Top Picks

For most makeup enthusiasts, choosing the right foundation is both essential and extremely difficult. It’s the base layer that helps make your skin look flawless, so your look, whether subtle or dramatic, can shine. As it’s the makeup layer closest to your skin, it needs to have a great texture and natural-looking color.

In our guide, we’ll walk you through our top picks for powder foundations and help you find the one that’s right for you.

Factors to Consider When Buying a Powder Foundation

Before we dive into our product reviews, here’s everything you need to know to pick the best powder foundation for your needs.

Powder vs. Liquid Foundation

When you think of foundation, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a liquid. However, there are plenty of good powder options worth considering, too.

Liquid

Liquid foundation tends to go on a little thicker and gives more substantial coverage. It soaks into your skin rather than staying on the surface. This makes it great for layering with concealer and finishing with powder to cover any imperfections completely.

Powder

Powder can even out your imperfections without being as dense. While some powders are considered full-coverage, they tend to be sheerer than liquids. You can build up coverage gradually and let more of your natural tone shine through.

Powder is typically more like a veil, whereas liquid is more like a mask. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get adequate coverage from a powder foundation. We have some application recommendations later in the article that can help you best use powder foundation to make sure you get the level of coverage you’re looking for in a foundation.

Finish

Even though powder may seem like a natural choice for oily skin, people with almost any skin type can find a powder foundation with a finish to suit their unique needs. In short, matte powder is better for oily skin, and dewy-finish powders usually work better on drier skin.

Our product reviews cover the full spectrum of finishes, including:

  • Matte
  • Demi-matte
  • Dewy
  • Semi-dewy

We have a full breakdown for matching powders to your skin type in our complete buying guide.

Shades

Just like with liquid foundation, choosing a shade that closely matches your natural skin color is one of the most important steps to good coverage. Some foundations go the extra mile and match the tone of your skin as well. Not only do they match how light or dark your skin is, but the temperature.

Is your skin warm or yellow-toned? Or is it cooler, with a pink tone? Many of the products on our list offer multiple shade choices, and we always specify when that’s the case. In fact, when rating products, we take into account how many available shades there are. More subtle variations in shade mean that you’re more likely to find one that suits you.

Now that you know a little bit about choosing powder foundations, we’ll show you ten that are worth your time.

Top 10 Best Powder Foundations 2021

1. Best Overall Powder Foundation: bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear

bareMinerals Barepro Performance Wear


Why we like it: With plenty of shades and silky coverage, this is a great all-around powder foundation.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.34 oz.
  • Number of shades: 30
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

bareMinerals has become a household name for its dedication to creating high-quality clean makeup. All bareMinerals makeup is free from gluten, animal products, parabens, and other harmful additives. The bareMinerals loose powder foundation has been a cult favorite for many years, but we like the convenience of this pressed powder better.

This pressed powder foundation from the brand has a silky texture, which makes it easy to apply. Once on, it gives you a full day of coverage, but doesn’t clog your pores. The coverage is buildable, which can help control shine and cover skin discoloration.

It comes in a wide range of shades that take cool and warm tones into consideration to help you get a more natural-looking match. Once blended, it gives a barely-there, natural finish.

Downsides

This product is better suited for oily skin. Dry or even combination skin may find that it can make their skin look a little flaky in patches. For dry skin, it may be better to apply over a bb cream or primer. If you’re looking for a powder that offers more moisture when worn on its own, you can try this dewy finish option from Pur.

The sponge applicator included in the compact lays the foundation on a little heavy, which may not be ideal if you like to gradually build coverage or have a lighter look. Replacing it with a high-quality foundation brush may be a good move.

Who It’s For

People who find liquid foundations to be heavy on their skin, but don’t want to compromise on coverage, may find their ideal powder foundation from bareMinerals. It’s a good choice, particularly for oily skin, and nearly anyone can find a shade that will work with their natural skin color.

Pros

  • Up to 12-hour coverage
  • Lightweight
  • Controls shine
  • Wide range of shades

Cons

  • May need a primer on dry skin
  • Sponge applies foundation heavily

2. Best Premium Powder Foundation: Jane Iredale PurePressed Base

Jane Iredale PurePressed Base


Why we like it: This pressed powder has a few extra features that take it up a notch.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.35 oz.
  • Number of shades: 26
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

Jane Iredale’s full line of clean cosmetics has a luxurious touch. Sensitivity tested and free from synthetic additives, these products are gentle enough for almost everyone to use. That being said, this powder is one of the most expensive options on our list.

