Party season is so close we can almost taste the Prosecco (mmm…). And at this time of year, we expect our makeup to go the distance, surviving full days at the office and long nights out socialising (and yes, there could be dancing). The quickest and easiest way to ensure your makeup lasts the festivities is by using a setting powder. A light dusting acts as a seal to lock in your makeup and prevent shine. And we all know excess shine is the nemesis to a great photograph (of which many will undoubtedly be taken from now until the New Year).
Luckily, we know the top five setting powders on the internet, thanks to our friends over at Rank & Style—a website dedicated to simplifying shopping for fashion and beauty addicts alike. So how does the site's algorithm decide on which products make the cut? It takes into consideration quality, value, popularity and the all-important "buzz" factor. And this list is spot-on since at one time or another these setting powders have all had a place in my makeup bag (and I'd happily buy them all again).
Keep scrolling from number five to number one to find out the most popular setting powder on the internet.
Infused with photochromic technology, this lightweight powder diffuses light. Fine lines and pores optically fade and your complexion will look smoother. Containing glycerin and the antioxidant vitamin E, this keeps your complexion hydrated and feeling comfortable all day.
You can use this invisible powder over any foundation to create a velvet finish that looks just like real skin (but better).
One shade suits all because this smart powder is undetectable on all skin tones. The result is a smooth, blurred and mattified complexion.
This oil-free powder is ideal for spot-prone complexions. I once saw this powder in action on a shoot and was blown away by its ability to blur and perfect the complexion like a real-life Photoshop. Needless to say I bought one the next day.
And the number one setting powders is this cult classic. With SPF 25, you can buff this light-as-air oil-absorbing powder over your foundation to blur imperfections and lock-in your makeup for longer.
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