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If you're looking to add a little bit of sparkle to your life, facial powders are an easy solution. These are some of the best powders for adding shine and luster to your life.

CLINIQUESuperpowder Double Face Makeup Foundation

Size: 0.35 oz/ 10.5 g·ITEM: 479774

Color: Matte Cream

704 Reviews

$36.00

BEST POWDER EVER!...I have oily skin and this powder is amazing to put over foundation. I've tired many powders and this one is my life saver. ...Nice light powder...It also doesn't cause a bunch of dust or loose powder like some compact powders can.

Coverage:
✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

Finish:
✔ Matte

What it is:
A long-wearing, two-in-one, powder and foundation in a portable compact.

What it does:
Get a powder and foundation combined in one portable compact. The long-wearing, full-coverage powder works as an over-foundation finisher or as a powder foundation. The extra-cling formula provides double coverage, yet leaves the skin with a natural skin-perfecting look.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Phthalates

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530476

Color: 2 - light beige with pink undertones

683 Reviews

$52.00

smooth finish foundation powder 7...I have tried several powders over the years and this tops everything. Smooth Finish is the perfect title as thats exactly what this product does. ...I have kinda dry skin and I prefer pressed powder foundations. This kind is the best. I can't even really explain it, but it's like a soft powder, and doesn't show dry spots on my face like other powders.

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.

$50.00

I wanted a good setting powder as well as something that would work through the day for touchups.

What it is: A sheer-to-full-coverage powder foundation has a versatile, mattifying, and long-wearing finish that is perfect for all skin types, including oily.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile matte foundation is buildable, long-lasting, and can be used wet or dry. The face powder is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups, covering imperfections, and as a sheer-coverage setting powder. The lightweight formula does not cake and offers a shine-free, natural look.

lilah b.Flawless Finish Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 1978337

Color: b. timeless - dark with warm undertones

45 Reviews

$48.00

This powder is my holy grail powder foundation. Fabulous natural looking coverage and I reach for it daily to set my makeup (buff it in with a flat top kabuki brush). ...Not a huge fan bc I don’t think it did anything different from what my other cheaper powders do. I just don’t think it’s worth the price tag, even if it is clean beauty.

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.

Wander BeautyWanderlust Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2097046

Color: Rich - rich tan with warm golden undertones

288 Reviews

$40.00

I have been looking for a powder that would not dry my skin out. Other powders have given me patches of dry/flaky skin later in the day. ...Does not settle into lines like other powders. Also doesn't bring out the dryness in my skin like many powders do.

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.

KVD BeautyLock-It Powder Foundation Refills

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2187441

Color: Rich Deep 230 - rich deep cocoa

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...I give five stars because of the shades, I’m extremley fair and I HATE translucent powders I only like powder foundations and I have a really hard time with everyone else’s brands lightest shade, there lightest shade is like 50 times to dark for me.

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.

Benefit CosmeticsHello Happy Velvet Powder Foundation

ITEM: 2254308

Color: 7 - medium-tan neutral

92 Reviews

$30.00

Best powder for touch ups!...Love this powder! A lot of people are complaining bc this is not the same as Hello Flawless, however; this new one is much better. ...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

SEPHORA COLLECTIONMicrosmooth Multi-Tasking Baked Face Powder

Size: 0.28 oz/ 8 g·ITEM: 2405496

Color: 60 Ebony - deep with red undertones

423 Reviews

$20.00

the BEST baked setting powder!...I rarely use baking powders to set my makeup, but this product has completely changed the way I see powders!! ...Everyday Powder!...I received this product from Sephora Collection in exchange for my honest review :) The Microsmooth Multi-tasking Baked Faced Powder is my go-to powder! I wear this powder every day and it does NOT leave my face feeling oily by the end of the day compared to other powders.

What it is: A baked face powder that gives lightweight, buildable coverage to even skin tone and set and enhance your look with a naturally radiant finish.

Coverage: Light

Finish:
Natural

Formulation:
Baked Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Green Tea Extract

Ingredient Callouts: Free of mineral oil. It is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This versatile powder can be worn alone as a light, buildable foundation or applied on top of liquid complexion products to brighten, contour, bronze, and finish your makeup look to perfection. It is also dermatologically tested.

Artist CoutureMulti Use Beauty Setting Powder

Size: 0.24 oz/ 7g·ITEM: 2462844

Color: Crème Brûlée - light, yellow undertone

15 Reviews

$34.00

This powder is so good for a mid day touch up whether it’s on top of product or on bare skin. ...So in love with this setting powder! It’s not cakey no matter how many times you set or pile on.

What it is: A multitasking beauty powder with light-to-medium coverage and a natural satin finish.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Achieve the perfect, flawless finish with this multiuse beauty powder. This silky-smooth powder offers buildable coverage and prevents creasing while keeping your makeup in place.

NARSSoft Matte Advanced Perfecting Powder

Size: 0.31 oz / 9 g·ITEM: 2647063

Color: Offshore - medium-deep with cool tone

20 Reviews

$36.00

The ULTIMATE perfecting powder! The formula is super lightweight, diffuses my texture and large pores. ...Best blurring powder I’ve tried...So soft and blurring! I used it on top of a translucent setting powder as a finishing powder and I didn’t get oily all day

What it is: A multi-purpose, skin-perfecting powder that blurs imperfections, smooths the look of skin, and sets makeup for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Medium

Finish:
Matte

Formulation:
Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Cocoa Butter-Treated Mica Minerals: Allow the formula to glide on effortlessly, leaving skin feeling like silk.
- Niacinamide: Minimizes the appearance of pores and absorbs oil over time.
- Adaptive Oil-Control Technology: Dual-powder system traps excess sebum and mattifies oily areas.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLE

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workout powders
“Surprisingly enough, my skin still looks great somehow with this powder even after an intensely sweaty workout at the gym”
styling powders
“I wish it would've come in a bigger packaging or different style of packaging. Don't get me wrong, there's enough amount of product... but I wish the packaging itself is more convenient and not so small to where you can drop it easily when twisting the small cap”
natural powders
“Love this powder. Very natural and almost invisible finish on my very dry skin that doesn't like other setting powders”
dusting powders
“I also like packing this on under my eyes with my fingertip when I'm prone to allergies and get watery eyes, it helps keep my tears from blotching off my foundation around my eyes, and once I'm back inside and my eyes have calmed down, I can just dust or wipe away any excess powder and look fine”
healthy powders
“It still keeps the skin looking nice and healthy and NATURAL. That is typically what I don’t like about powders, but this one works SO well while maintaining a natural look AND feel”
shimmer powders
“A plain yellow powder, no shimmer. It works but there’s nothing spectacular about this product”
luxury powders
“Smells nice, and really luxury packaging. For the price there’s cheaper makeup that does as good as job without the price tag or luxury feel”
compact powders
“I have tried a bunch of radiance powders and this once beat them all. It adds a nice radiant shine over my bare minerals foundation powder that is just perfect, highly recommended and worth the price”
glitter powders
“Sadly, both shadows arrived broken and crumbled, but I just put them back together, it was easier than sending it back. The powders are really pretty. I swatched them on my arm, and It took a few layers until you could see the color, but I put them on my eye and they just popped (definitely a glitter, not a shimmer/satin”