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setting powders for dark skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for setting powders for dark skin.

If you're looking for a setting powder that will help keep your makeup in place all day long, look no further than this list of setting powders. These powders will help you achieve a smooth, natural-looking finish that will last all day long.

Fashion FairSet It Loose Setting Powder

Size: 0.58 oz/ 16.6 g·ITEM: 2476901

Color: Cognac Queen - reddish brown: for tan to deep skin tones

36 Reviews


Look no further, this setting powder is perfect. I have a fair skin and I am over 60. ...I really enjoyed using this powder, it set my makeup and is not cakey at all.

What it is: An ultra-fine loose powder that sets makeup with a non-cakey, matte, transfer-proof finish and makes your complexion look like magic.

Coverage: Light


Artist CoutureMulti Use Beauty Setting Powder

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7g·ITEM: 2462828

Color: Caramel Delight - tan, warm undertone

16 Reviews


My new go to setting powder! I love to use this to finish and set my makeup and leaves my skin looking blurred and filtered. ...So in love with this setting powder! It’s not cakey no matter how many times you set or pile on.

What it is: A multitasking beauty powder with light-to-medium coverage and a natural satin finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve the perfect, flawless finish with this multiuse beauty powder. This silky-smooth powder offers buildable coverage and prevents creasing while keeping your makeup in place.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick StarrrMini Ultimate Blurring Setting Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.5g·ITEM: 2396216

Color: Dark/Deep - for dark to very deep skin tones

1.4K Reviews


Great Setting Powder...I am a dark skin African American woman and it does not look ashy on my face. ...I love powders that set foundation without looking heavy on the skin and this one does just that!

What it is: A superfine powder with a soft matte finish and blurring effect that lasts up to 14 hours and is perfect for everyday setting and buildable baking.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Performance Powder Microspheres: Create a silky-smooth texture.
- Surface-Treated Pigments: Aid in skin adhesion.
- Soft-Focus Powders: Visibly blur fine lines and improve the look of textured skin.

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.

Danessa Myricks BeautyEvolution Setting & Blurring Loose Powder

Size: 0.39 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 2439461

Color: 4 - reddish brown

49 Reviews


Before I discovered this one I was setting my entire face, undereyes included with the Laura Mercier dark setting powder. ...Best setting powder in the game! This looks so beautiful when I use it to set my concealer!!!

What it is: A micro-fine, flashback-free powder that mattifies, blurs, sets and corrects.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, 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. It is also vegan and gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Evolution Powder Setting Powder was designed to help lock in your makeup and absorb excess shine without drying out your skin.


Best for setting under eye...This is by far the best setting powder I have ever used. This is the first powder that perfectly sets the under eye, WITHOUT CREASING! like finish...Great topper to a perfect set. This sets my makeup perfectly

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.

LYS BeautyTriple Fix Setting Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g·ITEM: 2437531

Color: Brilliance - banana - for olive, golden, and yellow undertones

118 Reviews


Perfect for dark circles...Before I would always have a grey cast under but using this to set my concealer works like a charm....Great for even dry skin!...This blurs and sets my makeup without emphasizing my texture. I can use this powder under my eyes, and set my entire face without having issues!

What it is: A translucent, pressed setting powder that blurs the skin and locks complexion products in place while absorbing excess oil for a natural-matte finish.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Niacinamide: Reduces the appearance of pores and addresses excess shine.
- Green Tea Extract: Provides antioxidant benefits that soothe and replenish skin.
- Sodium Hyaluronate: Retains skin moisture and visibly plumps fine lines.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This clean, talc-free, finely milled pressed setting powder buffs beautifully into skin as it blurs and locks makeup in place for all-day perfection and no white cast.

beautyblenderBOUNCE™ Soft Focus Gemstone Setting Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2247807

Color: Chocolate - deep range

646 Reviews


Unfortunately product received was too dark to be used as an all over setting powder. Currently using as a bronzer. ...Setting powder...I was not too happy with the color. It sets your makeup fine but the color was a bit too dark for my skin.

What it is: A super-blurring, airy gemstone powder that sets makeup and absorbs oil, giving life to your skin without dryness or caking.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Moisturizes.
- Rose Quartz: Energizes skin.
- Freshwater Pearls: Add radiance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, 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. It is also gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

HourglassMini Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder - Talc Free

ITEM: 2087732

Size: Mini Size Translucent - .07 oz

284 Reviews


Works fine as an all over the face setting powder. It’s not heavy but sets my foundation perfectly. ...Love this setting powder!...Absolutely love this powder! I use it to set my face and under eyes! It looks great on and really sets my foundation and concealer!

What it is:
An ultra-refined mini powder formulated with light-reflecting particles to blur imperfections.

What it does:
This powder blurs the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for an airbrushed finish. It features an innovative gold sifter and custom cap which allow for the perfect amount of product to be dispensed. Because the Hourglass Cosmetics Veil™ Translucent Setting Powder is formulated without talc, the translucent formula leaves an invisible finish, making it perfect for all skin tones. It is infused with diamond powder for the most refined light refraction without any flashback and sets makeup for longer wear.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
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GucciMatte Beauty Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 g·ITEM: 2356541

Color: 05 Medium - neutral undertones

147 Reviews


Best Setting Powder!...I think I have found my new setting powder!! This product is amazing. The powder goes on so smoothly and creates a flawless complexion. ...It is so lightweight but still gives a flawless look to the skin and sets everything in place. A powder that really deserves all the stars!

What it is: A buildable face powder offering a lightweight, visibly smooth texture to create a naturally perfected complexion.

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Micro-reflecting Lamellar Powders: Provide a smooth application for a luminous complexion.

- Emollient Agents: Provide a silky, comfortable feel all day long.

What Else You Need to Know: Poudre De Beauté Mat Naturel Beauty Setting Powder glides on with ease and allows for a buildable application, from natural to medium.

MILK MAKEUPPore Eclipse Matte Translucent Talc-Free Setting Powder

Size: .55 oz / 7.65 g·ITEM: 2664902

Color: Translucent Medium

343 Reviews


This setting powder has a really lovely texture and sets your makeup well! ...This is great as a contour powder as it is very pigmented! Literally, a small amount of this product is all that you need for it to show up on my dark skin.

What it is: A weightless, talc-free, translucent loose setting powder that controls shine, blurs pores, and sets makeup up to 16 hours for a smooth matte finish.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Lentil Extract: Absorbs oil to control shine.
- Pore-blurring Microspheres: Give a soft-focus filtered finish.
- Bakuchiol and Niacinamide: Visibly smooth skin texture and minimize the look of pores and fine lines.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-absorbing formula controls shine for a seamless, non-cakey finish that doesn’t settle into fine lines.

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“I’ve been searching for a fragrance free lotion that was moisturizing enough to suit my dry, sensitive skin”
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“But this is not as light as pictured and cannot be used to highlight on light to medium skin, looks orange on my light Indian skin tone”
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“I expected a lot more glam and respect (for the product) from GUCCI (who knows a thing or two about packaging and style), especially with this price tag”
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“My lashes are small but with this mascara they feel and look very voluminous! The formula is light but I can feel my lashes very nice and thick, I like the pigmentation, it’s dark and makes my eyes stand out”
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