The 12 Best Loose Powders of 2022

Evelyn Davis
Jan 21, 2022

Loose powder can absorb sweat and extra oils on face, making your makeup delicate and lasting long. Also, it can be used as a concealer to cover blemishes, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, perfect for daily use.
Loose powder usually does contains sunscreen ingredients. Just as the New York makeup artist Delina Medhin said, “ Setting is the most important step while doing makeup. By using setting powder, our makeup can last long, and after all we can not always carry makeup tools with us at any time.”
We rounded up a host of brands with a cult following, like Givenchy, CPB, MAKE UP FOR EVER and so on. Each brand boasts a wide range of super-quality products, most of which are the winners of multiple beauty awards. Now, if you’re ready to get the perfect makeup setting spray, scroll down to check the following list of brands we’ve compiled for you.

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  • 1. Givenchy
  • 2. Clé de Peau Beauté
  • 4. NARS
  • 5. Charlotte Tilbury
  • 6. Laura Mercier
  • 7. Fenty Beauty
  • 8. M·A·C
  • 9. RCMA
  • 11. L.A.GIRL
  • 12. Innisfree


Givenchy, a French luxury fashion brand founded in 1952, is synonymous with gorgeous, simple, and elegant. As a benchmark in the French fashion industry and a master in the high-end lip makeup industry, Givenchy is favored by young people thanks to its feminine and rebellious style.

Prisme Libre, the iconic 4-shade loose powder from Givenchy, can correct the complexion with a unique use feeling and makeup finish. Prisme Libre leaves a glowing and matte finish. Prisme Libre loose powder features a harmony of four shades, which helps create various makeup look mixed with different shades. It is available in six harmonies, and you can choose them according to your needs. With a elegant sculptural case, the lightweight loose powder is packed with a puff, which is convenient to apply.

Givenchy loose powder can cover pores due to its light concealing power. With an excellent staying power, this loose powder sets a fresh makeup all day long.

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Clé de Peau Beauté

CPB is a top-notch brand under the Japanese Shiseido Group founded in 1982. CPB has spread to 23 countries and regions around the world till now, and has highly praised by its consumers.

CPB TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER is highly praised by consumers thanks to its translucent makeup finish and plush use feeling. The lightweight and refined the TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER can effectively cover pores, leaving a glossy and translucent look. With an exquisite and well-designed package, it is easy to apply. However, the TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER has a large size and is easy to feathering, so it is more suitable for use at home. The suede puff is soft to touch and offers a strong powder grasping power that helps set makeup quickly. It will not deform after repeated rinsing.

It is worth mentioning that the fluffy puff always take too much powders, so it is better to apply with a powder brush. It achieves a translucent and natural makeup finish for people with dry skin

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MAKE UP FOR EVER is a professional makeup brand founded by Ms. Dany Sanz in Paris in 1984. In 1999, MAKE UP FOR EVER became a member of LVMH group. MAKE UP FOR EVER is a synonymous with fashionable cosmetics, which is favored by professional models and makeup artists.

The lightweight Make Up For Ever ULTRA HD LOOSE POWDER offers a standout oil-absorbing ability, and can effectively cover pores to create a flawless look. With a bouncy filter, you can apply it easily whether by a puff or brush. However, it can’t avoid feathering.

The ULTRA HD LOOSE POWDER contains mica powder, which helps leave a bright, glossy, and delicate makeup look. But it can’t withstand the test of spotlight due to the reflection of mica powder. And you should pay attention to take a decent amount when applying.

Make Up For Ever launched several setting products, which contains the ULTRA HD LOOSE POWDER and the MIST & FIX . With a compact size, the ULTRA HD LOOSE POWDER is easy to carry. The MAKE UP FOR EVER MIST & FIX is more suitable for people with dry skin. And people can find an ideal product according to their skin types.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is a popular British makeup brand named after its founder established in 2013. The founder Charlotte Tilbury was the chief makeup artist of Tom Ford. CT is full of classic retro style whether in its package or color. With practical and high-quality products, Charlotte Tilbury has been regarded as the “cheap alternative” of Tom Ford.

