The 10 Best Setting Powders for Oily Skin Shoppers Can't Stop Buying

Picture-ready makeup can be hard to accomplish (and even harder to maintain), especially when you consider all the pressed and loose powder options on the market. Instead of stressing out over which one is best for oily, acne-prone skin, take a peek at these 10 liquid-soft setting powders customers can't stop raving about. Ideal for all skin types, these beauty musts are sure to keep you flawlessly covered throughout the day.

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Setting Powder

Just like a bad hair day, we've all experienced a bad makeup day—especially when our completed look isn't locked in with a finishing powder. Whether you're a beauty guru or simply looking for an easy all-day wear that minimizes oily skin, this list of top-rated setting powders has got a shade and coverage level for everyone. From brands like Giorgio Armani, Tarte, and BareMinerals (just to name a few) come 10 setting powders our Shop Editors think you should try if you have oily skin.

Best Overall: Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder

With over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, it's no surprise that the Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder is ranked the best overall in our top 10 setting powders for oily skin. Not only is it a favorite among shoppers, but it's also the most affordable option on our list (seriously, it's less than $5 right now!). Pick from six popular colors and use it as a lightweight setting powder or apply a thin layer on top of your foundation and concealer for a short amount of time to "bake" your makeup using your own body heat. One reviewer can't stop raving about this long-lasting makeup bag staple, saying, "It is an awesome value and helps keep my face oil free and my makeup in place a day." ($4, usually $7; amazon.com)

Best for No Flashback: Too Faced Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder

Avoid that annoying flashback most light-reflecting foundations and finishing powders create by applying Peach Perfect mattifying setting powder by Too Faced instead. This makeup is meant to last up to 14 hours and doesn't smear with contact (even if you have an oily complexion). So if you're not one to touch up your makeup throughout the day, this powder will be your holy grail. Its light pink tint is meant to brighten skin while still creating a smooth, shine-free finish. Bonus: Too Faced released a second color in this collection that we're excited to try (Carmelized Peach). Of course, both options smell equally peachy. ($33; sephora.com)

Best for a Subtle Shimmer: BareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder

If you're looking to give your skin a subtle airbrush look that also has some shimmery depth, then the Mineral Veil by BareMinerals is the finishing powder for you. This lightweight makeup helps minimize pores while also absorbing excess oil, not to mention the preservative-free formula is gentle on skin. Use it in the final step of your makeup routine to lock in your foundation and contour lines or wear it by itself for a natural and fresh-faced finish. Thanks to its translucent color, this all-inclusive powder can be used on most skin tones and types, but if you're looking for a warmer summer hue, BareMinerals also provides a Tinted Mineral Veil. ($24; ulta.com)

Best for Your T-Zone: Jouer Cosmetics Soft Focus Hydrate + Set Powder

We've all tried some pretty surprising beauty hacks to make our faces less shiny, but what if it was as easy as switching out your setting powder? Coming in six different tints, the Soft Focus Hydrate + Set Powder by Jouer Cosmetics works great on acne-prone and dry skin alike and can be applied directly to your T-zone (known to be one of the oiliest parts of the face). Made with vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and allantoin, this pressed powder can help moisturize your skin while also providing a younger, softer appearance. You can even use this setting powder alone to help minimize the appearance of blemishes. ($30; dermstore.com)

Best Matte Finish: Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Finishing Powder

You don't have to let an uneven, oily skin tone prevent you from looking and, more importantly, feeling your absolute best every day. Phyto-Pigment setting powder provides light, smooth coverage that performs well on sensitive and acne-prone skin types. Thanks to its light-reflecting formula, you can achieve a natural-looking matte finish. Did we mention it's made out of rice and argan powders so it not only hydrates your skin but also reduces shine? One satisfied reviewer points out this makeup's versatility, saying, "It is pretty much invisible and my skin is glowing when I wear it." ($28; juicybeauty.com)

Best Splurge-Worthy Option: Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Compact Powder Foundation

If you're not one to spare any expense when it comes to all things beauty, then this Neo Nude compact powder foundation by Giorgio Armani needs a permanent spot in your makeup bag. Hues range from light to deep so you'll have no problem finding the color that matches your skin tone. Use it to create a glowing finish that looks similar to liquid foundation or by itself on days you want a no-makeup look with some extra coverage. ($58; giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com)

Best for Midday Touch-Ups: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder

With near-perfect reviews, Smooth Operator tinted pressed powder is a great option for anyone who likes to be prepared for on-the-go touch-ups. Its compact case is well-suited for tossing in your purse before taking on the day. Simply dab the included sponge into the finishing powder and gently swipe across your face; its pressed talc-free powder allows even a small amount to last a long time. Pro tip from a happy customer: Swap your everyday foundation out with this tinted powder for lighter coverage that can last all day. ($34; tarte.com)

Best Natural Finish: Glossier Wowder

A setting powder that mattifies without looking flat, leaves a natural-looking finish without caking, and is hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free: Oh yeah, we found it. Wowder comes in five different shades and can be used all over your face or as a blotting powder to treat problem areas, depending on your skin's needs. It not only helps set your makeup but also takes away the excess shine of particularly oily regions, according to one reviewer. If you're as obsessed with this female-empowering brand as we are, then consider completing the set with the Wowder brush. ($22; glossier.com)

Best Smelling: Marc Jacobs Finish-Line Perfecting Coconut Setting Powder

Overdoing it on the powder will be a thing of the past with this designer find. Thankfully, this delicious-smelling setting powder by Marc Jabcobs features a sifter, so you won't have to worry about accidentally using too much at once. Made out of five forms of cocoa butter and coconut, it'll provide even coverage while also hydrating your skin. Did we already mention the heavenly scent? We did? Well, it's worth repeating because it smells ah-maz-ing. Use it to set your makeup for up to eight hours or use it alone to mattify oily skin. ($44; sephora.com)

Best for All-Day Wear: Dermablend Original Loose Setting Powder

Even your most loved foundation needs a helping hand to last all day. Enter the Original Loose Setting Powder by Dermablend. This powder comes in three colors ranging from Warm Saffron (a medium shade) to flawless Original (transparent) so it complements a variety of skin tones. It can be used to do everything from reducing the appearance of enlarged pores to covering severe acne scars; simply apply and after a few minutes brush off the excess powder. Many reviewers love the waterproof aspect of this amazing powder and say that they've made it their go-to for all-day wear. ($29; dermstore.com)

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