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pressed powders for oily skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for pressed powders for oily skin.

If you have oily skin, you know that powder foundations can be a challenge. The powdery finish can look cakey and accentuate your skin's oiliness. But there are some great pressed powders on the market that are better suited to dry skin than traditional loose powders. Here are some of our favorites.

$36.00

This powder is only average in my opinion. It doesn't control the oilies very well and I returned mine. ...I've tried several other pressed powders and they all seem to make my face cakey and dry looking, even though I have oily skin.

What it is: An oil-free formula that maintains a fresh look and feel, all day and night.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness, Dryness, and Uneven Skin Tone

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, mineral oil, and fragrances.

What Else You Need to Know: Clinique’s Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder Stay has a matte finish with sheer coverage. It’s also dermatologist-tested and non-acnegenic.

Bobbi BrownSheer Finish Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.38 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 1287481

Color: Pale Yellow - very light yellow; sets and controls shine on fair to medium skin

247 Reviews

$46.00

Nice touch up powder...The square is actually annoying. The fine powder does a nice job of touching up the oilies without adding a layer....Pretty great for problem skin!...Too much product throughout the day, including repeated applications of pressed powders, just create a goopy, discolored, oily mess.

What it is: A pressed powder that sets and perfects foundation for a smooth, flawless finish.

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

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

What Else You Need to Know: The unique yellow base complements all skin tones to create a natural-looking tone—it even looks natural on pink complexions. Sheer Finish Pressed Setting Powder comes with a powder puff.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMatte Perfection Powder Foundation

Size: 0.264 oz/ 7.5 g·ITEM: 1787589

Color: 04 Porcelain Pink

1.3K Reviews

$20.00

I work in sephora and I been trying this new powders in clients that have combination and oily skin and it looks amazing you don't even need a setting powder with this, BEST SEPHORA PRODUCT EVER!!!...Great powder!...Best thing- NO BREAKOUTS! I’m combo oily skin.

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

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

What Else You Need to Know: The FlexMatte technology in this formula creates medium buildable, weightless coverage that moves with your skin and doesn't crack, cake, or clog your pores. Not tested on animals and complies with international product safety requirements.

$33.00

I don't get oily, my pores aren't visible and its just a nice powder, especially for oily skin and the packaging is beautiful...I have very oily T-zone and this powder made my skin stay less oily almost the whole day....kvd finally made a good powder

What it is: A lightweight, refillable, pressed finishing powder that layers smoothly over foundation for a fresh, soft-matte finish that lasts all day.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Enriched with skin conditioners and ultra-fine absorbing powders that help blot away excess oil, this powder is designed to appear invisible on most complexions and won't settle in fine lines. Compact is refillable—once you hit pan, just pop in a refill (sold separately). It includes a cushion-puff applicator.

Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107852

Color: Medium Deep

74 Reviews

$39.00

Great bloating powder for people with oily skin...I have extremely oily skin. I use this to bloat through the day and it works wonders love it....Great for those with oily skin.

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

$30.00

It’s soo lightweight, I forget I have it on. Also doesn’t make me oily and my skin appears smooth....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.

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

tarteMini babassu foundcealer™ skincare foundation SPF 20

Size: 0.33 oz/ 10 mL·ITEM: 2309219

Color: 34N medium neutral - medium skin with neutral undertones

24 Reviews

$15.00

No doubt it’s good for your skin but not up to the task of a good foundation....Did not cover large pores like the original did and was felt somewhat oily, Glad I'm only out the cost of the sample size.

What it is: A vegan makeup and skincare hybrid that’s an everyday foundation for achieving an ultra-comfortable, natural-radiant finish and custom coverage.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 20

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Babassu: Nourishes, moisturizes, and soothes.
- Sunflower Seed: Rich in vitamins A and E to help hydrate, regenerate, and condition skin.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Retains moisture for optimal hydration and a refreshed appearance.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and triclosan.

ONE/SIZE by Patrick StarrrTurn Up The Base Versatile Powder Foundation

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 2426930

Color: Medium 5 (G) - medium to tan, golden undertones (Patrick's Shade)

618 Reviews

$33.00

I love how soft and velvety this makes my skin look! Almost airbrushed but isn’t too thick or heavy. ...It perfects my skins appearance to where you’d ask “pores where???”

What it is: A buttery-smooth, buildable, medium- to full-coverage powder foundation with a multiuse formula, a soft-matte finish and up to 12 hours of wear.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Texturizers and Microspheres: Visibly blur pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture with a soft-focus effect.
- Rice Silk Powder: Helps create a soft-focus appearance.
- Triple-Milled Micronized Purest Pigments: Create undetectable, seamless, true-color coverage that lasts for up to 12 hours.

IT CosmeticsBye Bye Pores Translucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2476380

Color: Tan Rich

753 Reviews

$30.00

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder is a very natural, light wearing, skin like, non cakey powder. ...I am pleased with this pressed powder. I have oily skin and was not quite sure it would absorb the oil without caking up, but it worked beautifully.

What it is: A talc-free setting powder infused with silk that mattifies, minimizes pores’ appearance, and sets foundation and concealer in a convenient pressed-powder compact.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: Developed with plastic surgeons, this setting powder is infused with silk, collagen, antioxidants, and peptides to ensure it won’t settle into wrinkles while delivering an airbrushed look. Keep this translucent setting powder in your makeup bag for mattifying touch-ups.

SmashboxHalo Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 25 with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 1.4 / 40·ITEM: 2569895

Color: Light Olive - light with olive undertone

628 Reviews

$41.00

I normally don't wear foundation because I just can't seem to find one that works with my skin, but this was nice. It was very sheer, which seemed to work in my skins favor for once. ...The color blended in so perfectly with my skin covering up imperfections on my skins and dark spots.

What it is: An all-in-one, SPF primer-infused tinted moisturizer with lightweight, natural-looking dewy coverage that hydrates skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage:
Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban, and contains less than one percent of synthetic fragrances. This product is also vegan and cruelty-free.

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