7 Translucent Powders For Summer

Summertime makeup can be easy breezy or a total pain, depending on your skin and routine, especially if you love full coverage. Keeping all that product on through the humidity can be a challenge, so here's the best translucent powders for summer to ensure your makeup stays put.

Translucent powders are great because no matter what your skin tone, or how that changes with summer sun exposure, these powders are universal. They are designed to create a blurring affect on your skin, like Photoshop without all the computer time. It can revive your makeup by soaking up extra shine, mattify oily lids, or even boost your roots in the same way dry shampoo would.

I like to use my translucent powder by dusting it on top of my under eye concealer. Then I apply my eyeshadow, and dust away the fallout and excess powder with a fluffy brush. Ta da! I’m left with perfectly set foundation and no unwanted smears of eyeshadow.

If you’re looking for the best translucent powder for summer, here are a few of my favorite shimmering and mattifying powders to keep you glowy — not sweaty — all summer long.

1. NYX HD Finishing Powder

NYX HD Finishing Powder, $7, Amazon

This powder feels silky but has a matte finish, so you won't be shiny sitting poolside.

2. Maybelline Setting Powder

Maybelline Master Fix Setting Powder, $6, Amazon

Loose setting powder creates a soft focus effect that blurs fine lines and discoloration.

3. Laura Mercier Translucent Powder

Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, $38, Amazon

This powder is a go-to favorite among YouTube beauty vloggers and celebrities like Jaclyn Hill and Kylie Jenner.

4. Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder

Urban Decay De-Slick Mattifying Powder, $32, Sephora

This formula contains pressed powder to keep oil at bay. It's perfect for oily skin!

5. Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo

Bare Minerals Invisible Light Translucent Powder Duo, $32, Sephora

Summer is the time to shine, and if you like a subtle glow-from-within set your undereye area with this brightening powder.

6. Physicians Formula Powder Palette

Physicians Formula Powder Palette, $10, Amazon

It looks pale, but this powder is for every skin tone and texture. It's hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, so your skin will thank you.

7. Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Setting Powder

Tarte Smooth Operator Clay Setting Powder, $33, Sephora

Amazonian clay helps this formula stay dry on your skin while diffusing texture.

Now you can enjoy summer without worrying about how shiny your skin looks!

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