Seal The Deal: 8 Setting Powders For Melt-Proof Summer Looks

Setting powders

Yes, sunscreen is single-handedly the most important beauty product in our purses and our vanities in the dreaded summer season. But, how could we forget our trusted setting powders? When humidity and prickly heat are at an all-time high, our makeup tends to face the brunt of that. What begins as a flawless base in the morning slowly turns into patchy and melted makeup by mid-afternoon.

That’s where setting powders come in. A crucial step in any beauty routine, especially in the summer—this product is a tool that everyone requires for their vanity. Naima Rahimtulla, a makeup & hair artist who’s also a beauty & lifestyle creator tells us, “Setting powders are an absolute must in summers if you want your makeup to last longer without it creasing away. Considering how oily our skin tends to get this season, finishing your makeup with a setting powder lets you prevent any shine.” No one wants messy makeup that looks patchy at the end of the day. She also adds, “Quite a few setting powders come with slight coverage, so if you’re a CC cream or skin tint kinda person, you shouldn’t skip out on them.”

Set your makeup and your life in place with these setting powders.—

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish

There’s a reason one of these is sold every minute. Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish is what your makeup needs if you’re on the lookout for an airbrushed effect. Blurring lines and pores along with giving your skin a cloud-like, hazy look— yep, that’s what this powder does. If skin tints are your thing, setting them with this is the secret to the ultimate no-makeup-makeup look.

Maybelline New York Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder

A drugstore favourite that has found fans in celebrities and makeup creators everywhere, Maybelline New York’s Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder is available in multiple shades. It delivers a natural finish to your makeup look without appearing cakey at all. A little product goes a long way with this loose powder. It does a stellar job of controlling all of the excessive shine caused by sweat.

e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder

Who knew that a setting powder had the power to minimize shine AND give your skin a subtle, luminous glow at the same time? The e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow Setting Powder performs this feat. The presence of finely-milled sapphire particles is to be credited for that glow. This powder also blurs out the fine lines that peak through your makeup.

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder


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A cult favourite for all the right reasons, Huda Beauty’s Easy Bake Loose Setting Powder is one that promises longevity like never before. With a silky formula that also brightens the skin, this setting powder will lock in your makeup for up to 10 hours. It’s absolutely perfect for those long days outdoors when you’re pressed for time, and can’t deal with touch-ups.

Lancomê Long Time No Shine Mattifying Loose Setting Powder

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Feeling extremely airy on the skin, Lancomê’s Long Time No Shine Mattifying Loose Setting Powder has a lightweight texture which doesn’t form an extra layer over your makeup. Just as the name suggests, this one mattifies your makeup, preventing any oily shine from peeking through.

Milani Make It Last Matte Setting Powder

setting powders

While Milani is renowned for its miraculous setting spray, their Make It Last Matte Setting Powder is equally amazing. With silicon in charge of giving your makeup a flawless finish, this setting powder comes in a universally flattering translucent shade which has no flashback at all. A full face of makeup remains to look impeccable, considering this doesn’t settle into creases at all.

Daughter Earth Snow Dust Setting Powder

Skincare-infused makeup? Sign us up! Daughter Earth’s Snow Dust Setting Powder is enriched with liquorice which brightens, hyaluronic acid which hydrates along with jasmine which soothes. This setting powder blurs out the uneven texture and sets your makeup in place without any worries about it melting off! Battle an oily t-zone by dusting this powder and watch it mattify within seconds.

Givenchy Prisme Libre Finishing & Setting Powder

Who doesn’t enjoy a classic makeup multitasker? Givenchy’s Prisme Libre Finishing & Setting Powder doesn’t just lock your makeup but also colour corrects it. With 4 colour tones that promise you 10-hour colour correction and a 24 hour mattifying effect, this powder gives you a soft, matte finish. If you find yourself applying a second layer of it, there won’t be any cakiness at all.

- Beauty Writer


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