If you have desert skin like me, matte makeup is probably not for you. While it’s relatively simple to find a dewy foundation, powders are more difficult to find because, well, they’re matte by nature. So, why use a powder at all? They not only set your makeup to make it last longer, but they also help smooth everything out and keep your foundation in place.
But don’t be alarmed—you’ll still be able to reap the benefits of setting powders. Even though most powder formulas are designed for oily skin, they can be used in a dry skin regimen. Using moisturizing components like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and vitamin E, we created a collection of hydrating powder powders that set your makeup without drawing attention to the fact that you have dry skin.
Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
This gem is the closest you’ll get to having FaceTune-level skin in real life. Without flashback, the pore-blurring, patch-reducing effect is worthy of even the most forgiving HD cameras. While it’s intended to reduce shine, it also absorbs excess oil without leaving a powdery residue. And it’s also very affordable, too.
Innisfree No – Sebum Mineral Powder
This powder absorbs excess oil, leaving skin matte and smooth all day. Because of the loose, silky texture, this feels like the softest powder you’ve ever touched. You don’t have to worry about getting a flashback effect on camera because this setting powder contains no SPF. It produces a soft, airbrushed finish that is suitable for both photography and wearing out all day.
Nichido Final Powder
Nichido Final Powder’s long-wearing, fresh matte finish is adored by OG makeup artists and makeup gurus. You can bet it’ll be on for a long time. It’s great for baking around the eyes!
Blk Cosmetics Universal Translucent Loose Powder
This advanced matte powder acts as an invisible veil, flawlessly setting makeup and keeping skin fresh for hours while providing SPF 25 sun protection. The finely milled formula feels like nothing on the skin, providing sheer to medium coverage that blurs imperfections while remaining natural-looking.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Pressed Powder
To remove excess shine, finish your makeup with this smooth translucent powder from Shiseido. It’s also ideal for flawless touch-ups!
Happy Skin Dew Aqua Cooling Setting Powder
Happy Skin’s Fresh Morning Dew Aqua Cooling Setting Powder, which is composed of a unique 50 percent water + powder blend, provides a refreshing sensation that invigorates skin upon contact. It reduces the appearance of imperfections, reduces shine for a semi-matte finish, and improves makeup longevity without leaving a caked-on look.