As we get older, it becomes harder to find a good setting power. There are many reasons why it’s trickier to set our makeup now than when we were in our 20s and early 30s. Powder can emphasize texture or dryness or just look too “powdery”. Yet many of us still need to set our makeup so it will last the full day or so we don’t look shiny during the day.
Below are 10 drugstore and high-end setting powders for all skin types. To see more information and specifics, see the video below the post.
10 Favorite Setting Powders for Mature Skin
As the name promises, this highly reliable airy, lightweight powder can be used on your face to mattify and remove shine. It minimizes your pores, gives an airbrushed finish, and also works well on dry, textured under-eye areas…a rarity for a mattifying setting powder. This has been a favorite of mine for a long time!
This powder is vegan, cruelty-free, and talc-free. In place of talc, it has tapioca and aloe vera that absorb oil and leave a fresh and natural finish on your face. It’s lovely for all skin types and is one of my favorite recent drugstore discoveries.
This powder has holy grail status by many for good reason. It airbrushes your pores beautifully, works wonders for your under-eye area, and noticeably reduces shine and imperfections. It does all of these things while not looking like powder. It truly does what the name says – it airbrushes the skin and gives it a flawless finish and is perfect for all skin types.
This is a highly underrated product that deserves more time in the spotlight. Light Illusion has next-generation blurring pigments that airbrush the skin. In my opinion, it’s a fantastic affordable dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury powder and is wonderful for all skin types.
This is one of my favorite discoveries of 2021. It became a quick favorite because it’s magically undetectable on the skin as it sets your makeup perfectly. I didn’t think a pressed, all-skin-types powder could get better than Charlotte Tilbury…until this came along. It doesn’t look like you’re wearing powder while it blurs, smooths, minimizes pores, and removes shine. Seriously, what else can you ask for? Perfect for all skin types.
This is a great drugstore powder for keeping your face shine-free. However, it can emphasize dryness and texture under your eyes. For those of you looking for a portable, drugstore option for breakthrough shine though, look no further! This is great for combo/oily skin.
I know this powder was made to “bake” with, but I adore this powder for setting my makeup. With mature skin, I avoid baking my face like the plague. This looks great under my eyes and on my face to set, blur pores, and keep shine away.
No7 has several great powder options. Honestly, any of them are fantastic. Not only do their powders look beautiful on all skin types, but they’re also reliable. They have options for all skin types and they wear well throughout the day. I usually set with the loose when I’m at home since it’s loose format but the two pressed versions are great for travel or home.
This has been one of my staple setting powders for a long time. It’s amazing on both my dry under eyes and my face. Plus, it blurs pores and imperfections like no other and helps my makeup wear amazingly well. It’s simply gorgeous and highly underrated! It’s great for all skin types.
Photofocus is a finely milled silky powder that blurs the skin beautifully. It takes care of your shiny T-zone and keeps your skin looking soft and natural. Plus it’s extremely affordable and is great for all skin types.
Did your setting powder make my most recent list? Do you have a powder you’d like me to try? Comment below and let us know!
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