A smooth base is an achievement every makeup junkie aims to unlock. And the two fail-proof steps to smooth-looking makeup? Minimizing pores and keeping oil at bay, which happen to be the job of a trusty setting powder. A good foundation is key to flawless-looking makeup, but you’ll need an equally reliable setting powder to seal the deal. Bottom line is, setting powders are more crucial to makeup than you might think. Find the right powder for you and you’re all set to go. From pressed powders to loose ones, choose from 8 top-choice powders to give your base the smooth AF finish it deserves:
True Match Pressed Powder, Php500, L’Oréal
Whether you’re using foundation on a normal day or a BB cream for a no-makeup makeup look, set your base with this blendable pressed powder for flawless and smooth-looking finish.
Fit Me! Matte Poreless Powder, Php399, Maybelline
Erase those pores and get that matte finish with this drugstore gem. It’s also one of the best bets for the ladies with combination to oily skin types.
Loose Setting Powder, Php1850, Laura Mercier
It’s everything a setting powder should be—great at oil-control, gives amazingly flawless finish, selfie-ready, and long-lasting. It’s a cult-favorite for a reason!
Airspun Loose Face Powder, Php599, Coty
For the ladies on a budget, this finely-milled powder from New York-based brand Coty is definitely a contender. Just ask your favorite local beauty YouTubers!
No-Sebum Blur Powder, Php485, Innisfree
If you like your foundation smooth and velvety, try this long-wearing K-beauty gem to keep oil at bay and your face fresh all day.
Prime Primer Hydrating Finish Powder, Php1090, Banila Co.
For the dry-skinned gals who are non-believers of setting with powder, this hydrating pick is made just for you.
The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder, Php1900, Benefit
Highlighters exist to make your skin shine, so get rid of oil with this easy-to-use shine-reducing powder.
No Color Powder, Php900, RCMA
This no-nonsense powder means serious business. Perfect for: those struggling to find the right powder shade for their skin tones (this one’s non-pigmented!) or those looking for a long-lasting and long-wearing powder product.
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