Translucent powder is a solid tool for any makeup-wearer to have in her makeup bag. But when and why should you use it?
Translucent powder is best used to set makeup or finish a look. A colourless powder isn't going to provide coverage or even your skin tone. A translucent powder is better for smoothing out uneven texture, such as scarring, visible pores, bumpiness, or roughness.
In short, this type of powder is used at the conclusion of makeup application, before setting spray, or as a means of setting makeup on its own—but not as a means of coverage.
Some great options for translucent powders include: