The 6 best setting powders - for even the driest skins!
Aug. 26, 2020
Many of us never use a setting powder to finish our makeup look - perhaps you just haven’t found the right product, perhaps you’re worried that it will make your skin look powdery and cakey, particularly if your skin is dry to start with.
But a good setting powder can really help give your makeup all day staying power, particularly when it’s wet or humid outside. And if you’re worried that it won’t work with your dry skin, think again - we’ve done the hard work for you and identified the seven best setting powders that work with your dry skin, leaving it looking hydrated, bright, smooth and finished without feeling heavy.
1. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Pressed Powder
NeutrogenaHealthy Skin Pressed Powder SPF 20
If you’re new to setting powders, this pressed powder from Neutrogena could be a good place to start as it’s easy to apply. It’s lightweight formulation is designed to mattify while not caking, and it contains pro-vitamin B5 and vitamins C and E to hydrate, brighten and smooth dry skin, as well as containing light-diffusing particles to minimise the appearance of fine lines and imperfections.
2. Tarte Shape Tape Setting Powder
This vegan translucent setting powder from cult brand Tarte Cosmetics won’t gather in creases, cracks or wrinkles on dry skin. Instead it blurs the appearance of fine lines and imperfections, while diffusing light to make your skin look radiant. It’s formulated with Amazonian clay for additional staying power, and is suitable for dry and sensitive skins.
3. NYX Professional Makeup High Glass Finishing Powder
This ultra-fine setting powder is a fundamental step in achieving that coveted glass skin effect, working to fix your makeup in place while enhancing a polished, natural-looking radiance. It’s a great choice for dry skin as it is formulated with special moisturizers to protect, hydrate and nourish the skin.
4. Cover FX Perfect Setting Powder
COVER FXPerfect Loose Setting Powder
This talc-free loose setting powder from Cover FX blends well - it sets makeup and prevents shine, without settling into fine lines, making it suitable for drier skins. It gives a natural looking, soft-focus finish, and is kind to skin, being formulated with green tea leaves and Vitamins C, E and F to soothe skin and help protect against free radicals.
5. bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
This mineral based finishing powder from bareMinerals can be used to set makeup, or even just on bare skin to give it a more ‘finished’ look. As with all bareMinerals products, it is hypoallergenic and fragrance free, making it suitable for sensitive skin types. Its lightweight mineral formulation helps blur lines and imperfections, without settling or caking, making it ideal to give dry skin an airbrushed look
6. Onomie AHA! Perfecting Setting Powder
Innovative makeup brand Onomie are known for their makeup meerts skincare products, and this is no exception. This lightweight translucent setting powder is infused with Lactic Acid for hydration and exfoliation, peptides for collagen boosting, and time-released Vitamin C to block free radicals, even skin tone and smooth fine lines, and its encapsulated formula means that not only is it long-lasting, but it provides nourishing nutrients to the skin all day, making it ideal for dry and dehydrated skin types. It has a sheer and silky formulation, which blends smoothly to a fresh finish.
Wednesday Wellness 🙏🏾
This past week has been rather hard and long for me. I ultimately decided to get back on track with my wellness plan. My main wellness goal for 2021, is to indulge in myself more. I definitely am a firm believe in “as within, so without”. I started my day with: #Four Sigmatic - Mushroom Elixir Mix with Chaga[products]#[FiveStars] I have been getting back into adaptogen and herbal medicine. What we put into our bodies is just as important as what goes on the outside. Adaptogens are apart of ancient medicinal traditions traced all over the world. I also drink Tulsi “Holy Basil” Tea. If you need a pick me up or emotional boost I highly recommend! SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil is my treatment of choice I used during the day. Do not be afraid to use salicylic acid during the day. I applied plenty of sunscreen afterwards as well! This is a GODSEND for clearing up acne and acne scarring. It’s by far the best acne treatment I’ve tried and its mostly due to the immediate results I get. This is a dry oil, so it should be used before a heavy moisturizer or sunscreen. THE BODY SHOP - Spa of the World Thai Makrut Lime Firming Oil is a staple in my night time routine. When I want to relax and really unwind I use a body roller with this oil. It smells like a fresh key lime pie and it’s so hydrating. This is great for firming, especially when paired with a body tool. What do you do for wellness?
My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
HOLY GRAIL SPF 🌞🌞🌞
Okay guys as I have said before I am guilty of rarely ever wearing sunscreen. I just never liked the feel of it on my skin. I always felt like it made me greasy & clogged my pores. However, once I heard about this product I was very intrigued. NIOD - Survival 30 It actually isn’t sold in the United States for some reason so I had to purchase it on a UK website. (Beauty Bay) It is an antioxidant serum with SPF 30. At first, it appears to be tinted but it’s actually not. On NIOD’s website they state: “The slight tinted appearance is derived from the active technologies including Lutein, Fractionated Melanin and Pycnogenol.” It blends in with your skin so easily & does not leave a white cast like some other SPF products. However this serum literally makes my skin tone soo even & perfect! It also contains silicone so it completely smooths over my pores. AND besides all that great stuff, it’s a mineral sunscreen! So it protects against environmental & lifestyle issues. Like UV rays, blue light, etc. I have never loved a product as much as this one! I literally cannot believe how good my skin looks while using this stuff! For a 30ml bottle, I paid $33 on the Beauty Bay site. For me, that is completely worth it! It comes in this adorable packaging & pretty glass bottle. It also has a pump dispenser & squirts out the perfect amount for a single use! I really can’t recommend this stuff enough guys! It’s wonderful!! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Drunk Elephant- The Littles 🐘
I won this cute little kit in a raffle & I couldn’t be more thankful! I have always wanted to try these products but never wanted to spend the money on all of them incase I didn’t like them! Inside this kit are the following products: DRUNK ELEPHANT - Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser Deluxe Sample DRUNK ELEPHANT - B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream DRUNK ELEPHANT - T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Resurfacing Night Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum DRUNK ELEPHANT - Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil DRUNK ELEPHANT - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 That’s literally a whole skincare routine! So far I started out my day with one of Drunk Elephants infamous “Face Smoothies” I washed my face with Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser & then combined C-Firma Day Serum, Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil, & Protini Polypeptide Cream together on my mixing trey with a disposable skincare spatula! I applied it all over my face & neck. Once that absorbed, I applied Umbra Tinte Daily Defense SPF 30 over my face & neck & was done! I love how the kit comes with steps to walk you through different routines you can use in the morning or at night! I will do a follow up review after I have used all the products for a few weeks! But so far, my skin feels & looks great! I have been breaking out lately & haven’t felt the best about my skin so I really needed this pick me up!! Thank you for reading! You guys are the best!! ❤️ @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
Drink of water for your skin!
We’re in the deep of winter and our skin get dehydrated and beaten by the harsh elements. Treat your skin to a pure drink of water that is based with pure Artic water —The ultra pure water that flows from the Arctic is known for its unique functional composition that’s buzzed about for helping to recharge dull-looking skin. By adding moisture back in helps fortify your skin and enhances skins’ luminosity. LUMENE - Nordic-C Glow Boost Essence Serum 30ml $12-$25 depends on size and retail. Based with pure artic spring water and two types o hyaluronic acids this serum is super emollient and hydrating. Love love love how gentle this formula is. LUMENE - Nordic C Valo Glow Lumenessence Brightening Beauty Lotion $14-$18 A gorgeous lightweight toning essence with pure artic water, hyaluronic acids and vitamin c rich berry complex. I love that it is gentle and not drying. 🐰 cruelty free and sustainably sourced
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