7 Best Setting Powders for 2022March 24, 2022
If you have oily skin but still want your foundation to look matte, a good setting powder is a makeup-bag must-have. These powders work to absorb excess oil throughout the day so your skin stays shine-free and looks flawless.
Not sure how to find the best powder for your skin? We’re rounding up our favorites, from loose translucent options to illuminating banana powders, below.
Dermablend Loose Setting Powder
If you have oily skin, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a great translucent powder like this option. It’s finely milled and has the ability to blend flawlessly over any foundation shade or skin tone.
NYX Professional Makeup HD Studio Finishing Powder
For a translucent, everyday option, try this powder that works to control oil and shine. You can use it alone, or over top of your favorite foundation or concealer. For an affordable drugstore price at $10, the quality is unmatched.
Ben Nye Banana Powder
Level up your setting game with this cult-fave banana powder. It leaves behind no white cast, and melts seamlessly into the skin, keeping you matte, but not flat, for hours.
Maybelline New York Lasting Fix Banana Powder
Just because setting powder has a mattifying effect doesn’t mean you can’t still look radiant. This formula gives a brightening and blurring effect, and you can gently swipe the powder across your face and go or bake your makeup with it for five to 10 minutes. Either way, it’ll give you an illuminated, soft-focus filter IRL.
L’Oréal Paris Tinted Infallible Setting Powder
For those with oily or combination skin, this face powder is a must-have. It feels weightless when applied and keeps shine and grease under control all day.
YSL Beauty All Hours Powder
This multi-tasking pressed powder can be used as a buildable, medium-coverage face powder on its own or as a matte finishing powder over foundation. The smooth formula doesn’t look cakey or flaky — even on dry skin.
Kosas Cloud Set
This powder gives you a matte, radiant finish and is clean-beauty approved. It has bamboo stem extract, passionfruit leaf extract and chinese peony to blur excess shine, fine lines and large pores.