The key to a long-lasting makeup look, setting powder is the secret to a flawless finish that stays put all day. Setting your foundation with a No7 setting powder helps to diffuse light and reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, leaving skin looking visibly smoother. Read on to discover how to use face powder and find the best setting powder for an airbrushed finish.
What is setting powder?
Setting powder, or finishing powder, is a makeup product used to ‘set’ your makeup look. It comes in a loose or pressed form, and in tinted or translucent powder shades.
What does setting powder do?
Setting powder helps to set makeup in place all day, keeping excess oil at bay and achieving a mattified look. It also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores for a smooth-looking finish.
Finishing powder also works to avoid the tacky texture liquid and cream foundations can leave on the skin, creating a sealed base that allows for powdered blushes and bronzers to blend seamlessly onto the skin.
When to apply setting powder
Setting powder should be applied after foundation and concealer, but before blusher and bronzer, to help set your base makeup in place and keep oiliness at bay.
How to use setting powder
Step 1: Prime the face for a smooth canvas
After completing a full skincare regimen (cleanse, tone and moisturize), your skin is ready for your makeup routine. Start by priming the skin. A hybrid between skincare and makeup, primer helps to create a smooth base, working to fill fine lines, blur pores, and even out the texture of skin ready for makeup application.
Try No7 Airbrush Away Primer. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, it helps to keep skin hydrated while also reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.