Setting powders are either translucent or lightly colored powders to ensure makeup wears without smearing. Only one name comes to mind when I think of bomb ass setting powders to set your foundation and concealer for the whole day: Laura Mercier. Her products are worth every precious penny. There are two of her products I have a hard time seeing myself live a function life without.
The first being her Secret Brightening Powder, retailing at $25. It creates the appearance of the most naturally perfected skin, while maximizing the wear and coverage of makeup. This transparent white setting powder brightens, lightens, and boosts luminosity. Formulated with light-reflecting micronized pigments, this super-soft weightless powder delivers a soft radiant finish, never settling in fine lines, accentuating shadows, or building up on skin. I use this to set my under eye concealer.
The second is the Translucent Loose Setting Powder, which can be purchased for $38. This bestselling translucent powder sets your makeup for longer wear. Perfectly for nearly all skintones, the soft-focus effect subtly blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections, and it doesn’t settle into lines or pores. The result is natural-looking and never powdery or cakey. Apply this powder with the Laura Mercier Velour Puff to create a soft, matte finish for a look that will last all day. I use this to set my entire face.