Master the art of baking with the most beloved setting powders which do not contain silica. Why silica-free powders? Because no one wants to look like a powdered doughnut in the group photo especially when there is flash photography involved. [Note: Silica is found in many HD powders and it is not the same as silicon]
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
This award-winning and cult-favorite product remain among the top desired by the makeup professionals. It is so finely milled and gives a pretty smooth and matte finish whilst diminishing under-eye circles. So light in feel but max in coverage. A little product does go a long way. It keeps the oil at bay, yet doesn’t look cakey and does not cause break outs. Kim K’s Makeup Artist, Mario keeps this product in his makeup kit too.
It is suitable for ALL skin tones, since it does not transfer any color. However, If you have extremely dry skin, applying a good amount of moisturizer underneath your makeup is advised, else it’ll cling to your dry spots.
This lightweight formula is ideal for baking and does not give flashback which is a major bonus. No wonder this product is so hyped on all social media.
This powder is limited to two different shades. One is Translucent, which is perfect for very fair to medium skin tones. The other one is Translucent Medium Deep which is made for medium deep to the deepest skin tone beauties.
Kryolan Translucent Powder
This brand is extremely popular for being flawless on skin and light on pocket. It really does set your makeup like a pro. It’s satiny soft formula does not look too powdery on camera like most matte powders. Plus, this stuff really lasts forever. It’s super easy to bake makeup with this, since the texture is finely milled. But you can end up with the dreaded flashback if you do not blend it out properly.
This product contains Titanium Dioxide which is an ingredient found in many sunscreens and is considered a safe material, so you can expect even a short protection from UVA and UVB radiations. The finishing is extremely matte and doesn’t make the face look shiny. Even on acne-prone skin it doesn’t cause any break outs.
You can choose from a wide variety of shades. Availability is the only issue with this product. You can get the authentic products only by visiting their stores.
Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder
Ben Nye’s Bella Luxury Banana Powder has a yellow tint and is a perfect choice for you if you are looking to correct surface redness or to camouflage pink undertones which is a common concern for those with pale skin. It helps neutralize bluish under-eyes giving that area a fresh and illuminated look. This rice and corn starch rich formula has anti-caking and pore-minimizing properties making it suitable for those who have sensitive, oily or mature skin. The hype is absolutely real concerning the Ben Nye brand. It really is like walking around with an Instagram filter on your face!
This product works best for light/medium to golden skin tones. Women with fair skin tones may find the banana powder too yellow for them and may wish to experiment with a lighter shade of Ben Nye’s Luxury Powder.
It comes in variety of shades. No matter what your complexion is, there’s surely a Ben Nye Powder out there for you.
Ben Nye Luxury Powder Shades
NARS Light Reflecting Translucent Powder
A weightless formula which is suitable for all skin tones and gives that luminous and brightening effect in any light. It blends into the skin effortlessly. It is highly recommended for those who have dry skin as it contains glycerin and antioxidant Vitamin E to help protect against dryness. It stays on your face throughout the day and flawlessly sets the foundation. Even if you have oily skin, it creates a stunning glowy look as opposed to an oil slicked appearance, when the oil comes through. It’s Nars, so it’s obviously expensive but it does what it sets out to do.