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10 Best Setting Powders to Lock-in Your Makeup

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Nykaa brings you the 10 best setting powders to ensure long-lasting makeup looks. These formulas are lightweight and blendable, and banish the excessive shine for an impeccable canvas.
10 Best Setting Powders to Lock-in Your Makeup

If you’re pouring hours into perfecting your makeup, we recommend making BFFs with a meticulous setting powder. Often an overlooked beauty product, a setting powder or a loose powder adds to the longevity and integrity of your look, preventing liquid base products from creasing or congealing along fine lines. But that’s not all. A pressed powder also extends a beautiful mattifying effect on the skin, especially the T-zone, curbing excessive shine for a soft-focussed impact. It’s truly a Godsend for folks with oily skin or when you’re braving muggy temperatures.

If you wish to add this all-rounder to your vanity for immovable makeup looks, we have a tried-and-tested list of the best setting powders on Nykaa. These 10 bestsellers are not only fan-favourites but also have the vote of confidence from critics. Before jumping to this cheat sheet, we address some of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about setting powders.

Are Setting Powders the Same as Finishing Powders?

No, setting powders and finishing powders differ in texture, weight, and functionality. Here are the differences between the two vanity staples, so you can make an informed decision.

  • Colour Range: A setting powder is usually translucent or available in skin tones. On the other hand, a finishing powder can boast shades of peach and pink to help create a romantic beauty look.
  • Functionality: A setting powder ensures an even, flawless base, while a finishing powder adeptly cloaks imperfections and flaws, making your final look a knockout.
  • Weightlessness: A setting powder is heavier and used to ensure a long-lasting glam look. Contrary to the above, a finishing powder is featherlight and plays a pivotal role in adding softness to your makeup look.

How to Pick a Setting Powder Based on Your Needs?

By now, we know that a setting powder is indispensable to long-lasting makeup. If you wish to shop for a loose powder, look for a translucent variety or a hue closer to your complexion. We recommend swatching the product IRL to verify its feel on the skin.

How to Apply Setting Powder for a Long-Lasting Makeup Look

Take a fluffy powder brush and scoop up a decent amount of setting powder. Tap the brush lightly so that the excess loose powder falls off and you get an even application. Now, with a light hand, apply a light brushing on concern areas – your T-zone, upper lip, forehead – where the first hint of oil registers on a full face of makeup.

10 Best Setting Powders for a Long-Lasting Face of Glam

Here’s the list of the best loose powders or setting powders for a glam look that refuses to budge (as promised). Read at leisure and don’t forget to cart these gems.

1. L.A, Girl HD Pro Setting Powder

L.A Girl HD Pro Setting Powder
L.A Girl HD Pro Setting Powder
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The L.A. Girl Setting Powder is made of 100% silica and puts your foundation on lock. The luxurious texture evens out lines and wrinkles for an impeccable radiant complexion that is hard to miss. A Nykaa-Army favourite here at the Headquarters, the product also extends priming benefits by blurring pores and imperfections. Grab now at INR 1000 to create an HD makeup look that doesn’t fold.

2. Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder

Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder
Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder
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From Nykaa’s Conscious Store, the Too Faced Born This Way Setting Powder ensures a healthy, luminous glow to the skin. Its silky smooth formula melds seamlessly to cut excess oil on a full face of makeup. We love how the superior blend is enriched with hyaluronic acid and acts as a tall glass of water for the skin.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder

Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder
Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder
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Available in two tones, this Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder soaks up grease for a natural-looking matte complexion. The formula is cushiony-light and blendable, delivering a soft-romantic effect to your overall look. Use a light brushing of this infallible formula and say goodbye to touch-ups on your day out.

4. Kay Beauty HD Illuminating Highlighter Loose Powder

Kay Beauty HD Illuminating Highlighter Loose Powder
Kay Beauty HD Illuminating Highlighter Loose Powder
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Set, finish and illuminate your glam avatar with the Kay Beauty HD Illuminating Highlighter Loose Powder. This ultra-fine powder extends the life of your makeup by blotting sebum in a flash. Lightweight and long-lasting, grab this affordable brew that upholds your skin’s health with a harmonious blend of avocado and mango butter.

5. Insight Cosmetics Prime 'n Fix Setting & Mattifying Loose Powder

Insight Cosmetics Prime 'n Fix Setting & Mattifying Loose Powder
Insight Cosmetics Prime 'n Fix Setting & Mattifying Loose Powder
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This Insight bestseller boasts fine particles that cover up fine lines and pores seamlessly. The dreamy powder is powered with the goodness of vitamin C that ensures a bright complexion while shielding the skin from external aggressors. Deemed a safe bet for folks with skin sensitivities, it doesn't lead to flareups. Get your mitts on this product and elevate your glam game at only INR 160.

6. Colorbar Sheer Touch Mattifying Face Powder

Colorbar Sheer Touch Mattifying Face Powder
Colorbar Sheer Touch Mattifying Face Powder
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Skate through a balmy brunch afternoon (or a warm evening at the club) with on-point makeup that doesn’t run or smear – all thanks to the Colorbar Sheer Touch Mattifying Face Powder. It banishes traces of oil from your face for an enchanting matte effect. Dermatologically tested, cruelty-free, and devoid of SLS, this Colorbar must-have will keep your foundation intact for long hours.

7. Daily Life Forever52 Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Daily Life Forever52 Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Daily Life Forever52 Translucent Loose Setting Powder
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This dreamy product by Daily Life Forever52 resists sweat and shine, creating flawless canvas upon use. Extremely lightweight and silky it blends into the skin without meddling with the texture of your foundation or concealer. Just dab a generous helping of the product on the concern areas for a gorgeous matte effect with a hint of softness.

8. Myglamm Pose Hd Setting Powder - Hydrating, Translucent, Radiant Finish Pressed Powder

 Myglamm Pose Hd Setting Powder - Hydrating, Translucent, Radiant Finish Pressed Powder
Myglamm Pose Hd Setting Powder - Hydrating, Translucent, Radiant Finish Pressed Powder
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Get ready to take centrestage anywhere, anytime with Myglamm Pose Hd Setting Powder. This hydrating and complexion-balancing formula effectively veils fine lines while parting a matte finish to your skin. Also, it reduces unwarranted oil slicks peering through multiple layers of your base (foundation, concealer, and more). Sitting at INR 699, the translucent, radiant finish pressed powder shields the skin against the never-ending pollution.

9. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder

Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder
Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder
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This luxuriant formula by Huda Beauty holds your makeup in place while dwindling the appearance of pores, lines, and patches of grease. Its ultra-refined pigments subtly colour-correct and highlight your complexion, making you look flawless in photos. The best part? The Huda Beauty star product boasts vitamin E for intense skin hydration and infallible protection – the best of both worlds.

10. Revlon Colorstay Blot Setting Powder

Revlon Colorstay Blot Setting Powde
Revlon Colorstay Blot Setting Powde
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Infused with aloe, citrus, and broccoli, the Revlon Colorstay Blot Setting Powder provides a non-stop matte effect to the skin (16 hours, to be precise). This silky blend doesn’t leave an irksome chalky film on top of your makeup (a big no-no if you want to avoid flashback in photos) or add weight to the base.

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