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Mattifying Silky Pressed Powder

(4.7) 4.7 (159 Reviews)


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Ultra Sheer. Silky Smooth.
Naturally Matte for Hours.

A new generation of pressed powder that gives 12 hours of shine control with a luxurious silky texture. This lightweight powder mattifies skin for a fresh, translucent finish that lasts and stays color-true even under humidity and perspiration. Finely milled to sheer perfection, Translucence blends seamlessly to ensure a flawless, clean complexion. Never chalky – even on deeper skin tones.



  • Sheer foundation coverage for a natural finish
  • Matte complexion and all‑day shine control, while keeping skin comfortable
  • Skin looks smooth and bright


  • Elastomer powder helps create a smooth glide upon application
  • Light diffusing spheres smooth the look of fine lines and pores
  • Moist Touch powders give the silky, creamy sensation

How to Use

  • Can be worn alone or over makeup, and used to touch up throughout the day without
  • product build‑up. Perfect over any Lancôme foundation.



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Translucence is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 159.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Natural color Like the natural look and the feel of this powder. Lancôme has great products. Especially fond of the mascara and lip tint.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent powder I love the texture of this powder. Great color and compact. Sometimes it’s hard to get online and in the store.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product. Received quickly when local store was out. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Face Powder! Very silky, blends well. I use it every day....alone or with my base makeup. I will continue to buy it!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from velvet perfection Translucence is the best powder on earth. As I noted in my review title, velvet perfection is how I'd describe the look it gives me. I am 60 years old and my skin is not great . . . but you'd never know it if you saw me wearing Translucence over my foundation. I went into shock went I saw that it's been discontinued. Why? It's rated so highly! And there's no replacement powder in a compact? Lancome, I beg of you, please don't take Translucence away from me!
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Discontinued...NO NO NO I'm so disappointed this powder is being discontinued. My makeup has not been the same without this powder. I'm afraid I will need to find another brand, and I have been using this for years. I purchased the Dual Finish and having issues with the color. I used 350 in the translucence.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pressed Powder Compact I enjoy using it and it is sheer enough and matches my foundation
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favorite So glad to be able to order my compact powder from Macy's. I understand it is being discontinued soon and I am very disappointed. At least I was able to get two for future use.
Date published: 2017-10-06
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Match for Buff 4C foundation?

I currently use buff 4C in Photogenic Lumessence and love it - color wise it's a perfect match .. I'm about to finish the power I was using (different brand but it was still new/matched the foundation well so I wanted to use it rather than waste it). I have lost where I wrote down the suggested color in this powder the lady at the Macys counter gave me so I could order it when I was ready and it'll be a long time before I can get back to my nearest store to have them look it up. I'm guess it's either the 200 or 250 buff? Help?!
Asked by: KWTexas
I purchased the 200 buff and was VERY happy with it. I also use buff 4C in Photogenic Lumessence. The 200 buff powder blends in perfectly, so I don't look like I have a powdery mask on or a weird color. I apply it using the highlighter brush and follow the stippling technique in the video on the Translucence page. The powder goes on invisibly and feels light ... and it still lasts all day!
Answered by: BevDun
Date published: 2016-03-26

What color will be the best match in this powder if I use Teint Idole ultra 24hrs in 250 bisque (W)?

Asked by: Iris
I'd say go with the 300 Bisque. The tones of Translucence will be in the same family as your foundation. I'd rather go a little lighter with the powder than accidentally get something too dark. You're using it to set your makeup, not build color. I use a highlighter brush to apply my Translucence, and it never looks or feels heavy. The best thing to remember is that if you're ever really unhappy with a shade of makeup that you buy from Lancôme, you can take it back to your nearest counter and exchange it.
Answered by: BevDun
Date published: 2016-01-04

What is the difference between dual finish and translucence powder?

Asked by: Majita
Hey!! Translucence is for avoid that oiled look in your face when you pass the foundation. The Dual Finish can be used by itself, without foundation, because has its own color and can hide imperfections in your face (of course that use it with the foundation make a way more nice look BUT if you didn't have your foundation at hand, you could use it as a emergency measure).
Answered by: BrGirl
Date published: 2017-11-06

What Translucence Shade is the best match for Dual Finish MATTE Sable IV

I have been using the discontinued Dual Finish MATTE Sable IV and would like to try Translucence. What shade is most similar?
Asked by: Lancome1
420 Bisque N or 450 Bisque N depending on your skintone !
Answered by: xander4414
Date published: 2015-08-01

Please indicate which shades are W, N, and C

This would clear up A LOT of confusion and allow us (the consumers) to decide how to match powder to foundation or tinted moisturizer... Frankly, a site-wide master list to coordinate shades would be super helpful and increase the value of online purchase via
Asked by: Shimonova
We apologies for the confusion. W, N and C are the short of warm, neutral and cold. We are working on a providing our valued customers an easier way to shade match. In the mean while, please take advantage of our live chat service or call our customer care center 1-800-526-2663.
Answered by: LancomeUSA
Date published: 2016-05-29

What color would I buy I wear 460 suede in Teint Idole Ultra

Asked by: ceed
We recommend 450 Suede.
Answered by: LancomeUSA
Date published: 2015-07-04

Is Ivoire 150 lighter than Buff 200? It doesn't look lighter.

Asked by: Sadie
Yes 150 is cooler and lighter than 200. 200 is light but has a lot of yellow. It was too dark/yellow for me. Ivory 150 worked best for my skin color.
Answered by: Akasha
Date published: 2015-05-16

I use teint idole ultra 360 bisque n what powder shade should i use

I use teint idole ultra 360 bisque n what powder shade should i use
Asked by: Kierston
We recommend 350 Bisque
Answered by: LancomeUSA
Date published: 2015-05-16
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