Setting powder helps combats shine and sets makeup in place. It’s typically applied after foundation and concealer to create a smooth, undetectable finish. Think of setting powder as the final step in ensuring your makeup is set smudge- and transfer-proof so it looks better for longer. Incredibly versatile, setting powders help control shine, provide a matte finish and can be used to better blend bronzer and blush after foundation application. Depending on the formula, setting powders can create a more matte finish or radiant finish.
Setting powders come in a variety of formulas. Some are translucent and easily match to all skin tones, while others are tinted to smooth and finish your face while adding minimal colour.
Full-coverage powder foundation is used to help set cream or liquid foundations, control oil and create an immaculate, full-coverage finish. While some powders are translucent, a full-coverage powder foundation contains pigment to create a visibly smoother look that lasts all day. Try Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation to control oil, help set foundation and finish the face, while adding colour with medium-to-full buildable coverage in a matte finish.
Set Powder can be used on the face or body to lock makeup in place and comes in a range of lightly tinted shades to enhance and mattify natural skin tones.
Knowing your skin type and what look you’re trying to achieve is helpful when deciding what setting powder to purchase and use. Luminizing powders are suitable for most skin types and create a radiant finish on skin. To achieve a luminous finish, try Studio Finish Face Powder, our pigmented powder that applies evenly and blends well. Oilier skins will benefit from a matte setting powder to help reduce shine.
Highlighting powder adds a glow to skin. It’s designed to sculpt and highlight the face, giving you a luminous, well-defined finish. It’s typically added to the high points of the face (cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and brow bones) but can also be used on shoulders and décolletage area. Mineralize Skinfinish and Extra Dimension Skinfinish are two powders designed to give skin an extra glow and luminosity.