This mineral foundation does give you a lot of bang for your buck, however. It has natural mineral SPF in the formula, which protects you from the effects of sun exposure without adding another item to your daily routine. It also has a few more unusual ingredients like plankton and algae extracts. These ocean-based additives have a variety of benefits and are moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and have anti-aging properties.

With a coverage range from sheer to full, you can apply this foundation as lightly or as heavily as you prefer. It doesn’t get cakey and it stays in place all day without being overly drying.

Downsides

To get the full benefits of this product, you may have to invest more money than you expect. This powder does not come in a compact; it’s sold as a “refill” for their compact, which is sold empty. This may make you wonder how someone can refill something that was never full in the first place.

And even though the recommended method of application is with a brush, it only comes with a sponge pad. They do sell a brush separately, but it may cost you more than the actual makeup.

This product also isn’t very effective at hiding skin discoloration, particularly redness. While this product gives a good overall finish, our pick from bareMinerals conceals those issues better.

Who It’s For

If you’re looking for even coverage that gives you a silky finish, this is a good option. Those with drier skin may find the nourishing ingredients and light feel of this product will suit them better than many other powder foundations.

It’s somewhat water-resistant as well, which is handy if you live in a hot or humid climate. You may need to blot, but you won’t need to reapply.

Pros

  • Added SPF
  • Moisturizing ingredients
  • Mild water-resistance
  • Light coverage on dry skin

Cons

  • Needs separate compact and brush
  • Less redness coverage

3. Best Loose Powder Foundation: L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral

L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral


Why we like it: This product provides sun protection and a natural finish.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.35 oz.
  • Number of shades: 11
  • Cruelty-free: no
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

L’Oreal Paris has been a staple brand for many households since the 1970s and is best known for its tagline “Because I’m worth it.” The brand has used that as not only a marketing slogan but also as a company-wide philosophy about women’s empowerment.

This loose powder foundation from their True Match line softly evens out your skin tone without being streaky. It also contains SPF 19 to keep you safe from sun damage as you go about your day. It’s gentle enough for sensitive, breakout-prone skin and doesn’t become flaky on dry skin, either.

This product complements the rest of the True Match line and can be paired with the concealer or blush to complete the look. You can also build it by adding an extra layer of powder to target spots that need extra coverage.

Downsides

The convenience of having a brush attached to your loose powder is undeniable. If only the brush was actually useful. It can be hard to shake the powder down into the brush, and the brush itself isn’t very high-quality. It feels quite awkward in your hand during application, too.

While it goes on smoothly, the finish doesn’t last. Oily skin, in particular, will most likely need to be blotted in the t-zone throughout the day. If your skin is too oily or wet when you apply it, it can become cakey or go on too thick.

Who It’s For

People with normal or dry skin will appreciate the light finish of this powder. It doesn’t look powdery or streaky but blends well with your natural skin texture. People with oily skin may have a harder time applying it, but it will give a good amount of coverage to blemishes.

You may get better results if you use a higher quality makeup brush with this, rather than the one attached to the bottle.

Pros

  • Mineral SPF
  • Good for dry and sensitive skin
  • Provides coverage for breakouts
  • Works with full True Match line

Cons

  • Poor quality brush
  • Doesn’t maintain matte finish
  • Hard to apply to oily skin

Maybelline New York Super Stay Full Coverage


Why we like it: It’s perfect for oily skin and gives a minimum of 12 hours of wear, with no touch-ups required.

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Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.21 oz.
  • Number of shades: 12
  • Cruelty-free: no
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

Maybelline is actually owned by L’Oreal, along with other brands like MAC. While Maybelline may be most famous for their mascaras, their foundations and powders are also notable.

Super Stay lives up to its name with this pressed powder. The light powder is easy to apply and will truly last all day. While the brand promises 16 hours of wear, it will start fading a bit for most people by hour 12. Still, that’s more than a full workday for most, with no worries about touch-ups.

