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Your skin tone/coloring: NC 25 (medium with yellow undertones)
Favorite setting powder? Laura Mercier loose setting powder
Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain pressed Meteorites
Favorite primer? Korres anti-aging primer

Your skin tone/coloring: Medium-dark, with strong golden undertones
Favorite setting powder? Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre (#40 Dore)
Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Light ‘Luminous Light’
Favorite primer? I don’t bother with primers.

Skin tone – i think i’m NC-15-ish

Favourite Setting Powder/Finishing Powder – i still don’t know the difference but i always use Guerlain Meteorites pressed powder compact in the beige colour

Favourite Primer – Hourglass Mineral Veil (?) (i think that’s what it’s called), the product is amazing!

Your skin tone/coloring: NC30-35
Favorite setting powder? MAC Blot Powder
Favorite finishing powder? MAC Blot Powder LOL (I use the same)
Favorite primer? I’m currently looking for one.

■Your skin tone/coloring: Light/Medium Neutral leaning ever so slightly warm, brown hair, amber eyes, YSL B30
■Favorite setting powder? MUFE HD
■Favorite finishing powder? Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof powder (the loose white one)
■Favorite primer? Stila One Step Correct and Laura Mercier Illuminating Primer

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair and neutral/ cool, black hair, blue-grey eyes (I’m never sure which)
Favorite setting powder? Nars LRSP.
Favorite finishing powder? I like the Nars powder for finishing as well, but I also love Hourglass Diffused Light and Bobbi Brown Porcelain Pearl
Favorite primer? Armani Fluidmaster. The first time I applied it, I was shocked, because on its own, it smoothed and evened my skin enough that it looked like I was wearing foundation.

Your skin tone/coloring: nw/nc10, very pale neutral, oily
Favorite setting powder? chanel loose powder in translucent1
Favorite finishing powder? make up for ever hd microfinish powder
Favorite primer? hourglass veil mineral primer

■Your skin tone/coloring: C3/NC20
■Favorite setting powder? I only use regular face powder or powder foundation (not sure if those can be considered setting powders). Under the eyes I use the NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder, and on my face MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation.
■Favorite finishing powder? ELF HD Powder. LOVE it.
■Favorite primer? Hmmm, great question. Haven’t found any that help control oil the way I’d like.

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool undertones/pinkness (lol). Urban Decay NAKED Skin Liquid Foundation in 0.5, tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour in Fair
Favorite setting powder? MAKEUP FOREVER HD Microfinish Powder, if that counts.
Favorite finishing powder? Are setting and finishing powder the same? >_> If they aren’t, I don’t have one!
Favorite primer? Urban Decay Pore Perfecting Complexion Primer Potion. Keeps my combination skin totally matte and made my school picture look AH-MAY-ZING with the HD powder on top of my foundation. ^_^ I do like Too Faced Primed & Poreless but it’s a bit… Greasy feeling when you rub it in and doesn’t control oil. It does make pores disappear though! Leaves skin silky too.

I sort of thought the same thing – that finishing and setting powder were the same thing – you use a “setting powder” because you’re “finished” doing your makeup and you want to set it all in place.

My skintone- Fair
Favorite setting powder-it cosmetics bye bye pores
Favorite finishing powder-MAC skinfinish Natural
Favorite primer- Mally

■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/Warm
■Favorite setting powder? Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil
■Favorite finishing powder? don’t really use one
■Favorite primer? Don’t use face primer. Use Bare Escentuals Prime Time brighten for eyes.

◾Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NC15-20
◾Favorite setting powder? MAC Blot Powder in Medium
◾Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light (a new favourite!)
◾Favorite primer? Laura Mercier Oil-Free Primer 🙂

Your skin tone/coloring: MAC NW10

Favorite setting powder? NARS loose powder

Favorite finishing powder? Rimmel Stay Matte

Favorite primer? Benefit Porefessionals

1) I’m light with neutral to yellow undertones. So like NC10-15/NW10
2) Chanel Poudre Universelle Libre
3) Guerlain Parure de Nuit
4) Chanel Le Blanc Light Revealing Brightening Makeup Base SPF30 (just came out, love it!)

