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Make the Most of your Setting Powder

Mar 7, 2024

4 min read

Make The Most Of Your Setting Powder

It’s easy to forget about setting powder in a world with so many flashier beauty options – I mean, we created a pastel-inspired palette based on your aura. But the truth is that no makeup look, from soft glam to all-out is staying put without a solid baking and setting routine.

The Morphe setting powder collection is the one MUAs and beauty lovers reach for daily because it’s a simple product to use, the formula is beyond flawless, and it locks in all your hard work. It would be like getting a blow out then stepping out into the rain.

After reading the below, you’ll understand how and why Morphe Bake & Set Soft Focus Setting Powder needs to be your new bestie – and why that starts today.

What is Setting Powder?

Setting powder, typically formulated as loose or pressed powder, acts as the final touch in your complexion routine. Applied after foundation, concealer, and blush, it sets your makeup in place, ensuring it stays put throughout the day. Think of it as a protective veil that shields your makeup from the elements, preventing smudging, fading, and creasing. And when paired with one of our best setting mists? That look is going nowhere but your IG grid.

What are the Benefits of Setting Powder?

While setting the stage for long-lasting makeup might be its primary reason for
existing, the benefits of using setting powder extend far beyond that. Let's dive into all the ways this beauty essential can elevate your face game.

Mattifying Magic: For those with oily or combination skin, setting powder is a lifesaver. Its oil-absorbing properties help control shine and maintain a matte finish throughout the day. No more worrying about your makeup melting away in the heat.

Pore Perfection: Setting powder has the ability to blur the appearance of pores, creating a smoother and more even-toned complexion. This is especially beneficial for those of you with visible pores who want a smooth canvas for their makeup.

The Flawless Finish: Setting powder helps to blend and even out your makeup, creating a more polished and sophisticated look. It diffuses harsh lines and imperfections, leaving you with a selfie-ready finish.

Color Correction and Coverage: Tinted setting powders offer an extra layer of coverage, allowing you to build upon your existing foundation or concealer. The Morphe setting powders are available in Translucent, Rich, Banana setting powder, Banana Rich, and Pink Setting Powder shades  so you can use them for a variety of reasons. You can conceal imperfections while achieving a more even, unified skin tone.

Extended Wear Time: By setting your makeup in place, setting powder helps it last longer, reducing the need for frequent touch-ups. From long work days to longer nights out, your makeup stays put no matter what kind of active lifestyle you live.

Baking For a Flawless Base: The  baking technique uses setting powder to further enhance the mattifying and pore-minimizing effects. You just sweep on a generous amount of product using a powder puff, allow it to sit or “bake,” then sweep it away with a fluffy face brush.

Pro Tips for Setting Your Complexion

Want to look like you’ve been setting your face since birth? These tips will get you there.

Less is More: Apply a light layer of setting powder, focusing on areas prone to shine or creasing. Too much powder can cake and make your makeup look heavy.

The Right Tools: Use a fluffy brush for a light dusting or a damp beauty blender for a more sheer, natural finish.

Setting the Stage: Allow your liquid foundation to dry completely before applying setting powder to avoid a cakey appearance.

Share the Wealth: We don’t gatekeep here at Morphe, so make sure to tell a friend how setting your look with Bake & Set changed up your beauty game.

"The Morphe setting powder collection is the one MUAs and beauty lovers reach for daily because it’s a simple product to use, the formula is beyond flawless, and it locks in all your hard work."

Show us all your setting powder techniques and tag us! @morpheofficial on TikTok and @morphebrushes on IG.