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Which are the best powder foundations?

Which are the best powder foundations?
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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

  1. NARS Cosmetics Luminous Powder Foundation
  2. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation
  3. bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation
  4. Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation
  5. Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
  6. INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder
  7. Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder
  8. Illamasqua Powder Foundation
  9. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
  10. Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder Makeup

Which is the best powder foundation for me?

  • 1.NARS Cosmetics Luminous Powder Foundation

    NARS Cosmetics Luminous Powder Foundation
    3.75 Stars 4 Reviews
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    £21.00
    With 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 Foundation

    Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation
    £45.00
    Ideal 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 Foundation

    bareMinerals Original Loose Mineral Foundation
    4.78 Stars 798 Reviews
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    £23.20
    Arguably 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 Foundation

    Chantecaille Compact Makeup Foundation
    4.5 Stars 4 Reviews
    £64.00
    If 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 Foundation

    Bobbi Brown Skin Weightless Powder Foundation
    4.4 Stars 5 Reviews
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    £36.00
    Inspired 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

    INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder
    4.6 Stars 10 Reviews
    £30.00
    Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, INIKA Mineral Foundation Powder conceals redness, scarring and pigmentation while still looking natural on the skin. With a silky soft formula, the loose powder glides on to the complexion acting as a foundation, concealer and powder in one.
  • 7.Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder

    Giorgio Armani Neo Nude Fusion Powder
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £50.00
    Combining 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 Foundation

    Illamasqua Powder Foundation
    5 Stars 2 Reviews
    £15.00
    Conceal 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 Foundation

    MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation
    4.53 Stars 43 Reviews
    £27.00
    Offering 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 Makeup

    Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Powder Makeup
    4.58 Stars 26 Reviews
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    £35.00
    With 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.
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