best loose finishing powder

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for best loose finishing powder.

The objective of finishing powder is to keep your foundation in place while offering a subtle blur of pores, wrinkles, fine lines, and uneven skin texture after you've applied your makeup. Here are some great choices.

Anastasia Beverly HillsMini Translucent Loose Setting Powder

Size: 0.21 oz / 6 g·ITEM: 2382760

Color: Translucent - colorless

24 Reviews


So far I’m loving this loose setting powder. I was a tad bit afraid of flashback because it literally is a white powder....Mini loose powder is a really good size and didn’t make my skin dry like some powders do

What it is: A lightweight, superfine powder that goes on smoothly while absorbing oil and minimizing shine, leaving your skin with a flawless matte finish.

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Brighten, perfect, and set makeup with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Setting Powder.

Laura MercierTranslucent Loose Setting Powder – Pink Tone-Up for Brightening

Size: 1 oz / 29 g·ITEM: 2629772

Color: Tone Up Powder - pink

19 Reviews


I hated loose setting powders for the longest because none of them blurred or brightened. ...I heard many good stuff about Laura Mercier powders so I decided to try the pink one. This loose powder is super thin, silky and has a pink/orangy tint which is ideal to brighten under eyes area.

What it is: A cult-favorite loose setting powder in a soft peachy-pink shade to brighten and enliven your complexion and set makeup for up to 16 hours.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Peachy-Pink Pigments: Enliven the complexion.
- Vitamin C and E Powders: Visibly even skin tone over time.
- Skin-Conditioning Powder (Natural Amino Acids): Melts into skin for an undetectable finish​.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Ultra HD Microfinishing Loose Powder

ITEM: 1911387

Size: Mini Size Translucent - 0.14 oz/ 4 g - Translucent

93 Reviews


My recently favorite setting powder. I used so many loose powders but this make my foundation very natural finish. ...I just switched from the pressed powder to the loose. I’m not sure which one I like better.

What it is:
An award-winning finishing powder that’s ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to create unfiltered perfection for all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your make up routine, this finishing powder blur the look of your skin’s imperfections. Revamped and now more transparent, weightless, and blurring than ever, this is the ultimate finishing powder.

DiorDior Forever Loose Cushion Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 g·ITEM: 2486124

Color: "040" - deep skintones

30 Reviews


My only problem with this is that I have no idea how to get the powder out! I honestly thought I bought an empty loose powder! ...While I am not left with glowing skin, there is still a natural finish left on the skin, so unsure if of value if you actually want a mattifying powder.

What it is: An ultra-fine loose powder for a long-wear, matte, and naturally vibrant complexion, packaged in a signature Dior couture case.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Wild-Pansy Extract

What Else You Need to Know: Dior Forever Cushion Powder is available in three shades, specially developed to match all different skin tones, for perfect tone-on-tone match.
Infused with water and enriched with wild-pansy extract, the loose powder respects the skin and improves the quality of the complexion. This powder is dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic.

GivenchyPrisme Libre Loose Setting and Finishing Powder

Size: 0.42 oz/ 14.50 mL·ITEM: 2364651

Color: 6 Flanelle Epicée - for deep skintones

3K Reviews


Prisme Loose Setting and Finishing Powder is good color corrector combination. ...The combination of the pink colors as well as the functional powder puff help to eradicate any pores and give my skin a velvet finish.

What it is: An ultra finely milled setting powder that resists caking and is designed to mattify, blur, & illuminate the complexion for a perfected makeup result.

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: provides antioxidant protection

La MerThe Powder

ITEM: 1993815

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g

98 Reviews


It is the best!...I have been using DIORSKIN NUDE AIR POWDER for many years, and I have been using Clé de Peau Beauté Translucent Loose Powder and YSL Souffle D'Eclat Sheer and Radiant Natural Finish Loose Powder. ...Best setting powder of them all!!...I’ve used multiple setting powders over the years - urban decay deslick as well as Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder for several years.

What it is: A light-diffusing loose powder, infused with skin-renewing Miracle Broth™, that attaches onto skin for a perfect fit and flawless finish.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Pores, and Dullness and Uneven Texture

Formulation: Loose Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, and triclosan.

What Else You Need to Know: This powder helps set and perfect makeup with translucent coverage.


The new 12HR translucent loose setting powder seamlessly blends, leaving a natural finish while controlling shine. ...overall this powder is good, it leaves a nice airbrush finish and is pretty matte that lasts throughout the day. i haven’t checked for any flashback but for everyday use it’s great. the packaging of the product makes it a little bit messy but that’s usually the case with most loose powders.

What it is: A translucent and universal loose setting powder that blurs skin texture and sets your makeup for a soft.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

What Else You Need to Know: Enjoy this incredibly lightweight powder to mattify skin. Ultra-smooth, jet-milled setting powder is translucent and blurs fine lines and imperfections. Formula blends easily, reduces shine, and creates a refined, polished effect. Works for all skin tones and is noncomedogenic.

cielefilter & PROTECT SPF 30+ finishing and setting powder

Size: 0.35 oz / 10 g·ITEM: 2708436

Color: 3 - deep

68 Reviews


This finishing and setting powder is fantastic! It’s a lightweight setting powder that contains spf 30 that blends easily , and gives my skin a natural finish . ...This loose finishing powder is like a beauty secret in a jar!

What it is: A mineral SPF 30+ loose finishing powder that smooths the skin, blurs imperfections, and sets makeup to a natural finish.
Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

SPF: SPF over 30

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Vitamin E: Defends against pollution and provides antioxidants.
- Niacinamide: Reduces the look of pores and boosts skin barrier.
- Physalis Angulata Extract: Calms skin and offers anti-inflammatory benefits.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The lightweight finishing powder elevates the skin's appearance, blurring imperfections while


Though I definitely wish she had more color options this is still a beautiful finishing powder and made sure that my skin looked like skin after using it. ...Yes! Yes! This setting powder does everything it says. It covers so well, I often use it as a loose powder when I want to rock that “no makeup” look.

What it is: A brilliantly buildable, ultra-weightless, luxe setting powder that imparts radiant perfection in five shades formulated to match any skin tone.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino-Acid-Treated Powder: Ensures color-true performance, even through sweat and sebum, with high water repellency, improved slip, enhanced feel, better skin adhesion, and improved payoff.
- Lighter-than-Air Proprietary Powder Blend: An ultra-light, pure powder blend that gives a barely-there feel on skin with a unique, sensorial application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

SaieAirset Radiant Loose Setting Powder

Size: 0.14 oz/ 4 g·ITEM: 2513018

Color: Translucent - for fair to light medium skin tones

402 Reviews


The best finishing powder!...This powder is so underrated. It sets my base makeup but does not make it look cakey. ...My daily loose setting powder!...I really like it! Is a great loose setting powder to use in my daily routine!

What it is: A weightless and translucent loose powder made with a unique air-cream technology that sets, smooths, and diffuses for a radiant finish.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Airset Radiant Loose Setting Powder is packed with clean ingredients like squalane to lock in hydration and give skin a plump, moisturized appearance.

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