Summer is here and we all have the same problem: “How do I get my makeup to stay perfect and not become a sweaty mess?” The simple answer to this question is touch-up powder, also known as setting or finishing powder. You can also use a setting spray but that seals the entire makeup on your face while a setting powder only fixes the foundation.
A touch-up powder preserves your applied makeup and gives your skin a matte finish by controlling oil. Most Korean powders are made from natural ingredients that have oil absorbent properties. A good powder should be lightweight, it should not form layers between different contours and crevices of the face and lastly, it should stay on your face for a long time.
There is one important point you should consider before grabbing whichever touch-up powder you can get your hands on. You must select a powder that works well with your skin type. A loose setting powder is more suited for dry skin while pressed powder is mainly meant to be used over oily skin. Both types can be used on either skin type, also in certain special cases, such as using a loose powder for light dusting or pressed powder to give a fuller coverage when you are not using any foundation.
Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder
You cannot get rid of the pores on your skin, but you can control the production of sebum which makes your skin look oily. This touch-up powder has Jeju natural mineral and natural originated mint that keeps your skin non-oily and gives it a matte finish. You can use it directly on your face or you can use it for touch-up over your makeup to give you a flawlessly intact makeup until the end of the day.
Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Pact
With its sebum control ingredients, the powder gives you a soft matte finish by absorbing excess oil. It is packed with several natural ingredients like white water lily and plantain leaf extracts, honey and watermelon. This powder prevents your skin from looking like a patch-up job of covering pores. It also keeps the skin moisturized and can be applied easily as the finishing touch of your makeup.
Jungsaemmool Essential Smooth Finish Pact
When you apply powder, you don’t want your skin to look like layers have been painted on your face. This powder helps with that as it gives your skin a soft finish with matte texture which looks very natural. It is a lightweight silky soft powder that has been finely milled to give it a smooth texture.
Missha The Style Fitting Wear Cashmere Powder SPF15
A powder that not only gives you a perfect makeup finish, but it also protects your skin with its UV blocking feature. It is infused with coconut and honey extracts that not only give you a matte finish over your makeup, but they also keep your skin airy and comfortable. It has a soothing element in the form of Witch Hazel extract that can protect against irritation.