5 Translucent Setting Powders That Won’t Give You FlashbackJuly 06, 2020
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.
An influencer fave, the Dermablend Loose Setting Powder has been at the top of our list for years. It mattifies the skin without flashback and helps reduce the appearance of large pores. If you have oily skin, this is the perfect powder for you.
This powder absorbs oil and sets foundation on contact. The light yet buildable formula won’t cause cakiness or flakes, and the chic compact makes midday touch-ups a luxurious experience.
This talc-free powder is ultra-lightweight and minimizes transfer without adding color to the skin. Although it looks tinted in the pan (this is true of many translucent powders), it sets clear and won’t change the look and feel of your makeup. The tint also ensures you’ll be flashback-free.
At just $10, this lightweight setting powder is perfect for all skin tones and leaves your skin with a seamless matte finish. Although the color of the powder is white, the finish is translucent and does not leave a white cast on the face after application.
The rice starch-infused formula mattifies the complexion and helps blur imperfections for a soft-focus finish. You can even wear the silky-feeling powder without makeup.