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nancyz makeup

Posts: 8

Palm Springs, California, US

What are your favorite setting powders? I'm almost out of my MUFE HD and wanted to try something new.

Mar 15 13 09:11 am Link

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MUA Amanda Fairweather

Posts: 80

Fort Polk South, Louisiana, US

nancyz makeup wrote:
What are your favorite setting powders? I'm almost out of my MUFE HD and wanted to try something new.

I like the Mac MSF or graftobian as some good hd setting powder it comes in a palette.

Mar 15 13 09:50 am Link

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chart

Posts: 2363

Los Angeles, California, US

Laura Mercier's is fab!

Mar 15 13 10:56 am Link

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nancyz makeup

Posts: 8

Palm Springs, California, US

chart wrote:
Laura Mercier's is fab!

Ooh yes I've been eye balling that one.  Which one do you have?

Mar 15 13 12:11 pm Link

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curiosa des yeux

Posts: 1458

Seattle, Washington, US

Another vote for Laura Mercier. It's called (IIRC) "Translucent Setting Powder" and it is fantastic. Comes in loose form (at least that's how mine is). For on set touch-ups, I use MAC Prep&Prime Transparent Pressed in a compact.

Mar 15 13 12:34 pm Link

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nancyz makeup

Posts: 8

Palm Springs, California, US

curiosa des yeux wrote:
Another vote for Laura Mercier. It's called (IIRC) "Translucent Setting Powder" and it is fantastic. Comes in loose form (at least that's how mine is). For on set touch-ups, I use MAC Prep&Prime Transparent Pressed in a compact.

Awesome thanks smile

Mar 15 13 01:15 pm Link

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Makeup Hair by Dani B

Posts: 746

Los Angeles, California, US

Ben Nye's loose powders are lovely and can't be beat on price. Camera Ready Cosmetics makes a pressed, color free blot powder that is one of the best I've used.  I find carrying these allows for a more sharply edited kit.

Mar 15 13 01:24 pm Link

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Vincent Ford

Posts: 667

West Hollywood, California, US

I use a silica based powder be it MUFE HD, Temptu etc if I'm setting a silicone foundation.  If you set with a translucent powder you lose the 20% reflective property of a silicone foundation.

For setting an area matte I like Ben Nye in Banana for most light to medium skin tones, Sienna for warm darker skin tones or the Ben Nye white translucent for under the eye brightness to set the concealer.

Mar 15 13 02:04 pm Link

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Katy G

Posts: 286

Yucaipa, California, US

Ben Nye's loose powders! smile

Mar 15 13 03:36 pm Link

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MUA Amanda Fairweather

Posts: 80

Fort Polk South, Louisiana, US

I agree with the Ben nye loose I got it in banana and white powder!! I want to get the cameo and sienna as well!!

Mar 15 13 03:55 pm Link

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Thomas Van Dyke

Posts: 1763

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Vincent Ford wrote:
...For setting an area matte I like Ben Nye...

I'm a fan of Ben Nye neutral set translucent... use it on cream based foundations (RCMA)...

Thanks for the heads up on Silicone based powders... I primarily airbrush TEMPTU S/B now... haven't been using translucent for precisely the aforementioned reason... it kind of suppresses the dewy finish...

Guess I will be picking up some Invisible Difference
will try "Banane"  sadly just like their concealer wheel they really don't offer a full spectrum for women of color...  (in my humble estimation)

Really appreciate your tenured wisdom here...

Mar 15 13 05:24 pm Link

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Jaime Criel Makeup

Posts: 149

New York, New York, US

I love the Ben Nye white translucent powder too

Mar 15 13 07:03 pm Link

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ThirdEyeMakeup

Posts: 309

Los Angeles, California, US

Nars Light Reflecting setting powder is the bomb if you like the glow but not the shine!

Otherwise, i like the Tarte Smooth Operator and the Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat (this one is absolutely gorgeous)

Mar 15 13 07:53 pm Link

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nancyz makeup

Posts: 8

Palm Springs, California, US

Thank you everyone!!! Appreciate all your feedback smile

Mar 16 13 11:45 am Link