5 Holy Grail Setting Powders Everyone Should Try

Jul 12, 2020
03:27 P.M.
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Any makeup artist worth their salt will tell you that setting powder is an integral part of their kit. Setting powder is particularly important in summer to help lock-in makeup for the entire day.


"Setting your makeup is one of the most important steps of makeup. When you set the makeup, it has longevity... who wants to carry a touch-up kit everywhere?"

said New York City makeup artist Delina Medhin to Allure.

Here are five setting powders that will deliver everything you need and more.

Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder


Price: $32

The Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder is a superfine, weightless loose setting powder. It boasts an extensive eight shade range.

The powder is known for extending makeup wear and giving a filtered, photo-ready finish. Makeup artist, Delina Medhin swears by the stunning powder.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder


Price: $46

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder is a must-have for makeup artists. Allan Avendaño and Vincent Oquendo both swear by the finely milled powder.

"It creates the most beautiful airbrushed finish on the skin, while the diamond particles in it blur any imperfections,"

Avendaño explains.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder


Price: $39

The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a true holy grail. The makeup artist kit classic has been part of kits for over a decade and now has even more available shades.

"It's simple, basic, foolproof, and does the job,"

says Emily Cheng.

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Powder


Price: $10

L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Sweep & Lock Loose Powder might be cheap but it has earned its place on this list. The stunning loose powder has proved that drugstore formulas should not be underestimated.

Living up to the reputation of the rest of the brand's Infallible line, this translucent loose powder will ensure your makeup lasts for ages. It has become known for its mattifying, and oil-absorbing properties.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder


Price: $44

British makeup artist Adam Burrell works with the likes of Little Mix, Winnie Harlow, and Ava DuVernay. His number one powder in his kit is the Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder.

"It's been tested on red carpets, TV, music videos, and everywhere in between, and I can't fault it. I'm wary to try anything else because if it's not wrong, don't fix it, as they say. It's sheer, finely milled, and the shade range is perfect.”

says Adam Burrell.

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