Finishing powders work like magic when it comes to blurring the look of texture, pores and fine lines, as well as locking your foundation into place for all-day wear. However, not all finishing powders are created equally—in fact, some can do even more than just smooth and set. While a good powder will leave your skin feeling velvety-smooth and natural, some powders offer the added benefit of fussing the light, giving you a selfie-ready glow that looks flawless in photos and IRL.
These filter-like face powders also offer oil control without leaving the skin looking parched and textured in favor of giving you a soft-focus finish. They’re basically like a complexion-enhancing ring light but in powder form. Makeup artists also love to use setting powders on models and celebrities because of its ability to glide smoothly over the skin for a photoshopped look that’s simultaneously natural-looking. Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite affordable light-diffusing face powders for a filter-like finish.
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