With a new generation of formulas and ultra-fine lightweight finishes, powder foundations are having a bit of a revival in the beauty world.
Ideal for oily skin types and for adding a little bit of extra coverage on top of other base products, powder foundation softly mattify the skin and conceal imperfections to leave your complexion even with a flawless finish. The pressed powders are also perfect for on-the-go touch ups making them an essential in your everyday makeup bag.
To help you find the best powder foundations for you and your skin type, we have pulled together a list of our favourites.
10 best powder foundations
- NARS Cosmetics Luminous Powder Foundation
- Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation
- bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation
- Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation
- Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
- INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder
- Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder
- Illamasqua Powder Foundation
- MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
- Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder Makeup
Which is the best powder foundation for me?
1.NARS Cosmetics Luminous Powder FoundationWith a naturally radiant finish, the NARS Luminous Powder controls shine and adds the perfect amount of coverage to your complexion. It's super lightweight formula feels weightless on the skin and not at all cakey.
2.Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder FoundationIdeal for those wanting to control shine without compromising a glowing skin appearance, The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation from Kevyn Aucoin is infused with Topaz and Quartz minerals for a light-reflecting finish. Lightweight and velvety soft, the powder works to conceal imperfections and promote a healthy-looking complexion.
3.bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral FoundationArguably the original and most-loved powder foundation, the bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation is perfect for oily, breakout-prone skin types. Using just five mineral ingredients, the ultra-light powder perfects the skin and leaves a luminous, flawless complexion.
4.Chantecaille Compact Makeup FoundationIf you long for sheer, natural coverage, Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation is the perfect powder foundation for you. With antioxidant Green Apple Extract to protect the complexion, the lightweight powder mattifies and evens out skin tone without looking at all heavy.
5.Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder FoundationInspired by the best-selling Skin Foundation, Bobbi Brown's Skin Weightless Powder Foundation delivers buildable, natural-looking coverage. With a cashmere-like, creamy texture, the powder can be used with a light hand and a brush for sheer coverage or with a dry sponge for a flawless finish.
6.INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder
7.Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion PowderCombining the luminosity of a liquid foundation with the ease of a compact powder, Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder is the perfect powder foundation for those who love a glowing finish. With a barely-there finish, the ultra-fine powder works with your skin's natural moisture to create a healthy-looking complexion.
8.Illamasqua Powder FoundationConceal imperfections and create a flawless base with Illamasqua Powder Foundation. Offering medium to full coverage, the finely milled powder can be used on top of a liquid base or worn alone for a smooth, velvet matte finish.
9.MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus FoundationOffering up to eight hours of wear time, MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation creates the ultimate air-brushed finish on your skin. Without falling into fine lines, the powder combats shine and imparts beautiful matte coverage which stays in place all day.
10.Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder MakeupWith buildable coverage and a soft matte finish, Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder Makeup ensures a shine-free, perfected complexion which lasts all day long. Gliding onto the skin, the silky smooth formula never feels dry and looks beautiful on all complexions.