Have you ever wondered whether blotting papers are good for you skin?

Although you think you are doing your skin a favour, the truth is using any unnecessary skin appliances can lead to excess oil. Most of these appliances can strip the skin of its necessary oils, which actually increases the production. But do not worry, the call to your excess oil is answered through translucent setting powders.

Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder

is great for all variations. It is a powder that gives your skin a natural finish and does not streak your makeup. Laura Mercier’s setting powders are known for its soft-focus effect that blurs the look of fine lines and imperfections. It also does not settle into those lines or pores. If you are a makeup enthusiast, this powder is not cakey.



Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $38, lauramercier.com

Koh Gen Do’s Maifanshi Powder

This luxurious powder protects your skins natural brightness by acting as a sheer veil. Its velvety texture does more than simply sit on top of your skin. It has a two-tone silky formula that blends with the skin for a super-smooth finish.


Maifanshi Pressed Powder, $66, kohgendocosmetics.com

The Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder by Becca Cosmetics

This setting powder leaves your skin smooth, evens fine lines, and fills in your pores. Its soft twilight glow will definitely make you look as good as you do standing under stars, or sitting in a room that is lit with candles.


Soft Light Blurring Setting Powder, $38, beccacosmetics.com


Fenty Beauty’s Invisimatte

A universal blotting powder that helps absorbs shine while diffusing the look of pores. We all dream of an instant filtered look and this product delivers that finish. Invisimatte’s powder is trace less against all skin tones, and just like Laura Mercier’s setting powder it will not cake. This blotting paper alternative does not creep into pores, fine lines, or disturb makeup. And here is another perk for makeup lovers, Invisimatte extends the wear of your foundation.

Invisimatte Blotting Powder, $32, fentybeauty.com


Too Faced’s Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder.

This is the perfect lightweight translucent powder tryThis will brighten your skin, help absorb excess oil and reduce shine throughout the day. It has a peach tint that is also infused with peaches and sweet fig cream. This setting powder visibly delivers a smooth matte finish that lasts up to 14 hours.


Peach Perfect Mattifying Setting Powder, $40, sephora.com

Are you ready to try something new? Switch your blotting papers to one of these translucent powders for the finish you deserve.