Our Favorite Matte Setting PowdersOctober 08, 2020
If you have oily skin but still want your foundation to look matte, having a good setting powder is a must. 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.
If you have oily skin, you absolutely can’t go wrong with a great translucent powder like the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder. This powder is finely milled and has the ability to blend flawlessly over any foundation shade or skin tone.
The NYX Studio Finishing Powder is a great everyday option. You can swipe this along your T-zone to help with oil control or layer it on top of a concealer or foundation of your choice. Not only does it have a great drugstore price, but the product feels really lightweight, too.
If banana powder is more your style, check out the OG Ben Nye version to up your setting game. There is absolutely no white cast, and it melts seamlessly into your skin.
Just because setting powder has a mattifying effect doesn’t mean you can’t still look radiant. For a brightening and blurring effect, we love this option from Maybelline. You can gently swipe the powder across your face and go or bake your makeup for five to ten minutes. Either way, it’ll give you an illuminated, soft-focus filter IRL.
For those with oily or combination skin, this face powder is a must-have. It feels weightless when applied, but it keeps shine and grease under control from morning until night. The product comes in two different shades, light-medium and medium-deep, so it blends in perfectly with your skin tone.
This multi-tasking pressed powder can be used as either 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.