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish is one of the hero products, which is designed for creating a translucent look. Although the CT Airbrush Flawless Finish is encased in an exquisite and advanced golden mirror shell, it is easy to leave fingerprints. The dense loose powder can minimize pores, leaving a matte and lightweight makeup look without creasing. It is suitable for people who pursue a translucent makeup finish.

 It should be noted that you need to purchase a puff separately. And you’d better choose a thin puff or a small-sized sculpt brush to apply.

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Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier is a makeup brand named after its founder established in 1996, and known for its makeup concept-flawless and lightweight. Laura Mercier was born in Provence, France, and she entered the French painting school for advanced studies at the age of 17.

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder is a classic product in loose powder division, which is favored by people thanks to its high quality and good price. The lightweight Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder works for all skin types, and can fill pores and minimize fine lines. Laura Mercier launched a wide range of setting products for different skin types and makeup finishes. People with normal and dry skin can choose the Invisible Loose Setting Powder or the Invisible Pressed Setting Powder. The Invisible Loose Setting Powder provides a moderate oil-absorbing ability, leaving a comfortable skin feeling without glossy and stripping. The Invisible Pressed Setting Powder from the same series works for all complexions and can smooth the skin. The portable Invisible Pressed Setting Powder helps achieve a matte finish.

The Translucent Loose Setting Powder is designed for people who pursue a matte makeup finish. It offers an

extraordinary coverage and staying power that can last 12 hours. However, it is more suitable for people with

medium-deep to deep skin tones, and people with light skin tone are recommended to choose the Invisible

Pressed Setting Powder.

Laura Mercier loose setting powder can’t resist water and sweat, so it is suitable for use in autumn and

winter. The price of Laura Mercier setting powders is the same. Among them, the Invisible Loose Setting

Powder has the largest capacity, which is four to five times of regular loose powder.

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Fenty Beauty

Fenty Beauty is a beauty brand launched by the superstar Rihanna and the LVMH Group jointly in 2017. It sales more than 100 million dollars just over a month since it hit the market, and has become one of the most popular makeup brands in the world. Fenty Beauty offers a wide range of makeup products, and the initial liquid foundation is available in 40 shades. Fenty Beauty has been praised as the best inventions of 2017 by Time.  

Fenty Beauty PRO FILT'R MINI INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER offers an excellent oil-absorbing and staying power. Among the mid-to-high end loose powders, it is cost-effective. And it also is an ideal choice for people with oily skin. With an eye-catching and exquisite package, the silky and lightweight PRO FILT'R MINI INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER not only can cover pores with a subtle fragrance, but also can withstand the test of a high-definition camera. It helps leave a natural makeup look, which is suitable for use in daily life.

The PRO FILT'R MINI INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER is available in many shades. Although it is packed with a puff, it is more recommended to apply it with a brush. The PRO FILT'R MINI INSTANT RETOUCH SETTING POWDER achieves a matte finish, so people who pursue a translucent or glossy makeup finish are not recommended to buy it.

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M·A·C is a brand co-founded by professional makeup artist, photographer Frank Toskan, and Frank Angelo who runs a chain of hair salons in Toronto in 1985. M·A·C was acquired by Estee Lauder Group in 1998. M·A·C always surprise people for its avant-garde style and bold colors.

M·A·C offers diverse setting products. Among them, the PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER and the STUDIO FIX PERFECTING POWDER help create different makeup looks. The PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER is suitable for people who pursue a velvet and matte makeup finish. It has an excellent oil-absorbing ability, and you may never fell stripping. The PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER can effectively cover pores, smooth fine lines, and minimize blemishes, leaving a translucent makeup look. M·A·C also launched pressed powders under the same series.The pressed powder is packed with a puff, which is convenient to touch up.

The STUDIO FIX PERFECTING POWDER helps achieve a seamless look, leaving a moisturizing skin feeling. It not only can be used as a primer for eye makeup to create a long-lasting finish, but also can be applied after a lipstick primer to leave a matte makeup look.

