The Best Setting Powders For Dry Skin

If you struggle with dry skin, choosing the perfect setting powder can be a minefield. Most powders cater to oily skin types, with the focus being keeping the complexion dry and matte – qualities that will only make already dry skin appear drier. Let us help you choose the perfect powder for you, that will still provide the flawless result you want and lock in your makeup all day, without the dreaded ‘cake face’.

Jouer Cosmetics Soft Focus Hydrate and Set Powder

The Jouer Cosmetics Soft Focus Hydrate and Set Powder is a great option for those with drier skin types due to its super hydrating ingredients. Unlike many traditional setting powders, it focuses less on mattifying and oil control, instead giving you a demi-matte, skin like finish – all while setting your base in place. Containing hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and skin loving Vitamin E and Allantoin, your makeup will remain looking fresh and glowing all day long.

Linda Hallberg Infinity Filter Loose Powder

Thick powders can enhance dry patches and make your makeup look unnatural, so opting for a lightweight powder is a great option. Linda Hallberg’s Infinity Filter Loose Powder is incredibly lightweight and finely milled, making it the perfect option for you if your skin is on the drier side, while still providing you the flawless ‘filtered’ look of traditional powders.

Jeffree Star Magic Star Setting Powder

Available in 8 shades designed to match your skin tone (and even your skin’s undertones) perfectly, Jeffree Star’s Magic Star Setting Powder really says ‘flashback who?!’ The luxurious formula is infused with hydrating and illuminating Vitamin C & E so it’s perfect for ‘baking’ your face for a bright, healthy looking under-eye – without the dry, creased look some powders often create for this delicate area of skin. We recommend choosing a brightening colour (such as translucent) for under the eyes, and setting the rest of the face with the colour that matches your skin tone best.

wet n wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder

There’s a reason beauty bloggers rave about the Wet n Wild Photo Focused range – and this pressed powder is no exception. Not only does it blur any fine lines, wrinkles or textured spots on the face, because it’s a finely milled pressed powder you have control over how much you apply. This means that it’s impossible for it to look ‘too much’, which can often lead to dry patches being enhanced rather than minimised. Simply sweep your brush over the powder lightly, and dust over the face. Your face will be set and looking flawless, without feeling heavy or dry.

Stila In The Buff Powder Spray

Stila’s revolutionary In The Buff Powder Spray is neither a loose nor a pressed powder – it’s actually a spray. And because the spray bottle releases just the perfect amount of powder in an ultra lightweight formula, you’ll never look cakey or powdery, making it an amazing product for dry skin. Simply spritz over the face to set and you’re good to go – no brushes required!

Black Opal Soft Velvet Finishing Powder

Black Opal’s range of Soft Velvet Finishing Powders are an amazing choice if you have a medium to deep skin tone, not only are the colours of their ‘translucent’ powders tailored to your tone (so no ashy flashback in your selfies!), they’re also super lightweight and silky, meaning they blur fine lines rather than settling into them. They’re also formulated with oil-absorbing ingredients, so they’re perfect for those with a drier skin type who may still get oily in the T-Zone.