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 a touch-up powder, also known as setting or finishing powder. And without any doubt, the K-beauty industry makes some of the best touch-up powders. Setting spray is another solution but it is the one with its own problems. A setting spray seals the entire makeup on your face while a setting powder only fixes the foundation.
What does a Touch-up Powder do?
A touch-up powder preserves your applied makeup and gives your skin a matte finish by controlling oil production. Most Korean touch-up powders are made from natural ingredients that have oil absorbent properties. A good powder should be lightweight and it should not form layers between different contours and crevices of the face. Most importantly, it should stay on your face for a long time.
What is The Best K-beauty Touch-up Powder for You?
There is one important point you should consider before grabbing whichever touch-up powder you can get your hands on. You must choose 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 for oily skin. Both types can be used on either skin type. Also in certain special cases like when you are not using any foundation, you can use a loose powder for light dusting or pressed powder to give a fuller coverage.
Here are our picks of the best K-beauty touch-up powders that you need to control all the skin oiliness this summer!
You can’t get rid of the pores on your skin, but you can control the production of sebum which makes your skin look oily. Innisfree No-Sebum Mineral Powder 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.
Just as the name suggests, Etude House Zero Sebum Drying Powder controls sebum and extra oil and makes the skin look clear. The powder coats the skin in a matte finish and it stays on your skin for a long time! No oil shining to make your face look gross and oily. The minimalist touch-up powder from the K-beauty brand, Etude House, contains 80% mineral ingredient which gives you clear skin.
With its sebum control ingredients, the Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Pact gives you a soft matte finish by absorbing excess oil. It contains 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. Banila Co. Prime Primer Finish Pact also helps in maintaining the skin moisturization easily with its simple application process. You can apply a coat easily as a finishing touch of your makeup.
You never want your face to look like you have layers and layers of setting powder spackled on! Jungsaemmool Essential Smooth Finish Pact powder helps with that as it gives your skin a soft finish with matte texture which looks very natural. It is a very lightweight silky soft powder. The smooth texture comes from fine milling of the powder crystals.
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. Missha The Style Fitting Wear Cashmere Powder SPF15 has a soothing element in the form of Witch Hazel extract that can protect against irritation.