Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love this setting powder
Great setting powder and awesome for baking. I have combination skin so it really helps me with excess oil production during the day. My skin stays matte with this powder.
Most Helpful Critical Review Nice powder, but seems to settle into foundation
I tried this powder after learning my Laura Mercier had an ingredient that was breaking my out. For setting undereye concealer or concealer on blemishes it works fine, I use a fluffy brush to dab it on. But when I try it all over my face as a setting powder, it seems to thin out the foundation somehow, making it look less radiant and less flawless. I am applying it in a press and roll motion with a puff or sponge, I haven't tried a large fluffy brush yet, but I expect most translucent powders to disappear into the foundation seamlessly and this one seems to actually diffuse the foundation somehow and make it look different. I will not use it to set foundation anymore, just for setting concealer spots. Back to my Too Faced Primed and Poreless for all over use. It is very finely milled powder and goes on smooth, just don't like the finish it gives my skin (dull for sure.)
Reviewed by 145 customers Silky, Colorless, and Smoothifying
Mary from Detroit, MI
Sets liquid foundation in a most lovely, luxuriant, non-evidentual way!
BluePineapple from PA
This for one is really cheap but it also had my makeup stay on for a whole wedding. The only thing that I have to complain about is how the soft luminescence one has glitter but that's not much of a problem, I'll just by other one next time!
Diana from Arizona
Gives you that professional makeup look and helps makeup stay on
Not a fabulous setting powder
Jamsandjellies from Minneapolis, MN
This powder is ok. Looking to set concealer so it doesn't transfer to mask. Lightweight powder, colorless on my fair skin. Clings but doesn't blend well. Does matte shine. Won't repeat the purchase, but worth a try. Nice packaging with twist screen over powder and tight closing top.
cmarie from Midland
this powder is the ONLY powder. from drugstore to high end and everything in between, that will literally keep my makeup looking flawless in the heat and all! I keep on repurchasing. I bake under my eyes and my t zone then lightly dust everywhere else. will use this forever. I'm also a medium skinned person and I have fairly dry to normal skin.
WOULD BUY AGAIN
MOOSE6671 from ROCKLEDGE,FL
I WEAR OVER FOUNDATION. LOVE HOW IT SPARKLES
Great for price
MUACosmo from Wichita
I use this under my eyes to set my concealer and under my eyebrows to set the concealer and eyelid primer. I love how fine the powder is. It keeps my concealer from creasing.
Dupe to laura mercier
Jojo from California
I wanted to try a less expensive brand for my translucent powder, and this is it. I get oily throughout the day and this covers it. no shine, flawless coverage. Pretty surprised of how well it works for the price.
Taylor from PA
If your planning on using this under the eyes only, then I would recommend it. Other than that it definitely leaves a visible white cast that appears more noticeable when you plan on baking with it. Definitely not for use all over the place. I am a pretty fair skinned human so I'm not sure how this works on other skin tones. Not my favorite but a decent price.
Sofi from AZ
At first, it was felt so dry in bare skin but when I applied it on my foundation with was so smooth and matte. For the first time, I finally found a powder that doesn't crease my concealer.
Pedro from Little Rock, AR
So I have a caramel skin type and I was worried about using this as I've seen people with my skin complexion using white and yellow finishing powder. Tried the yellow powder but that went south as that made me look yellow. When I used white it gave me such a good air brush moment! Also I didn't see any creases for 8+ hours.
tc from Michigan
I've always been afraid of these types of powders that are white but it worked so good
Sara from USA
I got the luminance one, and it is waaaaay too shimmery to be a face powder. I thought maybe if I used it to bake and wiped away the glitter wouldn't be as bad but it it. No matter how much wiping you do. Turned my makeup looked from cute to childish. Could maybe work as a body glitter but nothing more
Katie from Michigan
I used to use this powder YEARS ago, when I saw a girl on TikTok use it and talk about how it was so much better than Laura Mercier I had to try it again. I am AMAZED by it, it leaves your skin looking natural and not cakey at all!! It also doesn't have flashback which amazes me even further. If you are looking for a powder that will knock your socks off this is it
Great product for a low price
Michele from Florida
My daughter loves high-end make up and she recommended this powder by E.L.F. because she uses it. I found it to be just as nice as the high-end finishing powders I have used in the past. I will order again.
Confused by the positive reviews
RBF from San Jose, CA
Okay, Soft Luminance is not a good powder. I appreciate what ELF was TRYING to do here--but let me explain what this powder looks like on the skin close up: it is a mostly matte silica powder with a dusting of blue-green transparent glitter which is clear to the naked eye. Now, someone might not notice how nuts you look with glittery setting powder if they are a safe 3-4 foot distance, sure, but when you look at your facein the mirror you will see random glitter on your face. And I just can't. Maybe if you used this powder on your arms or legs for a night out I can see how that might look nice. But on your face? NO.
Homegirl from Indianapolis
Love This Powder!
Webster from Iowa City, Ia
I love this powder. I go through one every few weeks and I love that its so affordable I don't have to worry if a little bit spills, as powder tends to do.
Melissa from sc
Don't be scared of the white color, it won't look that way on the skin. I found it to be used better with a brush than a beauty blender.
Callie from Acworth GA
If you are looking for a shiny powder then this is the product for you.
Surprised with how much I like this
Whinniex from Seattle
I was going to buy another loose powder, but upon making a trip to ulta, my store didn't stock the one I wanted, I decided to give the sheer one a try. I use this to bake and then use the Milani make it last + prep + correct setting spray and wow. I have always been suppperrrr oily. This product with the Milani setting spray keeps me from looking like a dipped my face in water. I still get somewhat oily, but not nearly as much as I used to. I've always been somewhat hesitant about powders, bcus i find that they often make my foundation separate as the day goes on. This does not do that! I wouldn't recommend for supper dry skin, bcus if you have dry patches it does give it a powdery appearance (but it doesn't cling or anything). Otherwise, I think this is an excellent, super affordable option.
A great powder for the price!
GlossyRed from Seattle, WA
This is a pretty decent finishing powder. Gives a very matte finish and last most of the day without much caking or creasing. It tends to have a pinkish orange tint that didn't match my skin perfect, but I feel a lot of powders never match completely. Sad.
Gives a matte finish, but no shimmer
Glossy Red from Seattle, WA
This is a decent finishing powder, especially for the price. I didn't notice any shimmer in it though, which I was hoping for to give it a more luminous finish, rather than so matte. When my skin is a little drier, it does settle, and can crease and flake. The matte finish does seem to last all day.
MakeupLoves from US
This powder has become my holy grail. Have rebought it over four times now because I cannot get the effect this powder has with any other powder. I have dry/combo skin and look for things that are luminous and blurring and this is literally so good at that. I have compared this powder with all of my other ones and this is the only one that keeps my makeup looking smooth and not creasy, but luminous and pore filled ALL DAY. Literally from morning to night, no issues: looks perfect over every foundation. Beware this does have slight shimmers in it, but it doesnt even show up on your face, its almost as if its completely matte but with moisturizing affects and a little bit of glow. Only issue is the fact that I use up the container so fast.
Erin from Washington, D.C.
This powder makes my combination skin look flawless for hours. It blurs my pores and sets my makeup beautifully.