As someone with dry skin, I have always struggled with setting powder. There’s always the risk of it looking cakey, especially after 8 hours of school or work. Finding the perfect setting powder has been quite the journey. Personally, I prefer loose setting powders as I feel like I have more control over the amount of product I apply. I’ve tried a lot, but these are my top 3 loose setting powders for dry skin.
Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Translucent Setting Powder
The Hourglass loose setting powder was probably the first powder I actually loved. I had been using makeup consistently for a couple of years and had yet to conquer the “setting powder” category. While I don’t use powder all over my face, I do use it to set my concealer and it would always end up looking so dry at the end of the day. The journey of finding the perfect concealer combination is another story, but the Veil Translucent Setting Powder helped prevent my under eye looking like the Sahara desert. Not only is the packaging stunning, the powder is so fine that it’s like putting nothing on your skin. Moreover, the formula also helps blur imperfections.
Thrive Causemetics Filtered Effects Soft Focus HD Setting Powder
Next on the list, the Thrive Causemetics loose setting powder is also perfect for those for you with dry skin. It feels very similar to the Hourglass powder, but I do find it to be less fine. Because of the ingredients in the powder, the formula helps keep the skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day. The ingredients include: Vitamin C and Green Tea, Cucumber, Chamomile, and Coconut, and Sodium Hyaluronate. I’ve been using this loose setting powder for over six months now, and I am still enjoying it. The packaging helps keep the product neat, one of the biggest struggles with loose powder.
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Anti-Pollution Setting Powder
Finally, a drugstore, affordable option of loose setting powder. I was gifted the new PhotoReady Candid range via Influenster. It included the foundation, concealer, and setting powder. I really enjoyed all three products. The setting powder feels extremely soft. While it is supposed to be translucent, I do notice a slight pink tint to it, something the others don’t have, so I am not sure how well it would work for deeper skin tones. Moreover, this powder is extremely fine and does a great job at blurring everything. I use a tiny little bit to set my concealer and it lasts well throughout the day.
As a reminder, I only use setting powder to set wherever I have applied concealer. Because I have dry skin, I try to keep the powder use at a minimum as it can start looking cakey as they day goes on. If you’ve been struggling with how your makeup looks, it might be the setting powder you’re using! For me, these loose setting powders for dry skin have made all the difference.
What’s your go-to setting powder?
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