Best Setting Powder Awards
I always use setting powder after foundation to ensure a long-lasting makeup. Here are 3 setting powder products that I want to show you and they are finalists of my Best Setting Powder Awards: NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder - Best for pores I bought this in a loose powder version. They also have pressed powder version but this one has 10 grams which is more than pressed powder at the same price. The texture of this powder is very silky and smooth and it’s translucent. It gives you a matte finish but not very powdery but a little bit shimmery. I would say this is the most long-lasting setting powder and the best for pores in my collection. It can blur my pores and create a long-lasting flawless look. It impressed me that while it set my makeup on my face, it doesn’t make my skin dry or sit into the lines to make my makeup looks cakey, and that’s why I love it. GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Loose Powder - Best for colour-correcting This GIVENCHY loose powder is the best for colour-correcting. Compared to translucent powder, sometimes I like to use finishing powder like this one. This is a four-in-one product and they have different colour combination for different skin. I got this one with some pinky powder to even my skin tone and deliver a natural and healthy look. The texture is smooth as well and with some tiny glitters it gives a radiant-matte finish. But it’s not as long-lasting as the NARS one, so it’s more for a normal or dry skin. It has a puff with it so it’s convenient to use when you go outside. BECCA Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder - Best for dryness This is a very special and innovative setting powder. It’s a totally different product compared to my other setting powder because it doesn’t feel like a powder but feels like water! It said the powder contains 50% water which makes the texture very silky and milky. And when I apply it on my face it’s so weird. It feels so wet and cooling but it doesn’t ruin the foundation, and it will deliver a matte finish eventually and diminish imperfections. Again I think it’s not such long-lasting as it contains much water, but I like to use it during the winter when the weather is so dry. So I would give it the award of best setting powder for dryness.
Apr. 12, 2020
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Should You Use Setting Spray? + Tips ❤️
Setting spray can be our best friend or worst nightmare. I’ve been testing out this theory with URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long Lasting Setting Spray Jumbo & Travel Duo I wanted to see how it preformed under different conditions (sweat, dryness, oily, days where I have acne, dewy makeup etc.) to see if there were any changes. Here are my results and some tips when choosing your setting spray! Setting sprays are used to set and revive your makeup. They’re great if you rather not use powders on your face, as they can be quite drying depending on what you use. Sweat/Sebum/Combination Skin: I did my daily makeup routine and sprayed this stuff on. I usually opt for a satin/second skin finish for foundations and use powder contour/blush/setting powder for the rest of my face. Theeen, I went hiking. 🤣 It was all for the experiment! As the sun was beating down my face in 95 degree weather, sweat and oil started to produce. It was fine for the first two hours, but there was only so much that the “temperature control” features this product could only do. By the end of the hike, my forehead, nose, chin and wherever else there was excessive sweat/oil broke down the makeup I had on. What does this mean for everyone else? If you have oily skin or live in a humid climate, this is NOT the setting spray for you. Instead, #Ben Nye - Final Seal[products]#[FourStars] may be a better choice. This stuff is STRONG when it comes to oily skin. I wouldn’t recommend this for dry skin because you can definitely feel things “tightening” up as it dries. Urban Decay’s setting spray is great for indoor activities with minimal sweating/oil production. However, if you’re accidentally creating puddles of your body fluids...not a great choice. Dry skin/Acne-Prone: Everyone’s acne triggers can vary from one another, so I can only speak from my own experience when it comes to that. When I use this product on my skin, I personally don’t break out. I actually enjoy using this when I want a matte foundation to have a slight glow, especially if the foundation makes my skin feel dry/tight when used by itself. It is a good product that helps with slight hydration. If you have dry skin, this can definitely help in ensuring you don’t look as cakey due to the hydration properties. Your makeup should last you all day unless you’re dealing with a couple factors that we discussed above. If you find your skin to be too dewy or shiny after using this, take some setting powder and set it in area you want to be more matte. This will help create dimension in your face! Type of makeup: The type of makeup you wear underneath does impact how the product will function for you at the end of the day. Some formulations just don’t pair with other formulations. It can be disappointing but it’s normal. When using a ton of dewy products on the skin, it might be better to use a setting powder like BECCA - Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder to help longevity instead.
Powder for Dry Skin? What???
BECCA - Hydra-Mist Set & Refresh Powder We all know putting powder on dry skin won’t end well, but this little beauty changes all of that! Made with soothing and hydrating ingredients, it won’t flake or dry your skin out. I use this to set my under eye concealer and guess what? No creasing! I can’t be more excited about a product than I am about this powder. I love it! Key Benefits: • Sets & refreshes • Provides all day moisture • Blurs the appearance pores & lines • Improves skin tone Key Ingredients: Powder Infused With 50% Water: refreshes & cools the skin on contact.
