Most of us have a foundation they swear by and rarely stray from their preferred brand, formula, and shade. After all, it probably took you years of experimenting, researching, and a few tragic mismatches to find the shade you now lovingly call your go-to. But realistically, is your favorite foundation lasting as long as you want it to? Does it still have that perfect just-applied finish by the time lunchtime rolls around? Probably not, and that’s not a cardinal sin; given environmental factors, your skin’s natural oils, and your day’s activities, your makeup is bound to deteriorate as the day goes on… but that doesn’t mean you can’t do something about it! A makeup setting powder is a great way to add length to your makeup application’s lifetime, ensuring that your foundation doesn’t settle into fine lines or pores, and doesn’t look caky or oily by the afternoon. Whether you prefer loose or pressed, make sure you choose a lightweight powder and apply sparingly so you don’t feel like you’re adding an entire extra layer to face. You can even take it along with you for light touch-ups throughout the day instead of touching up with your regular foundation (though you may find that using these handy powders in the first place may completely eliminate your need for touching up)!
– Alexandra Gambardella