Setting and finishing sprays and powders are makeup staples. Find 50+ products from black owned brands below.
What are the differences? Setting powders are used on top of foundation and concealer, and serves to keep foundation and concealer on, as well as reduce shine. Setting sprays on the other hand are used after makeup is applied to keep it in place. As an analogy, while you may use a styling gel or pomade to create a particular look, hair spray keeps it in place. Finishing sprays extend the longevity of your look. Finishing powders are used to create a look such as giving you a radiant glow or air brushed appearance. Despite the label, one should review product descriptions to determine the exact purpose.
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- Juvia’s Place (advertisement) offers setting powders in multiple shades that serve to set foundation, conceal, and brighten skin. “I am magic” setting powders are available at Ulta. (advertisement)
- Laws of Nature (advertisement) offers a selection of mineral setting powders in six shades. Use the discount code LESLIE on your first order to save 10% (minimum order $50.00).
- Beauty Bakerie offers an extensive selection of flour setting powders in various shades that are gluten free and vegan. A setting spray to keep makeup in place is also available. Products are available through Ulta which include face flour setting powders in eight shades (advertisement). Some products are available on Amazon (advertisement).
- BLK/OPL offers a selection of finishing and oil blocking powders. Products are also available on Amazon (advertisement).
- Danessa Myricks offers an evolution powder in many shades that serves to absorb oil, reduce shine, set makeup, and blur imperfections. The evolution powder is also available at Sephora (advertisement).
- Pat McGrath Labs (advertisement) offers a selection of setting powders in multiple shades that are blendable and light weight. Setting powders are also available at Sephora (advertisement).
- AJ Crimson offers a universal finishing powder in neutral or bamboo that has multiple uses (e.g., set makeup, conceal, and reduce shine).
- BAABS Beauty offers a setting spray sensitive that is resistant to smudging, tears, humidity, and water.
- Best Face Forward offers a selection of finishing powders in several shades that absorb oil and hide imperfections.
- Jacque Mgido offers highly pigmented and no shine loose setting powders that serve to enhance dull and discolored skin. They are available in multiple shades.
- Joy Lorraine offers setting powders in multiple shades that are triple milled and illuminate the skin.
- Plain Jane Beauty offers a setting spray that is plant based, vegan, and gluten free. It is also available in travel size. A sheer finishing powder is available on Amazon (advertisement).
- Vera Moore offers a loose powder in four shades to even out the complexion, control shine and reduce imperfections.
In reviewing these setting and finishing products, I hope you find one or more that work for you.
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- Conelly , Catherine. “Seriously, what’s the difference between finishing power and setting powder?” 18 September, 2017. https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/Difference-Between-Finishing-Powder-Setting-Powder-43906416
- Dodson, Tiffany. “Setting powder is the low-key superhero of your makeup collection.” 18 June, 2019. https://www.self.com/story/setting-powder-tips
- Petrarca, Marisa. “What’s the difference between setting powder and setting spray.” 3 May, 2019. https://www.makeup.com/difference-between-makeup-setting-spray-vs-setting-powder
- Esco, Rachel. “Finishing spray vs setting spray.” 30 April, 2019. https://www.instyletips.com/finishing-spray-vs-setting-spray/