What is the difference between setting powder and finishing spray? 

What is the difference between setting powder and finishing spray and how in the world do you know which one(s) you need? 

If you're wondering what the difference is between foundation (makeup) primer, setting powder, and finishing spray, this blog post is for you! I'll show you how these products work as I explain the differences between them, so you can pick the one that's perfect for your needs. Actually, you may want to use all three! 

You'll get answers to these probing questions: Which is better, setting powder or setting spray? What goes first, finishing powder or setting spray? What is the difference between setting and finishing spray? Do you use setting powder and setting spray? Where does primer fit into all of this?

Get ready to have your questions answered so you can get, and more importantly, know how to use, the best products for your needs!

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Episode #21

What is the difference between setting powder and finishing spray? 

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Understanding what each product does

Once you understand clearly what each product does, you will understand and remember how and when to use them, if you need them at all!

Foundation Primer

Prepares your face for the next product.
Gives your foundations something to hold on to so it lasts longer.
Makes the surface of your skin look smoother.
Your pores appear smaller.
Light is reflected in a more flattering way.
What is the difference between setting powder and finishing spray?

Setting Powder

Sets your foundation and other moist products (concealer, undereye corrector, highlight, contour - if they are cream based).
Takes the shine off your face.
Absorbs excess oil.
Adds a layer of coverage.
Helps foundation last longer.

Finishing Spray

Seals your makeup so it looks as good at the end of the day as it did when you applied it.
If you don't wear color cosmetics, you may not need this step.
What's the difference between setting powder and finishing spray
what's the difference between setting powder and finishing spray

The products used during the demonstration are all from Mary Kay Cosmetics:

Foundation Primer with Sunscreen SPF 15; Silky Setting Powder; and Makeup Finishing Spray.

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See my previous post on Foundation Matching - Finding Your Perfect Match.

Wrap Up

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