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5 Setting Powders That Will Make Your Foundation Look Amazing

5 Setting Powders That Will Make Your Foundation Look Amazing
For a budge-proof, airbrushed look.

Setting sprays might be all the rage right now, but setting powders are still king for helping makeup last longer. They don’t run out quickly, are easier to apply to specific areas, and have a longer lasting effect. The only real struggle with powders is finding one that won’t alter your foundation shade or accentuate dry spots, because even though there are as much powders on the market as lipsticks, ones that tick the right boxes are special unicorns.

Here are our top five translucent setting powder picks that you need in your collection right now:

Best Setting Powders for Dry/Normal Skin Philippines

Even those with dry skin types need to set their makeup, especially with our hot and humid weather. Here are a few products that'll make your glam last longer without dehydrating your skin:

1. RCMA No Color Powder

RCMA No Color Powder, P850, Digital Traincase


Peek into any makeup artist’s kit and there’s a 90% chance that this will be in it. This powder is what it says–it has zero color that will disrupt your foundation shade, and it sets makeup like nobody’s business. It’s quite affordable, too!

2. NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder

NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, Glorietta 3

Powdering your face doesn’t mean that you have to settle for a dull complexion. The ingredients in this powder were made to diffuse light coming from different sources so you can maintain glowing skin that lasts all day. It also comes in a pressed version, if that’s what you prefer.

3. Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder

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Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, SM Megamall

Speaking of pressed powder, here’s a more portable option. It’s not only talc-free; it also blurs the appearance of pores and gives the skin a naturally radiant effect.

Best Setting Powder for Oily Skin Philippines

Oily-skinned ladies need more budgeproof formulas that won't only control shine but also make sure your makeup won't smudge throughout the day. For products that do both, check the products below!

1. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Rustan's Makati

What’s a list without this online favorite? This product has been a must-have for years, so we're glad it's getting the attention it deserves. Try the baking method with this and you'll have budge-proof foundation for hours!

2. Palladio Rice Powder


Palladio Rice Powder, P350, Beauty Bar

Rice absorbs moisture and excess oil, and having it in powder form like this is great if you have oilier skin and are in need of an affordable option.

Say bye-bye to inconvenient retouch sessions!

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