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

38 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


HUDA BEAUTYFragrance Free Easy Bake Loose Baking & Setting Powder

Size: 0.71 oz / 20 g·ITEM: 2762821

Color: Kunafa - deep tan and rich skin tones. golden undertones brighten and disguise under-eye darkness.

15 Reviews


This powder is unreal...I was hesitant to buy this powder since it’s so hyped online but omg, I don’t even bake with it, just set lightly with a puff and I look airbrushed. ...10/10 sugar cookie setting powder!...I am obsessed with this fragrance-free setting powder! I purchased the “sugar cookie” one, however there’s no option to review that one.

What it is: A cult-fave loose setting powder in a fragrance-free format.
Loose Powder

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Vitamin E: Moisturizes and supports the skin barrier for a smooth application.

- Rice Starch Powder: Absorbs excess oil.

- Micronized Powder: Allows you to layer without caking.

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, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

Artist CoutureMulti Use Beauty Setting Powder

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7g·ITEM: 2462810

Color: Brown Sugar - dark, neutral 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.


Overall, the bareMinerals Mineral Veil Set + Protect Setting Powder is a must-have for anyone looking for a setting powder that does more. ...It doesn’t make you look dry or ashy either, it sets very well on me. Will be my go to for a setting/spf powder

What it is: A mineral-based, talc-free setting powder that sets makeup, visibly improves skin, and protects with SPF 25 in a retractable vegan brush for easy, on-the-go application.

Coverage: Light


Loose Powder

SPF: SPF 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Silica Powder: Blurs pores and fine lines.

- Mineral Titanium Dioxide: Protects from UVA and UVB rays.


Great for dark skin...I love the setting powder, especially for dark skin tones. When I would use it with my make up, I like to just brush it on with a fluffy brush to give me a more airbrushed look, and I did not have any flashback, which is usually a concern of mine. ...Natural looking and undetectable on skin...This setting powder is beautiful on my skin. It’s very natural looking and sets my makeup all day.

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.


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: 2437507

Color: Resilience - translucent - for fair to medium dark skin tones

134 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: 2247740

Color: Buff - light range

648 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.

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

1.7K Reviews


Go to setting powder...Great Setting Powder! Personally I have dry skin and I always have a love hate relationship with setting powders but this one right here I loved! ...Great translucent powder!...It reminds me of the Laura Mercier setting powder. I use it to set my whole face, but it also works well to set undereye concealer.

What it is: A finely milled blurring powder for all-day wear, 24-hour shine control, and a soft matte finish—available in a range of shades for all skin tones.

Formulation: Powder

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.

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