9 Setting Powders For Flawless-Looking Makeup That Lasts All Day

by Claudia Tan
LIFESTYLE  |  September 21, 2018
  • Don’t underestimate the power of setting powders.
    1 / 10 Don’t underestimate the power of setting powders.

    If you have oily or dry skin, using some setting powder at the end of your beauty routine can be a lifesaver. It keeps your makeup in place, allowing it to last longer than before. It also prevents the much dreaded midday makeup meltdown. And for those who struggle to conceal large pores and fine lines, sweeping some setting powder over your face can give you a smoother looking complexion. These setting powders will help your makeup look pro and last longer.

    (Also read: 8 Best Primers To Use According To Your Skin Type)

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  • Becca Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder ($38)
    2 / 10 Becca Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder ($38)

    The under-eye area is often where foundation creases up the most easily. The feather-light formula of the Becca Under Eye Brightening Setting Powder ensures that your concealer stays in place – dark circles begone. It is also infused with light-reflecting pearl powder that instantly brightens the area around your eyes.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Becca

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  •  Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder Mini ($21)
    3 / 10 Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder Mini ($21)

    Say goodbye to chalky powders that suffocate your skin. Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder Mini is incredibly lightweight and gives you an airbrushed finish that doesn’t dry out the skin. It goes on sheer so you don’t have to worry about it ruining your foundation. Plus points for for its pocket-friendly size – perfect for travels or reapplication on the go.

    (Also read: 7 Setting Powders And Sprays That Hold Your Makeup In Place)

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Cover FX

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  • Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder ($76)
    4 / 10 Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder ($76)

    The finely-milled powder feels weightless on your skin and gives an airbrushed finish. The best part? It contains light-reflecting particles that blurs out imperfections that even your concealer can’t conceal, and minimises the appearance of pores and fine lines for smooth, even skin. The sift and cap are designed for mess-free application.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Hourglass

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  • Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder ($10)
    5 / 10 Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder ($10)

    This budget-friendly powder is the holy grail for all those with oily skin – the struggle to keep your foundation intact in sunny and humid Singapore is always a challenge. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder is formulated to absorb sebum so that your makeup looks fresh all day. It also contains mint and natural minerals from Jeju, making your skin feel refreshed every time you touch up.

    Available at Innisfree Singapore stores

    Photo: Innisfree

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  • Pretty Vulgar The Powder Room Translucent Setting Powder ($49)
    6 / 10 Pretty Vulgar The Powder Room Translucent Setting Powder ($49)

    Suitable for all skin tones, this translucent powder locks your makeup in place and gives a soft matte finish. It also fills up fine lines, allowing your foundation to look more flawless than before. We also love the adorable powder puff applicator – perfect for touch-ups on the go.  

    (Also read: 7 Foundations That Cater To Every Skincare Need)

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Pretty Vulgar

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  • Supergoop Invincible Setting Powder SPF45 ($45)
    7 / 10 Supergoop Invincible Setting Powder SPF45 ($45)

    This setting powder comes with SPF so while you’re powdering up, you’ll also get your dose of suncare. You can depend on Supergoop Invincible Setting Powder SPF45 even on the hottest days as it is sweat-resistant, ensuring your face stays oil- and shine-free all day. The sleek packaging of the powder has made reapplication much easier than before.  

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Supergoop

     

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  •  The Face Shop Sweet A Peach Oil Control Powder ($22)
    8 / 10 The Face Shop Sweet A Peach Oil Control Powder ($22)

    Yep, the packaging itself is a solid win for us. Besides that, the powder helps to create an even skin tone and leaves your skin feeling soft and velvety. This packaging is available for a limited period only, so grab yours quick. Tip: A little goes a long way, so apply sparingly to oilier areas like your T-zone

    (Also read: The Best Purifying Masks for Oily Skin – Starting from $14.90)

    Available at The Face Shop

    Photo: The Face Shop

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  • Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder ($49)
    9 / 10 Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder ($49)

    Add a pop of radiance to your skin with this silky setting powder. It is non-comedogenic so it doesn’t clog up pores while ensuring you get a matte, photo-ready finish. This powder is formulated with hyaluronic acid to keep your skin plump and hydrated, so there will be no cracks or caking. Plus, it’s the perfect size to slip into your purse for date nights.

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Two Faced

     

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  • Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder ($50)
    10 / 10 Urban Decay All Nighter Waterproof Setting Powder ($50)

    Can’t go to the beach bare-faced?  This handy, mess-free compact setting powder from Urban Decay is here to the rescue. As part of their classic All Nighter series, this powder promises to mattify and waterproof any foundation so you don’t have to worry about coming into contact with water. For best results, lock in your foundation with the powder before applying your blush and highlighter.

    (Also read: 9 Ways To Help Makeup Last Longer On Oily Skin)

    Available at www.sephora.sg 

    Photo: Urban Decay

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