Having long-lasting makeup is easy and you don’t always need a can of setting spray for it. You can simply turn to your trusty loose powder.
You may have seen beauty vloggers who constantly bake and set their face to get that flawless look. More than that, a container of translucent powder can also highlight certain areas of your face to make your lipstick last longer. It’s just a matter of knowing which product would work best for what you need.
To keep shine away: Cover FX Illuminating Setting Powder
If you have oily skin, you’ll need a moisturizing powder that’ll also keep your makeup matte. Cover FX’s Illuminating Setting Powder sets your foundation and gives it a luminous finish. You won’t have to worry about touching up shiny areas in the middle of the day. Available at Sephora PH.
To brighten undereyes: Ofra Translucent Highlighting Loose Powder
Set your undereye concealer and put a subtle highlight with this translucent powder from Ofra. This can also be used to to highlight the bridge of your nose, chin, and forehead, and even a light matte eyeshadow. Available at Beauty MNL.
For a non-cakey look: Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder
You’ve probably seen this product in every makeup tutorial from Jeffree Star to Bretman Rock. Laura Mercier’s translucent powder has become a holy grail for setting makeup as it guarantees a smooth-skin look with no caking thanks to the French cashmere talc. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
To hide fine lines: NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Don’t you hate it when your fine lines and pores suddenly become visible under bright lights? Fix this problem by setting your makeup with the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. This product adjusts to any light and minimizes the appearance of unwanted pores, wrinkles, and fine lines all day. Available at SM Makati.
For color-correcting: Ben Nye Banana Bella Luxury Powder
Color correctors don’t just come from palettes. Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder has a banana hue that takes care of any redness on your face and neutralizes blue undereye circles with just a few dabs. Available online.
To keep your lipstick in place: Make Up Forever HD High Definition Powder
As mentioned earlier, applying a thin layer of powder on your lips before applying lipstick will make it last longer. Into the Gloss recommends the Make Up Forever HD High Definition Powder as it can mattify and set the hue. This will also prevent the lipstick from transferring while you’re drinking a latte. Available at SM Megamall.