6 Best Setting Powders for Dark Skin Tones

December 23, 2019
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
6 Best Setting Powders for Dark Skin Tones

If you didn’t take a picture of your bomb makeup look last night, then did your bomb makeup look actually even happen? We’re all guilty of doing it for the ’gram, especially after spending hours on our full beat. But there’s nothing worse than when you snap a pic and see that there’s that scary white flashback thanks to your not-so-translucent setting powder. We know that searching for a truly transparent powder to set your makeup can be really difficult, especially if you have a deeper skin tone. To get rid of any lingering white cast post-makeup application or frightening flashback in your photos, reach for one of these setting powders that are perfect for dark skin tones.   NYX Professional Makeup Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Setting Powder  Set your makeup with this wallet-friendly option that comes in various shades for a range of different skin tones. For someone with a deeper complexion, we recommend reaching for either the Medium-Deep or Deep option. The formula is a lightweight loose powder that absorbs excess oil and leaves behind a smooth, matte finish. 

Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder If you’re a gal who lives for her dewy, glowy complexion, the Dermablend Illuminating Banana Powder won’t steer you in the wrong direction. The formula intended to flatter all skin tones is made with pearl pigments to provide a luminous sheen without that ashy-looking finish.  

Maybelline New York Fit Me Set + Smooth Powder  For a humble $7.99 per powder, the Maybelline Fit Me Set + Smooth Powder does, well, just that. It smooths your skin’s texture while setting your makeup and is even great for people with sensitive skin. If you have a darker complexion, reach for the shade called Coconut. 

Urban Decay The Ultimate Brush Off Translucent Loose Setting Powder For that barely-there consistency, the Urban Decay Ultimate Brush Off Powder does not disappoint. The best part about it? It comes packaged with a setting brush, so you’ll be camera-ready anytime, anywhere. It comes in five different shades: fair, medium, dark, deep and universal. 

Glossier Wowder Weightless Finishing Powder Chalky white film? We don’t know her, especially when we use the Glossier Wowder Finishing Powder. It’s a powder that cuts shine, blurs the appearance of pores and sets your makeup sans white cast. The inclusive shade range is perfect for women of color as it includes colors in light/medium, medium/deep, deep and rich. 

Lancôme Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder To secure your makeup look all night long, opt for the Long Time No Shine Loose Setting Powder. It’s available in a deep shade and is a weightless formula that serves up heavy-duty protection against excess oil. 

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