5 Translucent Setting Powders That Won’t Give You Flashback

July 06, 2020
5 Translucent Setting Powders That Won’t Give You Flashback

Setting powder is one of the most important makeup products you can have in your beauty stash. It’s key to ensuring that your carefully-applied beat lasts all day and to keep skin from getting oily. The best setting powders are translucent (or slightly yellow) and are finely milled, so they can be easily blended or wiped away from the skin. One of the other things we love about this product is its universality. Because it has no color, it can be used on any skin tone or undertone without worry.

What Causes Makeup Flashback and How Can You Avoid It?

The only downside to using a setting powder? There’s a little thing called flashback, which occurs when you take a picture using flash and a white cast shows up on the areas where your powder was applied. (You’ve definitely seen it on the red carpet, if not in your own selfies.) This is due to the ingredients in translucent powder — namely silica — that reflect the light and create a white cast. Thankfully, there are a few powders out there that have solved this age-old beauty woe.

Here, we’re sharing some of our favorite translucent powders that don’t cause flashback.