Setting powder is a key makeup product that helps keep your foundation looking fresh all day long. But if you have dark skin, it can be hard to find a good setting powder that suits your complexion and does not leave you looking ashy in bright lighting, selfies and photos. When shopping for powders, look for one with ingredients such as talc and kaolin clay. They’re gentle on the skin and absorb excess oil. In addition, try translucent or semi-translucent powders if possible because they tend to hide blemishes better than darker ones do.
Some of the best types of setting powder for dark skin are translucent, loose powder and liquids.
Setting powder is a powder that you apply over your makeup to set it. It helps the makeup stay in place and can also help mattify the skin, keeping oil at bay. The best types of powders for dark skin are translucent, loose powder and liquids.
Some of these products include:
- Translucent Setting Powders (like Laura Mercier’s)
- Loose Powders (like Sacha Buttercup Powder)
- Liquids (like Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation).