If you took a look at my stash, you’d probably think I was a straight up makeup junkie who buys everything. And that’s maybe a little bit true. Yes a little bit. ‘Cause, believe it or not, there’s some makeup out there that I straight up avoid. One of them is translucent powders. I’ve been ducking and dodging those bad boys for years but NARS has finally got me with his Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder.
Translucent powders has always been taboo for WOC because it has a tendency to look chalky, ashy and just flat out wrong. And forget about taking pictures! Some translucent powders have the meanest flashback that sends shudders through every makeup lovers’ spine. I never thought I would find a translucent powder that didn’t make me look a chocolate dipped Casper the Friendly Ghost–but I did.
The NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder isn’t your ordinary translucent powder. It’s incredibly fine with a silky texture that seems to glide across the skin. Nothing like that ol’ chalky stuff I used to see. As the name implies, it optimizes light reflection on the skin preventing that ghastly glow that’s common for translucent powders. Plus it’s non-drying and doesn’t look cakey on my dry skin.
That’s actually why I love it so much. It looks so good on my skin! I have a few pesky fine dry lines that like to crease up my concealer but when I set it using the Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder it’s smooth sailing. My concealer holds up much better and looks much smoother and more refined thanks to the subtle blurring effect it has.
After trying the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder I’m kinda sorta coming around to translucent powders. Clearly they can be pretty amazing! If you’ve been hesitant to try a translucent powder too then I recommend dipping your toes (not literally) into the NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder.
Before (top) and After (bottom) NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder