Build Your Basics: Powders

I should start by sharing that I’m not much of a powder girl. I prefer a more dewy, glowy finish to my makeup, so I usually opt for liquids over powders. However, if I’m doing my makeup for a special event, like a wedding, I’ll add powder as a step to my routine. I like using powder to really lock in my foundation and concealer to make it last all day or all night.

Here’s a breakdown of some of my favorite powders that I’ve tried and used over the years:

Loose Setting Powder


Compact Setting Powder


Glow Setting Powder


Finishing Powder

This Month’s Test Item

Supergoop (Re)setting Mineral Powder with SPF 35

product info

  • Price Point: $35 for .15 oz
  • Shade Range: 4 Shades
  • Shade I Tried: Translucent
  • Key Product Info:
    • Mattifies skin & sets makeup
    • Great packaging for travel
    • Makes adding sunscreen throughout the day easy

my thoughts

I really like this for the summer months. Since I sweat more in the summer, having something that is easy to apply to not only reset whatever makeup I have on, but also add an extra layer of SPF is great! It’s easy to throw in your bag or suitcase to take on the go.

More Posts In This Series

build your basics: base makeup & foundations

build your basics: under eye products & concealers

build your basics: blush

build your basics: contour & bronzer

build your basics: eyeshadows

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