Whether it’s a major event, a happy hour with friends or an important meeting over Zoom, there are certain times when make-up touch-ups just aren’t going to be in the cards. Enter the beauty of setting powder.
Any true beauty lovers and professional make-up artists would tell you setting powder is the key to ensure your flawlessly applied foundation, highlighter and eyeshadow don’t melt off, locking your look in place and eliminating shine for hours on end. In addition to being a great tool to absorb excess oil and sweat to keep your make-up looking fresh all day in hot and humid weather, the right setting powder can be just as useful during the winter too. There are formulations featuring hydrating and nourishing ingredients to give your complexion a smooth, dewy finish, that doesn’t make skin feel and look rough.
With so many setting powders available on the market, the options are almost endless. That's why we’ve rounded up the best formulas that are totally worth the splurge and will level up your make-up routine this season and beyond—from loose to pressed powders for every skin type.
1. La Prairie Skin Caviar Loose Powder
A luxury product that’s totally worth the splurge, La Prairie’s finishing powder is enriched premium caviar extract to set make-up and create a shine-free, smooth finish on all skin tones. Housed in an elegant cobalt blue jar with a convenient hinged lid, this non-drying formula will keep foundation matte and crease-free all day—even under a mask. Use the accompanying puff or the brand's loose powder brush to apply the product in a swirling motion for best results.