Almay Loose Setting Powder for a Flawless Finish – Matte, Lightweight Face Powder Enhances Your Natural Beauty


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Achieve a photo-ready complexion that looks filter-like flawless with the Almay Loose Setting Powder. This lightweight, mattifying face powder blurs imperfections for an instantly airbrushed look that lasts all day.

Formulated with ultra-fine soft-focus powders, this setting powder glides onto skin seamlessly to blur pores, fine lines and imperfections. The translucent powder works to minimize oil and absorb excess shine, locking your makeup in place for up to 16 hours of crease-free, fade-free wear.

The lightweight, breathable texture won’t look cakey or settle into fine lines. It leaves just the right amount of powdery finish for a smooth, shine-free complexion – never flat, dry or chalky. The buildable coverage lets you customize your look from a soft, natural glow to a more matte, filtered finish.

Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, this mattifying powder is suitable for even sensitive skin types. It’s free of fragrance, oil and gluten to prevent irritation. The cruelty-free formula isn’t tested on animals.


  • Lightweight, breathable setting powder
  • Ultra-fine soft focus powders blur pores & imperfections
  • Minimizes oil and absorbs shine for a matte finish
  • Locks makeup in place for up to 16 hours
  • Buildable coverage for customizable matte to radiant finish
  • Never looks cakey, chalky or settles into fine lines
  • Dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free, oil free, gluten free
  • Cruelty free, not tested on animals

How to Use:
After applying your makeup, lightly swirl brush around lid and tap off excess. Gently sweep across skin and build coverage as needed for desired effect. Apply lightly under eyes to brighten and blur fine lines. Reapply during the day as needed over makeup to refresh matte finish. Avoid applying heavily to prevent caked look.

The translucent universal shade in Light/Medium subtly brightens while neutralizing redness or discoloration on light to medium skin tones. For best color match, choose your setting powder according to your foundation or concealer shade.

Set makeup flawlessly while caring for your skin with this skincare-infused formula. The oil-absorbing powder is enriched with vitamin E and aloe to nourish your complexion. Antioxidant-rich vitamin E protects against environmental aggressors. Soothing aloe vera hydrates, calms irritation and supports the skin’s moisture barrier.

Experience the soft-focus effect firsthand and see your skin in a new light. The Almay Loose Setting Powder lets your natural beauty shine through by blurring imperfections for an instantly filtered finish. Set your makeup confidently with this lightweight powder for a smooth, photo-ready complexion that lasts.

What Makes This Product Unique?

Weightless, Comfortable Feel

Unlike some setting powders that can feel heavy or drying, the Almay powder has an incredibly lightweight, breathable texture. The ultra-fine powder glides on softly and smoothly to lock in makeup without caking, settling or aggravating your skin.

Soft-Focus Effect

Specialized soft-focus powders work to scatter light, blurring the look of pores, texture, fine lines and other imperfections. Your complexion appears smoother and more radiant.

Customizable Coverage

Build your coverage from subtle to matte. For light brightening, apply sparingly. For shine control and smoothing, add a bit more powder where needed. The buildable powder lets you decide – sheer to full coverage.

Long-Lasting Wear

The powder controls oil and locks in makeup for stay-true wear that lasts up to 16 hours. No mid-day touch ups required. Makeup stays crease-free and fade-free without caking or settling into lines.


Nourish and care for your skin while you set. Vitamin E and aloe vera provide antioxidant protection, hydration and soothing benefits.

Clean, Hypoallergenic Formula

Dermatologist tested and suitable for sensitive skin. The powder is fragrance free, oil free and gluten free to prevent irritation. Never tested on animals.

Light/Medium Universal Shade

The translucent shade works across light to medium skin tones to balance and perfect complexion. No white cast or grey undertones.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Setting Powder

Prep Skin First

Start with a skincare routine suited to your skin type. Moisturize to hydrate skin and improve makeup application. Oil-control lotions or primers can also help extend wear of powder.

Apply Foundation First

Use a makeup sponge, brush or fingertips to evenly apply your foundation or tinted moisturizer. Powder adheres best over makeup.

Use a Fluffy Brush

A loose powder brush with soft, fluffy bristles picks up the perfect amount of powder for an even application. Swirl brush around compact, tap off excess and lightly dust over face.

Set Strategically

Target oily areas like the T-zone by lightly pressing powder into skin. Use sparingly under eyes and avoid settling into fine lines.

Carry Powder for Touch Ups

Keep powder in your bag for quick touch ups during the day. Apply to the T-zone to revive your matte makeup look.

Experiment with Techniques

Customize your coverage by using a powder puff, sponge or brush. Lightly dust over face for a radiant finish or press and roll into skin for fuller coverage.

Match Your Powder to Foundation

Choose a powder that’s similar in tone to your foundation or concealer for the most seamless finish. A shade too light can look chalky.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is setting powder really necessary?

Setting powder isn’t a must, but can help control oil and shine for longer lasting makeup. Powders give foundation a smooth, blended finish and prevent transferring onto masks.

When should you apply setting powder?

Apply loose powder as the last step of your makeup routine. Set liquid or cream makeup immediately after application or the formula may set and powder won’t adhere evenly.

How do you apply loose powder?

Use a fluffy powder brush to lightly dust powder across your T-zone, under eyes, forehead and other areas prone to oil and shine. Avoid rubbing or heavily pressing powder directly into skin.

Should you bake with loose powder?

Baking can help mattify very oily skin but isn’t necessary for most. Let powder sit for 2-5 minutes then lightly brush off excess for smoother, longer lasting makeup. Avoid over baking which can accentuate fine lines.

Can you layer setting powders?

Yes, use a translucent loose powder first to set makeup then follow with a tinted powder to add coverage and balance skin tone as desired. Apply pressed powder on the go to touch up shine.

How do you apply powder without looking cakey?

Use a light hand and build coverage gradually. Apply with a fluffy brush using a tapping or swirling motion to create an even, thin layer across skin. Avoid rubbing in powder which can cake.

What’s the difference between pressed and loose powder?

Loose powders often provide lighter coverage for a more natural finish. Pressed powders come in a compact for on-the-go touch ups. Use what suits your preferences and skin type best.


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