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Setting Powder and Spray

Imagine this: you’ve spent hours watching videos and tutorials and you finally have your makeup look just right. You leave the house feeling fresh, only to have it all melt off your face in a hot second. Don’t fret, there’s an easy fix for this. Now’s the perfect time to explore the wonderful world of makeup setting sprays and face setting powders, all available at Macy’s.

If you’re not sure what the difference is between setting spray and setting powder, we’ve got you. Let’s take a look at each so you can find the type of product that’ll work for you. Maybe you want a setting powder that absorbs oil, or maybe you want a spray with a softer finish. Maybe you’ll just have to have both. Either way, the ultimate goal is to make your foundation, concealer and makeup last longer, so you can minimize retouches.

Setting Sprays
A setting spray or makeup spray is an actual liquid that you mist onto your face with an atomizer. Think of it this way, after you’ve put on your primer, concealer, foundation and makeup, a face setting spray can be used to freeze it all in place—like magic! You can even choose the type of finish you’d like to achieve with your setting spray, it all depends on if you’re going for a matte look or a dewy look. Is your skin super dry in the winter? Check out humectant mists that are typically made from oils and trap moisture, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and soft. If you have oily or combination skin, look for oil-minimizing setting sprays with ingredients like witch hazel or aloe.

Setting Powders
A setting powder comes in a loose powder form and is applied with a brush. These are perfect for those who have oily or combination skin because it helps absorb oils and can be used to target t-zone areas like your forehead, nose and chin, leaving a nice matte finish. Another fun feature of these powders is you can choose your hue. They’re available in everything from translucent powder to shades that perfectly match your skin tone.

Now that you know the differences between makeup setting sprays and powders, we’ll leave you with one last tip: don’t forget to use a primer before applying your makeup, too. This key product can also help prevent smudges and help keep your makeup in place.

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Setting Powder & Spray


Setting Powder & Spray


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