15 Top-Rated Setting Powders—Because, Yes, Our Faces Still Get Oily in Winter
As simple as setting powder may seem, it’s actually one of the trickiest makeup products to shop for. First, you have to determine if you want a loose or a pressed formula. (They’re virtually the same but work differently depending on the application tool you choose to use—sponges, poofs, and brushes yield different finishes and results.) Then comes the difficult adventure of finding a shade that won’t read ashy, orange, or pink, OR a formula that doesn’t cake, pill, or serve flashback during your selfies.
It can take some trial and error, but for the most part, we rely heavily on word of mouth and reviews when it comes to finding a tricky product like setting powder. What’s even more interesting is that there doesn’t seem to be a huge difference between the compacts and jars that break our weekly food budget and the options coming in at around $12 or so.
To find the best drugstore setting powder options out there right now, we scoured the reviews and best-selling formulas from affordable retailers like Amazon, Walmart, and Ulta to serve you up some budget-friendly, shine-banishing relief. Keep scrolling!