Aveda has struck the ideal balance in face powder amazingness with its Inner Light mineral loose powder ($28). An oldie but goodie, this light-as-air powder gives a decent amount of coverage but in an impressively sheer way. And because it's so feather-soft, this finely milled makeup won't settle into fine lines or clump by day's end. Instead, it lends a subtly luminous, semimatte finish.
A small portion on a large brush is all you need to quell shine and set makeup, but it's also easy to build upon if you want additional coverage. No need to worry about ashiness or orange tones either: this baby's translucent. What's not to love about this powerful powder?