4 Face Powders That Won’t Sacrifice Your Glow
If there’s something beauty enthusiasts are craving at the moment, it’s dewy skin. Unlike other short-lived skin fads (hello, snail facials!), this trend is likely here to stay. And for good reason. “Dewy” refers to the perfect version of a glowing visage—skin that’s not too matte and not too shiny. It has a certain je ne sais quoi that makes people obsess over sheet masks, coconut oil, and literally anything that’ll get them closer to mastering the ever-elusive glisten. One word you wouldn’t be caught dead saying in same sentence as dewy skin is—gasp—powder. That’s because powder, known for its stiff, chalky, matte finish, gets a bad rap as a dewy skin slayer. Call me crazy, but what if some powders could zap unwanted shine and still provide the gleam-y, luminous finish you’re looking for? Below, four face powders get rid of greasy-looking skin without sacrificing your glow.
YVES SAINT LAURENT BEAUTÉ POUDRE COMPACTE RADIANCE
This whisper-light pressed powder absorbs excess oil and eliminates shine, all while enhancing the skin’s natural radiance. One sweep leaves the complexion even—bye, bye imperfections—and glowing from all angles. It’s compact, too, so you can carry it with you on-the-move for all-day luminosity.
URBAN DECAY NAKED SKIN ULTRA DEFINITION PRESSED FINISHING POWDER
Reconsider your stance on powder with this weightless formula by Urban Decay. The silky texture sweeps onto the skin to diminish shine and minimize the look of imperfections. Best of all, your skin won’t look chalky or cakey as a result, but rather radiant and natural-looking. The compact powder comes with a full-size mirror—you know, for on-the-go touch-ups—and a small compartment to hold the application sponge. Apply it after foundation or a makeup base to tone down an aggressive shine into a steady glow.
L’ORÉAL PARIS TRANSLUCIDE NATURALLY LUMINOUS LOOSE POWDER
To set your makeup for the day and add a healthy-looking glow, use this loose powder formula for face and body. Bonus: Its formula is enriched with the antioxidant power of vitamin C for extra benefits to your skin. Simply glide over cheeks, shoulders, décolleté, or wherever you want to add a luminous touch to.
LANCÔME ABSOLUE POWDER
Innovative color clarity technology—with soft-focus micro sparkles—in this delicate formula optimizes the effects of light and diminishes the appearance of imperfections for an even, glowing complexion. Rather than providing a dry, tight feel to the skin, the powder provides a soft finish that’s comforting and looks smooth and radiant. Choose from six different shades to pair perfectly with your skin tone.