Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Translucent | $4.99 – Rimmel’s Stay Matte Powder is a favorite among the YouTube community. This powder leaves you matte for a long time without feeling cakey at all. Plus it’s a super affordable pressed powder.
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand | $6.94 – This is another favorite pressed powder, however, the difference between the Maybelline Dream Matte Powder and the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is that the Maybelline powder is NOT transparent. It doesn’t change the color of your foundation by a lot, however, if you get one of the darker shades and you have a lighter foundation you will notice a difference. One of the reasons I like this powder is because it is tinted, as I use it on my foundations that are to light for me in the summer.
Make Up For Ever HD Setting Powder in Transparent | $34.00 – The Make Up For Ever HD Setting Powder is a super soft and luxurious feeling loose setting powder. You do have to be careful with this powder as when it is used with a heavy hand it can cast a super harsh white glare on the face.
e.l.f. HD Setting Powder in Transparent | $6.00 – e.l.f.’s HD Setting Powder is a cheaper alternative to the Makeup Forever HD Setting Powder. It offers a SIMILAR feeling to the Makeup Forever powder and is a good starter powder for those who may not be comfortable with loose powders yet. However, it should be noted that while the feeling of the e.l.f. setting powder is similar it is not the same. The e.l.f. powder can be a bit heavier feeling than the Makeup Forever.
Ben Nye Luxury Powders | $15.00 – The Ben Nye Luxury Powders are loose powders that are tinted. The favorite one for most people is the Banana powder. This is a yellow based powder that does NOT change the color of your foundation instead it brightens the face and compliments a lot of skin tones. One should note that this a FAVORITE setting for setting concealers and is even used by Kim Kardashian’s makeup team.