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First Time-Floating wing..
I created this look while doing a challenge with my beautiful Annabell. This was my first time try a floating wing and man is it HARD! It was not as crisp as I would have wanted but it wasn’t a total loss! From far away it looks great! 😂 Like a Monet painting! 😂 Here is what I used! FACE The usual suspects dr. brandt - Pores No More Luminizer Primer NARS - Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder e.l.f. - Hydrating Camo Concealer COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation NYX - Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray CHEEKS The usual suspects e.l.f. - Primer-Infused Bronzer MILANI - MILANI Baked Blush Laura Makeup Labs - Moods Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette Highlighter-Diosa EYES #REVOLUTION MAKEUP - Forever Flawless Birds of Paradise palette[products]#[FiveStars] Colors- Cockatoo, Adventure, Vaycay, Tocan Play laura lee - Party Animal Pressed Pigment Palette Colors- Issa Party, Karaoke, Damage Control #Illamasqua - Liquid Eyeliner- black[products]#[FiveStars] #Avon - Super Shock gel eyeliner pencil- Aqua Pop[products]#[FiveStars] Milk MAKEUP - Kush Waterproof Mascara ARDELL - ARDELL Faux Mink Lashes BROWS billion dollar brows - Brow Powder LIPS Lined with Adventure eyeshadow color from birds of paradise palette. Topped with Love Birds and then my ILLAMASQUA - Loaded Lip Polish in clear.
ESTATE COSMETICS ❤️
#ESTATE COSMETICS - Bailey Sarian VENICE FLING Eyeshadow Palette[products]#[FiveStars] $30 Love ❤️ love ❤️ love ❤️ this palette!!!!! I received this in my IPSY glam bag plus subscription and today I decided to begin to play with the palette!!!!! I loved all the colors it was so hard to pick a scheme. In today’s look I used every color except the purple and black ones 😂 not that I didn’t love them but that was the obvious first choice. ￼￼￼￼￼￼The pigments are beautiful they swatch well, and blend beautifully!!!! The shimmer shades are to die for! ￼￼￼￼￼￼BTW I also totally tried the viral foundation hack and it really does work!!! It’s a weird process but they are not lying! We will see how my pores react! 🤗 ⚠️👄 I even used it on my lips!!!!! I lined my lips with #AVON - Glimmersticks lip liner- Chocolate[products]#[FiveStars] Then with a small lip brush I applied the puppy love shade. Then I applied my #ILLAMASQUA - Loaded Lip Polish - clear[products]#[FiveStars] Then I put some of the SOL shade for gradient color on top. EYES 👀 #ESTATE COSMETICS - Bailey Sarian VENICE FLING Eyeshadow Palette[products]#[FiveStars] NYX - Super Skinny Eye Marker SEPHORA COLLECTION - Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer benefit - BADgal BANG! Volumizing Mascara FACE 🤗 Murad - Age Reform Perfecting Day Cream SPF30 50ml NARS - Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder dr. brandt - Pores No More Luminizer Primer NYX - Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Hydrating Foundation CHEEKS ☺️ pixi - Fresh Face Blush MILANI - MILANI Baked Blush #FLESH - Highlighter- Certain[products]#[FiveStars] BROWS 😌 #REVOLUTION - Brow Pomade- Dark Brown[products]#[FiveStars] #WANDER Beauty - Frame Your Face Precise Brow Gel[products]#[FiveStars] LIPS 👄 was in the intro!!!🤗 So glad I picked this palette. Definitely a treasure to add to my collection!!❤️
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Say ‘No’ ❌to greasy hair!
I have had a problem of greasy hair 10 years ago. It was all because I started washing hair every day. Frequent washing couldn’t solve the problem and only made it worse. There are some tips I wanna share about how to get rid of annoying greasy hair and recommend a product to make greasy hair less greasy. First, check on your shampoo, cut out all harsh drying ingredient like alcohol, sulfates, which contains aerosol hairsprays, day shampoos, mists or texturizers. They are unhealthy ingredient for your scalp. Stop using them! Second, wash your hair less. You can try wash it every second day or third day. Maybe you will feel disgusting for the first several times, but day by day, your scalp will get used to the frequency of washing, and produce less oil. I have a friend has tried not wash hair for 10 days, and his hair got less greasy! A brave move! Third, buy some gentle, moisturizing shampoo. Your scalp is like your skin, many people ignore that it also needs caring. If your skin is sensitive or greasy on T zone, you also need gentle skin product to take care of it, so is scalp. Buy sulfate-free shampoo or cleansing conditioners. Lastly, don’t use your hand to touch your hair or scalp! Hands touch almost everything, so they carry bacteria or dust. If you touch your hair and scalp too many times, the bacteria will attach on your scalp, which stimulate it to produce more oil to protect it. The product I am gonna recommend is loose powders. The one I am now using is the GIVENCHY - Prisme Libre Loose Powder. Because it’s already expired, I don’t wanna waste it, so I use it on my hair. This method is called PopSugar, what we need to do is to sprinkle a little powder on greasy roots and rub it through hair shaft until it gets blended. This method can make your hair less greasy at once. Baby powder can be used as an alternative, if your scalp is quite sensitive.