This powder gives a matte finish, which is ideal for oily skin, and it won’t clog pores. Since this powder doesn’t have shimmer, it can also be a great option for people who are looking for a subtle highlight. Simply choose a shade or two lighter than your skin tone for that application.

Downsides

For people with dry skin, this product can go on with a cakey or chalky texture if it’s not applied directly on top of moisturizer or moisturizing primer. This product is intended for oily skin, so it may not blend well for most people with normal or dry skin. Our pick from wet n wild is better for coverage on dry skin.

People who are fans of Maybelline’s SuperStay liquid foundation may also be slightly disappointed by the powdered version. Even though many of the shades will have the same name between the two, the colors vary, so you can’t always depend on the same name to indicate an exact color match. The powder also doesn’t give the same heavy-duty full coverage as the liquid.

Who It’s For

Those with oily skin can rejoice. This long-wearing powder is truly made with them in mind. It’s a great option if you want to simplify your routine. One product can give you enough daily coverage and won’t wear off too quickly during the day.

The handy compact comes with a mirror and a foam applicator sponge, so it’s great to throw in your overnight or gym bag.

Pros

  • Long-lasting finish
  • Controls oil
  • No shimmer

Cons

  • Cakey on dry skin
  • Doesn’t match liquid version of product

5. Best Budget Powder Foundation: wet n wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder

wet n wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder


Why we like it: This versatile and high-performing powder can’t be beaten on value.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 1.44 oz.
  • Number of shades: 6
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: demi-matte

Highlights

Wet n wild was the staple of many middle school girls in the early 2000s. Just like you, though, they’ve matured since then. They’ve always maintained cruelty-free standards for their products and have been named the #1 value cosmetic brand in America. The brand is even favored by professional makeup artists.

This foundation is the powdered version of their liquid Photo Focus makeup. This fine powder evens tone and can be used for light coverage or layered for a more opaque look. It doesn’t mattify your skin, which is helpful if you have a drier complexion.

When applied with a brush or sponge, it softly blurs imperfections and discolorations. The powder also has a very subtle shimmer to it, which gives a slight glowing effect, making your skin look luminous.

Downsides

The fine texture of this powder makes it go on very lightly. To achieve a full-coverage effect, you may need to layer it over a primer and apply a few coats of the powder. For some users, it may be a better finishing powder than a foundation.

It doesn’t maintain its finish all day the way that our pick from Jane Iredale does. You’ll probably want to keep it in your bag for touch-ups. Unfortunately, though, the powder is prone to crumble and the risk can be increased by traveling with it.

Who It’s For

When you want a soft, natural-looking finish, this powder from wet n wild is a great option. It’s also a good choice if your skin is drier or tends to look flaky under powders. If you like to layer your makeup to create various effects, this also makes an excellent finishing powder to create a soft glow on your skin.

Pros

  • Fine texture
  • Soft shimmering glow
  • Good for layering
  • Blurs imperfections

Cons

  • Hard to achieve full-coverage
  • May need touch-ups
  • Powder tends to crumble

COVERGIRL Advanced Radiance Age-Defying Pressed Powder


Why we like it: A no-brainer for mature skin as it softens fine lines and goes on incredibly smooth.

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Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.64 oz.
  • Number of shades: 4
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: semi-dewy

Highlights

Covergirl was founded in the United States in 1961 by Noxzema. They quickly distinguished themselves from their parent brand’s blue jars of medicated cleansing cream by focusing on fresh cosmetics for the “girl-next-door.” They’ve been changing and modernizing in recent years, notably going cruelty-free with all their products and even changing their classic slogan.

The Advanced Radiance line by Covergirl focuses on supporting the needs of mature skin and helping it look its best. This pressed powder is packed with conditioning and brightening ingredients to help restore your glow if your complexion feels dull.

The texture is somewhat creamier than your average powder, helping it glide over fine lines without emphasizing them. The creamy texture and gentle ingredients also make this suitable for people with dry and sensitive skin as well.

Downsides

Despite Covergirl’s reputation for diversity, this product is only available in a limited range of shades. Specifically, fair to medium shades. Accessibility is a big factor in our ratings, so it’s hard to be a five-star product with such a limited range. If you can’t find your color in this product, our pick from bareMinerals offers an impressive range of colors in a very high-quality formula.

