Top Setting Powders for Dark Skin

January 30th, 2018 | Beauty

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With the highlighting trend we have seen the use of setting powders progress on to setting the points on our face that we want to accentuate such as the centre of the for head, chin as well as under the eyes. Highlighting is a great way to accentuate features and add dimension to the face. Here are some of my top setting powders for dark skin when highlighting.

If you have dark skin, stick around because what I’m about to share may change your life. Before we dive into my list of my favourite setting powders for dark skin, here is a little bit more about why they are so good. Setting powders are generally used to diminish shine or to set the eyelids before applying eye shadow; this helps with blending and also keeps makeup looking beat for longer. With the highlighting trend we have seen the use of setting powders progress on to setting the points on our face that we have want highlighted such as the center of the for head, chin as well as under the eyes. Highlighting is a great way to accentuate features and add dimension to the face. Here are some of my top setting powders for dark skin when highlighting, it can be daunting choosing a good setting powder especially when you are dark skin, so I’ve made this list to make your lives infinitely easier.

Top Setting Powders for Dark Skin
Left Nauteya Whyee – Sacha Buttercup

 

Sacha Buttercup

Sacha buttercup setting powder has a yellow undertone, is light and fluffy and is ideal for day wear. The more you add the brighter it gets so take note in case you are someone who likes to touch up your makeup, I advise that you touch up when you are oily or really need it. Otherwise make sure you use a fix+ so blend it out with the rest of your face or it will be super pronounced and therefore look unblended. You can purchase it from online from www.sachacosmetics.com at $20 USD …I know, I know, the exchange rates plus delivery costs of bringing this product down to South Africa can be too much- I just asked my friend really nicely to bring me one.

 

Black Opal Medium

Black Opal setting powder in Medium is  my most affordable recommendation on my list and can be purchased from Clicks stores at R 230.00. This loose powder has mostly warm yellow undertones. Also, great for day wear and for frequent retouching.

Top Setting Powders for Dark Skin
Left Breeney Rose LeeBen Nye Topaz
Right Jackie AinaLaura Mercier

 

Ben Nye Powder in Topaz

Oh man this is bit late, but I had to add it, of course the hype came about after Kim K made it known that she uses the Ben Nye Banana powder to highlight and so the craze began. The top setting powder for dark skin in the Ben Nye is Topaz. I purchased it from Masque in Cape Town.

This loose powder has dark orange and reddish undertones.

I find that this setting powder is quite thick or rather heavy, therefore applying a lot of it can cause cakiness or blotchiness.

I prefer not to bake with this powder because I find it can be heavy. It is not easy to find this product in popular South African store, I purchased mine from Masque FX.

Laura Mercier Medium Deep

Unlike many highlighting/setting powders the Laura Mercier Medium Deep Setting Powder has dark tones .

Great for an everyday natural makeup look because it isn’t so bright and blends into the skin well.

Great for baking as well because it is dark

It is light and fluffy, I love it you can read more about the Laura Mercier Medium deep setting powder here.

 

That is it beautiful people, thank you so much for stopping by. As always I would love to here your feedback on your experiences so do comment below and let me know what are your top setting powders for dark skin for highlighting because sharing is caring boo. xoxo

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