Setting Powder for Dark Skin

Finding the right setting powder for dark skin can be difficult, but you can achieve that flawless finish you desire. Colorescience has created mineral-based setting powders for dark skin tones that absorb oils and provide a lightweight, matte finish that blends seamlessly with your makeup. Did we mention they also contain SPF? Find your shade and get ready for your close up.

Available in 4 shades

Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

$74.00

Light

Light

Usually burns, Tans minimally

Medium

Medium

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

Tan

Rarely burns, Always tans well

Deep

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Available in 4 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50

$69.00

FAIR

FAIR

Usually burns, Tans minimally

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

TAN

TAN

Rarely burns, Always tans well

model with deep skin tone

DEEP

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 Multipack
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Available in 4 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 Multipack

$138.00 ($207 value)

Fair

FAIR

Usually burns, Tans minimally

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

TAN

TAN

Rarely burns, Always tans well

DEEP

DEEP

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Available in 5 shades

Sunforgettable® Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 30

$69.00

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Mineral Corrector Palette SPF 20

$56.00 $42.00

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Total Eye® Restore Regimen

$165.00 ($199 value)

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Pep Up® Collagen Renewal Face & Neck Treatment
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Available in 6 shades

Loose Mineral Foundation Brush SPF 20

$56.00 $42.00

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Brush Cleaning Wipes

$14.00 $10.50

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All Calm® Corrective Kit For Redness
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All Calm® Corrective Kit For Redness

$145.00 ($200 value)

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Total Eye® Concentrate Kit

$119.00 ($130 value)

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Daily Essentials Kit

$85.00 ($132 value)

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FAQs

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What setting powder is best for dark skin?

When it comes to setting powder for dark skin, you want it to have a sheer, matte finish. You don’t want something that’s going to create buildup on top of your flawlessly applied makeup, or worse, create flashback.

At Colorescience, we have three setting powders for dark skin that fit the criteria: 

  • Sunforgettable® Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 30: This mineral powder sunscreen can be used as setting powder for medium-dark skin tones because it comes in five different shades. While this powder is tinted, it’s made to blend seamlessly with your skin or the makeup you’ve already applied for sheer, natural-looking coverage
  • Sunforgettable ® Total Protection ™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50: For a higher level SPF, try our Sunforgettable ® Total Protection ™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50. The SPF 50 version of our mineral powder is available in four shades including tan and deep, which makes it a great setting powder for brown skin or black skin.
  • Sunforgettable ® Total Protection ™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush: This brush-on setting powder for dark skin tones is completely sheer, for an invisible, matte finish. If you don’t even want the light tint that our other brush-on sunscreens provide, this translucent formula is the most versatile setting powder for dark skin.

Our natural setting powders are specially formulated to be safe for sensitive, blemish-prone, and oily skin. Shop our selection of setting powder for black skin or brown skin, so you can protect your skin while perfecting your finished makeup look.

In addition to catering to dark skin tones, our mineral powders contain broad-spectrum SPF and 100% mineral ingredients. They’re also non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin, and protect against environmental factors like pollution and infrared radiation.
 

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Is setting powder and translucent powder the same?

What is often referred to as a “translucent powder” is a finishing powder designed to create a smooth, flawless finish. Usually, you’ll apply a translucent finishing powder once you’ve finished your foundation, blush, contour, and highlight (or whatever your personal makeup routine entails). When you apply the finishing powder, it will help blend everything out and make your pores look smaller.  

On the other hand, a setting powder is primarily designed to help your makeup last throughout the day. Basically, a setting powder is the same as setting spray, just in powder form. Usually, you will apply your setting powder after everything else, including your translucent finishing powder.

While these powders are usually two different products, Colorescience’s UV protection powder can do both and it protects your skin from sun damage. Thanks to our mineral powder’s ability to absorb excess sebum (oil in the skin), it can help your makeup last. This is because the oil in our skin plays a major role in breaking down our makeup, making it slowly come off throughout the day.

All three of our setting powders for dark skin can be worn with or without makeup, while still absorbing oil, mattifying the skin, and reducing shine, for a nearly flawless complexion.

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What causes setting powder to flashback?

The dreaded flashback. Nothing ruins the perfect photo like an unwanted white cast. But what causes it? Flashback occurs when the flash of a camera reflects off the skin (and the makeup products you’ve applied) and back into the camera lens. Flashback is caused by certain ingredients commonly found in setting powders. Specifically, flashback has been attributed to either high quantities of silica (usually the case for HD powders) or SPF-related ingredients. However, not all SPF products are created equal. 

Yes, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide have been tied to flashback. But before you swear off setting powders with SPF, it’s important to note that having the right blend of ingredients plays a big role in preventing flashback from occurring. 

Too often, setting powder for medium-dark skin tones isn’t formulated with this issue in mind. However, our mineral powder has been carefully formulated to provide the best possible finish, making it a good option for those looking for a setting powder for dark skin with no flashback.

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Does Colorescience offer setting powder for dark skin with no flashback?

Colorescience setting powder for dark skin tones is the final touch you need to always be camera ready. All three of our mineral face powders are perfect for medium to dark skin and won’t create flashback. Thanks to the carefully formulated sheer finish, you can feel confident that your application will look natural and seamlessly blend with your makeup. 

What are you waiting for? Find the right shade or SPF for your needs and get that flawless finish you desire. Whatever your needs or skin concerns, Colorescience has the right sunscreen formulas for you—from under-eye setting powder for dark skin, to dry skin face powder.

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How to apply setting powder on dark skin tones

First things, apply your full face of makeup, setting powder will go on last to blend everything out and To apply our setting powder for dark skin tones, you just need to follow a few simple steps:

  1. Remove the cap and push the sleeve down that covers the brush.
  2. Turn the applicator upside down (with the top against a hard surface) and tap several times (two to five taps should be sufficient). This will help loosen the mineral powder. To see if powder is flowing, flick the bristles. 
  3. Sweep the brush over your face in small circular motions. 
  4. If you’re going to be outside, reapply every two hours for effective sun protection.

Don’t forget to clean your brush-on setting powder regularly. While the brush is antimicrobial, it still needs to be cleaned occasionally to remove buildup and prevent breakouts.

Once you’ve applied your setting powder, you can go out and seize the day with the confidence that oily skin has been tamed, pores have been minimized, and your skin (and makeup) is protected. Shop our selection of setting powder for dark skin to find the much-needed new addition to your makeup routine.
 

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