Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Difference Between Setting Powders and Finishing Powders

Hello Gals!

When it comes to makeup powders, there is definitely some confusion in the difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder. 
Although they are very similar in appearance, the functions and results are totally different.




So what is the difference?

Setting Powders 


Setting powders are available in  both pressed and loose formulas either in translucent or tinted options. 

Setting powders are used to set liquid and cream makeup products into place eg, liquid/cream foundations, concealers and cream blushes. They also mattify the complexion reducing shine and helps to keep makeup from running and becoming blotchy throughout the course of the day.

Setting powders also provide a smoother surface on which to apply powder blushes, powder bronzers and powder contour products.


Finishing Powders


Finishing powders are also available in pressed and loose formulas  in colourless or tinted options. They are much finer and silkier in texture and are designed to be used after a setting powder. 

The purpose of a finishing powder is to soften your look by blurring the appearance  of imperfections such as fine lines and pores which results in the skin looking smoother and having a more even finish.


Although these types of  powders are fantastic at  finishing off your look, they really are not for basic everyday use, but rather for film or photography.


The most important thing to remember about a finishing powder is that it will not set  makeup, so if you try to use it to set foundation, your foundation will not stay in place and it will give your face grayish white cast both in person and on camera.

Thanks for reading Gals!

Was this topic helpful to you? Let me know in the comments.

Keisha xo  
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28 comments

  1. Great informative and very helpful thanks

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  2. Love this post!
    Super informative :D
    Thanks for sharing with us!
    Hope you are having a wonderful day
    Kiss
    xx

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  3. Great post! I use setting powders all the time and I love them. I've actually never tried a finishing powder or at least not to my knowledge. But it's good to know the difference because I would have just assumed they were interchangeable. Thanks for sharing with us!

    xo, Jackie
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    1. Thank you Jackie! I'm glad this was useful to you

      Xo

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  4. Thanks for explaining the difference! I use pressed setting powders everyday. I really haven't used white powders much. Are the elf HD powder and RCMA powder finishing powders or setting powders? I have been interested in those.

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  5. Hi Tanya, the Elf HD powder is a finishing powder ( all HD powders are finishing powders) The RCMA No Colour Powder is a setting powder.
    I hope this helps. Thanks for reading

    Xo

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  6. Oh wow, I honestly had no idea about the differences at all. Okay, so all HD powders are finishing powder, what about banana powder? Is that finishing or setting? Also Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder?

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  7. Isn'tit interesting?! The Ben Nye Banana powder is a setting powder and the Hourglass Ambiant Lighting powder is a finishing powder.
    Xo

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  8. awesome post.I actually didn't think there was such big difference.This great as of now will start paying more attention

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    1. Thank you gals! I'm so glad this post is useful to you.

      Xo

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  9. It's interesting to hear these are more for film/professional use, as opposed to everyday - thanks so much for the information Keisha, you clearly know what you're talking about! :)

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  10. I was just wondering about this the other day Keisha! Saving this post! Excellent information.
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    1. Thank you so much Kim! I'm glad that this topic was useful to you

      xo

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  11. This was so useful and informative post Keisha. I really didn't know there was a big difference between them.

    Nina's Style Blog

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  12. I was always wondering what is the difference between these products, thank you so much for the explanation! Very interesting blog post :)
    Kisses <3

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  13. Great post hun. Not a lot of people would of known that!
    Kate xx

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    1. Thank you Kate! I have found that a lot of people didn't realize that there is a difference, which is why I wanted to do a post on it. I'm glad you enjoyed reading.

      xo

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  14. This is such an informative post! I don't wear powders too often because my foundation always gets cakey :(

    Angelie // Chocolate Hills - Bohol, Philippines

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  15. Very helpful dear! I absolutely loved this post, simply because I didn't even know this lol.

    Thanks so much for sharing this Keisha!

    Enjoy a very happy Easter weekend <3

    xo Tamara Chloé

    www.TcStyleClues.com

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    1. Lol! Well I am certainly glad you enjoyed it and found it to be helpful.

      xo

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