9 Finishing Powders That Will Prevent Your Makeup From Melting Off In This Humidity

Finishing powders

We’re officially in the middle of the worst season possible. The heat is getting worse, the humidity seems like it’s out to drench us with sweat and it refuses to rain. Yep, I begin my day by complaining about this too. As someone who enjoys wearing makeup, even in this sweltering weather—I have one major issue. No matter how long staying my foundation is and how effective my setting spray is, at the end of the day it just melts off! Enter, finishing powders!

Finishing powders are an underrated makeup product that most of us tend to forego using. They provide a bunch of benefits. Let’s begin with prolonging the staying power of your makeup, it’s a well-known fact that finishing powders lock in your makeup, preventing it from fading or melting throughout the day. Considering humidity is at its peak and our faces appear oilier than a greasy meat sandwich, these powders reduce the appearance of shine on your face too. If that wasn’t enough, finishing powders also soften harsh lines created by other makeup products like blushes and contours.

In case you’re on the hunt for finishing powders to prevent your makeup from melting off, here are our best picks.

Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder

A cult favourite that is revered by celebrities and makeup lovers all over the world, the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish Powder is sold every minute. As the name suggests, this powder offers your makeup a flawless finish. Ever fancied an airbrushed look to your makeup? You need this powder for that.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

Not everyone enjoys an entirely matte finish over their makeup, sometimes a natural matte finish is what we’re looking for. The Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Pressed Powder offers a subtle, matte finish by reducing any shine on your face.

Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Universal Finishing Powder

Finishing Powders

The Flower Beauty Miracle Matte Universal Finishing Powder gives your skin a hazy, soft-focus effect after application. This translucent powder works for every skin tone out there and also smoothens the appearance of fine lines caused by heavy-duty makeup.

Dior Forever Cushion Powder

Oily-skinned peeps, you’re going to adore the Dior Forever Cushion Powder. It contains over 25% water for a seamless finish on your skin. Just a light swipe of this over your T-zone and under eyes will have your make-up looking velvety matte.

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

You’ll find every makeup professional raving about the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder. Formulated with Ultra HD 4K technology that enables it to look invisible over makeup, this powder blurs all lines and pores instantly.

Kay Beauty Matte HD Setting Loose Powder

There’s a new iconic powder on the drugstore front, and that’s Kay Beauty’s Matte HD Setting Loose Powder. Available in 8 shades that cater perfectly to Indian skin tones, this powder has a matte finish that promises you no flashback at all. Trust me, my Instagram is proof enough!

Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre

Looking for lightweight coverage over your makeup? Chanel’s Poudre Universelle Libre has you covered. Its photo-reflective pigments give your makeup a radiant finish while not settling into your crease lines at all.

Rare Beauty Always An Optimist Soft Radiance Setting Powder

We’re all ecstatic about Rare Beauty finally making its way to India! The Always An Optimist Soft Radiance Setting Powder is a talc-free mineral powder that gives your makeup a natural finish. A multitasker which blurs any texture along with smoothening your makeup and setting it in place for the whole day—this one is an instant add-to-cart.

HUDA Beauty Glowish Luminous Pressed Powder

Yep, luminous powders are a thing too! HUDA Beauty’s Glowish Luminous Pressed Powder is a breathable powder that results in a silky glow post-application. It features a buildable formula that settles into your skin seamlessly.

- Beauty Writer


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