M·A·C always released fascinating products that are worth buying, and you can view them on the official website.

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RCMA is a professional makeup brand founded by makeup artist Vincent JR Kehoe in 1962, which is well-known for its loose powder. The RCMA loose powder has a large capacity and looks like a seasoning bottle. RCMA loose powder had been recommended by internet-famous makeup influencers Kathleen Lights and Goss, and is popular till now.

The Original No-Color Powder has been favored by Hollywood makeup artists for many years. However, the Original No-Color Powder has a rough package, and you can’t control the amount precisely due to its large mesh screen. So you need to have an extra loose powder box. Although RCMA Original No-Color Powder helps leave a fresh makeup look, you may feel dry after applying. Moreover, you may experience creasing on T-zone and corners around the nose and mouth, and it also may leave a heavy finish after applying repeatedly. People with dry skin should choose it with caution. RCMA Original No-Color Powder offers a weak oil-absorbing power, and it takes some skills when applying.

RCMA loose powder is favored by many people. With a large capacity, it is cost-effective. Moreover, the new container is custom-designed with new recessed swifter for easy application, and you can easy to carry.

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Maybelline was founded by chemist T.L.Williams in New York in 1917, and he combined his sister’s name with Vaseline. With colorful packaging, this brand integrates urban fashion and street culture to its concept. Maybelline products have withstood the test of time and is still popular among young generations.

As a popular open-shelf brand, Maybelline MASTER FIX LOOSE POWDER is favored by numerous young people. The oil-absorbing loose powder is suitable for use in summer. The MASTER FIX LOOSE POWDER can effectively fill pores and slightly brighten the complexion. Moreover, the waterproof loose powder helps create a long-lasting and seamless finish. Compared with the PURE MINERAL LOOSE POWDER, the MASTER FIX LOOSE POWDER has a larger capacity, which is cost-effective.  

FIT ME!®MATTE + PORELESS POWDER is the best-selling one, which offers an extraordinary oil-controlling power, leaving a translucent makeup finish. Plus, with a certain sun protection factor, it is suitable for touching up outside. However, people with dry skin may feel uncomfortable due to its slightly rough texture. And the FIT ME!®MATTE + PORELESS POWDER has an average coverage.   

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L.A.GIRL is one of the American open-shelf brands founded in 1993. With comprehensive products and good price, it is an ideal choice for beginners. L.A.GIRL also has become a cheap alternative to big brands thanks to its high quality and cost-effective products.

The L.A.GIRL setting products contain loose powder and setting spray, which can minimize pores. L.A.GIRL HD Pro Setting Powder has been regarded as the “cheap alternative” of Make Up For Ever. Although it has a slightly rough texture, it leaves a delicate and bright makeup finish with a comfortable skin feeling. However, people have different comments about its oil-controlling power. And people with oily skin should apply a setting spray to achieve a long-lasting makeup finish. The drawback of L.A.GIRL HD Pro Setting Powder is its packaging design. With a large mesh screen, you should pay more attention to avoid feathering when applying.

L.A.GIRL HD Pro Setting Powder has two shades, and both of them are packed with a puff. The L.A.GIRL HD Pro Setting Powder has a more lightweight texture and helps create a better makeup look compared with other competitors.

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Innisfree is a makeup brand under the top-notch cosmetics group AmorePacific founded in 2000. Innisfree emphasizes on natural and healthy ingredients, and upgrades products through advanced technology. Innisfree always pursues the perfect integration of natural formula and skin.

Among the open-shelf Korean makeup brands, Innisfree has always been favored by makeup beginners and students thanks to its fresh style and good price. As an entry-level loose powder, the cost-effective Innisfree Matte mineral setting powder has been the best selling one for many years. You may look less three-dimensional due to its brighish hue. It is suitable for people with oily use in summer due to its extraordinary oil-controlling power. With the compact size, it is easy to carry. Matte mineral setting powder also can be used to refresh the hair.

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