Illuminating Powder

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Achieve a radiant and luminous complexion with our collection of illuminating powders. Designed to enhance your natural beauty, these finely milled powders add a subtle glow and radiance to your skin. Whether you prefer a soft and ethereal sheen or a bold and shimmering highlight, our range of illuminating powders offers options for every skin tone and desired effect. With their lightweight formulas and blendable textures, these powders effortlessly illuminate your features, leaving you with a radiant and lit-from-within glow that will turn heads wherever you go. Discover the transformative power of pressed powders for oily skin and unlock your inner glow today.

TOM FORDShade and Illuminate Highlighting Duo

Size: 0.42 oz / 12 g·ITEM: 2602886

Color: Peachlight - peachy glow

544 Reviews


It's buttery and so illuminating. It is pigmented with enough glow to illuminate the face. ...This shade and illuminating duo has quickly because my favorite Tom form nude glow beauty product!

What it is: A paired palette of versatile, customizable highlighting shades that sculpt and define features with one-stroke luminosity.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Light-Diffusing Pearls
- Moringa and Passion Fruit Oils
- Ginger Extract

What Else You Need to Know:Used separately or together, this duo delivers flawless dimension and a touch of radiance. Infused with Vitamin E and light-diffusing iridescent pearls, these luminous shades are formulated to offer the effect of a liquid highlighter, but with a buildable, customizable and subtly illuminated finish.

bareMineralsMineral Veil Talc Free Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 8.5 g·ITEM: 1073014

Color: Illuminating Mineral Veil - completely sheer with luminous finish

6.1K Reviews


I've used BE products for years, and was excited to try the Mineral Veil with the illuminating finish. I love products that illuminate & give you a great glow, but this just isn't the product. ...It really does "illuminate" but I kind of feel that it looks too shiny.

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

HourglassAmbient® Strobe Lighting Powder

Size: 0.16 oz/ 4.53 g·ITEM: 1779990

Color: Iridescent

369 Reviews


Recently I've had people telling me that I look really good and I attribute it to my regular use of this illuminating powder! If you're thinking about getting this powder, go for it!...Nice but I Prefer the Original Powders...This powder is very nice, but I prefer the original powder.

What it is:
A collection of illuminating strobing powders designed to sculpt the face with light, creating depth and dimension for a refined, natural-looking highlight.

What it does:
Ambient® Strobe Lighting Powders are formulated in a sheer base that’s infused with concentrated, ultra-fine mico-pearl particles in a number of sizes and refraction levels for natural-looking luminescence—without leaving a heavy metallic finish. Developed with Photoluminescent Technology it captures, diffuses, and softens surrounding light to refine the appearance of the skin.

What else you need to know:
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.

Laura MercierSecret Blurring Powder

Size: 0.12 oz/ 3.5 g·ITEM: 2107878

Color: 2 - Medium/ Deep

87 Reviews


This product is so illuminating. I’ve tried it in the powder and pressed version and like both. ...I’ve lately been using the IT cosmetics bye bye pores illuminate powder(beautiful) but it really dried out my under eyes.... but this is such a nice product, love it

What it is:
A finely-pressed, transparent, weightless powder to set under-eye concealer and blur fine lines.

What it does:
This weightless powder sets and prolongs the wear of concealer, camouflage, and other under-eye products for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback, transparent-white powder has a blurring effect that instantly smooths the look of fine lines with a touch of sheer coverage. Formulated with light-reflecting, micronized pigments, this super-soft, weightless powder delivers a soft, radiant finish that resists settling in fine lines, accentuating shadows, or building up on skin.

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

GUERLAINMeteorites Setting & Finishing Pearls of Powder

Size: 0.7 oz / 20 g·ITEM: 2772606

Color: 01 Pearly White

733 Reviews


I really don't see what the difference is between this and other illuminating powders I've tried before. If you're unsure about trying this because of the price, I would suggest going for another illuminating powder, because it's nothing amazing. ...Hands down the best illuminating powder. Brings everything together every time.

What it is: One-of-a-kind, handmade finishing pearls of powder that set makeup, color correct, mattify shine, and illuminate the complexion, housed in a luxury re-usable case.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Sparkling-Colored Mother-of-Pearls: Provide multidimensional radiance.

- Cooler-Toned Mother-of-Pearls: Provide long-lasting radiance.

GUERLAINMétéorites Illuminating & Color Correcting Powder Compact

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 2192656

Color: 4 Golden - dark to very dark

20 Reviews


I use this over my foundation, before I use blush and eye shadow. It’s illuminating without being glittery. And it’s not thick or cakey like some powders. ...The Guerlain Meteorites Compact is an absolutely beautiful set of powders. I use this as a finishing powder, swirling all shades together.

What it is: A travel version of the legendary pearls to color-correct, mattify, and delicately brighten the complexion.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Stardust Technology: Diamond powder encapsulated in microspheres creates a brilliant, color-corrective halo.
- Perfecting, Light-Diffusing Pearls: Harmoniously blend to create a pure halo of radiance tailored to your complexion.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: Météorites’ legendary pearls have been finely pressed and reborn in a harmony of four complexion-enhancing shades to offer the perfect amount of light adapted to each skin tone.

MAKE UP FOR EVERUltra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

Size: 0.21 oz/ 6.2 g·ITEM: 1911361

Color: 2 - Banana for medium to tan skin tones

271 Reviews


This is one of my favorite powders of all time. It's so hard to find a yellow powder for my skintone and the powder itself is really great. ...Best finishing powder ever!...This powder will give you a flawless finish, hiding pores without the "cakey" look that other powders can have.

What it is:
A finishing powder that is ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to impart unfiltered perfection on all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your makeup routine, this pressed powder blurs, smooths, and reduces shine with the even, naturally matte coverage of ULTRA HD Pressed Powder.

MAKEUP BY MARIOSoftSculpt® Transforming Skin Perfector

Size: 0.31 oz / 8.8 g·ITEM: 2577948

Color: Medium - warms light medium to medium skin tones

198 Reviews


Stunning Finishing Powder!...(I like this way better than the Dior Powder No Powder which I found patchy and prone to hard pan.)...I have been receiving a lot of compliments wearing this powder. I also tried using this powder after setting my foundation with a pressed powder and or loose powder and the shine wasn't so shocking. the bronzer color in the medium dark is too dark for me if I use all 3 powder colors together.

What it is: A three-in-one powder to perfect, illuminate, and set makeup for a radiant glow with an airbrush effect on skin.

Coverage: Light


Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, mineral oil, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Give skin an airbrush effect with this blend of perfecting powders to illuminate and set for a radiant glow. This multipurpose perfector is a bronzer, highlighter, and finishing powder.

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


Beautiful Finishing Powder...I absolutely love this powder from Givenchy!! There are four powders in this one finishing powder - 2 of the powders are for color correction & the other 2 are for radiance. ...This powder is absolutely amazing..I actually prefer the look and feel of this powder over the pink powders.

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


I received this product free of cost in exchange for my honest review. I really love these powders. they are cool and innovative. they blur the skin and add glow without emphasizing texture. i’m in love!...Omg I loved these balm powders! They texture is so smooth and also feels smooth on the skin.

What it is: A new generation of tinted, light-reflecting balm-to-powder skin-transforming illuminators that blur and add a soft, lit-from-within glow all over the face.

Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Upsalite: Absorbs excess oil and sweat.

- Vegan Squalane: Blurs and retains moisture.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Hydrates.

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, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

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