Powder Foundations

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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.

KVD BeautyLock-It Powder Foundation Refills

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2187409

Color: Deep 210 - deep pecan

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.


This powder is very versatile, just what I wanted! I was looking for a powder that I could use over my foundation and/or as is after moisturizing. ...I love this powder!...I absolutely ADORE Dual-Finish powder! The scent is so pretty as I powder my face after applying liquid foundation.

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.

Lise WatierTeint Multi-Fini Oil-Free Compact Foundation

Size: 0.39 oz/ 11 g·ITEM: 2133262

Color: Bronzé - warm medium beige

17 Reviews


If you are anywhere in the NC 20 to NC 30 range, with warm skin, then the shade “dune” is for you. Although no powder foundation gives full coverage, and anyone who says so is lying, it is one of the highest covering powders I’ve ever tried, and if you use it over a light foundation or BB cream, you will have legit flawless skin. ...This is an excellent powder foundation. I found using my large powder brush to sweep it over a completed makeup application, sealed my look perfectly.

✔ Full

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
An oil-free, powder foundation that can be used wet or dry to provide customizable coverage.

What it does:
Enriched with vitamins C and E, this multifunctional foundation can be used for on-the-go touch-ups or your morning routine. The intensity of this compact foundation can be adjusted depending on your desired effect, ranging from complete coverage to light touch-ups. In addition to providing a natural, even, and long-lasting result, it combines the coverage of a liquid foundation with the velvety finish of a powder. It can be applied wet or dry.

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. ...Best powder foundation i own. It does work exactly as written in the product description.

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.

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530583

Color: 11 - medium beige with neutral undertones

694 Reviews


My skin looks flawless when I use this powder. I never thought I could get the coverage that I do with a powder. ...Would be one of my top powders with Estée Lauder powder.

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.

CLINIQUEBeyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer

Size: 0.51 oz/ 14.5 g·ITEM: 2021202

Color: Golden Neutral

36 Reviews


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). ...The BEST powder foundation...This is my holy grail powder foundation! I used to use a liquid or a cc cream before I found this gem.

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.

tarteAmazonian clay blurring powder foundation

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2641322

Color: 20B Light Beige - light skin with cool, pink or rosy undertones

42 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

MAC CosmeticsStudio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

Size: 0.52 oz/ 15 g·ITEM: 2095099

Color: C8 - deep golden olive with golden undertone for dark skin

183 Reviews


The most amazing powder. I’ve tried so many other powder foundations and this one makes me come back for more. ...I have tried so many types of liquid and powder foundations BUT this is definitely the best.

What it is: A one-step powder and foundation that gives skin a smooth, matte finish while controlling shine.

Coverage: Full

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

What Else You Need to Know: This one-step powder and foundation gives skin a smooth and even, all-matte finish with medium-to-full buildable coverage, with a velvety texture that allows skin to breathe. Long-wearing, color-true, non-caking, non-streaking, non-settling/creasing, non-fading—all for 12 hours. Available in M·A·C' most inclusive range of colors.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini Ultra HD Microfinishing Pressed Powder

Size: 0.07 oz/ 2 g·ITEM: 1916659

Color: Translucent - for light to medium skin tones

72 Reviews


This powder is the best in the world! The texture is like silk and unlike other powders it does not leave a white film on the skin cause its finely milled. ...I apply this powder with a brush to just touch up any oily areas.

What it is:
A finishing powder that is ultra-blurring and light-diffusing to impart unfiltered perfection on all skintones—in every light.

What it does:
The last step in your makeup routine, this pressed powder blurs, smooths, and reduces shine with the even, naturally matte coverage of ULTRA HD Pressed Powder.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONBest Skin Ever Matte Powder Foundation

Size: 0.26 oz / 7.5 g·ITEM: 2667558

Color: 68P Deep - deep, pink undertone

429 Reviews


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. ...It's a nice powder, light coverage...The powders and the foundations do not match in color.

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

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“this foundation is the absolute best! I've used high end foundations and this is far superior than anything”
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“However, I am so sad that I have to return this because the coverage is just not enough for me (esp as I have acne). I don’t mind sheer foundations (like Reboot), but this one is even so much more sheer than that, I can’t see it on my skin at all”
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“The coverage was good, and the shade didn't make me look yellow or orange. This foundation stayed on my face and didn't crease at all”
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“absolutely amazing it's one of the best foundations I've ever used. prior to this I was using Born This Way Foundation but this one is just a very smooth finish. this is going to be my Foundation from now on if you guys want to test it out so you can find it at Shoppers”
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“I will never go back to MAC even if they pay me 1 million dollars. I love the current powder I'm using. I look great in pictures not like MAC”
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“The foundation is extremely smooth and easy application, however, stick foundation just isn’t my jam”