How To Use Setting Powder | Makeup Tips | Maybelline

SO, WHAT IS SETTING POWDER?

Setting powder does the same thing as using a final mist of hairspray, it locks in the end look! Setting powder is an "invisible" step in your makeup routine that will literally set your face makeup onto skin, to make sure it stays put. "Setting" your makeup basically means keeping everything looking flawless for as long as possible.

HOW DOES SETTING POWDER WORK?

A basic beauty rule of thumb, when you layer wet and dry products together, they bond, and makeup lasts longer. Traditional liquid foundation and concealer are "wet", whereas setting powder is "dry". It's also very fine, so you can layer over more wet products without fear of looking cakey or overdone.

WHERE DO I APPLY SETTING POWDER?

Anywhere you want your makeup to last long and look flawless. Traditionally, it goes all over the face, but in this era of fresh, dewy skin, strategic powder placement looks more modern. Dot on the nose, or chin, anywhere that tends to gather grease, or where you need coverage to last longer.

HOW DO I APPLY SETTING POWDER?

Setting powder is one of the few beauty products that can't be applied with your fingers. It definitely needs a brush, and the Face Studio Powder Brush gives the best coverage. It's full and fluffy, to cover lots of ground with every sweep, yet curved and tapered to sweep into all the subtle contours of the face (under eyes, the corners of the nose, along the jaw, etc.)

WHAT'S THE BEST SETTING POWDER?

Our FaceStudio Lasting Fix Setting & Perfecting Loose Powder is a translucent powder that you layer over and under liquid makeup (like foundation or concealer) to keep everything in place while minimizing shine and oil. Don't worry - it won't add or take away color from your skin or makeup, it's literally invisible. Our Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder also sets makeup, but has a hint of color and coverage to it.

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