7 Brands That Actually Make Translucent Powders for Darker Skin Tones

Translucent powders are a gift sent from heaven to all makeup addicts. These magic pots lock in your foundation and concealer, and keep your skin from looking super oily. But there's a problem: translucent powders can make your skin look extra white. As a girl with a dark skin tone, when it comes to translucent powders, the struggle can be very, very real. A powder that is supposed to be invisible and loose on your skin ends up making you look either ashy or cakey. Nobody wants that! Thankfully, there are makeup brands that are finally making powders for darker skin tones—here are a few of the best!

1. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Medium Deep ($38)


2. Lancôme Silky Soft Ultra-Smoothing Loose Powder Foundation ($37)

This looks golden!

3. Ben NYE Ebony Classic Translucent Face Powder ($11)

Save this for your best Instagram pictures!

4. Iman Luxury Translucent Powder in Earth Deep ($20)

This actually looks luxurious.

5. E.l.f. Beautifully Bare Finishing Powder ($6)

Do not underestimate the power of e.l.f. 

6. Estée Lauder Perfecting Loose Powder ($42)


7. Kat Von D Lock-It Brightening Powder ($25)

I'm a lock-it believer.

To all dark skin tone makeup junkies, you now have multiple options!

Nathalie Ligonde is a senior at SUNY at Old Westbury majoring in Media and Communications. She is a Campus Co-Correspondent at Her Campus at Old Westbury. Ligonde is passionate about travelling, writing and learning new languages. She enjoys binging TV shows and movies on Netflix and loves hanging out with her friends. Her dream is to make a difference in the world by inspiring people to love themselves and others for who they are. You can follow her on Instagram to see all her adventures: @nathzwhatz

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