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Size 1 oz/ 29 g · ITEM 1926435
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$39.00

I apply this with a damp beauty blender on top of my primer and foundation and it truly locks my make up in and keeps the shine away!...I used the puff to set my whole face and it was okay hence the 4 stars, because Im not sure if its the foundation that I used but compared to a pressed powder I usually use to set my face I feel like the loose powder broke down the foundation a little quicker than I like but again still left the skin smooth and true to color
What it is: A lightweight, easy-to-apply, loose powder that blends effortlessly to set makeup for up to 16 hours of wear.
What Else You Need to Know: This award-winning powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear without adding weight or texture. It absorbs oil and reduces shine all day, creating a flawless, matte finish with no flashback in photos. These truly-translucent shades work on all skin tones, and create a soft-focus effect to subtly blur fine lines and imperfections.
Translucent is perfect for fair to medium and tan skin tones.
Translucent Medium Deep is perfect for medium-deep to deep skin tones.
Clinical Results: TLSP was shown to have:
- No flashback in photos
- 16-hour long-wear
- Shine control up to 8 hours
In a consumer test on 32 women after 2 weeks:
- 100% said it is lightweight and does not look cakey on skin
- 100% said it controls and reduces shine
- 97% said it absorbs excess oil
Size 0.35 oz/ 10 g · ITEM 1483502
COLOR: Dim Light [ 6 more colors ]
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$48.00

It's one of my top 2 favorite highlighters....I usually DO NOT spend tons of money on makeup, basically something I have to be in LOVE with and it needs to actually work and look as natural as possible....wanted a highlighter but NATURAL....with the suggestion of the sales associate I left with this powder in Ethereal Light and I LOVE IT and I BOUGHT THREE MORE a few days later....its my splurge this year and I am happy to waste it on these powders
What it is:
A collection of six universally-flattering finishing powders that recreate the most flattering light.

What it does:
Create the perfect illumination for your face with Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Powder. Infused with the innovative Photoluminescent Technology, each finishing powder captures, diffuses, and softens the look of the skin. The micron-size, color-correcting particles refract light and create transparent coverage, filtering out harsh light and refining the appearance of the skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
“I learned early on how different types of light can truly flatter the complexion. Growing up, my mother had pink light bulbs in all of the lamps throughout the house. She loved pink light because it was the softest and most flattering, and she always wanted to look good. I used this concept of lighting in Ambient Lighting Powder.”—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Founder

Ambient® Lighting Powder comes in six shades:
Ethereal Light: An opalescent sheer, cool white powder that mimics a moonlit glow, even in broad daylight.
Diffused Light: A soft, warm, pale yellow powder that conceals redness and gives skin clarity like a soft ray of morning light.
Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones.
Mood Light: A soft, sheer lavender pink powder that mimics the softest, most forgiving light and brightens the complexion.
Luminous Light: A champagne pearl powder that creates a soft, incandescent candlelit glow—day or night.
Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Size 0.3 oz/ 8.5 g · ITEM 1072990
COLOR: Mineral Veil [ 3 more colors ]
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$27.00

The swiveling top which keeps the powder in the reservoir below is great for traveling, as the powder doesn't spill everywhere, but it is a bit hard to get the powder out once the level gets a bit low....I do like this powder ...I have oily skin and this powder is ideal as a finishing powder over foundation ...I have tried quite a few different powders over the years and this is one of the ones at the top of my list :-)
What it is:
A weightless mineral setting powder that extends makeup wear while bluring and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and pores with no flashback.

What it does:
In a range of shades and finishes, Mineral Veil® Setting Powder is our cult favorite setting powder, versatile enough for all skintones and skin types. The light-as-a-feather, super smooth formulas blend onto skin without smudging the makeup you’re already wearing. Sheer and never cakey, Mineral Veil® Setting Powder weightlessly blurs and minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores, whether it is applied over makeup or onto beautifully bare skin.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Phthalates

What else you need to know:
Original Mineral Veil® Finishing Powder gives skin a translucent, soft finish. Make the most of your makeup with Mineral Veil, a see-through but spectacular finale for any kind of complexion. It minimizes the look of fine lines, absorbing oils, and softens your complexion for an airbrushed finish.

Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder delivers a warm tint finish. All the soft translucence of the original Mineral Veil finishing powder with a touch of warm tint. The finishing powder infuses your skin with softness and light while gently absorbing oil and minimizing the appearance of lines and pores. It goes on completely sheer and is versatile enough for all skintones.

Illuminating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder gives your skin a blurring, brightening finish. Completely sheer and versatile enough for all skintones, this complexion illuminator provides a soft glow and keeps skin looking photo-ready. Light-reflecting pearls impart a radiant, ethereal softness.

