10 Best Pressed and Loose Powders for Longlasting Makeup
Nov 10, 2021 - Zubaida -
Powder is one of the essential part of makeup which not only set the liquid or cream makeup but also help in keeping it last longer and fresh. Long lasting makeup is most important part as no one wants to start sweating and spoiling their look after putting so much effort. Pressed or loose powders both can be selected depending on your choice and both in high end and drugstore, brands have very good options.
Both will set your makeup and absorb excess shine and oil. Loose powder is more oil absorbing than pressed powder. Loose powder is preferable when first setting foundation and concealer. It gives a better finish and prevents the need for touch-ups longer. Pressed powder is wonderful because it is easy to carry and use for touch-ups throughout the day. If you have oily skin, powder is a must because it prevents excess shine from the oils in your skin, which can draw attention to textural flaws. Your powder should be milled as fine as possible. The finer a powder is milled, the higher the quality and the less likely it is to cake on the skin. Finer-milled powders will feel more like velvet, whereas less-milled powders feel grittier.
Today we are sharing some of the best powders which have proven to be effective and work as they claim by keeping your makeup last longer.
1. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder
One of the best pressed powder that too on budget. It has been cult favorite for very long and still makeup lovers love it. It is finely pressed and always delivers. Detail review here.
2. Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder
One more cult favorite and easy on pocket loose powder which also comes in many shades to suit different skins.
3. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder
One more all favorite powder which has ultra-fine particle to smooth and blur lines and pores while giving you soft and smooth feeling. Detail review and tips for application are here.
4. NYX #NoFilter Finishing Powder
This pressed powder is also amazing at keeping your face shine free for longer and keep the makeup last all day long. It is also very convenient for touch ups if needed.
5. E.L.F. Cosmetics High Definition Powder
This ultra fine powder really gives you high definition and looks very natural on skin without setting into lines while also keeping it shine free for whole day
6. ColourPop No Filter Loose Setting Powder
The light weight ultra fine powder is my new favorite. Perfect for setting concealer and doesn't become cakey if applied correctly. Detail review here
7. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
One of the most loved loose powder because its formula does what it claims, it immediately mattifies and sets makeup without looking heavy.
8. Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder
This pressed powder is so lightweight that no matter how much you keep layering it throughout the day, you won't look cake-y.
9. Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder
This powder can be used by all skin colors and looks like a second skin. It provides luminous but matte finish.
10. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder
This is one of the best brightening powders and can be used to illuminate the high points of your face and undereye area.