We all want a radiant, luminous finish after makeup application and at times, that just means to skip using a setting or loose powder as most of them usually give a matte finish. But the problem with that? Our makeup doesn’t stay on as long and our skin gets oily midday. And while powders are often overlooked when compared to more exciting beauty products like say, a new innovative lipstick, they are actually really crucial in every regime.
Not only do they help prolong makeup wear and mop up excess shine, but some even help to blur out the appearance of enlarged pores and give skin a flawless, porcelain-like finish. And thanks to the advancements in technology and breakthrough in formulations, there are now powders that help you achieve a glowy finish without the discomfort of excess sebum. One to note now is Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder in Glow ($70).
The popular beauty brand has always been known for its Translucent Loose Setting Powder but it has now released a new version of it, which aims to keep the dewiness and illumination from your foundation while ensuring shine is kept at bay for a reported 12 hours. It is formulated with a custom blend of pearl pigments to give the skin natural-looking luminosity and anti-flashback mica so you’ll always be photo ready. Besides that, it features a weightless formula that feels comfortable on the skin while blurring the look of fine lines and pores.
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