The Best Face Powders For Summer Weather

The summer holiday season is almost upon us (finally, hurrah), but with this comes hot sticky weather and melting makeup.

Sweat and redness can easily slide away that gorgeous makeup you have spent ages perfecting, and if you want to be all day photo ready, then one of the below powders are sure to help you keep away the shine at bay but still have a healthy glow.

These powders are the best way to ensure your makeup stays in place all day long while also adding a lovely smooth texture to your skin.

Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder: £36.00

This pearly white powder is designed to give your skin a naturally flawless finish, all whilst ensuring that your complexion doesn’t look cakey or too heavy.

The product contains light reflecting particles which instantly help to brighten your skin and to give you that gorgeous glow over your foundation with just a few sweeps.

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Even after a hot and sweaty commute on a crowded train or a full day of sight-seeing, this powder will ensure that your skin doesn’t get shiny or red and that your makeup is kept securely in place.

Go for this product if you’re after a super natural radiant glow to your skin as the powder is really translucent and not for those after heavy coverage.

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow, £29.00

Finely milled and weightless with double the wear time of your makeup, this powder is perfect for those that want glory skin, but also hate highlighter. Its pearly pigments can lock in your makeup for up to 12 hours with a healthy glow finish.

The Translucent Loose Setting Powder Glow also has micro-refined silica and soft-focus light-reflecting particles, which work to instantly blur skin imperfections and minimise the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles without creasing or caking. If setting powder and highlighter had a baby, this would be it.


Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish: £34.00

If you’re looking for a finishing powder with more colour coverage, but still feels light and luxurious on your skin, then Charlotte Tilbury’s Airbrush Flawless Finish is for you.

Even on some of the hottest days of the year, this powder has managed to keep my skin perfectly smooth, flawless and matt all day long.

The powder is perfect when used on its own or as a finishing step of your makeup routine, as the subtle colour blurs and covers any blemishes and imperfections.


By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, £42.00

For a real-life Instagram filter, By Terry’s Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder sets your make up for long wear and blurs visibility of imperfections to create a ‘soft focus’ effect.

The powder is super lightweight and controls shine without leaving your complexion looking skin dry or chalky. Soft and silky it’s the ultimate finishing touch to keep your make up in place and looking flawless from morning ‘til bedtime.


It also eliminates shine, making it perfect for those long sweaty summer days and uses hyaluronic acid microspheres to attract moisture from the atmosphere and fill in fine lines for a smooth finish.

Nars Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder, £28.00

This unique weightless powder works its magic to Heighten skin’s natural beauty evenly with a soft matte finish – perfect for the summer days that you don’t want to wear heavy makeup.


The powder also contains vitamin E and glycerine, helping to regulate shine and set the foundation, without drying skin. The silky product also enhances the appearance of foundation and prolongs the colour and intensity of makeup throughout the day, whilst reducing the appearance of pores, and disguising fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.

On top of all of this, it’s also free from any fragrance and parabens, making it the perfect makeup solution for sensitive and easily irritated skin.

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KeiKei is a London-based award-winning journalist and videographer with a degree in Broadcast Media and Journalism from the University of the West of Scotland and an extensive reporting background in news, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle.

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