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.


I have super oily skin and this product is a miracle! It's super lightweight and mattifying to completely get ride of shine. ...Definitely recommend it for oily skin....Rescue for oily skin!!!...Great for oily skin

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


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.


GREAT FOR OILY SKIN...It is great for oily skin! Even though you do have to touch it up, don't you have to for all powders? ...great for oily skin...This powder is fantastic for oily skin, gives great coverage and has a bit of sparkle that makes your skin shine.

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.

IT CosmeticsBye Bye Pores Translucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2476380

Color: Tan Rich

781 Reviews


great product for oily skin...Great for oily skin! Use it with a big fluffy brush and gives great results. ...Great for oily skin...Definitely help with my oily pores showing over my makeup

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.

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)

709 Reviews


Great for oily skin and wears amazingly throughout the day....oily skin friendly...I do recommend going a shade lighter in my opinion. It is great for oily skin as it is a very dry product but for dry skin I’d recommend hydrating before hand over all great product I would recommend to anyone that has oily skin though !

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


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.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMatte Perfection Powder Foundation

Size: 0.264 oz/ 7.5 g·ITEM: 1787589

Color: 04 Porcelain Pink

1.5K Reviews


I highly recommend it for oily skin....great for oily skin!...I have such oily skin and this works wonders! I don't even need foundation under it!

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

Coverage: Medium


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.

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530542

Color: 7 - medium beige with yellow undertones

693 Reviews


Amazing! BUT not for oily skin...If you have oily skin I recommend using Too Faced Cocoa powder. ...It looks full coverage on the face. Good for oily skin. Or you could use cream before you apply it.

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.

Bobbi BrownSkin Foundation Stick

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 1587435

Color: Warm Sand (W-036) - light beige with yellow undertones; for light skin

1.2K Reviews


This foundation has a natural finish, medium coverage, and is not ideal for oily skin. It has buildable coverage and a sheer-ish finish...Not for oily skin...Unfortunately not for oily skin living in FL.

What it is: A foundation formulated with a unique transparent base and that’s expertly calibrated to your undertone to even out and correct the complexion.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Stick

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and phthalates. This product is also gluten-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Featuring a blend of emollients like olive extract and shea butter, the formula moisturizes wherever skin is dry. It delivers medium to full coverage and is water-, sweat-, and humidity-resistant.

Estée LauderDouble Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation

Size: 1 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 1465335

Color: 3N1 Ivory Beige - medium with neutral undertones

7.3K Reviews


Perfect for oily skin...By far my favourite foundation especially for oily skin...Best for oily skin!...This is hands down the best for oily skin! I get so many compliments!

What it is: A 24-hour liquid foundation with a flawless, natural, matte finish that unifies uneven skin tone and covers imperfections with buildable coverage.
Coverage: Full
Finish: Matte
Formulation: Liquid
Skin Type: Combination and Oily
Ingredient Callouts: Free of fragrance.
What Else You Need to Know: Double Wear is available in over 55 shades—including cool, neutral, and warm undertones—to suit all skin tones. It’s makeup that keeps up with your busy life. Oil-free and oil-controlling, Double Wear lasts in hot and humid weather, and feels lightweight and comfortable.

tarteMini Amazonian Clay 16-Hour Full Coverage Foundation

Size: 0.5 oz/ 15 mL·ITEM: 2476174

Color: 26N Light-Medium Neutral - light to medium skin with warm, golden undertones

49 Reviews


This is a good foundation for my very oily skin. It stays matte and is good for at least 3 hours before I need to use blotting papers to remove excess oil....So I received the Tarte Amazonian Clay 16 hr full coverage foundation in the shade 32N free. I have very oily skin that tends to get darker after a few hours of wearing foundation.

What it is: A mini oil free, 16-hour full-coverage foundation. Formulated with Amazonian clay for a light-weight feel and matte finish.

Coverage: Full



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Amazonian Clay: Acts as nature's most perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, sulfates SLS & SLES, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: This skin-mimicking full-coverage foundation never cakes or creases.

HUDA BEAUTYGloWish Lightweight Blurring Pressed Powder

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10g·ITEM: 2474641

Color: 10 Deep-Tan - deep tan skin tones with red- neutral undertones

170 Reviews


I have oily to combo skin. I’ve been looking for a good powder foundation that will help me with my oily skin throughout the day. ...Love this powder!...I have combination oily skin and I'm not a fan of the super matte foundation look.

What it is: A clean, ultra-comfortable, blurring, luminous pressed powder that gives coverage without the cake while being lightweight and buildable.

Coverage: Medium


Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Damascus Rose Oil: Is known to soothe, clarify complexion, and lock in extreme moisture, as well as for having a beautiful scent.
- Red Bell Pepper Extract: Known for its defense against the effects of digital pollution, including blue light emitted from urban technology which can cause visible signs of aging and dark spots.
- Vitamin E: Protects skin from free radicals to target damage and is also known for its moisturizing and calming properties.

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