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Talc

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

Details

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

AOA Perfect Pressed Powder 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 Bionike Defence Color Pretty Touch Compact Blusher Bionike Defence Color Soft Touch Compact Face Powder Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder Body Shop Matte Clay Powder Catrice All Matt Plus – Shine Control 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 Dominique Cosmetics Prisma Glow Highlighter Palette Dominique Cosmetics Rustic Glam Eyeshadow Palette Essence All About Matt Fixing Compact Powder Waterproof Essence Instant Matt Make-Up Setting Spray Essence Mosaic Blush Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer Etude House Dear Girls Oil Control Pact Eveline Liquid Control Hd Foundation Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Invisimatte Blotting Powder Illamasqua Loose Powder Illamasqua Powder Blusher Insight Mineralized Pressed Powder Ishizawa - Shigaisen Yoho Uv Powder 4+ Kiss New York Pro Touch Powder Foundation Kobo Professional Matte Blusher Koh Gen Do Gloss Film Foundation L'Oreal True Match™ Powder L.a girl cosmetics Eye Lux Eyeshadow Palette LILAH B. Bronzed Beauty™ Bronzer Duo LILAH B. Flawless Finish Foundation Laura mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder Laura mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Lumene Blur Longwear Powder Foundation Spf 15 MECCA MAX Blur Veil Wet & Dry Powder Foundation Makethemake Vitamin C Soft Compact Bronzer Makeup Revolution Loose Baking Powder Marcelle Flawless Foundation Maybelline Master Contour Face Contouring Kit