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder
This pressing powder offers a silky and smooth finish to your makeup. It also ensures that there is a natural glow in your face, minus the unwanted gleam. The formula can be used as a dry product and also as a wet one. It contains vitamin E and shea butter, both of which nourish the skin and hydrate it.
The coverage offered by the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder ranges from sheer to medium. For a buildable coverage, use it in wet form.
Finally, the best thing about this powder is that it is long-wearing; its lasts up to 8 hours without any need for touch ups.
8. Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation
The Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation is a versatile formula. You can use it as a setting powder, and also as a foundation. The coverage it offers is buildable, and the finish is matte. The formula is lightweight. It blends into the skin perfectly, and prevents the skin from getting dehydrated. It lasts long, really long, while maintaining a no makeup look.
9. Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation
To get a demi matte finish, try the Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation. This offers full coverage and is long-wearing. The formula is known to diffuse light, thus blurring out the fine lines and wrinkles, making your skin look younger and healthier.
The product offers a natural radiance to the skin, and goes well with makeup that is next to natural and fresh. A weightless formula that offers the perfect glow, say users.
10. NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation SPF 24
The NARS All Day Luminous Powder Foundation SPF 24 is the final product on this list. It glides so well on the skin, that it is ought to make you makeup look natural and perfect. The coverage this formula offers is medium, and it has an SPF factor of 24, so you don’t have to worry about getting sun burnt. Dry skin does not have a very cordial relationship with UV rays, but thanks to this setting powder, that’s going to change.
It is a long wearing product that lasts up to 12-odd hours, which is great, right?
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So grab one or all of these products ASAP. Once you use them, do let us know about your experiences in the comment section below.
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