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When it comes to setting liquid or cream makeup or blotting oil from your skin, face powder is a product that many makeup lovers can’t do without. But powders with pigment can be too heavy, and they can change the color of your foundation and concealer. To set makeup in place and keep shine under control without affecting the shade of your liquid and cream products, translucent powders do the trick. These colorless, or lightly tinted, face powders are meant to set your makeup, not add coverage. Most drugstore brands offer translucent powders in both pressed and loose formulas as well as different finishes that range from matte to a slight sheen. Loose powders give a lighter look, while pressed powders are ideal for on-the-go touchups.

 

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