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.
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.
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.
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.
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.