Hydrating Mineral Veil Finishing Powder leaves a cooling, brightening finish. This hydrating finishing powder brightens skin with a sheer, peachy-soft luminosity. The unique water and rice lipid encapsulated formula delivers an immediate brightening boost with a cool feeling. Clinically proven to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture, it also minimizes the appearance of fine lines, pores, and shine, and keeps your complexion looking fresh.*

This product is formulated without talc.

The Power Of Good: bareMinerals believes every little choice has the power to make a big difference—for ourselves, our communities and the world around us. As creators of good-for-skin products, they support initiatives that create a chain of good—empowering women to look good, feel good, and do good for others. They want to help everyone feel the power of good.

*Based on an independent clinical study.
Size Standard Size Translucent - .36 oz / 10.5 g · ITEM 2071769
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$46.00

Glow to the gods...One of my top faves!...I love this powder really I do it's amazing especially I have such dry skin but I hate the packaging when the powder getting low it takes me forever to get it out and I cannot find a way to open the top it's impossible I obsessed with the powder but maybe hourglass can change the packaging cuz I hate wasting powder which I can't even get out
What it is: An ultra-refined loose powder that is designed to give skin a naturally flawless finish.

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This finely milled, weightless powder is formulated with soft-focus light-reflecting particles to instantly blur imperfections and minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles for effortlessly smooth skin.
ITEM 2107811
COLOR: Translucent [ 1 more colors ]
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$39.00

a new holy grail...It's long lasting and not over the top....Although one can use it as a face setting powder but I like to use it as a traditional highlighter on to the highest point of my face so that when the light hits the high points of my face, my skin will have more of a soft shine like a natural-looking highlighter than the flat look of an old-school setting powder and the glow brush is perfect to apply the product on to the highest point of face
What it is:
A version of the iconic Translucent Loose Setting Powder in a glow finish that sets makeup for up to 12 hours of luminous, weightless wear.

What it does:
Laura Mercier has taken their iconic, cult-favorite Translucent Loose Setting Powder and infused it with pearl pigments so you can lock in your look for up to 12 hours with a healthy, glowing finish.

This lightweight, innovative powder allows you to keep a natural glow, and extends the wear time of foundation by up to double, without adding weight or texture. It creates a healthy-looking, radiant finish with a touch of sheer coverage that resists settling into fine lines and pores. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos. It also creates a soft-focus effect to subtly blur the look of fine lines and imperfections without looking cakey.

These truly translucent shades work on all skin tones—from the fairest to the deepest.

What else you need to know:
Renowned makeup artist Laura Mercier uses setting powder to set foundation and prolong its wear, so she applies it after foundation and concealer, and before applying powder-based color. As an added benefit, it also helps powder blush, bronzer, and illuminator go on more evenly.
Size 0.87 oz/ 25 g · ITEM 2117976
COLOR: Translucent Light [ 2 more colors ]
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$29.00

it looks so good...I love the color...Beautiful on top of tinted moisturizer or foundation....I compared this to the laura mercier powder to see what was the better powder, video is up on my channel (Kenecia Johnson on youtube) and I have to say I was pleased with the ability to set my makeup
What it is: A setting powder that is silicone-free, talc-free, and absorbs oil to reduce shine and leave makeup locked in place.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Blurring Microspheres: Blur the look of pores, imperfections, and fine lines and create a soft-focus, mattified effect.
- Avocado Powder and Hyaluronic Acid: Smooth skin so powder lays flat without settling into fine lines.

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: This translucent formula becomes a second skin without settling into fine lines: no cakiness, chalky cast, or flashback. It is formulated with powder-filled, blurring microspheres to blur the look of pores, imperfections, and fine lines and create a soft-focus effect. It also contains avocado powder and hyaluronic acid to help smooth skin.
Size 0.26 oz/ 7.5 g · ITEM 2252948
COLOR: L1 [ 7 more colors ]
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$36.00

I like it so far...A lot of options...Good on top of foundation...The powder doesn't leave any flash back and doesn't leave the face cakey, the powder was sent to me so the shade isn't the right shade for me but they do offer wonderful variety of shades
What it is: A clean, talc-free powder made with finely milled volcanic minerals to blur, mattify, and touch up on the go.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Maqui Berry: An antioxidant-rich ingredient that helps nurture your complexion.
- Volcanic Materials: Help blur, control shine, and absorb impurities.

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

What Else You Need to Know: Clean beauty can be high performance, too. The proof is in the powder. This long-wearing, lightweight formula lets you boost coverage for a silky soft, matte finish that melds with your skin. Made to give you the put-together look you crave all day long, it creates a non-cakey, soft-focus finish.

Clinical Results: In a consumer study on 32 volunteers, after 8 hours of wear:
- 94% of users agreed this powder feels weightless
- 94% of users agreed this powder feels breathable
- 91% of users agreed this powder doesn’t look cakey

Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.