Setting Powders For Dark Skin

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If you have dark skin, it's important to use setting powders that are designed for your skin type. The wrong powder can make your skin look shiny or cakey. Fortunately, there are many setting powders on the market that are specifically designed for darker skin tones. Here are some of our top picks.

Armani BeautyLuminous Silk Glow Setting Powder

ITEM: 2439099

Color: 6.5 - medium to tan with a neutral undertone

424 Reviews

$87.00

I currently use the liquid and concealer silk products and this glow powder did not disappoint. I use the glow powder to set my foundation and it buffs and blends in well and leaves a subtle glow that is flattering on my medium dark skin tone. ...This is a perfect beautiful powder. Many companies do not consider dark skin tones and only have one translucent powered that leads to horrible flash black. ...Beautiful powder

What it is: A long-wearing setting powder that provides a flawless radiant finish.

What Else You Need to Know: The translucent, lightweight pressed powder transforms into a skin-matching veil of sheer coverage that eliminates flash-back and doesn’t cake or settle into fine lines. The lightweight finishing powder layers on effortlessly while blurring imperfections, locks in makeup, and leaves your skin with a long-lasting glow and natural finish.

KVD BeautyLock-It Setting Powder

ITEM: 1822204

Size: Standard Size Translucent - 0.67 oz

2.9K Reviews

$47.50

Just Set It There...This translucent powder was a success for me. I received it from Influenster to try out and I must admit that I was a bit skeptical since there are some translucent powders that aren't very friendly for dark skin women but this one was. ...Great for Brown/Dark Skin :)...I love this powder! No flashback and really blends & sets nicely.

What it is: A weightless translucent loose powder to set and perfect for a flawless, locked-in finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: The Lock-It Setting Powder is formulated with micro-blurring technology to softly diffuse pores for a velvety-matte, photo-ready finish. This universal translucent setting powder is truly undetectable on a range of skin tones, so everyone can lock down and mattify their makeup without a trace.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick StarrrUltimate Blurring Setting Powder

Size: 1.2 oz/ 34.5g·ITEM: 2396273

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

1.8K Reviews

$46.00

This was a decent powder. It is very lightweight and the translucent works well with my medium dark skin. ...Beautiful Powder...This powder was everything it claimed to be and more! It was easy to blend, not ashy on my dark skin, and smoothed over my pores!

What it is: A finely milled, blurring, loose setting powder that delivers 24-hour shine control and a smooth matte finish for all day wear. Now in 7 shades! 


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.

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

$24.50

Good powder...It stays longer than most setting powders and is definitely mattifying. It goes on smoothly and doesn’t take a lot of powder to set your face. ...I’m fairly new to setting powders - I’ve tried them in the past and they’ve made me ghostly as heck but this powder is life changing friends!

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.

HourglassVeil™ Translucent Setting Powder - Talc Free

Size: Standard Size Translucent - .36 oz / 10.5 g·ITEM: 2071769

Color: Translucent

2K Reviews

$68.00

Really great product keeps my skin set all day and looks really smooth throughout the day. ...I’m a dark skin shawtyyy so most translucent setting powders don’t work for me!

What it is: An ultra-refined, talc-free loose powder that is designed to give skin a naturally flawless finish.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

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.

Fenty Beauty by RihannaPro Filt'r Instant Retouch Setting Powder

Size: 0.98 oz/ 28 g·ITEM: 2173649

Color: Hazelnut - for tan to deep skin tones

2K Reviews

$49.00

Great color for dark skin people who don't want a super bright under eye....What I appreciate most about this is the darkest shade is neutral. Most powders for dark skin tend to be very red/orange, but with this being neutral and sheer, it doesn't change the colour of my foundation.

What it is: A superfine, weightless, loose setting powder in eight sheer shades to perfect and extend makeup wear for a filtered, photo-ready finish on lock.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This silky loose powder works all day to reduce shine and blur the look of pores, fines lines, and imperfections for a hyper-smooth filter that won’t flash back. Eight versatile shades melt into your unique skin tone, letting you set, perfect, and brighten without caking or settling.

LYS BeautyTriple Fix Setting Powder

Size: 0.23 oz/ 6.5 g·ITEM: 2437523

Color: Loyalty - dark/deep - for dark to very deep skin tones

136 Reviews

$26.00

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 Combination Oily Skin...This powder sets my makeup without emphasizing the dry texture.

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.

Westman AtelierVital Pressed Skincare Blurring Talc-Free Setting Powder

Size: 0.17 oz / 5 g·ITEM: 2570380

Color: Crème - for medium complexions

441 Reviews

$105.00

Westman Atelier Pressed Powder...The powder did set into some skin imperfections I have which was a negative. ...The best translucent powder ever!...I have dark skin and this power works wonders for me!

What it is: A weightless clean setting powder packed with protective, skin-refining actives for an instant diffused look and healthier-looking skin over time. 


Coverage: Light


Finish: 
Natural


Formulation: 
Pressed Powder


Highlighted Ingredients: 
- Quinoa Seed Extract: Minimizes the look of pores and retexturizes the look of skin.

- Vitamin C: Neutralizes free radicals, visibly evens tone, and supports natural collagen.

- Probiotic: Enhances skin’s natural defense mechanisms.

bareMineralsOriginal Mineral Veil Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2477180

Color: Sheer Tan - for tan skin tones

886 Reviews

$48.00

Pretty good translucent powder! My face does not whiten, but for dark skin it may not be suitable, since there is still a light pigment there. ...Amazing Setting Powder...I tried the BareMinerals Original Mineral Veil Pressed Powder and loved it. It absorbed all the oil from my skin, set the makeup, made my skin more even, minimizing all the skin imperfections.

What it is: A lightweight, talc-free pressed setting powder that sets and extends makeup wear with a soft-matte finish and reduces the look of pores over time.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cacao and Shea Butters: Nourish and condition skin.
- Vitamin E: Provides antioxidant protection to defend against environmental stressors.

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

What Else You Need to Know: This setting powder visibly smooths texture, absorbs oil, and blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections—no filter needed.

Live TintedHueskin Brightening Core Setting Powder

Size: 2.4 oz / 71 mL·ITEM: 2760395

Color: Dark - 3

2 Reviews

$44.00

I was sad to see that the medium shade in this powder actually was too deep for me. The brightening core was actually a nice shade to brighten under the eye but the formula itself actually looked quite dry and crepey and not smooth.

What it is: A lightweight, silky hybrid finishing powder that sets makeup, blurs pores, and controls shine with an innovative brightening core to color correct.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Perlite Powder: A naturally derived mineral absorbs excess oil for a matte look.
- Phytosqualane: Improves hydration, restoring suppleness and bounce to skin.
- Natural Mica and Light-Diffusing Microspheres: Deliver a natural glow to the skin.

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

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