Your skin tone/coloring: medium deep with yellow/golden undertones
Favorite setting powder? Currently ex1 cosmetics invisiwear compact powder
Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass ambient lighting powder in dim light
Favorite primer? Hourglass mineral veil (loses points on price though)

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool
Favorite setting powder? Mac Prep+Prime (pressed or loose)
Favorite finishing powder? Same – MAC Prep+Prime (can someone explain to me – with examples – the difference between a setting powder and a finishing powder, please?)
Favorite primer? Hourglass Mineral Veil (for once, I didn’t even have to think about my answer)

Hi Mariella – late answer but I hope it helps… One uses setting powder to help foundation stay in place (to literally ‘set it’ so it lasts longer) and/or just to control shine in certain areas (e.g. the T-zone). A finishing powder helps give your skin a bit of oomph, a bit of a glow if you will, to certain areas…or all over, as you feel like.

Personally I use Guerlain pressed Meteorites as a finishing powder on top of my LM setting powder. The latter tends to mattify my skin, so the former helps give the high points of my face (the cheekbones, esp.) more dimension. Side note: I don’t use a finishing powder if the blush I use (e.g. NARS Orgasm) is on the shimmery side, as it does the job of highlighting my skin on its own.

Light-Medium, golden undertones, and lean a little more towards warm.

Right now it’s NYX Stay Matte Not Flat foundation powder in Natural. I’m combi-oily and this does what it claims for me. I wear it over a thin liquid foundation for more coverage.

Not sure. The NYX works fine on its own and I’d look too powdery.

I’m still looking. I do like the feel of the Hourglass one, though.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15
Favorite setting powder? MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder
Favorite finishing powder? MAC Studio Careblend/Pressed Powder as well, I need to branch out!
Favorite primer? Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

Your skin tone/coloring: NC50

Favorite setting powder? The only powder I use is my powder foundation which is Sephora Microsmooth Foundation Powder. I don’t apply any other powders because my foundation stays on well on its own.

Favorite finishing powder? N/A

Favorite primer? I use Monistat Anti-chafing Powder Gel, and it is wonderful! It makes my face silky smooth, and it keeps all of my makeup in place all day. Before I started using it, my makeup would melt after a few hours. I am curious to try MUFE HD Primer in 0 however (but only because I love MUFE products, not because my current primer doesn’t work).

Your skin tone/coloring: NW10-winter, NC/W15-summer
Favorite setting powder? Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Pressed Powder
Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain Meteorites – pressed or loose!
Favorite primer? I’ve yet to find my HG, but I’m quite liking Revlon’s PhotoReady Perfecting Primer

Your skin tone/coloring: NC20

Favorite setting powder? NARS Translucent Crystal Light Reflecting Setting Powder (loose)

Favorite finishing powder? Guerlain Meteorites Voyage Powder in Mythic

Favorite primer? Guerlain Meteorites Perles Light Diffusing Primer Les Ors

Your skin tone/coloring: Neutral/Beige
Favorite setting powder? Chanel Translucent Powder
Favorite finishing powder? ._. I didn’t know there was a difference between setting and finishing powder. So I guess none!
Favorite primer? Estee Lauder Spotlight – although I believe it has recently been discontinued.

Skin tone: cool, yellow undertone
Favorite setting powder: Ben Nye Luxury powder
Favorite finishing powder: MAC Mineralized Skin Finish
Favorite primer: MAC Prep n Prime

Your skin tone/coloring: Fair/light and neutral
Favorite setting powder? Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
Favorite finishing powder? Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. They’re amazing.
Favorite primer? Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I live in a place that is hot, humid with many storms (why did I move here?) and I stopped having to worry so much about my foundation after buying this.

Skin tone – light and neutral/warm
Favorite setting powder – Rimmel Stay Matte
Favorite finishing powder – Hourlgass Dim Light
Favorite Primer – Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

Your skin tone/coloring: NC 20-25
Favorite setting powder? RCMA No Colour setting powder
Favorite finishing powder? Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder
Favorite primer? Smashbox photo finish

■Your skin tone/coloring: Fair, cool, pinkish undertones, brunette (black hair), hazel eyes;
■Favorite setting powder? Malu Wilz Setting Powder;
■Favorite finishing powder? Chanel Loose Powder;
■Favorite primer? Makeup Atelier Base Irisee.

Your skin tone/coloring: NC15/20
Favorite setting powder?: Stay Matte Rimmel
Favorite finishing powder?: Essence Loose Powder
Favorite primer?: Revlon Photoready Primer

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