You’ve found the perfect liquid foundation but you know that on its own, it will just slide off your oily face without a setting powder. Looking for a mattifying powder that can keep shine away all day? Here are some of our favourites.
You’ve probably seen Huda Kattan used this countless of times, and a lot of people also swear by it. This is great for baking (to set your makeup) and will give you that ultra-matte finish.
If you want your pores and imperfections blurred, this powder will do the job. Use it with the brush (it is “hidden” in the casing) and apply all over for that airbrushed finish.
While this has a matte finish, it also contains light-reflecting particles to make your skin have that lit-from-within glow.
This gluten- and oil-free formula adheres easily to your skin without weighing it down. It brightens up your complexion while giving you that matte finish you love.
Interestingly, this powder comes in two variations, matte and radiant, so make sure you pick the right one you want. The translucent powder is said to be the most lightweight and finest powder in the brand’s history, and has skincare benefits.
This powder is the holy grail amongst many Koreans, thanks to its amazing sebum-absorbing properties. Use it to set your makeup, or to touch up throughout the day. Pro tip: You can even use it on the roots of your hair to keep your see-through bangs looking wispy.
Buff this onto bare skin for a blurred, sheer finish (it’s available in three shades), or use it over makeup to set it. While mattifying, this powder does not dry out your skin.
When it comes to makeup base products, we’re pretty sure that Fenty Beauty has it completely covered. This superfine, weightless powder is available in eight shades. It blurs imperfections and has zero flash back even when you take photographs with flash so there is no dreaded white face.
Some people avoid mattifying powders for fear of caking up their makeup and emphasising their dry skin. However, the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Powder is formulated with microionised hyaluronic acid which moisturises, while silica microbeads hide imperfections and regulate sebum without drying skin out. Perfect for those with more mature skin.
Like other products from Too Faced’s peach-themed collection, this powder is scented with a refreshing peach and fig fragrance. Housed in a pretty pink and gold case, the powder also creates a silky-smooth finish and helps reduce shine throughout the day.
This powder was developed in collaboration with plastic surgeons, and is infused with collagen to smooth lines, vitamin K to reduce discolouration, and pure silk to blur the appearance of pores. It also contains vitamin A, C, and E to fight off the effects of free radicals. But most importantly, it’s great at absorbing shine throughout the day.