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loose powder foundations

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for loose powder foundations.

Powder foundations are a popular choice for many women, as they are easy to apply and can be worn in any setting. Loose powder foundations are a great option for those who want to control the amount of product that gets applied to their face.

bareMineralsMatte Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15 

Size: 0.2 oz/ 6 g·ITEM: 1229061

Color: Golden Tan 20 - for medium-tan cool skin with rosy undertones

7.8K Reviews

$35.00

Best loose powder foundation...My fave loose powder mineral foundation. Perfect coverage and it has SPF....I will switch liquid foundations out all the time but when it comes to powder Bare Minerals is the best.

What it is: A clean, loose mineral foundation that delivers buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a matte finish while helping to control excess oil.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provides mineral-based SPF protection.
- Silica/Calcium Silicate and Lauroyl Lysine: Provide a matte finish with a silky, soft-skin feel and helps controls oil.
- Iron Oxides: Provides clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage.

Bobbi BrownSkin Weightless Powder Foundation

Size: 0.38 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 1646199

Color: 6 Golden - light brown with peachy yellow undertones; for medium to dark skin

134 Reviews

$52.00

The only reason I dont like this product is the case! The sides of the powder kept cracking & kept coming loose & only after 3 uses. ...My holy grail powder foundation. My 47 year old skin doesn't like liquid foundations anymore so I switched to powder and wear this as my only foundation.

What it is: A creamy, cashmere-like powder that delivers a buffed, polished finish and lasting wear in a convenient compact—available in true-to-skin shades.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This oil-free powder has a soft, creamy texture that feels smooth and comfortable with adjustable, natural-looking coverage. It blends evenly and seamlessly onto skin and conceals imperfections, fine lines, and pores for a finish that stays fresh and keeps skin shine-free. It is also best for normal to oily skin.

$30.00

Have never really used loose powder before, but this one is nice...Takes away shine and very light weight. I prefer the loose powder from the compact version.

What it is: A talc-free setting powder infused with silk that mattifies, minimizes pores, and keeps foundation and concealer in place for an airbrushed makeup look.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Loose

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Developed with plastic surgeons, this loose setting powder is infused with silk, collagen, antioxidants, peptides, and blurring pigments to visibly minimize pores—ensuring the powder won’t settle into lines and delivering an airbrushed look.

bareMineralsOriginal Loose Powder Mineral Foundation SPF 15

Size: 0.28 oz·ITEM: 1922566

Color: Golden Ivory 07 - for very light warm skin with yellow undertones

19.6K Reviews

$35.00

Im not used to using loose powders so Im still getting used to it! One of the best packaging for loose foundation tho!...The bareMinerals spf foundation is one of the best loose powders I've ever used.

What it is: A lightweight, skin-improving mineral foundation that provides buildable sheer-to-full coverage with a natural, luminous finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Loose Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide: Provide mineral-based SPF protection.
- Mica and Bismuth Oxychloride: Provide a luminous finish with a silky, soft-skin feel.
- Iron Oxides: Clean, mineral-based pigments for natural-looking color and coverage.

Wander BeautyWanderlust Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2097020

Color: Golden Medium - medium tan with warm golden undertones

284 Reviews

$40.00

It makes a huge mess but there's so much product left that I dump all the cracked pieces in a cup and use it like a loose powder foundation. If you're okay with that headache, I'd still recommend it....love the powder, hate the packaging...It arrived already covered in fingerprints & with the powder crumbling. I tapped my flat foundation brush on it, and shattered the powder so much I ended up pulverizing the rest to try and use as loose powder.

Coverage:
✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
An innovative, hydrating, ultra-fine powder foundation with globally sourced, skin-loving ingredients that glide on and last all day.

What it does:
Wanderlust Powder Foundation provides full coverage with an incredibly natural-looking finish. The lightweight and ultra-fine powder absorbs excess oil and minimizes pores without ever looking cakey. It’s infused with aloe leaf extract to moisturize skin and restore suppleness while hibiscus flower extract evens out your skin tone and increases the look of your skin’s elasticity.

