8 Setting Powders for a Smooth AF Finish

8 Setting Powders for a Smooth AF Finish

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:

L'Oréal True Match Pressed Powder

True Match Pressed PowderPhp500, 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.

Maybelline Fit Me Matte Poreless Powder

Fit Me! Matte Poreless PowderPhp399, 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.

Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

Loose Setting PowderPhp1850, 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!

Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

Airspun Loose Face PowderPhp599, 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!

Innisfree No Sebum Blur Powder

No-Sebum Blur PowderPhp485, 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.

Banila Co. Prime Primer Hydrating Finish Powder

Prime Primer Hydrating Finish PowderPhp1090, Banila Co.

For the dry-skinned gals who are non-believers of setting with powder, this hydrating pick is made just for you.

Benefit The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine Powder

The Porefessional Agent Zero Shine PowderPhp1900, Benefit

Highlighters exist to make your skin shine, so get rid of oil with this easy-to-use shine-reducing powder.

RCMA No Color Powder

No Color PowderPhp900, 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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