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13 All-Star Setting Powders to Add to Your Beauty Lineup

These are the best formulas for keeping your makeup intact (and shine at bay) throughout your daily grind.
Photo: Courtesy of Glossier

Photo: Courtesy of Glossier

It's hardly the most talked about product in your makeup collection, but if there is one beauty pick that deserves a little extra credit, it's your setting powder. Sure, it's not as glamorous as that holographic highlighter or creamy contour palette, but if there's one product that makes all that blending and highlighting worth the effort, it's the under-appreciated powder that locks all that beautified goodness into place. 

Barely there, translucent powders may not look like much, but dust anyone of these all-star setting products over your face post-makeup and you'll benefit from a smoother, cake-free, flawless complexion that will stay put through the blood, sweat and tears of your daily grind. And the setting powders of 2017 have come a long way from the ones your grandma used (and probably secretly hated). Rather than turn dusty or chalky — even on medium and dark skin tones — the latest crop of formulas create velvety veils of smoothness while remaining completely invisible on skin. 

Here, the editor- and expert-approved skin-smoothing powders that allow you to set it and forget it.

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