Jun 20, 2023
15 Pressed Powders That Will Keep Your Makeup Long Lasting
School drop offs, work, post tuition pickups, and if you have time (and energy), a quick dinner with your friends — it’s only natural that you want your makeup to last as long as your day. But given
School drop offs, work, post tuition pickups, and if you have time (and energy), a quick dinner with your friends — it’s only natural that you want your makeup to last as long as your day. But given the heat and humidity in Singapore, this can be especially challenging. More so if you happen to have oily skin that usually sees makeup slip and slide through the day.
What you need is a setting powder. These finely milled powders come in a variety of shades and you can use them to add coverage and warm up your foundation. The colourless version works best for all skin tones and is ideal for those who just want to set their makeup. Not only will setting your makeup with a powder will help it stay in place, you can even use to touch up any spots that are looking extra shiny as your day progresses.
Applied with a large fluffy brush all over the face, it will give an overall matte finish. If you only tend to get shiny at the T-zone, use a small fluffy brush to apply your pressed powder to the area. And, if you prefer a dewy finish, you can opt for a radiant setting powder.
Here are some pressed powders that will keep your makeup looking flawless all day, while also giving you a matte or radiant finish depending on your preference.
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If it’s good enough to matte and blot RiRi’s makeup during her Super Bowl half time performance, it’s good enough for Singapore’s heat and humidity. The universal shade is ideal for those with oily skin as it sets makeup and extends its wear through the day, blurs the look of pores, and absorbs shine leaving you with a natural matte finish sans any cakiness.
You only need a small amount of this mineral powder to soak up excess sebum and control shine without drying skin for a natural matte finish. The finely milled powder can even be used on your brows or on the hairline to soak up excess sebum.
Yes, it is a foundation, but you can lightly dust it over your makeup to set it, as well as for extra coverage where you may need it. The breathable natural formula helps mattify makeup without looking cakey while also refining the look of pores, correcting redness and concealing freckles should you feel the need to.
Once you get past smudging the embossed Dior logo, you can use this powder to matte and set makeup or add a healthy glow depending on the shade chosen and the intensity with which it’s applied. Used alone or over foundation, this powder, which is infused in a gel base, helps blur imperfections for a natural matte finish even after several applications.
Set makeup, reduce shine and blur imperfections with this lightweight powder that gives skin a natural matte velvety finish. Plus, the no-flashback formula means your makeup will look natural and flawless in pictures too.
Not your usual setting powder, this palette comes with four shades that let you customise application. Blur pores and brighten the area around the T-zone and over the cheekbones, while swiping the deeper shades under the cheekbones and jawline to contour. The powders are infused with hyaluronic acid, which make them great for any skin type, but especially those with dry skin. The overall effect is a diffused, radiant matte finish.
Use this lightweight pressed powder to set your makeup, absorb oil through the day and refresh coverage where needed. You can also use it for light coverage on no-makeup makeup days. A light dusting of this helps combat excess shine with a velvety matte texture that also blurs imperfections.
It doesn’t get any easier that this. The two-in-one compact houses blotting sheets and a powder filled puff to help you keep your makeup flawless through the day. Just blot first to soak up excess shine and then set with the puff that’s packed with talc-free powder to give you a soft focus finish that’s flawless, not chalky.
Ideal for those who like their makeup up to have a natural, dewy finish, this powder can be used with a large fluffy brush to set your foundation without killing the glow. Available in a variety of shades, the lightweight, breathable powder has 80 per cent naturally derived ingredients and is packed with antioxidants, vitamin E, Damascus rose oil and red bell pepper extract to keep skin comfortable and glowing all day.
This silky powder foundation offers light to medium coverage and contains Lily extract to tighten pores and Bamboo powder to wick away excess sebum.
Looking for a luminous finish for your makeup? This one’s for you. These finely milled powders are infused with Photoluminescent Technology that helps recreate the effect of the most flattering light on your makeup. With each sweep of the brush, the colour-correcting particles refract light, refine the skin’s appearance and create transparent coverage. Available in six shades, they are sure to help you create a flawless complexion.
This lightweight pressed powder not only helps to set your makeup, it also brightens the complexion with light-reflecting ingredients. Soft Focus Micro Powders blur away imperfections, and prevents powder from settling into lines.
Colour correction and shine control come together in this compact that helps blur imperfections and smooth pores with breathable, translucent matte coverage. Infused with vitamin E and silk protein extract it keeps skin hydrated and comfortable all day without clogging pores. Wear alone for brighter, even-toned skin or over your favourite foundation.
Like the rest of the products in the Synchro Skin range, it has the adaptive technology to reduce shine where it’s needed. The lightweight powder helps set makeup while being sweat-, water- and crease-proof.
A light dusting of this powder just on the T-zone or all over the face with a fluffy brush helps control shine, blur imperfections and soften the look of pores and fine lines. The finely milled, weightless powder also helps prolong the wear of makeup and gives it a fresh, natural radiance all day thanks to the light diffusing particles.
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