I tried 6 products and got flawless base makeup!
My skin is pretty dry and fair, luckily, I don’t have any concern like wrinkles, pimples or freckles. So, normally I choose light coverage foundation, but in summer I would like to use some medium coverage like the ESTĒE LAUDER - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation, it lasts longer and it’s water-proof, if you sweat in summer your make-up canl keep still on your face. Except that, I will introduce some tips about how to create a flawless look. It’s important to do a good job on pre-makeup if you wanna make your make-up last longer and flawless. You can apply some lotion, cream or even a mask. I usually wear a mask before I start my make-up, the mask I choose is from Eaoron. It contains hyaluronic acid and it keeps your skin hydrated. After mask, you can put on some lotion or cream as a moisturizer, then apply a primer. The primer I choose is GUERLAIN - L'Or 24K Gold Radiance and Hydrating Primer. It not only can provide hydration on your skin, but also it contains real gold flakes, giving my skin divine look. After primer your skin will become smooth and ready for a long-lasting make-up. Before apply on foundation, I will add some oil mixed with liquid foundation, you can skip this step if you don’t have dry skin. The oil I choose is PETER THOMAS ROTH - Oiless Oil 100% Purified Squalane. After that I will use a damp beauty blender to apply it on my face. You will find your base make-up is already looking good, but if you wanna it last longer, you’d better to apply a setting powder, like the one I use---GIVENCHY - Prisme Libre Loose Powder, it also makes your skin a little bit shimmer. If you are easily getting sweaty, you can carry a pressed powder with youBOBBI BROWN - BOBBI BROQN Sheer Finish Pressed Setting Powder, you can use it when you feel your base make-up gets flawed.
Setting Powder 101🥇🥈🥉
I have oily skin and I always need setting powder as the final step of my makeup routine to keep my makeup last for longer time. Recently I have tried three brands and they are different in various aspects, suitable for people with different needs 👇🏻 ✨MAKEUP FOREVER Ultra HD Loose Translucent Powder: -For neutral & combined skin, silky effect, cheaper and good This one got the thinnest and powder among not only these three but maybe all the loose powder products. The powder is well-milled into extremely micro particles to an invisible extent. Perfectly smooth out your skin and give a natural velvety effect. However, this texture makes it difficult to take out powder and will fly everywhere every time you use it. The good news is that it has the cheapest price therefore its performance worth the price pretty much. ✨GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Loose Powder # 1 Mousseline Pastel: -For neutral & dry skin with slight flaws, Colour correction, luminous finish The only powder with shade among the three. Shade number 1 is suitable for most of the people. The two tones on the left are for colour correction and the other two tones on the right with glow can shine your skin with luminance. Relatively weak performance on oil-control and smoothing out imperfections. The most expensive but not the most valuable one. I don’t hate it but I guess I will not make a second purchase. ✨LAURA MERCIER Translucent Loose Setting Powder: -Ideal for oily skin, matte, thicker texture My personal fav among these three! This powder will amaze you with its strong setting power that lasting for whole day. The no-flashback formula makes it even enough for oily skin in the hot summer. Although the powder of this product is the thickest, it won’t look cakey so not a big issue for me, yet might accentuated your pores and lines if you are dry skin.
GIVENCHY-Prisme Libre Loose Powder
Oily skin saviour
As I have oily skin, it is quite annoying cuz my skin will become super oily for only 2 hours after hanging out with friends. Oil just pouring out of my nose like a fountain, seriously it is exactly that crazy, especially on hot summer days. It is a disaster for my makeup, which is perfect when I just finish it. But oil and sweat just ruin it so quickly. This bothers me all the time, until I found this baby - CHARLOTTE TILBURY Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder. I bought this on Sephora, it claims that this it used micro-fine powder technology and will help give you a breathable and an immaculate complexion, and also get cakey or sit in lines. I use this whenever I feel my T-zone gets oily and my makeup falls. Its texture is great and the powder is just as it claims, micro-fine. I tap a little bit on my nose and forehead each time. It totally stops the oily feeling, my face feels freshen up and my makeup gets fixed up! What a magic! This baby is definitely a saviour for oily skin. Highly recommend this to anyone with the same problem!
