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Best Ways to Apply Loose Setting Powder

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Best Ways to Apply Loose Setting Powder

Hi there! Today I’ve got another reader request for you. It’s the Best Ways to Apply Setting Powder. In the video I show my favorite techniques for application. If you have a reader request for makeup techniques, let me know in the comments below or send me an email at Phyrra.Writes at Gmail dot Com.


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Favorite Setting Powders

Favorite Tools for Application

What to Use With Setting Powder

  • concealers
  • cream foundations
  • liquid foundations

You can pretty much use setting powder with any cream or liquid product.

Favorite Concealers

Favorite Cream Foundations

  • Performance Colors Light n’ Smooth Snowie Foundation
  • Cover FX N Light CC Cream
  • NARS Radiant Cream Siberia Foundation
  • Silk Naturals HD Cream N10 Foundation (I’m still testing this one but I LOVE the color match!)
  • Graftobian Hi-Def Ultra Light Foundation Palette
  • Too Faced Snow Glow BB Cream

Favorite Liquid Foundations

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin .5 Liquid Foundation
  • Senna Lasting Illusion Alabaster Foundation (I’m still testing this one)
  • NARS Sheer Glow Siberia Foundation

I really feel like the rolling / pressing / patting method does a better job at setting concealers and foundation. This is the method that James Vincent taught me – using a powder puff to press / roll. It definitely makes my concealer and foundation last longer.

What are your tips and tricks for applying loose setting powder? Do you use it differently than pressed? What are your favorite setting powders?

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    • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

      Great tips and product recs! I love NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder… it’s the stuff of miracles.

      • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Agreed! It’s one of my best beauty purchases of the year.

    • BeautyJudy

      You’ve got me curious about the Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder now!!! Great tips.

    • Anastasia

      Thanks for sharing the rolling technique, I always just patted it on and then wondered why my setting powder looks so cakey :)

    • Pammy Blogs Beauty

      Great demo! I have not used a powder puff in years! I am totally going to try this. :) Especially since I just picked up some new loose powder today (gotta love CVS’s 75% off clearance!). :)

    • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

      What a great technique, it’s perfect for us combo girls who just need the powder in certain areas :)

    • Alexis H

      Ooo, I’m going to have to try the rolling technique! I have that same headband, btw, and I love it. I wore it to dinner one night and a little hipster waitress told me it looked like “the antlers of an urban deer.”

    • Farryn

      This is great I will definitely use your tips to help conceal my blemishes in a better way!

    • Angela Sherman

      Nice demo! Super helpful :)

    • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

      Now I have to try that Nars powder!

    • Harshleen

      Loved your tips! I need to try the NARS light reflecting loose setting powder!

    • Kendra Stanton

      I totally agree, the rolling method is the best. Less of a mess for sure!