Unless you're a true beauty junkie, chances are you've never tried a translucent powder. Sheer and lightweight in texture and color, translucent powders are made for blurring pores and fine lines to create an airbrushed complexion sans airbrush. Beauty editors and makeup artists alike swear by a few sweeps of this colorless powder, proven to be major in eliminating flashbacks and giving makeup true staying power. The following 10 powders are ideal for achieving a flawless matte t-zone and Kardashian level "baking." All user tested and approved, we're getting selfie-ready with translucent powders. Opening image: @bareminerals
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Kat Von D Lock It Setting Powder
LOVED FOR: Kat's Micro-Blurring Technology uses teeny mica powders to create a formula so light you can't even feel that it's on.
USERS SAID: "As someone who has always been intimidated by loose powder, this powder has truly changed how I feel. The powder feels so soft and silky and looks natural on the skin, rather than chalky or textured. The packaging is so cute and the sifter prevents you from making a mess or spilling any of the powder. This powder feels so amazing on the skin."
Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder
USERS SAID: "I have been waiting on a powder like this for my oily skin...i dont like blotting tissues and i dont like flashback. This powder is my new go to! It WORKS and keeps me matte for a very long time. It even sets my under eye concealer (match stix suede) for an even more flawless finish. No flashback, lasts long, lovely packaging...well worth the coins! One of my faves from the line!"
LOVED FOR: Truly long-lasting wear