Charlotte Tilbury-Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
Makeup Stays All Day?
la prairie - Skin Caviar Powder Foundation POWDER FINISH 7 shades $130 CAD This compact foundation combines the creamy coverage of a foundation with the ultra-fine feel of powder for a flawless, light-reflective matte finish. The texture is in firm powder which you may feel somewhere between a foundation and powder. It works as dual-finish treatment combines the creamy coverage of a foundation with the ultra-fine feel of powder for a flawless, light-reflective matte finish. I found this powder goes on so smooth you won't believe this is a powder. It just blends seemlessly into my skin, It’s perfect for skins that needs coverage. The compact case is gorgeous also. It comes with a sponge applicator and mirror that provides easy touch-ups. This powder allows for buildable decent coverage in a matte finish. This product is great for the “on the go” type of person like me. However, with powders I noticed that it may appear fine lines at the end of the day. And the face tends to get messy if I use aqua foundations. URBAN DECAY - All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray This setting spray from Urban Decay is an award-winning setting and finishing spray that keeps makeup looking just-applied for up to 16 hours without fading. I was always unsure if setting sprays even worked since I haven’t tried one that really worked! And now I am obsessed with this spray! I put it on before I leave for work, class, or going out. My makeup stays on through sweat and through my constant face touching. Its super lightweight and doesn't feel oily or sticky when it reaches your skin. When I hold it about 6 inches away from my face I get the perfect misting action so that a light mist covers my face and neck with just two pumps. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free. Comparing the two, I would recommend Urban Decay for sure! It it water proof, and lightweight. It’s perfect if you have oily skin. It really holds everything in place, especially if used with translucent powder. La Prairie is expensive but this is one of the more affordable foundations they have and it works great, would recommend for dry skin.
URBAN DECAY-All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Favorite Primer - MARC JACOBS UNDER(COVER)
MARC JACOBS - Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer in 30 INVISIBLE WHAT IT IS? Face Primer WHAT IS DOES: Makes you makeup last longer. Smooths skin while also hydrating and nourishing. Ideal for normal to dry skin. TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY: Lightweight gel-cream consistency. White color. OVERALL THOUGHTS: I have dry skin and I have to wear primer every single time I wear foundation otherwise it would look dry, cakey and just not good. That’s why I looove this primer. It’s hydrating, doesn’t pill under foundation and makes my makeup last all day. It’s lightweight, doesn’t have strong scent and it just works perfectly for my dry skin. This is my absolute favorite primer!! WHY I LIKE/DISLIKE IT: I love how lightweight and hydrating it is. It feels amazing on my dry skin. WOULD I RECOMMEND IT ? If you have dry skin DEFINITELY give this one a try. It’s amazing!!! IS IT WORTH IT? 1oz/ 30ml/ $45 It’s on the pricier side but well worth it. I wasn’t able to find cheaper dupe so far.
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY-Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer
Setting Babes I've Hit Pan on
MAKE UP FOR EVER - Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder This product is great for oily skin in summer. It is shine free and hides pores pretty well. However, the powder doesn't feel refined enough. Relatively speaking, I prefer NARS - Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder I will NOT repurchase this product after using it up. 👎🏻👎🏻 SKINDINAVIA - The Makeup Finishing Spray: Oil Control DEF recommend!!! everyone buys this spray !!! It's a great product and I really LOVE it!! The fine mist offers a shine-free and long-lasting look, and it doesn't dry off easily. It's inexpensive and yet very durable. The only drawback is that it doesn't smell nice. 😐😐 HOURGLASS - Veil Translucent Setting Powder I want my loose powder to prevent my makeup from running off but also leave my complexion looking supple with a translucent glow. The Hourglass loose powder can achieve all of the above perfectly. The powder is very refined and when applied, it has a soft focus finish, hiding my pores, and leaving my complexion looking supple with a translucent glow. 👍🏼👍🏼
NARS-Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
Beauty with a purpose! So excited to try this complexion collection from Thrive Causemetics ! . • Buildable Blur CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35 Diffuses and blurs the look of skin imperfections, pores + fine lines like a photo filter for your face. Available in 18 shades! 🙌🏻 • Blend + Blur Sponge An ultra-soft, water-activated sponge that gives you the ultimate control to apply liquids, creams + powder onto your face for an airbrushed effect. • Filtered Effects Soft Focus HD Setting Powder This weightless HD Setting Powder locks in Makeup for long-lasting wear and provides an exceptionally matte flawless finish. • Filtered Effects All-over Face Brush Gently applies the perfect amount of powder for a poreless, airbrushed finish every time. . Thrive Causemetics is Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Paraben + Sulfate-Free! I love their “Buy One, Give One” mission! 👉🏻 For every product purchased, THRIVE will donate one to a woman thriving through cancer or domestic violence. Through our purchase, Thrive empowers women through beauty! ❤️ Such a beautiful cause and Thrive Causemetics is a movement that anyone can join!🙌🏻
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