Top 5 Favourite Setting Powders

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Settings powders are an absolute must in my daily makeup routine. I tend to wear more dewy and glossy foundations so they often need setting and mattifying with a powder to ensure they stay on my skin as long as possible. I’ve tried quite a few different powders from a number of different brands and how much I like them does depend on what I’m looking for in a powder on that particular day and does vary from season to season but I’ve found that these 5 setting powders are the ones I reach for most often. I tend to prefer a pressed powder over a loose powder simply because it is less messy and much easier to apply and I find you get a better finish.

This is the one exception to the rule. I find that this powder is very finely milled and gives a very light and silky finish. It is a little messier to dispense and so you have to be a little careful when you tip the powder into the top but you only need a little powder to set your full face. This product is the most expensive of the 5 setting powders, however, I have had this powder the longest and there is still plenty left so I would say in that sense it is worth it. I tend to hit pan on my pressed powders a lot quicker.

I’ve mentioned and raved about this product before. This is a little gem from KIKO that I found not so long ago. It is in a baked formula and in the pan it appears to have a slight shimmer to it but do not be put off! This product gives you such a killer finish. It not only sets your foundation but will also give you a lovely sheen and glow to the skin. Packed with mineral extracts and argan oil, it adds a little extra radiance to your makeup look. This product comes in 6 different shades as well.

The NYX powder is the cheapest of the products in my top 5 and is very easy to apply. It reduces shine and I feel sits nicely on the skin without setting into creases. I haven’t used this product for say a night out, but for day time wear I feel like it has good longevity and I haven’t had the need to top it up. The only downside is they only have a couple of shades so you are a little more restricted in this sense. NYX do have a couple of different powders though and as a brand I would definitely recommend you check them out.

Bare Minerals are renowned for their face products and so I had high expectations with this one and needless to say it didn’t disappoint. I picked this up in the shade Medium and this gives a lovely flawless finish whilst controlling shine and oils from the foundation. I think it gives a great coverage and is also super long lasting. It is again on the more expensive end of the spectrum and I did hit pan quite quickly with this one but the overall quality of the product is really good. They do sell both a pressed and loose version if you have one preference over the other.

I picked this up in the shade Soft Sand which has a slightly yellow tone to it and I find it is really good at giving a nice light finish and is again in the pressed powder format. I have heard that this isn’t so good at reducing shine for particularly oily skin but personally I’ve enjoyed using this product although it is on the expensive side and I feel like I didn’t get too much use out of this before hitting pan. In this sense I guess loose powders are better as they last longer but I simply prefer the application of a pressed formula.

 

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What’s your favourite setting powder? Have you ever tried any of my top 5?

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11 Comments

  1. August 27, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    Amazing post! I’ve actually never tried one of these before…definitely need to give them a go 🙂

    What about following each other?

    Caro x

    http://nilooorac.com/

  2. jen
    August 28, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I swear the Laura Mercier powder legit changed my life. Jen / Velvet Spring x

  3. Jenny
    August 28, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    I’ve heard so much about the Bobbi Brown setting powder but still haven’t had the chance to try it! I’ve been switching between INIKA and Vichy setting powders at the moment x

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

    • Becky Hughff
      August 28, 2016 / 8:43 pm

      Ooooh I’ve never tried there setting powders, will definitely have to give them a go!

  4. August 29, 2016 / 8:10 am

    Literally haven’t tried any of these! I’m so not experimental with setting powders haha need to get onto some more! You’ve inspired me haha

    xx SofiaaDot
    sofiaadot.wordpress.com

  5. August 29, 2016 / 11:39 am

    I haven’t tried any of these before but I’ve heard amazing things about the NYX one! My favourite is the Bourjois healthy balance powder 🙂

    Love Katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

  6. August 30, 2016 / 5:30 am

    I haven’t used a setting powder in months, the weather here is too hot for me to wear proper makeup. Great picks, I will save this list for when I would like to purchase a new one!

    Yiota x
    PinkDaisyLoves

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