7 Drugstore Setting Powders Top Makeup Artists Swear By

Katharine McEntee

When you spend a good amount of time applying your makeup, the last thing you want is for it to disappear within an hour or two. Fortunately, there is an easy way to combat faded foundation and vanishing concealer: setting powder. Unlike the cakey powders of our past, the best drugstore setting powders use new technology to absorb excess oil and set makeup for long-lasting coverage sans chalky buildup.

Worried about wiping off that glow with a thick layer of powder? Don’t be. We reached out to celebrity makeup artists for their opinions on the most inexpensive setting powders with the smoothest finishes. From barely-there translucent formulas that hydrate and plump to oil-banishing minerals that completely transform your T-zone, we've rounded up the best drugstore setting powders that deliver dewy (not oily) complexions that last well into the night. For the wallet-friendly powders that makeup artists just can't get enough of, and that also happen to be under $14, keep on reading.

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