Unless you’re a true beauty junkie, chances are you’ve never tried a translucent powder. Sheer and lightweight in texture and color, translucent powders are made for blurring pores and fine lines to create an airbrushed complexion sans airbrush.

Beauty editors and makeup artists alike swear by a few sweeps of this colorless powder, proven to be major in eliminating flashbacks and giving makeup true staying power.


IT COSMETICS BYE BYE PORES PRESSED ANTI-AGING FINISHING POWDER



Oily and acne prone skin.Living up to its name by making your pores literally disappear. Formulated for all skin types.Features triple-fine milled micro silk powder.


NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP HD FINISHING POWDER



Beauty lovers on a budget. It might not be a loose powder, but one swirl of a brush gets you more than you need. Make sure to tap off excess powder before applying to avoid a ghost-like glow.Pressed powder with a matte finish.Mineral based translucent formula.

KAT VON D LOCK IT SETTING POWDER


Kat’s Micro-Blurring Technology uses teeny mica powders to create a formula so light you can’t even feel that it’s on. The powder feels so soft and silky and looks natural on the skin, rather than chalky or textured. The packaging is so cute and the sifter prevents you from making a mess or spilling any of the powder. Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.Available in regular and mini size.

COVER FX PERFECT SETTING POWDER



Setting your under eyes with no creasing or caking.The reviews are in, and the claims are big. Users dub this a Laura Mercier dupe! Free of parabens, gluten, and talc. Available in light medium and natural finish. Clinically-tested.

DERMABLEND COLORLESS LOOSE SETTING POWDER



Available in three different shades, there’s a color match for everyone. Trying to hide scars or cover blemishes? Use with Dermablend’s Cover Creme! Setting powder formulated for up to 16 hours wearability. Powder is transparent upon application and blends smoothly to a matte finish.Dermatologist tested.

BOBBI BROWN SHEER FINISH PRESSED SETTING POWDER



Compact’s are so underrated. Reapplying this finishing powder is as easy as tossing into your work tote! 100% oil-free, but never drying, thanks to the added vitamin E. Available in natural and matte finish.Suitable for all skin types.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA INVISIMATTE BLOTTING POWDER



Truly long-lasting wear.Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.Traceless against all skin tones.Formulated to include an exclusive pore-diffusing complex.

MAC COSMETICS BLOT PRESSED POWDER



Mattefying oily t-zones.Looking to keep your lipstick on lockdown? Try using underneath your lip color to keep color fresh and lasting. Formula contains Mica and Silica to absorb excess oils and reduce shine. Cruelty-free.

BAREMINERALS MINERAL VEIL



That airbrushed look. Glow four different ways with translucent, tinted, illuminating, and hydrating options.Free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.Clinically proven to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture.

LAURA MERCIER TRANSLUCENT LOOSE SETTING POWDER



This cult fave has editors swearing by its magical powers best for keeping makeup in place and shiny foreheads at bay.Blending flawlessly.Available in other shades.Noncomedogenic and dermatologist tested.

The top best powders are ideal for achieving a flawless matte t-zone and Kardashian level "baking." All user tested and approved, we’re getting selfie-ready with translucent powders.