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The Best Setting Powders You Could Ask For!

Ashley Yamamoto

Posted on December 05 2019

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Setting powders are all the rage now with the makeup trend of "baking", and no, we aren't talking about cupcakes! For those unsure of what "baking" is, it takes place after your foundation and concealer application. You get a damp beauty sponge and liberally apply loose face powder to your under-eye areas, forehead, and anywhere else that you have creasing after prolonged wear of your makeup. You let the powder set for 2-5 minutes, then simply brush it away with a fluffy brush. What baking does is it prevents creasing and helps your face makeup to last even longer. 

With baking being so popular in the makeup world these days, many companies are making their own loose setting powders. From luxury brands to drugstore, there's something for everyone, price-wise and shade-wise. I'm here to tell you about a few of some of the best loose setting powders you can get on the market right now, some high-end and some low-end.

1. Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

This super-fine formula is silky to the touch and infused with vitamins A and E as well as a special blend of silica that helps with oil-control. The powder currently comes in 8 shades, Translucent, Rose, Fair, Beige, Topaz, Banana, Caramel, and Suede. And if you like sweet-smelling stuff, they smell like cotton candy. This setting powder is just on the thin line between luxury and affordable at only $22!

2. Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier has a formula unlike any other. It has a 12-hour matte finish, and blends like a dream, making creasing a distant memory of the past. Her Translucent formula is for skin levels 1-4, while her Translucent Medium Depp is for levels 5-6. The price for this silky-smooth baby of a powder is $39, putting this formula more on the luxury side of things.

3. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

This is a setting powder that many beauty influencers and professionals use because it is both affordable and gets the job done flawlessly. It comes in 6 shades (Naturally Neutral, Rosey Beige, Translucent, Suntan, Honey Beige, and Translucent Extra Coverage) and is super affordable at $6 and can be found at pretty much any drugstore.

4. Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder

A brand that many can find at any Ulta store, Makeup Revolution has one of the best powders on the market, and it's super affordable at only $8! And if that's not enough to sell you on it, it also has 10 shades... yes, you read right, 10 SHADES. Shades include Banana, Lace, Translucent, Banana Light, Banana Deep, Beige, Peach, Orange, Deep Dark, and Ghost, literally covering every aspect when it comes to skin tones, and you can't beat that.

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