I’ve talked about my favorite foundations before but I realized that I haven’t shared my favorite face powders when it comes to makeup. I am someone who HAS to set her face after applying my foundation. Like I said before, it makes me cringe when I hear someone say they don’t set their face or even prime their face before applying foundation. Like how do you expect your makeup to last a few hours if you don’t prime or set?
I have tested many face powders and these Top 10 Face Powders are my ride or die. I don’t think I can give them up because these have worked amazingly with my skin. Even if you have dry skin you should always set your face with face powders. In this post, I am going to break it down for you as how I use my loose powder vs pressed powders.
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Ride or Die – Top 10 Face Powders
Once I have applied my foundation and concealer, I love to bake. This avoids any creasing AND this makes the areas that I bake not get oily throughout the day. These are my favorite loose powders for baking.
NYC Smooth Skin – $2.99
When I first started to use face powders, this was my go-to face powder. I loved that it was affordable but also that it helped with controlling shine throughout the day. It leaves your skin feeling matte but not over drying.
I saw this on Ulta’s website and I knew I had to try it out. Ever since I purchased this powder, I haven’t stopped using it. I love that it does come in 2 shades, light & medium. When they say two shades it really means translucent or banana. I got the medium shade and it’s definitely a banana shade. Keeps the areas that I apply it to matte by controlling the oils of my skin throughout the day.
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Light-weight loose powder. Although it’s a bit pricey I do love how that this powder brightens under my eyes and keeps me dry throughout the day BUT I have noticed that this does give flashback.
Many don’t love banana powders but I do. I love that gives me a bit of a brightness but also a bit of color under my eyes. It also corrects redness and pink undertones.
RCMA No Color Setting Powder – $12-30 (depending on where you buy it)
When I first started to do makeup as a freelancer, I did my research as far as what were makeup artists favorite setting powder for clients, and this is the powder they recommended. I have been using this powder for 2 years and I love it. It sets the skin so good, no creasing and even better when it doesn’t give a flashback when taking photos with a flash.
Once I have “baked” under my eyes and the areas I want to control my oils, I like to set the rest of my face with a pressed powder. Now I normally like to use “color” pressed powder but depending on the weather, I do like to use a mattifying pressed powder as well. Here is my ride or die pressed powders.
This powder is best for days that are humid because it keeps your skin mattifying for hours. Even if the days aren’t humid, this can be used daily. It’s also waterproof.
L.A. Girl Pro Face Matte – $6.99
It’s a long wearing, oil controlling formula can be applied alone for a soft radiant look or over liquid foundation for fuller coverage. I personally love to use it over foundation to give me a bit more coverage.
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Pop Beauty Velvet Powder – $16
Comes in 8 different shades but you’d be surprised how versatile the colors are and how well they work. I love using this on clients for a bit more coverage. Can be used alone as a powder foundation.
Rimmel London Stay Matte – $4.99
I’ve talked about this before and will continue to talk about it because I freaking love this mattifying powder. It works so well even on the hottest days.
Although this is a loose powder vs pressed powder, this is a good finishing powder to add more coverage over the foundation. I recently came across this and I haven’t stopped using it because I love the coverage it gives.
Tell me, what are your favorite face powders?