Setting powder… what to use?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

silica powder is great for absorbing oils. I think it gives a great airbrush finished. I have used high end versions like smashbox, laura mercier and make up forever HD. Honestly they are all the same. I now even buy the cheap stuff at target. It works the same and is best for pictures. It doesnt reflect like talculm does. 

To me there are a few things in makeup that are OK to cheap out on (mascara, eyeliner and lipgloss usually…) this is one of those things. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  SparkleBee11.
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Kacie209:  I used to use Mineral Veil but for whatever reason, it never worked well for me during the summer months when I get especially oily.  I really love Tarte’s Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder!  A little goes a long way and it really helps keep my shine down.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Kacie209:  I like Makeup Forever setting powder (and their foundation).

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Just thought I’d mention that Tarte’s Amazionian Clay Finishing Powder is a silica powder as well. 

 

Ingredient in it: Silica, Kaolin, Lecithin, Lysophosphatidic Acid, Lysolecithin.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

 

SparkleBee11:  Does the Makeup Forever HD microfinish powder photograph ok? Or are you talking about the solid one?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

HD powders are great but you have to be careful.  

Here’s a very helpful link! Wayne Goss is amazing.  

MAKEUP MALFUNCTION – THE FLASH BACK CURSE!: http://youtu.be/RXKNlz1Y1nQ

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

KC-2722:  Im talking about the white loose powder. Its 100% silicia powder…. which you can buy for 7 dollars at target. And it does photograph very well. The solid one has a lot more ingredients which  all sound like they may make it cake up. The loose powder is very fine and easily to apply (you only need a very small amount). It feels like silk and kind of glides on. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

DO NOT use sillica powder for photographs. It can cause a white cast when a flash is used. Don’t even risk it. Titanium dioxide and zinc oxcide are the other problimatic ingredients (spf). 

Like someone else said, check out the Wayne Goss videos on the topic. 🙂 

A list of photo friendly foundations: <br />Revlon Colorstay Whipped Creme Makeup<br />MUD Cream Foundation<br />MAC Full Coverage Foundation <br />Maybelline Dream Liquid Airbrush Finish<br />Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse Foundation<br />Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation <br />Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Makeup<br /><br />Good Powders are:<br />MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Natural<br />Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder (not the HD!)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I use the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder, and on the big day I finished with a spritz of UD All Nighter. I remember reading that the LM powder was formulated with flash in mind, so there are no flashback issues with it. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Kacie209:  

Currently I use ELFhigh definition powder. I have had no flashback issues with it.

I also highly recommend the Anastasia Beverely Hills Contour Kit  ($40 @sephora) and use the different shades to set the different parts of your face accordingly. There are some Dupes of this product out there by BH Cosemetics and other people but I have never used them personally

Also heard great things about Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Banana

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I also like the Laura Mercier translucent setting powder. I also finish my routine with the Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray and that thing is my holy grail. Highly recommend it. Has great lasting oil control and makes my makeup look less cakey and more natural. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’ve tried a lot of powders and my absolute favorite is Tarte’s Amazonian Clay powder. It looks incredibly natural on. 

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