The powder is also very fragile, prone to breaking in the palette, which makes it a little harder and messier to apply. It also doesn’t do much to reduce shine, so if you have oily or combination skin you may prefer something geared towards oil control like our pick from Maybelline.

Who It’s For

Skin that’s drier or starting to show signs of age needs more moisture than most powder foundations can offer. This silky smooth pressed powder is one of the best options for skin that needs that little bit extra to stay radiant. If you can find a good color match in their somewhat limited range, this product is a good choice that won’t emphasize fine lines.

Pros

  • Conditioning and brightening
  • Smooth application
  • Softens fine lines
  • Good for dry skin

Cons

  • Limited shades
  • Fragile powder
  • No oil control

PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup


Why we like it: This powder contains ingredients to help beautify your skin even after your makeup is off.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.28 oz.
  • Number of shades: 24
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: dewy

Highlights

Pur likes to call itself the “complexion authority.” Pur infuses its products with ingredients to treat your skin so that over time, it develops a healthier, smoother look. The idea is, it’s makeup that helps you look better even when you’re not wearing it.

Their pressed powder includes a number of these complexion improving ingredients. Retinol, a synthetic form of vitamin A has been infused into this product. Most commonly, retinol is found in anti-aging creams and treatments to reduce the appearance of scars.

It also contains mineral SPF to protect you from sun damage. Interestingly, shea butter and vitamin E also appear in the ingredients. These moisturizing ingredients help give your skin a more natural, dewy finish, which is very unusual for a powder foundation.

Downsides

While this powder may be well suited to dry skin because of its moisturizing ingredients, on many people it can have a slightly oily finish that develops throughout the day. It also tends to settle into fine lines and wrinkles, which can emphasize their appearance. Covergirl’s Advanced Radiance powder does a much better job of smoothing over the lines that appear on more mature skin.

Some people may also have concerns about using retinol. While vitamin A is found naturally in many plant sources, retinol can be dangerous and too much vitamin A can be toxic. When applying it to your skin, it can be hard to know how much you’re absorbing. During pregnancy, it can be especially risky to use and vitamin A can interact with certain medications.

Who It’s For

For a dewy natural finish that you just can’t get from other powder foundations, Pur offers a solution. The formula feels light on the skin and comes in a good range of colors that will cater to most people.

If you’ve been thinking about adding a retinol cream to your skincare routine anyway, this foundation may eliminate the need for that. You can get the skin-perfecting benefits of retinol without buying an expensive cream on top of your other products.

Pros

  • Improves the look of skin
  • Dewy natural finish
  • Mineral SPF

Cons

  • Retinol can have negative health effects
  • Not suited for oily skin
  • May settle in fine lines

Laura Geller New York Baked Balance-N-Brighten


Why we like it: The unique baking technique gives this powder a smooth texture.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 5.12 oz.
  • Number of shades: 9
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: demi-matte

Highlights

Laura Geller, both the woman and the company, became famous on QVC for mineral makeup. Even though it started off as something your mother might impulse-buy late at night, the brand offers some high-quality products made in a unique way.

Balance-N-Brighten foundation is a baked powder with marbled pigments. Besides looking cool, the blend of pigments helps this product look more natural on the skin, by offering slight variations in tone to better match your skin and correct any discoloration.

The coverage level is full without being too heavy or cakey, and the demi-matte finish is designed to let your skin look more luminous, according to the company.

Downsides

Perhaps due to the pigment swirls of this product, it can be a little inconsistent. Sometimes a shade will have too many streaks of one color through it, which can make it hard to get an exact match from batch to batch. Particularly with the lightest shades, there can be a varying amount of deeper pigments that can darken the overall product too much.

While the powder has a good texture and offers fuller coverage than some, you may need to blot or reapply throughout the day to control shine and prevent fading. The performance is fine, but it doesn’t distinguish itself as much as you might hope for a product costing considerably more than another luminous finish foundation like Photo Focus by wet n wild.

Who It’s For

If you want a luminous finish, but want to completely avoid shimmer in products, this might just be what you’re looking for. The mixed pigments can help even tone while softly blurring imperfections. It also has the added benefits (and potential downsides) of retinol and jojoba oil in the formula to smooth and perfect skin similar to our pick from Pur.

