The world of makeup can be quite confusing. There are so many different textures, types and shades of each product that you end up buying more than what you need, or worse, the wrong product for your skin type.
Take setting powders and setting sprays for example. They both claim to do the same thing. So, how do you differentiate between the two? Well, allow us to answer that for you.
Setting powder has a very fine texture and is designed to absorb excess moisture or oil from the face to give it a matte look. Your skin produces oil all day long to keep it moisturised naturally. However, this process can melt away your makeup sooner than you would want. Applying setting powder ensures your makeup lasts longer and your face does not look oily. It is a blessing in disguise for those with oily and combination skin. Those with oily skin can spread the powder all over their face after doing their makeup, whereas, those with combination skin can apply it on their t-zone.
Setting spray is a fine liquid mist that is applied as the last step in any makeup routine. Similar to setting powder, a setting spray ensures your makeup stays in place, all day long. It also melts the powder away for a more natural finish. They are available in different versions and can be used to achieve different finishes. For example, if you have dry skin, you can opt for a humectant based formula that will give you a dewy finish. Whereas those with oily skin can use a mattifying mist to control excessive oil.
If you wish to set your makeup in place and keep the look you’ve created intact for a longer period of time, we recommend using a setting powder and then following it up with setting spray. This trick works particularly well for oily skin type and for those who live in a hot and humid environment where makeup tends to melt faster.