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powder foundations

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

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.

KVD BeautyLock-It Powder Foundation Refills

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2187441

Color: Rich Deep 230 - rich deep cocoa

25 Reviews


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.

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530526

Color: 9 - medium beige with red undertones

690 Reviews


Tried so many powder foundations and this one is by far the best- no caking, color-true finish, oil-free, natural looking. ...I bought this powder after experimenting with the Laura Mercier foundation in Chai with awesome results.

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free powder foundation that can be applied dry or wet for custom coverage and matte or natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the appearance of shine, evens the look of skin tone, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It feels light and fresh, wears all day, and stays color-true. The compact includes a sponge applicator.

La MerThe Soft Moisture Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Size: 0.335 oz/ 9.5 g·ITEM: 2358984

Color: Blossom

32 Reviews


Holy Grail when used as a powder...I use this instead of powder & is hands down the best “powder” I have ever used. ...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.

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

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.

Bobbi BrownSkin Weightless Powder Foundation

Size: 0.38 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 1646173

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

136 Reviews


Smooth powder, not cakey...I paired this powder (in warm ivory) with Bobbi Brown skin foundation spf 15, in porcelain for a flawless look. ...Also, the packaging is awful, the product eventually breaks up and the powder gets everywhere.

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.

tarteAmazonian clay blurring powder foundation

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2641306

Color: 12N Fair Neutral - fair skin with a balance of warm & cool undertones

30 Reviews


Best Talc-Free Pressed Powder Foundation...This is the best talc-free option for pressed powder foundations offered at Sephora right now. It has awesome coverage, is long-lasting, doesn’t crease or look cakey, and the shade match is perfect. ...Tarte has the best powder foundations...Simple and so easy. If you’re a powder foundation tarte has the best in my opinion.

What it is: A blurring powder foundation with hyaluronic acid—like a filter in a compact, for up to 16 hours of flawless skin.

Coverage: Medium


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Nature’s perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrates.
- Vitamin E: A natural preservative, emollient, and antioxidant that calms redness and irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: Th


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

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

Size: 0.42 oz/ 12 g·ITEM: 2515575

Color: 5W2 Rich Caramel - deep with warm yellow undertones

76 Reviews


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


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.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONBest Skin Ever Matte Powder Foundation

Size: 0.26 oz / 7.5 g·ITEM: 2667228

Color: 15N Light - light, neutral undertone

357 Reviews


However, this is a beautiful powder foundation – the powder feels very fine and smooth. ...This matte powder foundation is amazing! I don’t usually use powder formulas for my foundations, but I decided to give this one a go.

What it is: A medium-to-full buildable coverage, long-wearing matte powder foundation that is formulated to even skin tone, smooth imperfections and control shine up to 8 hours.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Fashion FairCrème to Powder Skin Foundation

Size: 0.46 oz/ 13 g·ITEM: 2476786

Color: Suede Silk - medium deep with neutral undertones

58 Reviews


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

GUERLAINTerracotta Le Teint Healthy Glow Foundation

Size: 1.2 oz / 35 mL·ITEM: 2663912

Color: 5N - Medium skin with neutral beige undertones

179 Reviews


I’m so in love with this foundation,it’s weightless feel is a must have in foundations for me.The coverage is flawless on my porous and textured skin....I really love the finish of this foundation and wear time, if you don’t like to powder over foundations you will like this, it’s just the  fragrance is pretty strong and not the same as the l’essentiel

What it is: A revolutionary liquid-to-powder foundation with up to 24 hours of wear, medium coverage, and a no-transfer formula for a beautiful, healthy-looking glow and luminous matte finish.

Coverage: Medium

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Argan Oil: Provides lasting comfort and maintains skin’s hydration for up to 24 hours.
- Gemtone: Is a self-adaptable shimmer that helps foundation to adjust to all skin tones.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Born from GUERLAIN’s bronzing-powder expertise, Terracotta Le Teint Healthy Glow Foundation combines the seamless, ultra-sensory lightness of a powder with the perfecting power of a fluid foundation for an effo

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