Pros

  • Tone correcting
  • Natural demi-matte finish
  • Full-coverage, but feels light
  • Skin perfecting additives

Cons

  • Inconsistency in shades
  • Not as long-lasting
  • High price for average performance

Dermablend Intense Powder Camo Mattifying Foundation


Why we like it: This makeup is highly-effective at covering imperfections and it won’t cause irritation.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 1.76 oz.
  • Number of shades: 14
  • Cruelty-free: yes
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

Dermablend is a dermatologist-created line of beauty products designed to be suitable for even very sensitive skin. Irritating additives are left out, making this a good option for people prone to breakouts and allergic reactions. This foundation is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores.

The intense concentration of pigments in this product makes it ideal for covering up redness, discoloration, and blemishes. It has some of the strongest coverage out of all the foundations on our list, but it’s gentle enough that your skin can heal without further irritation.

It has a strong mattifying effect as well, making it ideal for oily skin. It can also smooth over the look of large pores, for a more flawless look.

Downsides

Despite the intense coverage level, this product can be a little challenging to use. It’s hard to get an even application. The powder can look a little streaky and be challenging to blend. It can also settle into fine lines, particularly around the eyes, which can be aging to your look.

It’s also not very long-wearing. While it mattifies the skin initially, after a few hours shine and oil can return, and coverage can fade. For a true long-wearing experience, our pick from Maybelline is much more effective.

Who It’s For

When sensitive and oily skin collides, it can be hard to find products that work for you. A powder foundation may seem like the more obvious choice since they tend to have more of a matte finish, but many can have ingredients that might irritate you. If that’s been your experience, you might be discouraged. This might just be the best choice to help cover up your imperfections without breaking you out.

Pros

  • Gentle and non-irritating
  • Intense coverage pigment
  • Smooths and mattifies

Cons

  • Hard to apply
  • Settles into fine lines
  • Not long-wearing

10. Best Shimmer Finish: Revlon PhotoReady Pressed Face Powder

Revlon PhotoReady Pressed Face Powder


Why we like it: This Revlon product combines a matte finish with a subtle shimmer to reflect light in a flattering way, even in harsh lighting.

Editor’s Rating:

Quick Facts:

  • Size: 0.25 oz.
  • Number of shades: 4
  • Cruelty-free: no
  • Finish: matte

Highlights

Revlon became a major beauty leader when it launched the first opaque nail polish on the market in 1932. Since then, Revlon has continued to release innovative products like the ammonia-free Colorsilk home hair dye line. Revlon has a wide range of cosmetics, though, including their PhotoReady line.

This PhotoReady powder foundation combines a matte finish with a subtle shimmer to reflect light in a flattering way. It was designed to help your skin look its best, even in harsh lighting due to this diffusing effect.

Light diffusion helps to “blur” or soften the look of imperfections and gives a more natural glow to your skin. This formula can also cover large pores without looking too heavy.

Downsides

Since accessibility is such an important factor for us to consider, we were a tad disappointed at how few shades there are available for this makeup. Only four shades are available, and one is a translucent setting powder. That means that this product is off the table for many people and even if your skin is in the tone range available, fewer shades make it harder to find that perfect match.

Unfortunately, this product isn’t long-wearing, either. It can come off or fade after a few hours and oil can start to peek through again as well. It can also settle into any lines and creases in your skin and the shimmer may draw extra attention to them.

For a luminous finish powder that skips the shimmer for a more natural finish, you may want to try our pick from Laura Geller.

Who It’s For

Maybe you need to be photo-ready for that video chat meeting in your bedroom or to take a selfie in the new hat you knitted yourself. No matter the lighting conditions you find yourself in, this powder will softly diffuse the light and help you look better in person or on camera. If you need a basic powder foundation that offers medium coverage with a little extra blur for good measure, you may like this one from Revlon.

Pros

  • Light-diffusing shimmer
  • Softens the look of imperfections
  • Lightly covers large pores

Cons

  • Very few shades
  • Not long-wearing
  • Can emphasize creases and lines

Getting the Most Out of Your Powder Foundation

No matter whether you opt for a pricier powder foundation or a budget option, you want to get the best possible experience. We put on makeup to look and feel good, so make the most of it.

