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What-it-does: absorbent/mattifier
Irritancy: 0
Comedogenicity: 1


Talc is the major component of most powder makeup products (think face powder, eyeshadows, and blushers) that usually contain it up to 70%. Its two winning properties that make it very suitable for this role is its outstanding spreadability for a smooth application and its low covering power, aka translucency to avoid clown-like effects.

Chemically speaking, it is a clay mineral (hydrated magnesium silicate) that is mined in several countries. The drawback of mined minerals is potential impurities and the version used in cosmetics has to be white (not gray like cheaper grades), free from asbestos, sterilized and have thin plates for a maximum slip. 

Products with Talc

Airspun Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Bronzer Antonym Baked Foundation Batiste Root Concealer Beaute basics Lavish Foiled Eyeshadow Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Benefit Hoola Bronzer Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Body Shop Matte Clay Powder Catrice Precious Pigments Loose Eyeshadow 010 Moondust Clairol Root Touch-Up Clinique Eye Shadow, Pinks Club Cosmetics Yuagari Suppin Powder CoverGirl Clean Classic Color Blush CoverGirl Clean Matte Clean Matte Pressed Powder CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder CoverGirl Trublend Minerals Loose Powder Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact Illamasqua Powder Blusher Insight Mineralized Pressed Powder Ishizawa - Shigaisen Yoho Uv Powder 4+ Kiss New York Pro Touch Powder Foundation Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Foundation L.a girl cosmetics Eye Lux Eyeshadow Palette Laura mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Lumene Blur Longwear Powder Foundation Spf 15 MECCA MAX Blur Veil Wet & Dry Powder Foundation Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit Maybelline Master Fix® Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder NYX Cheek Contour Duo Palette NYX Hot Single Eyeshadow NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow Nars Bronzing Powder Oriflame Sweden Colourbox Compact Face Powder Palladio Dual Wet And Dry Foundation Palladio Rice Powder Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer Murumuru Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush Tarte Lette Toasted Thin Lizzy 6-In-1 Professional Powder UNT Cosmetics Perfectly Matte Urban Decay Naked Skin Ultra Definition Powder Foundation Vichy Dermablend Covermatte Powder Foundation Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder Vichy Mineralblend Tri-Colour Powder