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Powder foundations are a popular choice for those who want to set their makeup without feeling like they're wearing anything at all. They're also a great choice for people with oily skin who doesn't want to spend their day looking like they've been coated in oil. Here are some great powder foundation options for all skin types.

Bobbi BrownSkin Weightless Powder Foundation

Size: 0.38 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 1646173

Color: 8 Walnut - rich brown with red undertones; for dark skin

134 Reviews

$52.00

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. ...Foundation of my dreams...I am a foundation junkie! I have tried so many types of foundations including liquids, creams, powders etc.

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.

Wander BeautyWanderlust Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 1856822

Color: Fair - porcelain with neutral warm undertones

282 Reviews

$40.00

Best Powder Foundation...I've used all the best full coverage powder foundations...Tarte, Kat Von D, etc, and this is far and beyond the best to cover rednesss and not look caked or chalky. ...I have super dry skin and normally stay away from powder foundations, but this one is great!

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.

lilah b.Flawless Finish Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1978329

Color: b. pure - medium-dark with neutral to warm undertones

45 Reviews

$48.00

Great powder/foundation!...I usually don't wear foundation, but I tried the Flawless Finish as a dry powder and it is perfect! ...My new go-to foundation (for dry/textured skin)...I've tried liquid foundations, sticks and other powder ones.

Coverage:
✔ Light

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Radiant

What it is:
A multitasking sheer, weightless setting powder that doubles as a light coverage foundation for a shine-free, soft-focus, luminous, and natural finish.

What it does:
Flawless Finish Foundation is formulated with clean, botanical ingredients, including aloe and agar for their moisturizing and hydrating benefits. This velvety, lightweight foundation is buildable for medium coverage, yet feels as if you are not wearing any makeup at all.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer

Size: 0.51 oz/ 14.5 g·ITEM: 2021111

Color: Clove

35 Reviews

$34.00

This is a pretty good foundation as far as powders go; not full coverage but definitely covers redness and unevenness, it is surprisingly hydrating and leaves a nice finish on the skin (kind of glowy, not super matte). ...I was really hoping for a nice smooth, full coverage powder and this was very sheer and I can only use it on top of foundation now.

What it is: A full-coverage powder foundation and concealer in one with a unique, dual-sided sponge for easy on-the-go application.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens.

What Else You Need to Know: This product is non-acnegenic, dermatologist-tested, ophthalmologist-tested, and allergy-tested. It’s 100 percent free of fragrance and oil, and is sweat and humidity resistant with up to eight hours of wear.

KVD BeautyLock-It Powder Foundation Refills

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2187383

Color: Deep 195 - deep toffee

25 Reviews

$24.00

THANK YOU SO MUCH for a pale foundation powder shade. Only foundation powder pale enough for me, I love you for this I am the lightest shade fair 105...This is like the only brands foundation powders that go fair enough for my skin tone THANK YOU!!!!!!!

What it is: An individual vegan powder foundation refill that delivers fast, full coverage, blurring, and extreme long wear in a magnetic pan.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Lock-It Powder Foundation is formulated with rice powder extract to blur away imperfections, while kaolin, a clay mineral, helps give a diffused-matte finish without feeling dry. It’s ideal for a range of skin types, including oily, dry, textured, and smooth.

$30.00

Best powder for touch ups!...The shea extract and velvet finish make it very light weight and does not leave a “powdery finish” like most foundation/pressed powders....Great Setting Powder...This is amazing as a finishing powder. I did not like it as a stand-alone foundation but this has replaced my laura mercier and too faced powders.

What it is: A lightweight, powder foundation with buildable coverage and a matte finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Lightweight and buildable, Hello Happy Velvet Power Foundation mattifies all day, yet feels creamy-soft. It’s formulated with shea-butter extracts to create a luxuriously-smooth feel. The mirrored compact includes a sponge and brush applicator, so you can customize your coverage.

Clinical Results: In a self-evaluation by 107 women, after 1 week:
- 96% said it minimizes shine
- 93% said it’s easy to build coverage

Too FacedBorn This Way Pressed Powder Foundation

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10 g·ITEM: 2260768

Color: Almond - fair with golden undertones

212 Reviews

$39.00

I have been wearing powder foundations for several years now and this is THE ONE. ...I got this because I’m so over liquid foundations. I haven’t worn a powder foundation in years.

What it is: A three-in-one, long-wearing, powder foundation that sets makeup, hides shine, and can touch up on-the-go.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Coconut Water: Aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels.
- Alpine Rose: Helps support skin’s natural health and resilience.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Gives a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.

$135.00

I have super dry skin and usually powder foundations don’t work for me. I saw a YouTube channel talking about this powder and I’m always on the hunt for a new HG powder foundation so I thought I’d bite the bullet and purchase it finally. ...I tried this powder foundation after my previous one was discontinued and I am blown away.

What it is: A buildable powder foundation with a soft, moisturizing texture for skin-enhancing coverage.

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

SPF: 30

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation’s creamy, silky texture captures the benefits of a liquid foundation in a light-as-air powder. The long-wearing, non-drying formula melts into skin to blur imperfections, visibly soften fine lines, and create a more even-toned appearance.

Fashion FairCrème to Powder Skin Foundation

Size: 0.46 oz/ 13 g·ITEM: 2476836

Color: Black Brunette - deep with neutral warm undertones

40 Reviews

$37.00

Though I am partial to liquid foundations, this Créme to Powder foundation provides me everything I look for in a foundation. ...Creme to powder foundation...Have always loved your creme to powder. The only company that I know who sells this.

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: 2515427

Color: 2N2 Buff - light medium with neutral, subtle golden undertones

61 Reviews

$46.00

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.

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