Here are the ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Nylon-12, Titanium Dioxide, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Boron Nitride.
When I looked at these ingredients, I was sure this face powder would break me out--namely the Talc, Dimethicone and Silica. I bought it anyway. As far as I can tell, this powder is paraben free. They list parabens in some of their other products, so I'm assuming if it's not listed here, there are none. Long story short, this does not break me out. Cue applause.
Even though it has ingredients I would normally avoid, I will be re-pucrhasing this today. It controls shine and oil better than any powder I've tried and works perfectly with my Make Up Forever mat velvet foundation. I've seen other reviews that this powder can be chalky, so if you have darker skin this might happen to you. I definitely think it's suited towards fair skin tones and is not necessarily translucent. If you do have oily skin, I'd just give it a try despite your skin tone. It's great for makeup touch-ups throughout the day and doesn't cake like other powders I've tried. It's three bucks, so you won't have buyer's guilt if the color isn't right for you.
Takeaway: Love this powder! I definitely recommend it.
Thanks for reading! ♥ Danielle