If you have oily skin or love to wear cream products, you'd know the importance of having a good translucent face powder to help keep your skin matte. Living in a country where the weather’s mostly hot and humid, beauty lovers find that battling the mid-day greasiness is a common concern. Luckily, there are a lot of good options that can help control the shine without giving any of the dreaded flashback. Read on to know the best translucent face powders that are perfect for Singaporean skin.
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
The Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is a cult-fave among beauty lovers and professional makeup artists for its lightweight and non-flashback formula. It creates a soft-focus finish on your skin without settling into any fine lines. If you have a deeper skin tone, it also comes in Honey and Medium Deep. You can find it on Sephora.sg.
Tatcha The Silk Setting Powder
If you prefer a more radiant finish in your powders, then the Tatcha The Silk Setting Powder can be your new go-to. It is a talc-free setting powder that promises to blur pores as well as shield your skin from pollution and blue light. It's formulated with silk extracts, fibrocin and sericin to prevent your skin from drying out even as it mattifies it. Willing to make the splurge? Head over to Sephora.sg to add it to your cart.
One/Size Ultimate Setting Powder
Need to be photo-ready in a jiffy? Pick up the One/Size Ultimate Setting Powder. This finely milled setting powder — available in translucent and dark/deep variants on Sephora.sg — blurs any appearance of pores and texture but leaves your skin still looking like skin. If you want to prolong your skincare and base makeup products, lightly dust some of this powder and you're ready to go.
Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder
If you're a fan of the Synchro Skin Foundation, then you'll love the Shiseido Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder. It boasts the same self-refreshing technology of the foundation, as well as cellulose powder, which helps the product control any oil or shine up to eight hours after application. It is also formulated with 4-Fold Technology to help protect your skin from air pollutants. If you're looking for an over-achieving setting powder, it's available in matte and radiant finishes on Sephora.sg.
Wander Beauty Play All Day Translucent Powder
Tired of making a mess every time you open your powder compact? The Wander Beauty Play All Day Translucent Powder is a powder-infused puff that promises to mattify and prolong the life of your makeup. The translucent powder is formulated with goji berry and aloe leaf extract to help soothe any hyperpigmentation. Meanwhile, safflower extract and niacinamide help reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as improve your skin elasticity. You can find this powder-infused puff in Singapore on Sephora.sg.
Dolce & Gabbana Solar Glow Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Achieve a blurred complexion with the Dolce & Gabbana Solar Glow Translucent Loose Setting Powder. It contains a Mediterranean Glow complex for added skin-caring benefits, such as hydration and softening. Its veil-thin texture seamlessly blurs, perfects, and mattifies your complexion. You can shop this blurring powder at the Dolce&Gabbana Beauty flagship boutique at ION Orchard.
RMS Beauty "Un" Powder
The RMS Beauty "Un" Powder does everything you want in a talc-free translucent loose powder. It reflects light, sets makeup, minimises pores, softens skin, and absorbs oil. All without leaving flashback-causing residue. It also claims to have a "clean" formula. Want to make the switch? You can buy it from Sephora.sg.
Urban Decay All Nighter Softening Loose Setting Powder
While we can't think of a reason why we'd wear makeup for 16 hours, you can certainly achieve it by applying the Urban Decay All Nighter Softening Loose Setting Powder. The soft and silky vegan loose powder sets and locks in your liquid and cream makeup products, while also helping control additional shine. To make its effect last even longer, spritz some of the All Nighter Makeup Spray Spray too. You can find both on Sephora.sg.
Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder
The Catrice Nude Illusion Loose Powder is an affordable and good quality translucent powder. It is a pure white powder that creates a velvety matte and soft-focus finish when applied on the skin. It's available at Guardian Singapore stores and on the Guardian e-store.
GIVENCHY Prisme Libre Loose Powder
Don't be scared of the colours you see in this translucent powder — they mix together beautifully to give the skin not only a matte but also bright finish. This cult-favourite powder, which has a signature sensory texture, feels and looks great on the skin as it colour-corrects blemishes and gives the skin a shine-free yet still luminous finish. Check out our review of this product here.
Pixi H2O Skinveil Powder
Looking for a powder that blurs, cools, refreshes and hydrates? The Pixi H2O Skinveil Powder contains a botanical-boosted formula — tea and aloe leaf extracts to be exact — that leaves your skin soothed and hydrated whenever you wear it. Check it out on Sephora.sg.
(Cover photo from: @wanderbeauty)
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