Choosing a Powder for Your Skin Type

The first step is to make sure the powder you choose is a good match for your skin type.

Oily

Matte finish powder tends to be better for controlling oil, so many people with oily or combination skin may find that powder keeps their skin looking fresher for longer. A long-wearing matte powder can keep shine away for hours.

Dry

Dewy-finish powders have creamier textures and added moisturizers that work better with dry skin. This prevents chalky and flaky textures that those with dry skin can experience, even with some liquid foundations.

Mature

A powder foundation that offers smooth, full-coverage to glide over fine lines is best for mature skin. Choosing something more moisturizing will also help keep your skin from looking chalky, which can enhance the look of wrinkles.

Applicator Tools for Powder Foundation

There are a few things to consider even after you’ve chosen the right powder foundation for you from our product review list. We want to make sure you use it the right way.

Some powder foundations will come with a tiny brush or an applicator sponge. Many come with nothing. Either way, you probably want to invest in a good brush or sponge to achieve the best application.

Here are the best ways to use both sponges and brushes with your powder. Either one can work, depending on what effect you’re looking for. Just don’t use your fingers. Not only with this deposit bacteria and oils on your face, your fingers just don’t blend powder well.

Brushes

Brushes can vary greatly. Foundation brushes tend to be tighter and flat on top. This allows them to be used with both liquid and powder foundations. It makes for a thicker coverage, depositing more product on a smaller area. For a lighter application, you could use a traditional choose one of the best traditional kabuki brushes, with a full, rounded head. This kind of brush helps spread a soft and even dusting of powder across your face, without streaks.
powder container with messy brush

Sponges

Using a sponge, or more accurately, a beauty blender can work with most powder foundations. A sponge will give you more coverage than a brush typically can. If you feel like your powder goes on too dry or cakey, a slightly damp beauty blender can help give you a smoother application.

You can use a sponge to layer up powder in areas that need more coverage, and gently blend them to look more natural.

Application Techniques

Whether you choose a sponge or a brush, there are a couple of ways to apply your powder foundation for maximum impact. Here are some suggestions for how to combine it with other makeup to give you your best look.

For a Soft Natural Glow

If you want a barely-there makeup look, you should apply your powder with a brush. You can prepare the skin with concealer first if you have any serious color correction to do. A light top-layer of powder evens everything out, then. Adding a cream blush on top will keep your skin from looking too dry and will give a slightly dewy finish to your cheeks.

You can also add a touch of mascara to make your eyes pop if you want. This is a simple 5-minute routine that will leave you glowing.

For Subtle Contour

You can use a powder foundation to help create a subtle highlight/contour look. Apply a liquid foundation in a shade that matches you well. Then use a powder foundation one to two shades lighter and dust it on the key spots you want to pop, like your cheekbones. A powder with some shimmer adds just that extra bit of oomph in this situation.

For a Flawless Finish

If you’re looking to turn heads with a bold look, you can utilize your powder foundation. Start by priming your skin with a water-based primer. Depending on whether you have blemished skin or discoloration, you may add some concealer into the mix. Use a light liquid foundation to cover your whole face, and then top with powder foundation to seal everything with a matte finish. On that smooth and perfect canvas, you can build any dramatic eye or lip look you want.

Final Thoughts

At the end of the day, powder foundations are very versatile. No matter your skin type or makeup preferences, you can find one to work into your routine. They’re fast, fun, and easy to use. We hope that our list has encouraged you to take the plunge with powder foundation, or if you’re a veteran powder-user, maybe we’ve helped you find a new favorite.

About the Author

Odessa Denby

Odessa Denby is a writer and editor born in the wilds of Pennsylvania. After studying abroad at Oxford University she caught the travel bug and ended up living in South Korea for 4 years. There, she learned about the wonders of skincare and started blogging. Now living in New York, she maintains a YouTube channel where she demonstrates how to create clothing and costumes by hand to have a more sustainable and personalized wardrobe. Encouraging more educated and conscientious consumption is one of her main passions. Her creative writing work has been published in a number of literary journals including Slipstream and Outside Culture. You can find more of her non-fiction work on Medium. When not writing, she fills her hours with tea snobbery, bubble baths, and period dramas.

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