Best Setting Powders 2023

Picture this: You’ve used your favorite foundation and concealer, only to go out and have it crease or melt within an hour. Whether you’re heading to work or a special occasion, you may want to add a last step to your routine before you step out the door. The best setting powders (like our top pick from Hourglass) keep your makeup in place and shine at bay, so you don’t have to constantly re-apply and worry about it smearing. “A great setting powder does a variety of tasks and is an essential part of any makeup routine,” says makeup artist and product development lead at Crunchi, Kristen Fortier. “Its purpose is to set makeup in place, reduce oil or shine on the skin and create a smoother appearance.”

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