The best setting powder for oily skin. Ever!

Throughout my 13 or so years that I’ve worn foundation, I’ve constantly looked for products that will last all day long on my skin. As a girl who has combination skin with the tendency to get super oily throughout the day, I need a great formula that will keep my skin looking fresh without looking cakey or letting too much shine come on through.

I think I’ve finally found the best setting powder for oily skin. Ever! Let me introduce you to the Ben Nye Neutral Set Colorless Powder!

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The best setting powder for oily skin. Ever! | Rachael Divers

As I mentioned in my June Favourites video, I’d had the Ben Nye Banana Powder in my kit for months but always passed it off as being too yellow for me – I never thought to actually buy the colourless version and try it out until a few weeks ago when I was looking to replace my current MAC Prep + Prime setting powder. I came across the Ben Nye Neutral Set and saw what great value for money it was and decided that I needed to try it out as soon as!

My current routine is this – wash face, apply Origins GinZing Eye Cream, apply La Roche Posay Toleriane moisturiser, apply La Roche Posay Anthelios XL SPF Tinted Fluid, apply MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC20 then follow with my Ben Nye Colorless powder.

The trick I’ve found that works the best is to take my Ben Nye Powder onto a dry Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge and actually press it into my skin like you would if you were to bake your powder on. I leave it a minute or so, then buff it into my skin and flick away the excess with my Sigma F10 Powder Brush. Ta-da! Flawless, matte skin that will stand the test of time.

12 hour wear? No problem! The best setting powder for oily skin. Ever! | Rachael Divers

12 hour wear? No problem! The best setting powder for oily skin. Ever! | Rachael Divers

I’m not joking when I say that I can wear this on a 12 hour teaching shift (which sees me running up and down stairs, braving the current elements to pop out for a coffee run with my friend and being in a warm classroom) without having to retouch it throughout the day. It truly is a dream to wear and feels ultra comfortable on my skin. If I’m feeling extra fancy, I’ll mix the colourless powder with a little banana powder to give myself a highlight and a lovely finish in one.

To add a little dew and life back into my skin, I take a little of my Seventeen Shimmering Powder and buff it onto the high points of my face with my Sigma Duo Powder/Blush Brush.

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