Translucent Powder Is Not For Everyone: 7 Finishing Powders For All Skin Tones


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The rise of baking, the beauty technique for setting concealer and sharpening your contour, has made translucent setting powder a staple in every makeup lover’s collection. Countless brands offer a light “universal” shade that is supposed to work on all skin tones but that doesn’t mean that it will be equally flattering on everyone, especially complexions on the deeper end of the spectrum. A translucent powder with a little bit of color can not only prevent the white cast of death in flash photography, it can brighten, and add a thin veil of coverage that can elevate the look of your skin. Take your makeup to the next level with one of these gorgeous powders.

1. Huda Beauty Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder ($34, Sephora)

The silky powder is available in eight shades that set, smooth, and brighten under the eyes. It adds a slight bit of coverage and gives the skin a smoothing effect, which is a godsend if you are looking to hide your pores. The product has a unique flexible net instead of a traditional plastic filter that is perfect for dipping a brush or covering a beauty sponge with the powder.

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