$39.00

Yes! Yes! This setting powder does everything it says. It covers so well, I often use it as a loose powder when I want to rock that “no makeup” look. ...Open carefully and don't dip you sponge because you'll loose 0.5g of product. Beyond upset! The foundation leaves a dewy look and then the powder sets matte which takes away the purpose of the foundation.

What it is: A brilliantly buildable, ultra-weightless, luxe setting powder that imparts radiant perfection in five shades formulated to match any skin tone.

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amino-Acid-Treated Powder: Ensures color-true performance, even through sweat and sebum, with high water repellency, improved slip, enhanced feel, better skin adhesion, and improved payoff.
- Lighter-than-Air Proprietary Powder Blend: An ultra-light, pure powder blend that gives a barely-there feel on skin with a unique, sensorial application.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances.

LAWLESSMini Seal The Deal Talc-Free Loose Setting Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 g·ITEM: 2271682

Color: Classic Translucent

44 Reviews

$23.00

Average setting powder...Average loose powder. Was a smaller than I expected or the price, (I know, mini is right in the name but for $30+, not much product) and not as good as other setting powders I’ve used. ...i like this powder! it make my face looks flawless and no matter how much i out on it still.looks very natural. i have several very popular loose powders but this is one is the best for me. not too sheer not too dry not too thick....love!

What it is: A talc-free, lightweight, soft-focus translucent setting powder that imparts a flawless, airbrushed finish.

What Else You Need to Know: Seal the Deal Loose Setting Powder locks in your makeup while absorbing shine throughout the day. This universal, translucent powder perfects every skin tone, imparting a flawless and airbrushed finish without any harmful ingredients. It is perfect for baking or simply dusting all over the face to lightly set your base.

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Fashion FairCrème to Powder Skin Foundation

Size: 0.46 oz/ 13 g·ITEM: 2476836

Color: Black Brunette - deep with neutral warm undertones

42 Reviews

$37.00

I set it with the FF pressed powder. I use the FF loose sometimes. It’s so natural looking and I get compliments on my skin. ...Though I am partial to liquid foundations, this Créme to Powder foundation provides me everything I look for in a foundation.

What it is: An opulent foundation that glides on like a silky cream and dries to a thin, elegant, second-skin powder finish.

Coverage: Medium

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Refillable Powder Foundation

Size: 0.42 oz/ 12 g·ITEM: 2515633

Color: 8N1 Espresso - deepest with neutral, rich-brown undertones

63 Reviews

$48.00

Best powder foundation ever...I’ve tried almost all high-end brand foundations. This one beats them all. I am sensitive combination skin type and this one doesn’t give me any trouble. ...Works great as a setting powder!...I loved all the products I tried from the Double Wear line and this powder is no exception. I actually use it as a setting powder (I don't like loose powders) and it works amazing to set make-up.

What it is: A multi-use, refillable powder foundation with flawless custom coverage, up to 12-hour wear, and a matte finish.

Coverage: Full

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the look of pores, stays color true, is waterproof, and is sweat- and humidity-resistant.

Cool (C) undertones: For bare skin that has a rosy tone and burns easily.
Neutral (N) undertones: For bare skin that is more even toned, not too pink or golden.
Warm (W) undertones: For bare skin that has a golden or olive tone and tans easily.

bareMineralsBAREPRO 16-HR Skin-Perfecting Powder Foundation

Size: 0.2 oz/ 8g·ITEM: 2516896

Color: Medium 32 Cool - for medium cool skin with a subtle peach hue

377 Reviews

$35.00

Love this product! I like the pressed powder for a slightly more shear coverage than the loose powder, although I would say it’s buildable coverage if you want more. ...I did find that it works great as a light setting powder over my regular foundation and it looks more natural than the loose powders I have.

What it is: A talc-free, natural-matte foundation that provides up to 16 hours of breathable full coverage, while visibly evening skin tone and texture over time.

Coverage:Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

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